Meet our Business team
Dr John Haw
Chair of Discipline (Management)
John is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Business, Law & Arts. He has a strong background in teaching statistics and research design across 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.
Dr Scott Niblock
Bachelor of Business and Enterprise and Bachelor of Business Course Coordinator.
Scott’s research is driven by financial econometrics using time-series data and other empirical approaches. He is particularly passionate about funds management performance, behavioural finance, financial capability and wellbeing, responsible investing, and carbon markets.
Dr Pascal Scherrer
Bachelor of Business Administration Course Coordinator, Senior Lecturer
Pascal has extensive expertise in the areas of sustainability, regional development, tourism and visitor management. He 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 units and supervises PhD research students.
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.
Dr Owen Hogan
MBA / MBA (online) 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.
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.
Professor Darshana Sedera
Master of Information Technology Management Course Coordinator
Professor Sedera is also the Associate Dean (Research) and Director of the University’s Digital Enterprise Lab. Prof. Sedera has published over 250 peer-reviewed papers in the areas of digital transformation, enterprise systems, innovation and outsourcing. His works have appeared in top-tier academic journals like the Information & Management, Journal of the AIS, Journal of Strategic IS, and the Communications of the AIS.
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.
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.
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.
Dr Jennifer Harrison
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr Simon Wilde
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.
Ms Kayleen Wood
Kayleen is a lecturer in Taxation Law and Practice and is also a PhD candidate. Her research centres on student engagement with and motivation for learning. She has a background in professional accounting, academic project management, and teacher education.
Associate Professor Michael Kortt
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.
Associate Professor Michael Charles
Michael's research focuses on infrastructure policy, public values and infrastructures, research policy, collaboration and engagement between industry and academia, and history.
Master of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration (Online)
Dr Owen Hogan
T: +61 437 872 899
Bachelor of Business and Enterprise
Dr Scott Niblock
T: +61 7 5589 3098
Contact the Faculty of Business, Law and Arts - Southern Cross
Executive Dean of Faculty
T: +61 7 5589 3054
Associate Dean (Education)
T: +61 2 6620 3848
Associate Dean (Research)
T: +61 7 5589 3036