Staff listing

Find out more about staff members at Deakin Business School's Department of Marketing. Here you can see staff profiles, link through to their publications and get in touch.


Department Head
Professor Andre Bonfrer

Director of Research
Professor Michael Polonsky 

Director of HDR
Dr Nichola Robertson

Director of Industry Engagement
Dr Michael Valos

Director International
Dr Ahmed Ferdous

Director of Teaching
Dr Michael Volkov

Course Directors

Master of Marketing
Dr Alvin Lee
Bachelor of Commerce
Dr Marion Steel 
Bachelor of Business
Dr Ahmed Ferdous

Alfred Deakin Professors


Associate Professors

Honorary Associate Professor

Senior Lecturers


Professorial Research Fellow

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Administrative staff

Current HDR students

P = Principal
A = Associate

Name Thesis title Supervisor
Argho Bandyopadhyay Branding regional wine: An empirical investigation John Hall (P)
Alvin Lee (A)
Ho Yin Wong (A)
James DavidsonEnvironmentally friendly vehicles: Understanding consumer attitudes Andrea Vocino (P)
David Bednall (A)
Frank Will (A)
Tara DiversiAre nudges welcome, annoying or intrusive? How do people respond to and perceive Slim by Design nudging? Chris Dubelaar (P)
Joshua Newton (A)
Ashish Shrikrishna Galande Understanding firm related communications using a marketing lensChris Dudelaar (P)
Ali Tamaddoni Jahromi (A) 
Fatemeh Haji Habibi Consumer responses to the dynamic power states of others Riza Casidy (P)
Joshua Newton (A)
Jimmy Wong (A)
Neville HurstEnergy efficient housing and the role of real estate agents Andrea Vocino (P)
David Bednall (A)
Sara Wilkinson (A)
Hedieh KarachiMusic as an indicator for shaping consumer behaviourAndrea Vocino (P)
Jeffrey Rotman (A)
Stefanie Kramer The effectiveness of customer information in companies through improved CRM Marion Steel (P)
John Molineux (A)
Anand Shankaran (A)
Effie Lagos Branding Gallipoli and its relationship to attendance and event satisfaction John Hall (P)
Marion Steel (A) 
Ho Yin Wong (P)
Prakash SatyavageeswaranEssays in customer experience and engagementChris Dubelaar (P)
Ali Tamaddoni Jahromi (A) 
Ayman ShaheenThe role of organisation structure and environmental condition on deployment of green IT/IS in B2B contextMehdi Taghian (P)
Lubna Alam (A)
Alemayehu Molla (A)
Trang TranThe impact of acculturation and effect of country-of-origin on Australian immigrant attitudes toward home and foreign low-involvement productsMichael Polonsky (P)
Huong Le (A)
Josip VlahekSustainable livelihoods and the marketing of Burmese handicrafts to touristsMehdi Taghian (P)
Lisa McQuilken (A)
Michael VolkovConsumption behaviour of at-risk youthRohit Varman (P)
Paul Harrison (A)
Emma WinstonRetaining co-created value from the artsAhmed Ferdous (P)
Emma Therese HallUnderstanding and Modelling Opera Attendance: An Empirical AnalysisHo Yin Wong (A)
Jayant NasaCulture-Specific Effects of Offensive/Misleading Advertising featuring Celebrity versus Non-Celebrity SpokespersonsAndrea Vocino (P)
Jeffrey Rotman (A)
Kathryn RyanThe decision making process to find a residential aged care facilityMichael Polonsky (P)
Partha DattaSegmenting moral reasoning strategies using Implicit Theory of Morality: When do we choose Moral Coupling, Decoupling, or RationalisationRiza Casidy (P)
Chris Dubelaar (A)
Paul SaintilanManagerial Orientations and Underlying Beliefs in Large Music OrganisationsPandora Kay (A)