Our people

Learn more about Deakin Business School staff and the prominent professors and lecturers who could be teaching you. Find staff member profiles and read about their most recent publications.

Meet the Deakin Business School Dean

Professor Amanda Pyman is a professor in Human Resource Management and Employment Relations and former Head of the Department of Management at Deakin Business School. In a career spanning 18 years in higher education, Amanda has worked in Australia and internationally, including as director of the Monash MBA and researching in areas of employee voice, employee engagement and employee workplace participation. She commenced as Deakin Business School Dean in 2021.

Our mission is to be a catalyst for positive change – business has a critical role to play in tackling the world’s complex problems. What’s exciting about Deakin Business School is our trajectory and ambition. The work we’re doing to create change makes it a really exciting place.

Professor Amanda Pyman

Dean, Deakin Business School

Key contacts

Professor Amanda Pyman, Dean, Deakin Business School
Associate Professor Xiaoyang Li, Director of Research, Deakin Business School

General contact

Cath Fairlie, Executive Assistant to the Dean, Deakin Business School

Study with us

Deakin Business School empower students, staff and partners to work toward positive change.

Department staff

Department heads

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

Our research

Deakin Business School partners with industry, government and community to transform ideas into impact. Our world-class researchers, facilities and networks will kick-start your research career.

Research staff


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 Fannie Wu, Director

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


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

Contact us

Get in touch or visit us at our Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waterfront or Warrnambool campuses.

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