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Andrew O'Neil

Professor Andrew O'Neil
Executive Dean of Law and Business

Andrew is Professor and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Law and Business at the Australian Catholic University. Before taking up this role in January 2023, he was Acting Dean of the Graduate Research School and Professor of Political Science at Griffith University. From April 2016 to October 2021, Andrew was Dean (Research) in the Griffith Business School. Prior to this, he was Head of the School of Government and International Relations (2014-2016) and Director of the Griffith Asia Institute (2010-2014). Before entering academia, and immediately after finishing his PhD, Andrew worked as a Commonwealth public servant for Australia's Department of Defence. Working in teams, Andrew has received ARC Discovery and Linkage Project funding, as well as competitive industry funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Japan Foundation, and the Department of Defence. Between 2020-22, Andrew was a member of the Australian Research Council's College of Experts. He is currently an Associate Investigator on the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (CEVAW).

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Dr Pandula Gamage

Associate Professor Dr Pandula Gamage
National Head of School (Acting)

Dr.Gamage 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. Since commencing at ACU, Pandula has provided and continues to provide productive and sustained leadership in a range of areas. He has taught extensively in international programs including China, Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam. Dr Gamage also engages in high-impact research publishing in prestigious journals and received research grants linked with national professional accounting and finance associations. Prior to commencing his academic career, Pandula held managerial roles in the industry. He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

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Samantha Murdy

Dr Samantha Murdy
Deputy Head of School (Acting)

Samantha is an academic in Marketing with over 15 years of teaching, research, and consulting experience. Before joining ACU, she worked in the Queensland University of Technology and the University of Strathclyde. She holds a PhD and a Bachelor (Honours) degree in Marketing. She also holds a PG Cert in Higher Education Teaching and is a member of the Higher Education Academy.

Samantha has held many key strategic roles throughout her career in which she has redesigned courses and curriculum including, but not limited to, Undergraduate Director, Postgraduate Director of a suite of Marketing programmes, and Deputy Director of Teaching and Learning.

Samantha has a keen research interest in conservation, sustainability, and community in relation to marketing in a tourism context. She has published a case study, 23 conference papers, and 10 journal articles (with most of these being in ERA- A* and A ranked journals), as well as publishing in the Conversation and being interviewed by Sunday Politics Scotland.

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Honorary appointments

Dr Mindy Shoss - Honorary Fellow

Professor Wayne Hochwarter - Honorary Professor

The Hon Paul Lucas - Adjunct Professor

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Peter Faber Business School National Staff List

Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Dr Syed Fazal-e-Hasan - Head of Discipline

Professor Susan Dann AM

Dr Alexander Campbell

Dr Samantha Murdy

Dr Usha Pappu

Dr Joanna Vogeley

Accounting and Finance

Associate Professor Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman - Head of Discipline

Associate Professor Dr Pandula Gamage

Associate Professor Dr Wendy James

Dr Jak Kakhkharov

Dr Adam Arian

Dr Andrea Giovannetti

Dr Victoria Obeng

HRM and Management

Dr Sugumar Mariappanadar - Head of Discipline

Professor Jo Ingold

Dr Marzena Baker

Dr Trajce Cvetkovski

Dr Felix Orole

Dr Bhaskar Purohit

Information Technology and Systems

Dr Walayat Hussain - Head of Discipline

Dr Mahmoud Bekhit

Dr Kamanashis Biswas

Dr Kewen Liao

Dr Sr Thuy-Linh Nguyen

Dr Mehdi Rajaeian

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