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Robin Stonecash Dean of Business and Head of Gold Coast Campus 07 55893054
School of Business and Tourism Professor robin.stonecash@scu.edu.au MSciEcon(Wisc), PhD(UNSW) Robin MSciEcon(Wisc), PhD(UNSW) Gold Coast
Ali Reza Alaei Lecturer 07 5589 3065
School of Business and Tourism Dr Dr Ali Reza Alaei obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Mysore, India, in 2012. For his PhD thesis, he worked on the segmentation and recognition of handwritten document images. He has since worked as a Post-Doc research fellow at the Computer Science Laboratory of Tours (LIFAT - EA 6300), Universite Francois Rabelais de Tours, France, from June 2012 to July 2015. His Postdoc research work at the University of Tours was on fast detection and recognition of symbols (logos) in administrative document images enabling fast document retrieval, classification, and on the problem of image quality assessment. He has been a research fellow at the Griffith School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), and latterly at the Griffith Institute for Tourism (GIFT) on several Big Data projects. His research focuses on artificial intelligence in general and data analysis, document image analysis & recognition, pattern recognition, and biometrics. He has published more than 50 research papers in high-quality international journals and conference proceedings. He has further developed a strong collaboration with many national and international laboratories/universities in Australia, India and France. He has served as a conference organizing chair, organizing committee member, and program committee member in various international conferences and workshops, including ICDAR, ICPR, ACPR, ICFHR, DAS, ICSIP, CVIP, ASAR, and PR4MCA. He is the reviewer of more than ten 'A' ranked international journals, including IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, Pattern Recognition, and Pattern Recognition Letters. His research interest includes Big Data analysis, statistical data modelling, symbolic data analysis, human perception modelling, pattern recognition, image processing, document image analysis and recognition, and biometrics (Signature/Writer identification/verification).
ORCID iD iconhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1669-2606 ali.alaei@scu.edu.au PhD (Mys) Ali Reza PhD (Mys) Gold Coast
Yvonne Brunetto Professor (07) 5589 3066
School of Business and Tourism Professor yvonne.brunetto@scu.edu.au PhD(Griffith) Yvonne PhD(Griffith) Gold Coast
Vinh Bui Lecturer 07 5589 3059
School of Business and Tourism Dr Dr Vinh Bui received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from University of New South Wales in 2008. His current research interest includes the application of Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and Internet of Things in the areas of Tourism, Teaching Learning, Agriculture and Health. Dr. Bui has significant research and development experience in a number of areas including network modelling, machine learning, computer-guided scenario generation, internet of things and virtual reality. He has over 10 years experience in teaching and development of IT and Computer Science courses in both online and face-to-face delivery mode . Dr Bui is currently the course coordinator of the Master of Information Technology Management Program at Southern Cross University. vinh.bui@scu.edu.au MSci(UNSW), PhD(UNSW) Vinh MSci(UNSW), PhD(UNSW) Gold Coast
Grant Cairncross Senior Lecturer 02-6659-3617
School of Business and Tourism Dr Grant Cairncross, BA (Victoria University of Wellington), Grad Dip Bus Admin (Massey University), M Bus (Southern Cross University) PhD (Southern Cross University). Grant, who revised the study materials, is the coordinator for this unit. He holds a PhD in Employee Relations and Service Quality in Hospitality organisations. Grant has extensive management experience as a Human Resource and Industrial Relations practitioner and has also worked as an Organisational Change consultant having worked in areas as diverse as hospitality, the public sector, general and pipeline construction, small business, and tourism. He has worked throughout Australia and New Zealand with an 18-month assignment in the oil exploration industry in Norway. Grant?s experience spans both the private and public sectors with employers and employee organisations, and he has been involved in corporate-wide change and change at the individual work group and departmental levels. Grant?s research interests include employment strategies and their effects on service quality in the tourism and hospitality industry, the value of a holiday, the effects of changing work patterns on holiday destinations and employee relations. He joined the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management at Southern Cross University in 1997. grant.cairncross@scu.edu.au DipBA(Mas), BA(Well), MB(SCU), PhD(SCU) Grant DipBA(Mas), BA(Well), MB(SCU), PhD(SCU) Coffs Harbour
Julia Caldicott Lecturer 02 6659 3620
School of Business and Tourism Ms Lecturer / Work Integrated Learning Coordinator julia.caldicott@scu.edu.au BBus(SCU), BNur(LATROB), GradCert(HigherEd)(SCU) Julia BBus(SCU), BNur(LATROB), GradCert(HigherEd)(SCU) Coffs Harbour
Michael Charles Associate Professor +61 7 5589 3204
School of Business and Tourism Associate Professor Associate Professor Michael Charles is a member of the School of Business and Tourism at Southern Cross University. He is currently the School Director Higher Degree Research and the Coordinator of the Doctor of Business Administration, as well as a member of the School Executive and SCU?s Higher Degree Research Committee. He has a PhD from the University of Queensland and a Master of International Business Studies from the Queensland University of Technology. He has published over 80 refereed journal articles, together with numerous book chapters and refereed conference papers. His current research mainly focuses on infrastructure policy (particularly pertaining to transport), public values and infrastructures, research policy, collaboration and engagement between industry and academia, and history (mainly of the ancient world, with a particular interest in ancient Persia, elephants in warfare and ancient sexuality). He is also increasingly interested in research pertaining to the supervision of HDR candidates. michael.charles@scu.edu.au BA(Hons)(Qld), MIBS(QUT), PhD(UQ) Michael BA(Hons)(Qld), MIBS(QUT), PhD(UQ) Gold Coast
Deborah Che Lecturer 07 5589 3063
School of Business and Tourism Dr deborah.che@scu.edu.au BA, BSc(Maryland), MA, MPA(Indiana), PhD(Clark) Deborah BA, BSc(Maryland), MA, MPA(Indiana), PhD(Clark) Gold Coast
Jacqui Christensen Lecturer 07 5589 3211
School of Business and Tourism Dr jacqui.christensen@scu.edu.au MAcct(Bond), MBA(Bond), PhD(Bond) Jacqui MAcct(Bond), MBA(Bond), PhD(Bond) Gold Coast
Graham Cooper Lecturer 02 6659 3327
School of Business and Tourism Dr graham.cooper@scu.edu.au BSc(Hons)(Syd), PhD(UNSW) Graham BSc(Hons)(Syd), PhD(UNSW) Coffs Harbour
Kay Dimmock Senior Lecturer 02 6620 3981
School of Business and Tourism Dr Kay Dimmock: PhD (SCU), M.Ed (USQ), B.Bus Tourism (Hons)(SCU). Kay has extensive experience teaching and researching within the School of Business and Tourism across 24 units at post graduate and undergraduate levels ranging from business management and strategy to leisure experiences and marine tourism. She has published in various peer reviewed journals including A*, individually and collaboratively written book chapters and contributed to industry based technical reports - in areas including management competencies in tourism education, managing tourism operations, international tourism trends and risk management in outdoor adventure. She works collaboratively with marine tourism stakeholders at regional and local levels. Kay supervises post graduate research students including in marine tourism, scuba diving tourism, teaching and education in tourism and adventure leisure. Her publications can be found at: http://epubs.scu.edu.au/tourism_pubs kay.dimmock@scu.edu.au BBusTourism(Hons)(SCU), MEd(USQ), PhD(SCU) Kay BBusTourism(Hons)(SCU), MEd(USQ), PhD(SCU) Lismore
Xiang Gao Lecturer 02 6620 3860
School of Business and Tourism Dr xiangzhu.gao@scu.edu.au PhD(SCU) Xiang PhD(SCU) Lismore
Reza Ghanbarzadeh Lecturer +61 7 5589 3477
School of Business and Tourism Dr reza.ghanbarzadeh@scu.edu.au Phd(Griffith) Reza Phd(Griffith) Gold Coast
Patrick Gillett Course Coordinator +61 7 5589 3039
School of Business and Tourism Dr MBA Course Coordinator pat.gillett@scu.edu.au BHMS(SCU), MSc(MASS), PhD(SCU) Patrick BHMS(SCU), MSc(MASS), PhD(SCU) Gold Coast
Jennifer Harrison Senior Lecturer 07 5589 3064
School of Business and Tourism Dr Jennifer Harrison BBus (with Dist.) Hons I, University Medal (SCU) PhD (UNE) is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Business and Tourism at the Gold Coast Campus of Southern Cross University, Australia. She has over 15 years higher education experience and, during 2016 and 2017, managed the SCU Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) programs. Her previous service positions include Department Head of Accounting, Finance and Quantitative Methods, School Director of Higher Degrees Research Training, and Honours Coordinator. She also has experience in not-for-profit governance, having several years' experience as a voluntary board member. During her academic career, Jennifer has taught business finance, managerial economics, research methods, quantitative methods and accounting at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Prior to entering academia, she held accounting positions in the advertising industry. Jennifer has over 40 research publications in entrepreneurship, strategy, management, accounting, finance and marketing, reflecting her multidisciplinary understanding of business. As methodological consultant and data analyst, she has also been actively involved in a wide range of consulting projects across a variety of industries including banking, agriculture, software development and sport and fitness and for firms such as Microsoft and the Chandler McLeod Group. Dr Harrison?s current research interests are focused on financial literacy, financial education, and ethical/sustainable investments and financing. She supervises a number of higher degree research students in related topics. jennifer.harrison@scu.edu.au BBus(Hons)(SCU), PhD(UNE) Jennifer BBus(Hons)(SCU), PhD(UNE) Gold Coast
John Haw Senior Lecturer 07 5589 3175
School of Business and Tourism Dr john.haw@scu.edu.au BA(Hons)Psych(UWS), BA(UWS), PhD(UWS) John BA(Hons)Psych(UWS), BA(UWS), PhD(UWS) Gold Coast
Nicola Jayne Lecturer 02 6620 3118
School of Business and Tourism Dr Bachelor of Business Course Coordinator.

Nicola joined Southern Cross in 1993 as a lecturer in Mathematics and Statistics. From 1987 to 1993 Nicola held positions as Sessional Assistant and Graduate Assistant in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Nicola's major research areas are Differential Geometry, Foliation Theory and Contact Manifolds.

Her major teaching areas are Quantitative units, including Discrete Mathematics, Quantitative Analysis for Business and Statistical Analysis. nicola.jayne@scu.edu.au BSc(Hons)(Massey), GradCertHE(L&T), PhD(Massey) Nicola BSc(Hons)(Massey), GradCertHE(L&T), PhD(Massey) Lismore

Robyn Keast Professor
School of Business and Tourism Professor Personal homepage: http://www.networksandcollaborations.com.au robyn.keast@scu.edu.au AssocDipComWel(TownsvilleCAE), BA(Curtin), MA(JCU), PhD(QUT) Robyn AssocDipComWel(TownsvilleCAE), BA(Curtin), MA(JCU), PhD(QUT) Gold Coast
Michael Kortt Associate Professor +61 7 5589 3212
School of Business and Tourism Dr

Brief Bio

Michael is an Associate Professor in the School of Business and Tourism at Southern Cross University. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of New England, an MS in public health from the University of Arizona, and an honours degree in economics from La Trobe University. Prior to joining SCU in 2011, Michael spent 10 years working in the government sector as a Director of Research and Policy for the Department of Veterans' Affairs, the Department of Social Security, and the Department of Health.

He currently has over 85 scholarly outputs, which includes over 75 refereed journal articles, book chapters and two research books. His publications have appeared in Administration & Society, Australian Journal of Public Administration, Economic Record, Local Government Studies, Public Administration Quarterly, and Public Management Review.

His principal research interest is in the area of public administration with a particular emphasis on local government economics.

michael.kortt@scu.edu.au BEc(Hons)(LaTrobe), MS, PhD(UNE) Michael BEc(Hons)(LaTrobe), MS, PhD(UNE) Gold Coast
Geoffrey Lamberton Senior Lecturer 0755893201
School of Business and Tourism Dr Geoff was a corporate and chartered accountant before entering academia. He teaches ethics and sustainability and sustainable business management. His research interests include sustainability accounting and the ethical change required for the transition to a sustainable society. geoffrey.lamberton@scu.edu.au DipModLang(UNE), BCom(Melb), MBus(SCU), PhD(SCU) Geoffrey DipModLang(UNE), BCom(Melb), MBus(SCU), PhD(SCU) Gold Coast
Matthew Lamont Senior Lecturer 07 5589 3053
School of Business and Tourism Dr Dr Matt Lamont is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Business and Tourism. Matt?s research agenda addresses social impacts of leisure participation with specific focus on sports tourism and sport-based leisure. Development of leisure careers among amateur athletes and concomitant constraint negotiation processes are Matt's primary research interests. Informed by theoretical frameworks from the social sciences, Matt's research also extends to corporate social responsibility in the context of sport, tourism and leisure, with a particular focus on ameliorating negative impacts.

Link to personal researcher web page

Link to PhD thesis matthew.lamont@scu.edu.au BBusTM(Hon)(SCU), BSTM(SCU), PhD(SCU) Matthew BBusTM(Hon)(SCU), BSTM(SCU), PhD(SCU) Gold Coast
Jackie Liu Lecturer 07 5589 3036
School of Business and Tourism Dr jackie.liu@scu.edu.au GradCertMgmt(UNE), PhD(UNE) Jackie GradCertMgmt(UNE), PhD(UNE) Gold Coast
Kevin Markwell Professor 02 66269366
School of Business and Tourism Professor Kevin is a geographer whose research interests include nature-based/eco/wildlife tourism as tools for nature conservation; heritage interpretation; zoos as tourist attractions; tourist attraction design; pet keeping; animals, leisure and tourism; and gay and lesbian identities, tourism and leisure. He has authored or co-authored four books, (Gay Tourism, Culture and Context, co-authored with Gordon Waitt, 2008; Snake Bitten, Eric Worrell and the Australian Reptile Park, co-authored with Dr Nancy Cushing, 2010; Slow Tourism: Experiences and Modalities, co-edited with Simone Fullagar and Erica Wilson, 2011; and Tourism: Understanding Diverse Relationships, 2015). He has also published 20 book chapters; almost 50 refereed journal articles; and presented more than 50 papers at conferences. Kevin has supervised 10 Honours students, 11 PhD students and is currently supervising 2 PhD students and 2 Masters students. Kevin's leisure interests include collecting natural history books, herpetology/herpetoculture, gardening, travel and bushwalking. kevin.markwell@scu.edu.au BA(Hons)(N'cle), BEdSt(N'cle), MA(N'cle), PhD(N'cle) Kevin BA(Hons)(N'cle), BEdSt(N'cle), MA(N'cle), PhD(N'cle) Lismore
Raina Mason Academic Lead, IT 07 5589 3194
School of Business and Tourism Dr The best way to contact Raina is via email or Skype (username: rainascu).

Raina is the IT Discipline Leader, the Course Coordinator of the B. Info. Tech and a researcher, researching in the School area of "Interacting with Technology".

She is passionate about making introductory programming more achievable by students, and encouraging more females into computing - particularly programming. Currently conducting research into the application of Cognitive Load Theory to teaching introductory programming; the programming environments and languages currently being used in Australasian universities; and factors impacting the attraction and retention of females in information technology courses.

Recent and selected publications:
Mason, R., & Cooper, G. (2012). Why the bottom 10% just can?t do it - Mental Effort Measures and Implication for Introductory Programming Courses. In Proceedings of the Fourteenth Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE2012) (Vol. 123, pp. 187?196). Melbourne, Australia: Australian Computer Society, Inc. Retrieved from http://crpit.com/confpapers/CRPITV123Mason%20.pdf

Mason, R., & Cooper, G. (2013a). Distractions in Programming Environments. In A. Carbone & J. Whalley (Eds.), Proceedings of the Fifteenth Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE2013) CRPIT (Vol. 136, pp. 23?30). Adelaide Australia: Australian Computer Society, Inc. Retrieved from http://crpit.com/abstracts/CRPITV136Mason.html

Mason, R., & Cooper, G. (2013b). Mindstorms Robots and the application of Cognitive Load Theory in introductory programming. Computer Science Education, 23(4), 296?314. https://doi.org/10.1080/08993408.2013.847152

Mason, R., & Cooper, G. (2014). Introductory Programming Courses in Australia and New Zealand in 2013 - trends and reasons. In J. Whalley & D. D?Souza (Eds.), Proceedings of the Sixteenth Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE2014) (Vol. 148, pp. 139?147). Auckland, New Zealand: ACS. Retrieved from http://crpit.com/confpapers/CRPITV148Mason.pdf

Mason, R., Cooper, G., & Comber, T. (2011a). Girls get IT. ACM Inroads, 2(3), 71?77. https://doi.org/10.1145/2003616.2003638

Mason, R., Cooper, G., Simon, & Wilks, B. (2015). Using Cognitive Load Theory to select an environment for teaching mobile apps development. In D. D?Souza & K. Falkner (Eds.), Proceedings of the 17th Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE2015) (Vol. 160, pp. 47?56). Sydney, Australia: ACS. Retrieved from http://crpit.com/confpapers/CRPITV160Mason.pdf

Mason, R., Seton, C., & Cooper, G. (2016). Applying cognitive load theory to the redesign of a conventional database systems course. Computer Science Education, 1?20. https://doi.org/10.1080/08993408.2016.1160597

Mason, R., Simon, Cooper, G., & Wilks, B. (2016). Flipping the Assessment of Cognitive Load: Why and How. In Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research (pp. 43?52). Melbourne, Australia: ACM Press. https://doi.org/10.1145/2960310.2960321

Seton, C., & Mason, R. (2016). Decreasing the digital divide: analysing the UI requirements of older Australians. In Proceedings of the Australasian User Interface Conference (AUIC2016) (pp. 1?10). Canberra, A.C.T.: ACM Press. https://doi.org/10.1145/2843043.2843366

Bower, M., Wood, L. N., Lai, J. W. M., Howe, C., Lister, R., Mason, R., ? Veal, J. (2017). Improving the Computational Thinking Pedagogical Capabilities of School Teachers. The Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 42(3). Retrieved from http://ro.ecu.edu.au/ajte/vol42/iss3/4

raina.mason@scu.edu.au BMM(Hons)(SCU), PhD(SCU) Raina BMM(Hons)(SCU), PhD(SCU) Gold Coast
Stephen Mason Lecturer (Teaching Scholar) 02/66593189
School of Business and Tourism Mr stephen.mason@scu.edu.au BBus(RMIT) Stephen BBus(RMIT) Coffs Harbour
Silvia Nelson Lecturer 0755893035
School of Business and Tourism Dr silvia.nelson@scu.edu.au GradCertAP(SCU), MBA(CQU), MHRM(CQU), PhD(GU) Silvia GradCertAP(SCU), MBA(CQU), MHRM(CQU), PhD(GU) Gold Coast
Scott Niblock Lecturer +61 7 5589 3098
School of Business and Tourism Dr Dr Scott Niblock is a lecturer with the School of Business and Tourism (SBaT), Southern Cross University (SCU). He holds a Bachelor of Business with First Class Honours and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Finance from SCU. Dr Niblock is the academic lead in financial services within the School and teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses (both domestically and internationally), such as investments and portfolio management, behavioural finance, corporate finance, and derivatives and financial risk management. He is also actively involved with Higher Degree Research supervision. His research is driven by financial econometrics using time-series data and other empirical approaches, and is particularly passionate about asset pricing, capital market efficiency, funds management performance, superannuation, financial wellbeing, responsible and impact investing, and equities and options trading strategies. Dr Niblock also holds the positions of SCU ASIC RG146 representative, SBaT Research Committee member and UniSuper Consultative Committee 'Academic' member. Dr Niblock has also worked as a private client advisor and wealth manager in the stockbroking industry, gaining high level Australian stock and derivatives accreditation. He has traded in and advised on shares, CFDs, options and warrants during his career. scott.niblock@scu.edu.au BBus(Hons)(SCU), PhD(SCU) Scott BBus(Hons)(SCU), PhD(SCU) Gold Coast
Sharen Nisbet Lecturer (Teaching Scholar) 07 5589 3052
School of Business and Tourism Dr sharen.nisbet@scu.edu.au BBus(Hon)(SCU), PhD(Melbourne) Sharen BBus(Hon)(SCU), PhD(Melbourne) Gold Coast
David Noble Lecturer 07 5589 3209
School of Business and Tourism Dr David is a highly motivated academic with significant management experience, spanning the not-for-profit, corporate and tertiary education sectors. He uses recent scholarship combined with examples from his own experience to create a dynamic learning environment. He teaches sensitively and contextually, seeking to equip students for the journey ahead, be it further academic study or professional practice. His research areas include project management and public policy surrounding National Systems of Innovation. In particular David is interested in the role of concierge services and intermediaries in national innovation ecosystems. David is familiar with a range of academic delivery models, including face-to-face, online and intensive modes. david.noble@scu.edu.au BTheo(MCD), MAppLing(UNE), MMan(SCU), PhD(SCU) David BTheo(MCD), MAppLing(UNE), MMan(SCU), PhD(SCU) Gold Coast
Stephen Rowe Lecturer (Teaching Scholar) 02 6620 3047
School of Business and Tourism Mr I have been at this University since 1986, during which time I have been responsible for units in the disciplines of Auditing, Management and Financial Accounting, Accounting Theory. Prior to, and after obtaining my BBus degree in 1979 my work experience was gained in public practice and commerce, holding several accounting and management positions in Adelaide, Papua New Guinea and Sydney. My current CPA status with CPA Australia was granted in 1990. During 1990 and 1991 I studied full-time and obtained my MA in Accountancy. My thesis looked at the Annual Reporting Requirements of the Public Sector in Australia.

My service to the University has involved periods on the Student Union Board, Academic Programs Committee, Member of Academic Board, Member of Business Divisional Board, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies (Business Faculty), Accounting programs student adviser, Liaison Person for the two professional accounting bodies (CPA Australia and ICAA), academic and administrative staff selection panels, business valedictory dinner co-ordinator, acting Dean, acting Head of School and member of the SCU Emerging Technologies Advisory Group. More recently I was Deputy Head and Director of Teaching & Learning for Southern Cross Business School until the merger with Tourism at the beginning of 2105.

I see my primary role as a lecturer. In 1993 and 1997 students voted me teacher of the year in the business program, something I take great pride in and strive to live up to. It is my duty to encourage students to engage in their learning and I carry a saying with me to remind students that the responsibility for knowledge lies with them - I am the facilitator.

Since 2001 I have been developing most of my unit delivery methods to be on-line and have been actively promoting this approach within & beyond SCU. My research interests currently lie in the area of on-line delivery of education to large and small groups, involving on and off-campus students. As well as numerous conference papers disseminating my practice, I have received institutional (2006), national (2007) and international (2008) teaching awards acknowledging my contribution in this area. I am still learning - especially from the learners.

stephen.rowe@scu.edu.au BBus(NRCAE), MA(SA) Stephen BBus(NRCAE), MA(SA) Lismore
Pascal Scherrer Senior Lecturer (02) 6620 3024
School of Business and Tourism Dr Dr Pascal Scherrer is a Senior Lecturer at Southern Cross University (SCU), New South Wales, Australia. With a background in environmental science and ecotourism, Pascal?s main research interest is in sustainable tourism and visitor management in natural and cultural landscapes, addressing the areas of environmental, social and cultural impacts and their relationship. His research experience spans a variety of tourism contexts, including coastal, island, indigenous, remote and protected area settings. Pascal is a member of the IUCN World Commission of Protected Areas (WCPA) and serves on the Regional National Parks advisory board. His key areas of interest include: - holistic concepts of sustainability in tourism and educational contexts - bridging the research-management divide - dealing with wicked problems/contexts - cultural (Indigenous) and natural (often protected) landscapes - knowledge co-production, hybrid spaces, and transformational and performative action pascal.scherrer@scu.edu.au BSc(GRIFF), BSc(HON)(GRIFF), GradCert TESOL(Bond), PhD(GRIFF) Pascal BSc(GRIFF), BSc(HON)(GRIFF), GradCert TESOL(Bond), PhD(GRIFF) Lismore
Darshana Sedera Professor
School of Business and Tourism Professor darshana.sedera@scu.edu.au PhD(QUT) Darshana PhD(QUT) Gold Coast
Carolyn Seton Associate Lecturer (07) 5589 3284
School of Business and Tourism Dr carolyn.seton@scu.edu.au BInfoTech(Hons)(SCU), BInfoTech(SCU), PhD(SCU) Carolyn BInfoTech(Hons)(SCU), BInfoTech(SCU), PhD(SCU) Gold Coast
William Smart Lecturer 07 5589 3121
School of Business and Tourism Dr Personal Homepage: http://infotech.scu.edu.au/wsmart bill.smart@scu.edu.au BAppSci(Comp)(Hons)(SCU), BAppSci(InfoSys)(SCU), GradCertHE(L&T)(SCU), PhD William BAppSci(Comp)(Hons)(SCU), BAppSci(InfoSys)(SCU), GradCertHE(L&T)(SCU), PhD Gold Coast
Golam Sorwar Lecturer +61 7 55893402
School of Business and Tourism Dr golam.sorwar@scu.edu.au BSc(BUET), MSc(UKM), PhD(Monash) Golam BSc(BUET), MSc(UKM), PhD(Monash) Gold Coast
Tania von der Heidt Senior Lecturer 02 6620 3086
School of Business and Tourism Dr Tania is a Senior Lecturer in Marketing and Management at the School of Business and Tourism. For her learning-centred approaches, education for sustainability and creative problem solving curricula, Tania has won three Vice Chancellor awards and a national OLTC award for outstanding contribution to student learning. Tania's research interests include the capstone landscape at universities, education for sustainability in business, creative problem solving in marketing education, tourism accommodation and transport in the sharing economy, and consumer behaviour related to green products. For her PhD, she developed and tested a model of multi-stakeholder relationships for collaborative product innovation in Australian manufacturing. Tania has supervised to completion (as principal supervisor) more than 15 higher degrees research candidates, particularly doctorates, in marketing and management. Tania currently supervises around three HDR candidates' marketing-related research projects using a range of methodologies. Prior to joining SCU, Tania worked for more than ten years with companies in Australia and Germany: As a Fund Manager with State Street Bank & Trust Company, as a Consultant in productivity improvements with Alexander Proudfoot Management, as a Marketing Controller with automobile manufacturer Audi AG and as an Export Consultant with natural pharmaceutical manufacturer TP Health Ltd. tania.vonderheidt@scu.edu.au DipFin(SIA), BBus(NRCAE), GradCertHEd(L&T)(SCU), MBA(SCU), PhD(SCU) Tania DipFin(SIA), BBus(NRCAE), GradCertHEd(L&T)(SCU), MBA(SCU), PhD(SCU) Lismore
Kaye Walker Lecturer 02 6659 3615
School of Business and Tourism Dr Kaye's areas of research and professional expertise include: - marine wildlife tourism and management; - effective interpretion, its conduct, development and assessment; - guide development and coaching; - sustainable tourism and its role in building community capacity; - the Expedition Cruise Industry; and - environmental impact management of marine tourism operations. Kaye was brought onboard at the Coffs Harbour campus with her marine tourism expertise and research interests to begin developing regional marine resource and tourism sustainability projects via involvement with community, industry members, marine research and management agencies. Her interests include examining the role of tourism in regional sustainability, and in particular the role of the tourism guide and effective socio-environmental interpretation in building community capacity. She is currently exploring the use of qualitative analysis processes involving the Leximancer software with a means-end approach to survey methodology. Utilising a means-end approach to elicit personally significant value-based responses from participants in environmental and cultural interpretive tourism activities she has developed a new interpretive model and approach. These are referred to as the "Value Model of Interpretation" and the "Personal Insight Interpretive Approach". Kaye is currently further exploring the application and theoretical premise of these. Her lecturing experience and unit development skills at an undergraduate level include: - Cross-cultural management; - Customer and tourist behaviour; and - Operations Management. At a Masters level she has lectured an intensively delivered unit in Sustainable Enterprises, and contributed to the development of the Tourism Operations Management component of a Master of International Tourism program which included topics such as: - Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation; - Service and Experience Management; - Ethics and Sustainable Tourism Management; and - Public Relations and Crisis Management. In 2011 she will be lecturing at the undergraduate level for units such as: - Tourism Theories and Practices; - Communication in Organisations; - Foundations in Visitor Interpretation; and - Human Resource and Workplace Management. Kaye's initial science degree with majors in marine biology and zoology, along with being the first Australian woman to gain Level III Commercial diving qualifications and supervisory status saw her involvement for many years in coral reef and cetacean research, and professional shipwreck excavation work (being involved with three Pandora expeditions). She was based in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park for nearly 20 years and worked with the GBRMPA in Environmental Impact Management specifically addressing the impacts and management of tourism operations. She has worked casually, and intensively at times as a marine wildlife guide since the age of 20 which allowed her to conduct her PhD research onboard Expedition Cruise Vessels, as well as accompanying numerous underwater documentary teams. She has a special interest in cetacean tourism and research. kaye.walker@scu.edu.au PhD(JCU) Kaye PhD(JCU) Coffs Harbour
Betty Weiler Professor 07 5589 3178
School of Business and Tourism Professor betty.weiler@scu.edu.au BARecAdmin, MA, PhD Betty BARecAdmin, MA, PhD Gold Coast
Simon Wilde Lecturer 07 5589 3040
School of Business and Tourism Dr Dr Wilde is a lecturer with the School of Business and Tourism, based at the University's Gold Coast Campus. In addition to his doctoral studies, which investigated destination competitiveness in a regional Australian context, Simon's broader research focus is in the areas of marketing (especially challenges faced by NGOs) and general regional development issues. simon.wilde@scu.edu.au BBus(Hons)(SCU), PhD(SCU) Simon BBus(Hons)(SCU), PhD(SCU) Gold Coast
Mieke Witsel Senior Lecturer (Teaching Scholar) 02 66269193
School of Business and Tourism Dr

Mieke is a senior lecturer at the School of Business and Tourism at Southern Cross University. She has taught and lectured in interpersonal & business communication, tourism & leisure, and intercultural communication in Australia and Europe for more than 20 years, at various levels of education, ranging from undergraduate to postgraduate and corporate levels.

Her previous appointment involved six years as communications lecturer and course coordinator with Holland University's Amsterdam Management School for Tourism and Leisure, where she designed and taught subjects that highlighted the importance of effective communication and cultural sustainability in the successful management of tourism and leisure organisations.

The consultancy work has focused strongly on intervention and conflict resolution strategies, language and communication issues. Mieke's research focuses on positive psychology, education, intercultural communication, sustainability and international management issues.

Mieke has been a long term member of SCU Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee; and Emerging Technologies Advisory Group. She is the winner of SCU?s 2004 Vice Chancellor?s Award for Excellence and Achievement (Meeting student needs); and the divisional seeding grant for internationalisation of tourism education project. In addition Mieke received the 2007 Vice Chancellor?s Award for Teaching Excellence (Significantly reducing student attrition in a large common core unit).

Mieke's research focuses on positive psychology, intercultural communication and transnational education issues. As her masters' degree explored intercultural problems and solutions in higher education, Mieke was granted membership to the Australian College of Educators.

Main interest areas:

  • intercultural communication;
  • management;
  • higher education, teaching and learning strategies;
  • sustainablity in tourism

Shakespeare's adage about a rose by any other name notwithstanding, Mieke's name is spelled according to the spelling rule i before e except after c (the discerning reader will see no c in Mieke's name) and pronounced to rhyme with Eureka not Spikey.

mieke.witsel@scu.edu.au MA(Amsterdam), PhD(SCU), Drs(Amsterdam) Mieke MA(Amsterdam), PhD(SCU), Drs(Amsterdam) Lismore
Kayleen Wood Associate Lecturer
School of Business and Tourism Ms kayleen.wood@scu.edu.au BBus(QUT), GradCertHigherEd(GRIFF), MBusAdmin(UNE) Kayleen BBus(QUT), GradCertHigherEd(GRIFF), MBusAdmin(UNE) Gold Coast
Jun Xu Senior Lecturer +61 7 5589 3195
School of Business and Tourism Dr jun.xu@scu.edu.au MBA(Curtin), PhD(Curtin) Jun MBA(Curtin), PhD(Curtin) Gold Coast
Martin Young Associate Professor 02 6659 8012
School of Business and Tourism Associate Professor martin.young@scu.edu.au BA(Hon)(UNE), BA(UNE), PhD(JCU) Martin BA(Hon)(UNE), BA(UNE), PhD(JCU) Coffs Harbour
Ammar Zafar Lecturer
School of Business and Tourism Dr ammar.zafar@scu.edu.au BEE, MEE, PhD Ammar BEE, MEE, PhD Gold Coast
Renae Agrey Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Ms renae.agrey@scu.edu.au Renae Gold Coast
Fahimeh Alaei Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Dr fahimeh.alaei@scu.edu.au PhD(Griff) Fahimeh PhD(Griff) Gold Coast
Kota Alba Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Mr kota.alba@scu.edu.au MBA(MELB), PhD(IEU) Kota MBA(MELB), PhD(IEU)
Pauline Allin Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Ms pauline.allin@scu.edu.au MBus(Marketing)(UQ) Pauline MBus(Marketing)(UQ) Gold Coast
Atie Asadikia Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Mr atie.asadikia@scu.edu.au BAppComp(SCU), MIT(Deakin) Atie BAppComp(SCU), MIT(Deakin)
Peter Battista Casual Academic (Teaching) 66203552
School of Business and Tourism Mr gianpiero.battista@scu.edu.au BBus(SCU), GCBus(MONASH), MBA(SCU) Peter BBus(SCU), GCBus(MONASH), MBA(SCU) Lismore
Kit Bennetts Casual Academic (Teaching) 0411 594747
School of Business and Tourism Mr kit.bennetts@scu.edu.au Kit Gold Coast
Sarah Biersteker Casual Academic (Teaching) 07 5589 3023
School of Business and Tourism Ms sarah.biersteker@scu.edu.au Sarah Lismore
Mark Boulle Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Dr mark.boulle@scu.edu.au BSocSci(Psyc) (BOND), MAcc (BOND), PhD (CQU) Mark BSocSci(Psyc) (BOND), MAcc (BOND), PhD (CQU) Gold Coast
Leon Bray Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Mr leon.bray@scu.edu.au DipTech(UTS), MTechMgt(Griffith) Leon DipTech(UTS), MTechMgt(Griffith) Gold Coast
Rebecca Brown Casual Academic (Teaching) 07 5589 3336
School of Business and Tourism Miss rebecca.brown@scu.edu.au BBusTour(SCU), GradCertEdStud(UQ), MBA(SCU) Rebecca BBusTour(SCU), GradCertEdStud(UQ), MBA(SCU) Gold Coast
Susanne Brun Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Ms susanne.brun@scu.edu.au Susanne Lismore
Phil Budgeon Casual Academic (Teaching) 02 66203179
School of Business and Tourism Mr phillip.budgeon@scu.edu.au BEd(Tas), GDipAgr Phil BEd(Tas), GDipAgr Coffs Harbour
Jaydel Bujawe Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Ms jaydel.bujawe@scu.edu.au BIT(SCU) Jaydel BIT(SCU) Lismore
Labibah Burki Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Mr labibah.burki@scu.edu.au MAcc(CQU), MForAcc(UOW), MSc Labibah MAcc(CQU), MForAcc(UOW), MSc
Silvia Caratti Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Ms silvia.caratti@scu.edu.au Silvia Lismore
James Carlopio Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Professor Professor, Deputy Dean (Deputy Head of School) and Academic Lead for Management and Academic Lead for Tourism in the School of Business and Tourism james.carlopio@scu.edu.au BA(Psych), MA(Psych), PhD James BA(Psych), MA(Psych), PhD Gold Coast
Prithwi Chakraborty Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Dr prithwi.chakraborty@scu.edu.au BCompSci&Eng, PhD(QUT) Prithwi BCompSci&Eng, PhD(QUT) Gold Coast
George Coles Casual Academic (Teaching) 02 6677 7383
School of Business and Tourism Dr george.coles@scu.edu.au BIT(Hons)(SCU), BIT(SCU), PhD(SCU) George BIT(Hons)(SCU), BIT(SCU), PhD(SCU) Gold Coast
Peter Corlis Casual Academic (Teaching) 6620 3852
School of Business and Tourism Mr Lecturing in Economics, Finance, Mathematics & Statistics at Southern Cross University since Feb. 2000. peter.corlis@scu.edu.au Peter Lismore
Jacinta Darcy Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Ms jacinta.darcy@scu.edu.au MIT(Griffith) Jacinta MIT(Griffith) Gold Coast
Peter Darcy Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Dr peter.darcy@scu.edu.au BIT(GRIFF), GradCertRMgt(SCU), GradDipEd(GRIFF), PhD(GRIFF) Peter BIT(GRIFF), GradCertRMgt(SCU), GradDipEd(GRIFF), PhD(GRIFF) Gold Coast
Maxine Darnell Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Dr maxine.darnell@scu.edu.au BEc(UNE), BEc(hons)(UNE), DPhil(UNE) Maxine BEc(UNE), BEc(hons)(UNE), DPhil(UNE) Lismore
Jo Davey Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Ms josephine.davey@scu.edu.au BEd(Dub), MA(FoodSt)(Adel) Jo BEd(Dub), MA(FoodSt)(Adel)
Geoff Dawson Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Mr geoffrey.dawson@scu.edu.au BBus(ECU), GradDipMgt(AIB), GradDipProjMgt(RMIT), MBA(AIB) Geoff BBus(ECU), GradDipMgt(AIB), GradDipProjMgt(RMIT), MBA(AIB) Lismore
Michele Day Casual Academic (Teaching) 02 6620 3564
School of Business and Tourism Ms michele.day@scu.edu.au LLB(Syd) Michele LLB(Syd) Lismore
Tom Dick Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Mr tom.dick@scu.edu.au BBus(QUT), PhD(SCU) Tom BBus(QUT), PhD(SCU) Gold Coast
Rita Duval Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Ms rita.duval@scu.edu.au BComm(Hons)(UNSW), GradDipOpMgt(UTS), MSHRM(UOW) Rita BComm(Hons)(UNSW), GradDipOpMgt(UTS), MSHRM(UOW) Gold Coast
Aharon Factor Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Dr aharon.factor@scu.edu.au BSc, MSc, PhD Aharon BSc, MSc, PhD
Tracey Firth Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Dr tracey.firth@scu.edu.au BBusTour(SCU), PhD(SCU) Tracey BBusTour(SCU), PhD(SCU) Lismore
Adam Fletcher Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Mr adam.fletcher@scu.edu.au BIT(SCU) Adam BIT(SCU) Lismore
Nigel Franciscus Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Mr nigel.franciscus@scu.edu.au BIT(Hons)(Griffith) Nigel BIT(Hons)(Griffith) Gold Coast
Damian Gleeson Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Dr damian.gleeson@scu.edu.au GradDipProfComm(USQ), MCom(Hons)(UNSW), PhD(UNSW) Damian GradDipProfComm(USQ), MCom(Hons)(UNSW), PhD(UNSW) Lismore
Chrys Gunasekara Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Dr chrys.gunasekara@scu.edu.au BEC(Syd), MBus(HRM)(CSU), PhD(UQ) Chrys BEC(Syd), MBus(HRM)(CSU), PhD(UQ) Lismore
Chris Gunther Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Dr christopher.gunther@scu.edu.au PhD(Bond) Chris PhD(Bond) Gold Coast
Jafar Hamra Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Dr jafar.hamra@scu.edu.au BSc, MPM(Hons)(USyd), PhD(USyd) Jafar BSc, MPM(Hons)(USyd), PhD(USyd) Lismore
Alex Hendry Casual Academic (Teaching) 0755893205
School of Business and Tourism Mr alex.hendry@scu.edu.au BInfTech(SCU) Alex BInfTech(SCU) Lismore
David Herold Casual Academic (Teaching) 07 5589 3309
School of Business and Tourism Mr - Nationality: German - more than 10 years work experience in Logistics and Supply Chain Management at FedEx Express as a Financial Analyst (Central & Eastern Europe Headquarters, Frankfurt/Germany) and in Operations Management (Country Manager Operations in Austria) - Bachelor (Honours), Germany and 2 Master Degrees (Honours), Austria - currently sessional lecturer/academic and PhD candidate at SBaT - PhD topic / field: corporate sustainability david.herold@scu.edu.au BA, MA, MBA David BA, MA, MBA Lismore
Marcus Herstik Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Mr marcus.herstik@scu.edu.au AssDipTech, DipIT Marcus AssDipTech, DipIT Gold Coast
Peita Hillman Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Mrs peita.hillman@scu.edu.au BA(UTS), PostGradCertHighEd(Macquarie), MBus(SCU) Peita BA(UTS), PostGradCertHighEd(Macquarie), MBus(SCU) Gold Coast
Avaline Horthy Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Ms kate.horthy@scu.edu.au Avaline Gold Coast
Zoe Hunter Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Mrs zoe.hunter@scu.edu.au Zoe Lismore
Gerard Hutte Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Mr gerard.hutte@scu.edu.au BBA, MBA(SCU) Gerard BBA, MBA(SCU) Gold Coast
Lance Jones Casual Academic (Teaching) +61-414385420
School of Business and Tourism Mr lance.jones@scu.edu.au AssocDipSocial Work(UniSA), BA(UNE), LLB(UNE), GradCert(OutdoorEd)(UniSA), LLM(LP)(ANU) Lance AssocDipSocial Work(UniSA), BA(UNE), LLB(UNE), GradCert(OutdoorEd)(UniSA), LLM(LP)(ANU) Lismore
Sarah Keast Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Ms sarah.keast@scu.edu.au BA, MBA Sarah BA, MBA
Kelli Knuth Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Ms kelli.knuth@scu.edu.au Kelli Gold Coast
Chris Lawler Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Ms chris.lawler@scu.edu.au BSc(USQ), BTeach(Hons)(Griffith), MEd(USQ), MLDB(USQ) Chris BSc(USQ), BTeach(Hons)(Griffith), MEd(USQ), MLDB(USQ) Gold Coast
Chris Lawler Course Coordinator
School of Business and Tourism Ms chris.lawler@scu.edu.au BSc(USQ), BTeach(Hons)(Griffith), MEd(USQ), MLDB(USQ) Chris BSc(USQ), BTeach(Hons)(Griffith), MEd(USQ), MLDB(USQ) Gold Coast
Sue Livotto Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Mrs sue.livotto@scu.edu.au BBus(NE) Sue BBus(NE) Lismore
Cindy Machalek Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Ms cindy.machalek@scu.edu.au MBA(Griffith) Cindy MBA(Griffith) Gold Coast
Brian Marshall Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Mr brian.marshall@scu.edu.au BBus, MGCL(ANU) Brian BBus, MGCL(ANU) Coffs Harbour
Theresa Mason Casual Academic (Teaching) 6688 2387
School of Business and Tourism Ms theresa.mason@scu.edu.au Theresa Lismore
Gurmeet Matharu Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Ms gurmeet.matharu@scu.edu.au BComm, PostGradDipCompApp, MBus(SCU), MComm Gurmeet BComm, PostGradDipCompApp, MBus(SCU), MComm Lismore
Janelle Mawhinney Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Ms janelle.mawhinney@scu.edu.au BBUS(SCU), GradDipVET(Charles Sturt), MBA(SCU) Janelle BBUS(SCU), GradDipVET(Charles Sturt), MBA(SCU) Coffs Harbour
Kirstie McClean Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Ms kirstie.mcclean@scu.edu.au MComm(UNSW) Kirstie MComm(UNSW) Lismore
Gary McCoy Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Dr gary.mccoy@scu.edu.au BSc(UNSW), GradDipEd(UNSW), MSc(Bond), PhD(SCU) Gary BSc(UNSW), GradDipEd(UNSW), MSc(Bond), PhD(SCU) Gold Coast
Jason McFadden Casual Academic (Teaching) 0429811303
School of Business and Tourism Mr jason.mcfadden@scu.edu.au Jason Lismore
Andrew McGinley Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Mr andrew.mcginley@scu.edu.au BA(Asian Studies)(ANU), LLB(Hons)(SCU) Andrew BA(Asian Studies)(ANU), LLB(Hons)(SCU) Gold Coast
Jessica McKendry Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Ms jessica.mckendry@scu.edu.au BIT(SCU) Jessica BIT(SCU) Lismore
Liz McLardy Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Ms elizabeth.mclardy@scu.edu.au BIT(Bond), GradCertProfMgt(AIM), MHRM(Griff) Liz BIT(Bond), GradCertProfMgt(AIM), MHRM(Griff) Gold Coast
Brian Morris Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Dr brian.morris@scu.edu.au BA(Curtin), BA(Hons)(UB), PhD(UB) Brian BA(Curtin), BA(Hons)(UB), PhD(UB) Gold Coast
Melinda Muir Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Dr melinda.muir@scu.edu.au MMBA(UNE), DBA(SCU) Melinda MMBA(UNE), DBA(SCU) Gold Coast
Ayesha Mujib Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Ms ayesha.mujib@scu.edu.au Ayesha Gold Coast
Monica Nagpal Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Mrs monica.nagpal@scu.edu.au Monica Gold Coast
Noah Nielsen Casual Academic (Teaching) 02 6620 3031
School of Business and Tourism Dr noah.nielsen@scu.edu.au PhD(SCU) Noah PhD(SCU) Gold Coast
Michelle Olivier Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Dr michelle.olivier@scu.edu.au BArts(Flinders), GradDipEd(Monash), GradDipNatRes(Adelaide), PhD(CSU) Michelle BArts(Flinders), GradDipEd(Monash), GradDipNatRes(Adelaide), PhD(CSU) Lismore
Carolyn Phelps Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Ms carolyn.phelps@scu.edu.au BBus(SCU) Carolyn BBus(SCU) Lismore
Joanne Phythian Casual Academic (Teaching) 02 6659 3618
School of Business and Tourism Ms joanne.phythian@scu.edu.au BBus(Hons)(SCU) Joanne BBus(Hons)(SCU) Coffs Harbour
Kim Polistina Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Dr kim.polistina@scu.edu.au BA(Griffith), PhD(Griffith) Kim BA(Griffith), PhD(Griffith) Gold Coast
Alex Pudmenzky Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Dr alex.pudmenzky@scu.edu.au PhD(UQ) Alex PhD(UQ) Gold Coast
Nick Pye Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Dr nick.pye@scu.edu.au MBA (BU), PhD (GRIFFITH) Nick MBA (BU), PhD (GRIFFITH) Gold Coast
Roberta Querin Casual Academic (Teaching) 0266269427
School of Business and Tourism Ms roberta.querin@scu.edu.au BBus(SCU), MAcc(SCU) Roberta BBus(SCU), MAcc(SCU) Lismore
Kevin Ramezani Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Dr khosrow.ramezani@scu.edu.au PhD(Griffith) Kevin PhD(Griffith) Gold Coast
Graham Ray Casual Academic (Teaching) 66203843
School of Business and Tourism Dr graham.ray@scu.edu.au BBus(NE), MPA(SCU), DBA(SCU) Graham BBus(NE), MPA(SCU), DBA(SCU) Gold Coast
Laura Ripoll Gonzalez Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Dr laura.ripoll.gonzalez@scu.edu.au GradCertRes(UTas), PhD(UTas) Laura GradCertRes(UTas), PhD(UTas) Gold Coast
Roberto Roschel Pereira de Sousa Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Mr roberto.roschel@scu.edu.au BEcon, MCom(UQ) Roberto BEcon, MCom(UQ) Lismore
Tony Sahini Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Mr tony.sahini@scu.edu.au MBus(VU) Tony MBus(VU)
Ben Scott Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Mr ben.scott@scu.edu.au BSc(UQ), MCyberSec(ECU) Ben BSc(UQ), MCyberSec(ECU) Gold Coast
Suman Sen Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Dr suman.sen@scu.edu.au BSc(Econ), MA(Econ), MBA(SCU), DBA(SCU) Suman BSc(Econ), MA(Econ), MBA(SCU), DBA(SCU) Gold Coast
Elisabeth Sinnewe Casual Academic (Teaching) 93041
School of Business and Tourism Dr Elisabeth Sinnewe, BBus Hons, MPA (SCU), PhD (SCU) is a Casual Academic at Southern Cross Business School based at the Gold Coast Campus of Southern Cross University, Australia. elisabeth.sinnewe@scu.edu.au BBA(Hons), MPA(SCU), PhD(SCU) Elisabeth BBA(Hons), MPA(SCU), PhD(SCU) Lismore
Kevin Smith Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Dr kevin.smith@scu.edu.au Kevin Gold Coast
Lina Sodin Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Ms lina.sodin@scu.edu.au LLB(Hons)(US) Lina LLB(Hons)(US) Gold Coast
David Spriggs Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Dr Best contact time: 1 - 2 pm Mondays david.spriggs@scu.edu.au CertTESOL(Griffith), MBA(Bond), PhD(SCU) David CertTESOL(Griffith), MBA(Bond), PhD(SCU) Gold Coast
Dejan Stantic Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Mr dejan.stantic@scu.edu.au BA(Griff), BMM(Hons)(Griff), PhD(Griff) Dejan BA(Griff), BMM(Hons)(Griff), PhD(Griff) Gold Coast
Ann Stevens Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Ms ann.stevens@scu.edu.au BAppSc(CSU), GradDipFET(USQ), MMultimedia(UON) Ann BAppSc(CSU), GradDipFET(USQ), MMultimedia(UON) Gold Coast
Kathryn Thomson Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Dr kathryn.thomson@scu.edu.au BSc(Hons) (CURTIN), PhD (ECU) Kathryn BSc(Hons) (CURTIN), PhD (ECU) Lismore
Steve Thorpe Casual Academic (Teaching) 66877748
School of Business and Tourism Mr steve.thorpe@scu.edu.au Steve Gold Coast
Srikanth Thudumu Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Mr srikanth.thudumu@scu.edu.au BTech, GradCertRes(UTAS), MTech Srikanth BTech, GradCertRes(UTAS), MTech Lismore
Douglas Turner Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Mr douglas.turner@scu.edu.au BBus (HRM) (SCU), MProjMgt (SCU) Douglas BBus (HRM) (SCU), MProjMgt (SCU) Gold Coast
Jen Ulichny Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Ms jen.ulichny@scu.edu.au MBA(Hons)(Griffith) Jen MBA(Hons)(Griffith) Gold Coast
Nadia Vago Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Ms nadia.vago@scu.edu.au BBus(Hons)(LaTrobe) Nadia BBus(Hons)(LaTrobe)
Liam Wagner Casual Academic (Teaching) 73082
School of Business and Tourism Mr liam.wagner@scu.edu.au Liam Lismore
Maree Walo Casual Academic (Teaching) 02 6620 3921
School of Business and Tourism Ms Maree has been on the academic staff of the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management at Southern Cross University since 1994. She has experience in several sectors of service industries including educational and aged care services. Her 15 years management experience in tourism and hospitality and industries includes the areas of food service/catering, conference, events and resort management. Maree holds a Masters by Research from Southern Cross University. This research investigated the relationship between internship and student's management competency development. Maree has several diverse research interests including events management, cuisine tourism, tourism education, retirement lifestyle management and aged care, graduate career development and co-operative education issues. maree.walo@scu.edu.au BBus(NE), GradCertHEd(L&T), MBus(SCU) Maree BBus(NE), GradCertHEd(L&T), MBus(SCU) Lismore
Alison Watts Casual Academic (Teaching) Not Listed
School of Business and Tourism Dr

PhD (School of Arts and Social Sciences)

Casual Academic (School of Business and Tourism)

alison.watts@scu.edu.au BA(Hons)(SCU), Bach(SCU), GradCertTeach(CURTIN), PhD(SCU) Alison BA(Hons)(SCU), Bach(SCU), GradCertTeach(CURTIN), PhD(SCU) Lismore
Paul Weeks Casual Academic (Teaching) Not listed
School of Business and Tourism Dr Paul Weeks HND Hotel & Catering Administration(Oxpol); GradDipEd (UNE-NR); MEd-Training & Development (SCU) has 17 years experience in hotel, motel and food service management.

Lecturer in hospitality, information technology and services management for tourism and hospitality organisations, Paul was previously the Director of Academic Studies at The Hotel School Sydney, a unique partnership between SCU and Mulpha Australia.
He is now based at the Gold Coast campus as Course Coordinator of tourism and hospitality programs within the School of Business & Tourism

Research interests include the use of Internet technologies in hotels, the organisation and management of convention services within the hotel sector and historical research in tourism.

He has co-authored the first text on club management in Australia, and been a co-author for a text on Convention Management in Australia.

Other interests include instruction design in open and distance learning.

paul.weeks@scu.edu.au HND(OxfordPoly), GradDipEd(NE) Paul HND(OxfordPoly), GradDipEd(NE) Lismore
Steffen Westermann Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Mr steffen.westermann@scu.edu.au BBus(Hons)(SCU) Steffen BBus(Hons)(SCU) Lismore
Craig Wilson Casual Academic (Teaching) (02) 6622 3090
School of Business and Tourism Mr Craig Wilson has been a casual member of academic staff at SCU since 1996, where he has taught in the Arts, Education, Social Sciences and Business degree programs. Craig's qualifications are Bachelor of Science with Honours in Psychology from UNSW; and he has worker for more than 25 years in the social welfare and community services sector. Craig currently also works as a Project Officer with Southern Cross Postgraduate Association (SCPA); and serves as Secretary of the SCU branch of the National Tertiary Education Industry Union (NTEU). craig.wilson@scu.edu.au BSc(Hons)(UNSW) Craig BSc(Hons)(UNSW) Lismore
Meredith Wray Casual Academic (Teaching) 07 5589 3061
School of Business and Tourism Dr Dr Meredith Wray (B Bus Tourism, M Int Tour Mangt., PhD) Dr Meredith Wray is a casual Lecturer in the School of Business and Tourism and works a tourism planning consultant. She was a Senior Lecturer within the School until 2014. Meredith is actively engaged in tourism research. Her studies and research work focus primarily on tourism policy, planning, sustainable destination management, marketing and development, and wellness tourism. In recent years she has developed strategic and sustainable tourism planning for regional destinations including: Byron Bay (NSW), Broken Hill,Coffs Coast (Bellingen and Coffs Harbour), Daylesford & Hepburn Springs (Vic), Broken Hill (NSW), Eurobodalla Shire (NSW). She has also been working in a consultancy role on various projects with the state tourism organisations. Meredith completed a Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre (STCRC) PhD scholarship in 2006 and was awarded an Award for Excellence in PhD research in 2007. During 2007 to 2010 she led a major Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre research project titled 'Sustainable Regional Tourism Destinations Project' that examined best practice principles for destination development, marketing and management involving 21 regional tourism destinations across Australia. meredith.wray@scu.edu.au BBus(SCU), MIntTourMangt(SCU), PhD(SCU) Meredith BBus(SCU), MIntTourMangt(SCU), PhD(SCU) Lismore
Peter Wynn-Moylan Casual Academic (Teaching) 07 55893177
School of Business and Tourism Dr peter.wynn-moylan@scu.edu.au MA(Griff), PhD(Griff) Peter MA(Griff), PhD(Griff) Gold Coast
Ross Yates Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Dr ross.yates@scu.edu.au GCHEd(E.Cowen), GCIntStud(Curtin), MIntStud(Curtin), PhD(Curtin) Ross GCHEd(E.Cowen), GCIntStud(Curtin), MIntStud(Curtin), PhD(Curtin) Lismore
Elizabeth Yuwono Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Ms elizabeth.yuwono@scu.edu.au BScIT Elizabeth BScIT Gold Coast
Manli Zhu Casual Academic (Teaching)
School of Business and Tourism Dr manli.zhu@scu.edu.au BBusTour&HospMgt(Hons)(SCU), PhD(SCU) Manli BBusTour&HospMgt(Hons)(SCU), PhD(SCU) Lismore
Renae Agrey Writer
School of Business and Tourism Ms renae.agrey@scu.edu.au Renae Gold Coast
Monica Cicchinelli Administration Support Officer 02 6620 3439
School of Business and Tourism Miss monica.cicchinelli@scu.edu.au Monica Lismore
Joanne Cooper Administration Support Officer 02 66203154
School of Business and Tourism Mrs joanne.cooper@scu.edu.au DipBusAdmin, DipEmpServ, GradCertCDP Joanne DipBusAdmin, DipEmpServ, GradCertCDP Lismore
Fiona Eggler Administration Support Officer 02 6620 3828
School of Business and Tourism Mrs fiona.eggler@scu.edu.au BSc(UNSW) Fiona BSc(UNSW) Lismore
Tracey Gooley Administration Support Officer 0438607355
School of Business and Tourism Mrs tracey.gooley@scu.edu.au Tracey Lismore
Cindy Harvey School Administration Manager 02 6620 3269
School of Business and Tourism Mrs cindy.harvey@scu.edu.au Cindy Lismore
Owen Hogan Executive Officer 07 5589 3037
School of Business and Tourism Mr Following a long career as a professional musician, composer and entertainer, and a period working for the Australian and UK governments, Owen first joined Southern Cross University as Student Fees Manager. Owen became Project Manager for the Faculty of Business and Law in 2011 undertaking quality assurance, benchmarking and business development projects. Owen's role developed and evolved over time to take on a number of portfolios for the University and has recently been appointed Executive Officer for the School of Business and Tourism. Owen is a key member of the School's Executive Committee and provides leadership for the School in areas of school strategy, partnerships, quality assurance, business development and engagement. Owen teaches in areas of innovation, strategy and value creation. Owen is currently undertaking his PhD in public policy and has published research in fields such as higher education, public management, governance and small business innovation. Owen is an Executive Member of the Australian and New Zealand Quality and Accreditation Network (ANZQAN) and the Australian Business Deans Council - Professional Managers Network. owen.hogan@scu.edu.au BBus(N'cle), BContMus(SCU) Owen BBus(N'cle), BContMus(SCU) Gold Coast
Carla Robinson Administration Support Officer 07 55893207
School of Business and Tourism Ms carla.robinson@scu.edu.au Carla Gold Coast
Julie Saxon Administration Support Officer 02 6620 3838
School of Business and Tourism Ms julie.saxon@scu.edu.au Julie Lismore
Dejan Stantic Writer
School of Business and Tourism Mr dejan.stantic@scu.edu.au BA(Griff), BMM(Hons)(Griff), PhD(Griff) Dejan BA(Griff), BMM(Hons)(Griff), PhD(Griff) Gold Coast
Victoria Surwald International and Domestic Partnership Project Officer 02 66203459
School of Business and Tourism Ms victoria.surwald@scu.edu.au BA(NE), GradCertBusAdmin(SCU) Victoria BA(NE), GradCertBusAdmin(SCU) Lismore
Sam Sutton Administration Support Officer (Accreditation) 0755893043
School of Business and Tourism Ms sam.sutton@scu.edu.au Sam Gold Coast
Sue White Assistant to Dean 0755893174
School of Business and Tourism Ms Gold Coast Campus (B6.16) sue.white@scu.edu.au Sue Gold Coast
Meredith Wray Writer 07 5589 3061
School of Business and Tourism Dr Dr Meredith Wray (B Bus Tourism, M Int Tour Mangt., PhD) Dr Meredith Wray is a casual Lecturer in the School of Business and Tourism and works a tourism planning consultant. She was a Senior Lecturer within the School until 2014. Meredith is actively engaged in tourism research. Her studies and research work focus primarily on tourism policy, planning, sustainable destination management, marketing and development, and wellness tourism. In recent years she has developed strategic and sustainable tourism planning for regional destinations including: Byron Bay (NSW), Broken Hill,Coffs Coast (Bellingen and Coffs Harbour), Daylesford & Hepburn Springs (Vic), Broken Hill (NSW), Eurobodalla Shire (NSW). She has also been working in a consultancy role on various projects with the state tourism organisations. Meredith completed a Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre (STCRC) PhD scholarship in 2006 and was awarded an Award for Excellence in PhD research in 2007. During 2007 to 2010 she led a major Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre research project titled 'Sustainable Regional Tourism Destinations Project' that examined best practice principles for destination development, marketing and management involving 21 regional tourism destinations across Australia. meredith.wray@scu.edu.au BBus(SCU), MIntTourMangt(SCU), PhD(SCU) Meredith BBus(SCU), MIntTourMangt(SCU), PhD(SCU) Lismore
Richelle Blackshaw-Smith Administration Support Officer 0755893365
School of Business and Tourism Ms richelle.blackshaw-smith@scu.edu.au Richelle Gold Coast
Rodney Caldicott Research Assistant
School of Business and Tourism Dr Visiting Scholar rod.caldicott@scu.edu.au DipJourn(ACJ), DipMgt(GTI), BBusTour&HospMgt(Hons)(SCU), BBusTour(SCU), PhD(SCU) Rodney DipJourn(ACJ), DipMgt(GTI), BBusTour&HospMgt(Hons)(SCU), BBusTour(SCU), PhD(SCU) Lismore
Margaret Johnson Administration Support Officer
School of Business and Tourism Ms margaret.johnson@scu.edu.au Margaret Gold Coast
Cindy Machalek Research Assistant
School of Business and Tourism Ms cindy.machalek@scu.edu.au MBA(Griffith) Cindy MBA(Griffith) Gold Coast
Sabine Muschter Research Assistant
School of Business and Tourism Dr sabine.muschter@scu.edu.au PhD(SCU) Sabine PhD(SCU) Lismore
Noah Nielsen Research Assistant 02 6620 3031
School of Business and Tourism Dr noah.nielsen@scu.edu.au PhD(SCU) Noah PhD(SCU) Lismore
Laura Ripoll Gonzalez Research Assistant
School of Business and Tourism Dr laura.ripoll.gonzalez@scu.edu.au GradCertRes(UTas), PhD(UTas) Laura GradCertRes(UTas), PhD(UTas) Gold Coast
Tanya Stewart Research Development Officer 07 5589 3208
School of Business and Tourism Ms tanya.stewart@scu.edu.au Tanya Gold Coast
Robyn Keast Member of the Emeritus Faculty
School of Business and Tourism Professor Personal homepage: http://www.networksandcollaborations.com.au robyn.keast@scu.edu.au AssocDipComWel(TownsvilleCAE), BA(Curtin), MA(JCU), PhD(QUT) Robyn AssocDipComWel(TownsvilleCAE), BA(Curtin), MA(JCU), PhD(QUT) Lismore
Rodney Caldicott Adjunct Fellow
School of Business and Tourism Dr Visiting Scholar rod.caldicott@scu.edu.au DipJourn(ACJ), DipMgt(GTI), BBusTour&HospMgt(Hons)(SCU), BBusTour(SCU), PhD(SCU) Rodney DipJourn(ACJ), DipMgt(GTI), BBusTour&HospMgt(Hons)(SCU), BBusTour(SCU), PhD(SCU) Lismore
Tom Dick Adjunct Lecturer
School of Business and Tourism Mr tom.dick@scu.edu.au BBus(QUT), PhD(SCU) Tom BBus(QUT), PhD(SCU) Lismore
Stephen Duffield Adjunct Fellow
School of Business and Tourism Dr stephen.duffield@scu.edu.au Stephen Lismore
Theo Gazos Adjunct Senior Lecturer
School of Business and Tourism Dr theo.gazos@scu.edu.au Theo Lismore
Natalie Herold Adjunct Fellow
School of Business and Tourism Dr natalie.herold@scu.edu.au PhD(SCU) Natalie PhD(SCU) Lismore
Rob Kivits Adjunct Senior Lecturer 0755893059
School of Business and Tourism Dr rob.kivits@scu.edu.au BEng(InHoll), MSci(TUDelft), PhD(SCU) Rob BEng(InHoll), MSci(TUDelft), PhD(SCU) Lismore
Seng Loke Adjunct Professor
School of Business and Tourism Adjunct Professor seng.loke@scu.edu.au Seng Lismore
Brent Moyle Adjunct Fellow
School of Business and Tourism Dr brent.moyle@scu.edu.au BBus/BCom(Hons)(Monash), BBus/BCom(Monash), PhD(Monash) Brent BBus/BCom(Hons)(Monash), BBus/BCom(Monash), PhD(Monash) Lismore
Beau Tydd Adjunct Senior Lecturer
School of Business and Tourism Mr beau.tydd@scu.edu.au Beau Lismore
Michelle Wallace Adjunct Associate Professor 0755893032
School of Business and Tourism Associate Professor Adjunct Associate Professor Michelle Wallace has had many years experience in education and human resource development. She has been Director of the Masters in Human Resources and Organisational Development in the Graduate College of Management and Director of the Doctor of business Administration . Michelle has developed and taught post-graduate programs in the areas of training and development and organisational development and human resources. Michelle has supervised many workplace research projects, Masters, DBA and PhD theses in the area of workplace learning, organisational change, leadership, volunteers, casualisation of the workforce, intentional communities, community engagement and ethics and has researched human resource practices in numerous organisations. Michelle's recent publications include works on power and identity in organisations, change, career development and transnational teaching and learning. Michelle's research has involved women in middle-management and international/transnational teaching and learning. Michelle continues to teach and supervise doctoral candidates. michelle.wallace@scu.edu.au DipEd(WillBalmColl), BA(Hons)(Syd), MEd(NE), PhD(Deakin) Michelle DipEd(WillBalmColl), BA(Hons)(Syd), MEd(NE), PhD(Deakin) Lismore