Professor Michael Fischer is a world-renowned expert in the leadership and mobilisation of organisational change in research-intensive organisations, especially in healthcare. A Visiting Scholar at University of Oxford Saïd Business School, he holds a PhD from Imperial College London and was previously senior faculty at the University of Oxford, King’s College London, and the University of Melbourne. He had led major competitive research grants focused on the leadership of research-led innovation, change and societal impact. His recent research includes publications in Accounting Organisations and Society, Human Relations, Organisation Studies, Public Administration, and Social Science & Medicine. His groundbreaking research in the healthcare sector has gained international recognition, influencing policymakers and regulators in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.
Professor Thomas Lange is a multi-award-winning researcher, who holds scholarly interests in employee well-being and motivational aspects of behaviour in the workplace. He assisted several governments as Specialist Advisor, including as key architect of ‘Future Skills Scotland’ and through his contributions to the Cubie Inquiry, Economic Policy Advisory Group (NZ), MOET Vietnam, and the UK Office of Fair Trading Pensions Inquiry. His recent research features in Human Resource Management, Journal of Vocational Behavior, and the British Journal of Management. He serves as Tenured Professor of Management at Middlesex University Business School, London, United Kingdom.
Associate Professor Bart de Jong’s research focuses on trust, teams and the inter-link between the two. He integrates existing work on trust across different levels of analyses and breaks new ground by challenging implicit scholarly assumptions about trust. His research on teams spans a variety of topics, including team entrepreneurial passion, team adaptation, peer control, and social hierarchy. He earned his PhD in Organisational Behaviour and Masters degree in Organisation Science from VU University Amsterdam. His research has been published in some of the world’s leading journals, including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Organisation Science and Academy of Management Journal.
Dr Rajiv Amarnani’s major areas of research are service management, workplace deviance, and career development, examined through the lens of self-esteem regulation and self-control failures. He earned his PhD in Organisational Behaviour from the Australian National University, where he subsequently served as a postdoctoral research fellow with the Research School of Management. Prior to commencing his doctoral studies, he worked in a neuropsychology clinic and conducted market research for an Asian MMORPG firm. His early scholarly works have been published internationally, including articles in Organisational Dynamics and the Journal of Research in Personality.
Dr Mindy Shoss has emerged as one of the world’s leading scholars in the study of employee well-being, using it as a lens through which to examine such topics as leadership, counterproductive workplace behaviour, adaptability, job insecurity, and the consequences of economic crises. She holds a PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Houston, and pairs this background with baccalaureate training in both psychology and economics from Washington University in St. Louis, where she graduated summa cum laude and received Phi Beta Kappa honours. Her research has been published in some of the world’s leading journals, including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Journal of Organizational Behavior. In the United States, she also serves in a professorial capacity in the Industrial/Organisational Psychology program at the University of Central Florida.
Dr Mariappanadar is a Senior Lecturer in Management/HRM in the Peter Faber Business School in Melbourne. His teaching and research interests cover sustainable human resource management, human resource measurement, Organisational behaviour, and culturally indigenous management practices. An organisational psychologist by training, his research has appeared in leading international journal outlets. He publishes in a variety of internationally-recognised journals, including Human Resource Management Review, Personnel Review, and International Journal of Manpower.
Dr Christopher Chan teaches and researches in human resource management. His current research focuses on work-family conflict and work enrichment, the interfaces between religious ethics and business/HR practices, and cross cultural management themes. He has published in the areas of organisational learning, cross-cultural management, and work-life balance. Recent articles have appeared in the Journal of Occupational and Organisational Psychology, International Journal of Intercultural Relations, and Journal of Business Ethics. In Canada, Chris serves as Associate Professor in the School of Human Resource Management, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, at York University, Toronto.
Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman is a National Discipline Leader in Accounting, Finance, and Economics and Lecturer in Finance at Peter Faber Business School. He worked as Lecturer in Finance at the University of Newcastle. He also worked as a Curriculum Technical Advisor at Kaplan Professional Australia. He received his PhD from the University of Newcastle, Australia. His main teaching areas are financial institutions management, corporate finance, investments, and business analysis. His research interests include asset pricing, financial contagion, interest rate risk and capital adequacy. He has published articles in Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, Economic Modelling and Applied Economics, among others. He has also extensive experiences in the senior positions in the banking and finance industry. His research has been centred on areas related to asset pricing, financial contagion, capital adequacy of financial institutions, and Corporate Governance.
Dr Hormoz Ahmadi is a Senior Lecturer in innovation and entrepreneurship at Peter Faber Business School, Australian Catholic University. His teaching interest includes New venture/Entrepreneurial firm's development, business to business marketing, sales management, international marketing, marketing management and market research. His research focuses on entrepreneurial marketing, product and brand innovation and customer-firm relationships. Over the last six years, He has been involved in identifying the trends and conducting research in the areas of product and brand innovation management and new technology ventures&rsquo growth. Hormoz was also an entrepreneur, sales engineer and marketing manager in telecommunication and electronics industries for ten years before joining academia. His research has been published in well-reputed and high-rank (A* and A) marketing and entrepreneurship journals. He is currently collaborating with and managing several industry-relevant research projects.
Dr. Pandula Gamage is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting in the Peter Faber Business School Melbourne. Pandula completed his PhD at La Trobe University, Master of Commerce degree (Accounting) at the University of Melbourne and the Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education at Victoria University. Pandula has extensive national and international experience teaching undergraduate and postgraduate subjects. Pandula's considerable personal success in teaching was formally acknowledged in 2014 with the award of "Pearson/AFAANZ Accounting Educator of the year: Australia and New Zealand." Apart from his excellence in classroom teaching, Pandula also engages in high-impact research. He has recently published scholarly articles in prestigious journals such as: Public Money and Management and Australian Journal of Public Administration. He has also received research grants linked with national professional accounting and finance associations. Pandula's research interests include performance management, corporate accountability and auditing, public sector accounting and accounting education. Prior to commencing his academic career, Pandula held various accounting and finance roles in the industry. He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
Dr Bülend Terzioglu is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and a lecturer in the School of Business at Australian Catholic University. He holds a PhD and a Master of Business (Accounting) from RMIT University, a Graduate Diploma in International Business from Monash University and a BBus from METU. Before getting into academia, he held senior positions in industry over 16 years. Bulend has published in articles in Asia-Pacific Management Accounting Journal, Journal of Applied Management Accounting, Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration. His current research focuses on costing, transfer pricing, outsourcing, and performance evaluation of multinational companies.