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I have supervised many higher research degree candidates who have used action research or case study research methodologies. Topics that candidates have researched include: developing high performance teams, managing conflict in teams, project time management, total quality management, supply chain management, and recruitment and retention.

Current candidates are researching in the areas of sustainable development, building trust with consumers in virtual environments, and employee engagement.

20082022

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Research biography

Prior to joining academia, I was a senior marketing professional with over 25 years of experience in developing and implementing strategic and marketing plans for organisations varying in size from large national and multinationals to new business ventures across multiple different industries.  I've also experience serving on industry and not-for-profit boards. I completed my doctoral degree (PhD) in 2007 while working full time in industry on the topic of Developing and Implementing a Market Orientation in a Government Business Enterprise using an action research approach. 


My research is highly applied. I'm interested in solving practical business problems in complex real-world scenarios using innovative workplace-based approaches, such as action learning and action research, to develop the competencies and capacities of working adults.   

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Australian Institute of Business

Bachelor of Management Studies, Waikato Management School

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