Meet our Business team

Executive team

John Haw

Associate Professor John Haw

Chair of Discipline (Management)

John is a teaching scholar with a strong background in teaching statistics and research design across multiple disciplines. He also teaches gaming management, service quality and organisational management. His most recent research has focussed on the scholarship of teaching and improving student experiences with their education.

Course coordinators

Owen Hogan

Dr Owen Hogan

MBA / MBA (online) Course Coordinator, Master of Information Technology Management Course Coordinator, Lecturer

Following a career as a professional musician, business owner and senior administrator, Owen now lectures in, strategy, innovation, and design thinking. Owen has published research in fields such as entrepreneurship, strategy, education policy and small business innovation. Owen has founded two successful creative industries businesses and is currently researching digital connectivity in agriculture, and the implementation of circular economy principles within meat processing industry.

Chris Lawler

Chris Lawler

Lecturer / Course Coordinator Master of Project Management

Chris has over 30 years’ experience in PPPM across varied industries. Chris is an advocate for equity and diversity with her efforts have been recognised by peers, awarding her for "Contribution to Women in Project Management" at the Australian PMI Awards. Chris holds qualifications in education, development, psychology, technology and project management and was the first Australian to gain the PfMP credential. She is currently researching the nexus between corporate and portfolio governance.

Head and shoulders - Jackie Liu

Dr Jackie Liu

Master of Professional Accounting Course Coordinator, Lecturer

Jackie's research interests cover securities market supervision, carbon emissions, corporate governance, corporate reporting and earnings management.

Scott Niblock

Dr Scott Niblock

Bachelor of Business and Enterprise Course Coordinator, Bachelor of Business Administration Course Coordinator, Senior Lecturer.

Scott is a Senior Lecturer in Finance with the Faculty of Business, Law & Arts. He teaches Investments and Portfolio Management, Finance for Business, and Behavioural Finance and Client Relationships. His research interests include behavioural finance, financial advice seeking, financial well-being, and responsible investing.


Head and shoulders - Professor Yvonne Brunetto

Professor Yvonne Brunetto


Professor Brunetto was identified as a high impact researcher in management by the Australian Research Council in 2019. Her research is in examining antecedents and outcomes of work performance. Her teaching is in leadership and human resources management.

Head and shoulders - Dr Julia Caldicott

Dr Julia Caldicott


Julia is a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) specialist teaching professional development and internship units. Her research focuses on the personal and professional development opportunities afforded through WIL. Julia is a committee member for the NSW/ACT Chapter of the Australian Collaborative Education Network.

Head and shoulders - Michael Charles

Associate Professor Michael Charles

Associate Professor

Michael's research focuses on infrastructure policy, public values and infrastructures, research policy, collaboration and engagement between industry and academia, and history.

Head and shoulders - Dr Patrick Gillett

Dr Patrick Gillett

Academic Integrity Officer

Patrick teaches in the discipline areas of management and organisational behaviour. His research interests include student engagement and instructional design.

Head and shoulders - Jennifer L Harrison

Dr Jennifer Harrison

Senior Lecturer

Jennifer's current research interests are focused on financial literacy, financial well-being, financial advisor anxiety and, in the context of accounting and finance education, maths anxiety.

Head and shoulders - Professor Robyn Keast

Professor Robyn Keast

Professor, Public Management

Member of the Emeritus Faculty, Robyn has an extensive research portfolio, covering governance, government/community relations, social and public policy, police-corruption, interest-based negotiation and asset management.

Head and shoulders - Michael Kortt

Associate Professor Michael Kortt

Associate Professor

Michael is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Business, Law and Arts. He has published widely in health economics, local government economics, and social economics. He teaches business analytics, economics, and statistics.

Geoff Lamberton

Dr Geoffrey Lamberton

Senior Lecturer (Teaching Scholar)

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. Geoff is currently on leave until 3rd November 2023.

Head and shoulders - Dr Sharen Nisbet

Dr Sharen Nisbet

Lecturer (Teaching Scholar)

Sharen's research interests are focused on how tourism industry employers and employees can work together to develop and achieve shared goals, and the factors that facilitate or mitigate this. Sharen is currently on leave until April 2024.

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Associate Professor Pascal Scherrer

Associate Professor

Pascal has strong sustainability expertise applied to areas including plastic waste, regional development, tourism and visitor management. He is the ZeroWaste Cluster Faculty Lead and has successfully worked on a wide range of research projects and consultancies across several levels of government and with universities. He also teaches across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate business and tourism units and supervises PhD research students.

Professor Darshana Sedera

Professor Darshana Sedera


Darshana Sedera is a Professor of Information Systems and the Director of the Digital Enterprise Lab at the Southern Cross University in Australia. He has published over 300 articles in major refereed journals and conferences on the broader topic of digital business transformation. His publications have appeared in journals such as JAIS, JSIS, I&M, IT&P, and CAIS. He has also served as the CI in several Australian Research Council Grants.

Professor Betty Weiler

Professor Betty Weiler


Member of the Emeritus Faculty, Betty has been a highly visible and proactive scholar, researcher and mentor in the field. She is one of the world’s leading scholars on the role of the tour guide.

Head and shoulders Dr Simon Wilde

Dr Simon Wilde

Senior Lecturer

Simon teaches a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate units including Digital Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Competitive Strategy. Simon's broader research focus is in the areas of marketing (especially challenges faced by Non-Government Organisations) and general regional development issues.

Internship team Course coordinators
T: +61 2 6620 3154
E: [email protected]

Master of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration (Online)
Master of Information Technology Management
Dr Owen Hogan
T: +61 437 872 899
E: [email protected]

Bachelor of Business and Enterprise
Bachelor of Business Administration
Dr Scott Niblock
T: +61 7 5589 3098
E: [email protected]

Contact the Faculty of Business, Law and Arts

Executive Dean of Faculty Associate Dean (Education) Associate Dean
(International & Engagement)
Associate Dean
Professor Mike Ewing Ms Helen Walsh Professor Darshana Sedera Associate Professor
Pascal Scherrer
T: +61 7 5589 3054
E: [email protected]
T:  +61 2 6620 3848
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