Researcher Profile Videos

Professor Victor Gekara

Professor Victor Gekara is an Professor in the School of Accounting, Info Systems and Supply Chain. Victor is also the leader of the Global Transport and Logistics Research Group. Victor’s research covers the following areas: Global labour supply chains; Skills formation in the maritime and logistics sectors; Port development, competitiveness and productivity; the political economy of skill formation; workforce capacity building; and maritime policy. Watch this profile video to find out more about Victor’s fascinating research.

Professor Anne-Laure Mention

Professor Anne-Laure Mention is the Director of the Global Business Innovation Enabling Capability Platform at RMIT, Melbourne, Australia. She is also a Professor at the School of Management at RMIT, Melbourne; a visiting professor at Université de Liège, Belgium and the Deputy Head of the Centre d’Evaluation de la Performance des Entreprises and a visiting professor at Tampere University of Technology, Finland. Watch this profile video to find out more about Anne-Laure’s research.

Associate Professor Cameron Duff

Cameron Duff is an Associate Professor in the School of Management. His research interests include Social entreprenurship and social enterprise, Organisational theory, Public health, Urban renewal, Innovation, Digital health, At-risk youth, Housing and homelessness, Mental health promotion. Watch this profile video to find out more about his passion for research and his research into homelessness.

Associate Professor Chris Berg

Associate Professor Chris Berg is an academic in the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing, and Co-Director of the RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub. Chris’s research interests include Economic history, Australian history, Political economy, Institutional economics, Blockchains and institutional technologies. Watch this profile video to learn more about Chris’s research into blockchain technology.

Associate Professor Gillian Vesty

Gillian Vesty is an Associate Professor in the School of Accounting, Info Systems and Supply Chain. Her research interests include performance measurement in public hospitals, sustainability management accounting, internal business governance, and actor-network theory. Watch this profile video to learn more about Gillian’s research into learning through gaming.

Dr Sam Tavassoli

Dr Sam Tavassoli is a Senior Lecturer at RMIT and also an Affiliated Research Fellow at the Centre for Innovation, Research and Competence in the Learning Economy (CIRCLE), Lund University, Sweden. His research and teaching profiles are around innovation and entrepreneurship.

Dr Anne Kallies

Dr Anne Kallies is a senior lecturer in law in RMIT’s Graduate School of Business and Law. Ann’s areas of research include Energy law, Environmental law, Renewable energy and climate law, Law and regulation, Electricity market regulation. Watch this profile video to find out more about her exciting research and her passion for positive change.

Professor Pia Arenius

Professor Arenius is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the School of Management. She is an expert in the field of new firm creation, innovation and venture growth, industry policy and technology policy. Her current research focuses on entrepreneurial opportunities, and different aspects of the start-up process including the actions and emotions of the individuals involved. Professor Arenius has carried out many industry-university collaborative research projects on innovation and entrepreneurship, and regularly publishes in leading management and entrepreneurship journals.

Professor Supriya Singh

Professor Singh is an Honorary Professor of Sociology of Communications in the Graduate School of Business and Law. She holds a PhD in Sociology and Anthropology. Professor Singh’s research focuses on the sociology of money and banking; migration, remittances and the transnational family; globalisation, financial inclusion, user centred design of information and communication technologies; and methodological issues relating to qualitative research. Her current research is on money, gender and family violence among the Anglo-Celtic and Indian communities in Australia.

Professor Simon Feeny

Simon Feeny is professor in RMIT’s School of Economics, Finance and Marketing and group leader of the International Development and Trade Research Group. Simon’s core areas of research are Macroeconomics and Development Economics. Watch this profile video to learn more about Simon’s important research.

Professor Prem Chhetri

Professor Chhetri is Professor of Geo-logistics in the School of Business IT and Logistics, and Director of the Global Supply Chain and Logistics research priority area. He has published over one hundred refereed papers and numerous research reports for the government and industry. Professor Chhetri is known internationally for research in spatially-integrated analytics and urban logistics. His recent research has focused on port logistics, climate change, urban modelling, tourism potential mapping, emergency response, skills and training, and the application of GIS and GPS in transport, infrastructure and logistics planning.

Professor Sara Charlesworth

Professor Charlesworth is a Professor in the School of Management and Director of the Centre for People, Organisation and Work. She holds a PhD in Legal Studies. Professor Charlesworth has published and presented widely in a wide range of academic, policy and community fora and has been involved in a number of key gender equality policy reviews and debates. Professor Charlesworth’s research interests centre on gender inequality in employment at the labour market, industry and organisational levels.

Distinguished Professor Lee Parker

Professor Parker is a Distinguished Professor in Accounting in the School of Accounting. He holds a PhD in Accounting/Management. Professor Parker’s research appears in over 200 articles and books on management and accounting. As of February 2018, his H index is 56 and his work has had over 12,000 citations. Professor Parker is joint founding editor of the internationally prominent ISI-listed Accounting Auditing & Accountability Journal and serves on over twenty journal editorial boards. Professor Parker is research advisor and assessor to universities, government research granting bodies and professional associations internationally.

Professor Lisa Farrell

Professor Farrell is a Professor in the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing. She hold a PhD in Economics. Professor Farrell’s field of research is applied microeconomics. Her main area of expertise is in the fields of behavioural and health economics and, in particular, the consumption of risky (addictive) products. She is also an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Gambling Business and Economics.

Professor Anthony Forsyth

Professor Forsyth is Professor of Workplace Law in the Graduate School of Business Law. He is also a Consultant with the national legal firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Employment Labour and Safety Team. His research on collective bargaining, the regulation of trade unions and workplace dispute resolution has been published in Australian and international journals, and he has done funded research for the International Labour Organization and Business Council of Australia. In 2015, Professor Forsyth was appointed by the Victorian Government to Chair the independent Inquiry into the Labour Hire Industry and Insecure Work.

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