Our People

Meet our People

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School Advisory Board

Our School Advisory Board is made up of prominent alumni and members of the business community who are responsible for ensuring the development of all our programs and activities are relevant to industry requirements.

Executive Team

Heath McDonald

Dean of School of Economics, Finance and Marketing

Heath McDonald is the Dean of Economics, Finance & Marketing and Professor of Marketing at RMIT University. His research work focuses on the field of customer acquisition and retention, particularly in subscription markets (e.g., season tickets, memberships). He recently worked with the AFL on its club membership strategy during and post COVID-19 and Zoos Victoria on its membership structure and pricing. His work has attracted over $2 million in external research funding, including three ARC Linkage grants. Heath is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Sport Management, a Research Fellow of NASSM and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  

Email: heath.mcdonald@rmit.edu.au

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Con Stavros

Deputy Dean of School, Learning & Teaching

Constantino (Con) Stavros is Deputy Dean (Learning & Teaching) in the School of Economics,  Finance & Marketing. His leadership and innovation have been at the forefront of many major initiatives at RMIT. He was Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Sport, Business & Management between 2015 and 2020 and has published books, book chapters and journal articles across a range of fields. and he has received numerous awards for his contemporary approach to education. Con is one of Australia's leading commentators on marketing matters. 

Email: con.stavros@rmit.edu.au

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Jonathan Batten

Deputy Dean of School, Research & Innovation

Jonathan A. Batten is Professor of Finance at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. Prior to these positions he was a Professor in Finance at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Monash University, Australia, Seoul National University, Korea, and University Utara Malaysia. He was also an Honorary Professor at the University of Sydney, Australia and the East China University of Science & Technology, Shanghai, China. Batten holds a PhD (1997) in Finance from the University of Sydney, Australia and an MBA (1987) from the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. He is the managing editor of the Journal of International Financial Markets Institutions and Money, co-editor of Finance Research Letters, and senior editor of Elsevier’s highly ranked Emerging Markets Review. His current research involves assessing the impact on banking and financial markets of the expected worldwide shift to renewable energy in the post COVID world; portfolio adjustment to the effects of climate change; and the roles of multinational corporations in international capital markets. His previous work has been published in leading academic journals including those ranked A* by the ABDC and in the FT Financial Times-50 list.

Email: jonathan.batten@rmit.edu.au

Jingjing Zhang

Head of Department, Economics

The unifying theme of Prof Jingjing Zhang's research is applying experimental methods to design better institutions for voting and committee decisions, rent-seeking contests, resource allocations, collective decision-making under risk, auctions, markets and matching. She has published in top journals including The Economic Journal, Games and Economic Behaviour, Experimental Economics, etc. She was awarded grants from the Australian Research Council, U.S. National Science Foundation, Swiss National Science Foundation etc. For more information, please check out her personal website.

Email: jingjing.zhang@rmit.edu.au

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Angel Zhong

Head of Department, Finance

Angel Zhong is a passionate RMIT finance researcher who specialises in empirical asset pricing and investor behaviour in financial markets. Her research has strong investment applications for investors. She is a successful recipient of a number of grants in the area of investment and investor behaviour. Her research has frequently attracted significant mainstream media attention internationally. She holds the position of Associate Editor of leading international finance journals.

Email: angel.zhong@rmit.edu.au

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Linda Robinson

Head of Department, Marketing

A passionate educator and researcher, Dr Linda Robinson is the Associate Dean for Marketing and the Program Manager for Postgraduate Marketing. From the innovative programs that nurture socially aware marketing professionals, to the impactful research that generates agile marketing solutions, she is excited about the future of the Marketing Discipline at RMIT.

Email: linda.robinson@rmit.edu.au

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Katarina Prince

Senior Manager, Planning & Operations

Katarina Prince is the Senior Manager, Planning and Operations for the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing. She is a values-driven executive level operations manager, with over 20 years of experience across the higher education, public, private and corporate health sectors. She is committed to optimising service delivery that strengthens governance and promotes alignment between strategic and operational initiatives. Katarina enjoys developing the next generation of leaders and managers through coaching and mentorship.

Email: katarina.prince@rmit.edu.au


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School Planning and Operations

  • Katarina Prince — Senior Manager, Planning and Operations
  • Christine Karavias — Senior Coordinator, Planning and Operations
  • Sarah Corso — Executive Support Officer
  • Rabea North — Learning and Teaching Support Senior Officer
  • Santina Cotela — Learning and Teaching Senior Support Officer
  • Vicki Mete — Learning and Teaching Senior Support Officer 
  • Clementine Bendle-Thompson — Learning and Teaching Senior Support Officer
  • John Meagher — School Services Officer

Contact

Visit us

Address: Building 80, 445 Swanston Street, Melbourne,  VIC-3000
Location: Melbourne City campus , Building 80
Hours:
 Monday - Friday 9:00 - 17:00

Postal address

School of Economics, Finance and Marketing
GPO Box 2476
Melbourne 3001, Victoria, Australia

RMIT Connect

Information for current College of Business and Law students.

Address: Building 80, Level 7, 445 Swanston Street, Melbourne,  VIC, 3000
Phone: +61 3 9925 5000
Hours: Monday - Thursday: 9am - 5pm,  Friday: 10am - 5pm

People

Key contacts at the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing.

Meet our people

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.