School staff

Dean, Deakin Business School

Professor Amanda Pyman

Amanda is a Professor in Human Resource Management and Employment Relations and Head of the Department of Management at Deakin Business School. In a career spanning thirteen years in higher education, Amanda has worked in Australia and internationally, including work as a researcher in areas of employee voice, employee engagement and employee workplace participation.

Key contacts

Professor Amanda Pyman, Dean, Deakin Business School

Associate Professor Xiaoyang Li, Director of Research, Deakin Business School

General contact

Office of the Director

Heads of department

Professor Colin Higgins, Head of Department, Management

Professor Anne Wyatt, Head of Department, Accounting

Professor Rajeev Sharma, Head of Department, Information Systems and Business Analytics

Professor Mehmet Ulubasoglu, Head of Department, Economics

Alfred Deakin Professor Michael Polonsky, Head of Department, Marketing

Professor Xiangkang Yin, Head of Department, Finance



Centre for Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Business
Professor Hind Benbya, Director

Centre for Disaster Resilience and Economic Recovery Education
Professor Mehmet Ulubasoglu, Director

Centre for Refugee Employment, Advocacy, Training and Education (CREATE)
Dr Karen Dunwoodie, Director

Deakin Integrated Reporting Centre
Professor Peter Carey, Research Director

IPA-Deakin SME Research Centre 
Professor George Tanewski, Director


Arts & Creative Industries Research and Engagement (ACiRE)
Professor Hilary Glow, Director

Better Consumption Lab 
Associate Professor Josh Newton, Director

Deakin MarTech Clinic 
Associate Professor  Ali Tamaddoni, Director

Deakin MarTech Clinic
Professor Andre Bonfrer, Director

Impact Finance Hub
Dr Emma Li, Director

Leadership Futures Hub
Associate Professor Jeff Shao, Director

Leadership Futures Hub
Dr Yuen Lam Bavik, Director

Women's Entrepreneurship Research Alliance
Dr Andrea North-Samardzic, Director

Contact us

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