SCU Staff Directory

Michael Kortt
Dr Michael Kortt
BEc(Hons)(LaTrobe), MS, PhD(UNE)
Current Appointment: Associate Professor
Organisational Unit: School of Business and Tourism

Telephone: +61 7 5589 3212
Location: Buliding B 6.22
Campus: Gold Coast
Personal Website

Brief Bio

Michael is an Associate Professor in the School of Business and Tourism at Southern Cross University. He is currently the School Director of Research and Discipline Lead for Management. Michael 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 100 scholarly outputs, which includes 80 refereed journal articles and two research books, together with numerous book chapters, refereed conference papers, and government reports. Michael's publications have appeared in Administration & Society, Australian Journal of Public Administration, Economic Record, Local Government Studies, Public Administration Quarterly, and Public Management Review. He has secured more than $200K in grant, project, and research funding while maintaining a research focus in the area of public administration with an emphasis on local government studies.