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Dr Colin Higgins
Doctor of Philosophy 2007

Dr Colin Higgins graduated from Deakin University in 2007 after successfully completing his thesis entitled, "The Contribution of Reporting to Corporate Citizenship," as supervised by Deakin's Professor David Birch.

During his studies, Colin was a lecturer in the Department of Management at Massey University in New Zealand. He is soon to take up an appointment with Victoria University in Melbourne.

He explained that his Deakin PhD has helped him to make the transition from student into what he hopes to be an enjoyable and distinguished career in academia.

'I came to Deakin to further my academic career and my PhD has enabled me to develop my career through writing a more sophisticated set of publications and has also helped me to secure my new position with Victoria University, which will enable me to interact with even more people in my scholarly community.

'The best part about my employment in teaching and researching the social aspects of management, is the interaction I have with students and the scholarly pursuit of important questions that face organisations and society today.'

As an off-campus student, Colin said he would recommend Deakin to aspiring PhD students for a number of reasons.

'The thing I enjoyed most about my time at Deakin was the intellectual discovery, the quality of the staff and the well-organised research services provided by the Faculty of Arts,' he said.

In addition to his PhD , Colin holds two other degrees including, a Bachelor of Business Studies (Hons) and Master of Business Studies (Dist) both from Massey University, and lists his areas of academic expertise as stakeholder theory, business and society relationships, corporate citizenship (including triple-bottom line/sustainable development reporting) and business ethics.

Colin is currently a lecturer with the Department of Management at Massey University, based in Palmerston New Zealand.

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