Department of Management

Leading organisations to better outcomes

The Department of Management focuses on the interactions of people, organisations and society for better business and social outcomes. Our work supports inclusion, wellbeing and sustainability and embraces the needs of arts and sport organisations.

Our courses

Our curriculum is informed by cutting-edge research and practice. You'll enjoy hands-on experience, including industry-focused problem-solving – making it easier to transition into the workforce.

Explore our courses

Research specialisations

The Department of Management is renowned for its innovative, high-quality research. Our research strengths span six core sub-disciplines:

  • organisational behaviour
  • leadership and management education
  • human resource management and industrial relations
  • international business management and strategy
  • sport management and marketing
  • arts and cultural management.

Faculty also have strengths in specific domains including:

  • workplace mental health
  • leadership
  • employee voice and participation
  • strategic HR management
  • cultural intelligence
  • integration of refugees in workplaces
  • sport management and marketing
  • evaluating socio-cultural impacts of arts and cultural activities.

Join our PhD program

The Department of Management is seeking intellectually curious doctoral applicants with a strong academic track record who are interested in undertaking rigorous, theory-advancing research.

Department of Management staff

Our staff strive to embed our strategic employability focus in our teaching and learning and produce innovative, high-quality research that is frequently published in leading journals.

Key contacts

Professor Colin Higgins, Head of Department

Dr Justine Ferrer, Director of Teaching

Professor Andrew Noblet, Director, Researcher Development

Course directors

Dr Damien Whitburn, Bachelor of Sports Development

Dr Hunter Fujak, Bachelor of Business (Sports Management)

Dr Sarah Steen, Bachelor of Human Resource Management (Psychology)

Professor David Shilbury, Executive Master of Sport Business

Dr Justine Ferrer, Graduate Certificate of Entrepreneurship

Dr Jonathan Robertson, Master of Business (Sports Management)

Dr Anne Kershaw, Master of Business (Arts and Cultural Management)

Associate Professor Alfred Presbitero, MBA (International)

Dr John Molineux, Master of Human Resource Management

Associate Professor Jeff Shao, Master of Leadership

Academic contacts

Associate Professor Fara Azmat

Dr Jordan Bakhsh, Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Mike Bengough, Lecturer

Dr Sukanto Bhattacharya, Senior Lecturer

Dr Michael Callaghan, Lecturer

Dr Jeff Chamberlain, Lecturer

Dr Amanda Coles, Senior Lecturer

Dr Brian Connelly, Professorial Research Fellow

Dr Andrew Creed, Lecturer

Associate Professor Shea Fan

Dr Justine Ferrer, Associate Head of School

Scott Field, Lecturer

Dr Hunter Fujak, Lecturer

Professor Hilary Glow

Dr Huw Flatau Harrison, Senior Lecturer

Professor Colin Higgins, Head of Department

Professor Andreas Hirschi, Professorial Research Fellow

Campbell Jamieson, Professor of Practice

Professor Adam Karg

Dr Anne Kershaw, Senior Lecturer

Ms Jooyoung Kim, Lecturer

Dr Florian Klonek, Senior Lecturer

Dr Jennifer Ann Lajom, Senior Lecturer

Dr Nicole Larson, Lecturer

Dr Ruby Ma, Lecturer

Dr Joshua McLeod, Lecturer

Dr John Molineux, Senior Lecturer

Professor Andrew Noblet

Dr Andrea North-Samardzic, Senior Lecturer

Dr Melissa Parris, Senior Lecturer

Dr Rakesh Pati, Senior Lecturer

Professor Dr Pamm Phillips

Associate Professor Alfred Presbitero

Dr Jonathan Robertson, Senior Lecturer

Dr Heather Round, Senior Lecturer

Associate Professor Katie Rowe

Dr Achinto Roy, Senior Lecturer

Dr Kerrie Saville, Senior Lecturer

Associate Professor Dhara Shah

Associate Professor Jeff Shao

Dr Zitong Sheng, Senior Lecturer

Professor David Shilbury

Dr Sarah Steen, Lecturer

Dr Steve Swanson, Senior Lecturer

Professor Lucy Taksa

Associate Professor Sam Tavassoli

Dr Paul Turner, Senior Lecturer

Dr Andrew Wang, Lecturer

Dr Damien Whitburn, Lecturer

Dr Fannie Wu, Lecturer

Research contacts


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

Centre for Disaster Resilience and Recovery
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 
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
Dr Fannie Wu, Director

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

Apply for a Masters by Research

Interested in research-level study? Gain the skills you need to get ahead in your workplace or start your research or academic career.

Journal publications

Our staff have published in many of the leading journals in the discipline, including:

  • Academy of Management Journals
  • Academy of Management Annals
  • Academy of Management Perspectives
  • Management Science
  • Strategic Management Journal
  • Journal of Organizational Behavior
  • Journal of Business Ethics
  • Journal of Vocational Behavior
  • Journal of International Business Studies.

The Department of Management hosts the Journal of Industrial Relations, one of the world’s leading peer-reviewed journals of workplace relations, led by Co-Editors-in-Chief, Professor Amanada Pyman and Professor Lucy Taksa.


We have a range of speakers and research partners who regularly visit Deakin to share insights and encourage debate on topics of particular interest to the department’s students.

Upcoming seminars

All seminars are held at the Burwood campus room LB3.210 and on Zoom.

Tuesday 18 June11am

Samuel Joseph Cairnduff
Deakin University

Past seminars




28 May

Tracy Margieson
Deakin University

Artistic programming in the performing arts industry: Sensemaking, audiences, and audience development

21 May

Dr Andrew Wang
Deakin University

A Profile Analysis of Leader Interpersonal Emotion Management Strategies

7 May

Dr Nicole Larson
Deakin University

Leveraging AI Tools to Enhance Academic Research

30 April

Associate Professor Dhara Shah
Deakin University

Collaborating for Success- Exploring the Realities of Partnerships on the Path to Research Funding

16 April

Dr Thomas Kelemen
Kansas State University

Relevant Social theories

9 April

Dr Zitong Sheng
Deakin University

Teaching Newcomers How to Fish: Newcomer Proactivity and Career Success

22 March

Associate Professor Simon Raby
Mount Royal University, Canada

Unlocking Impact: Strategies for Effective Knowledge Mobilization

19 March

Associate Professor Simon Raby
Mount Royal University, Canada

Putting together the Puzzle: A Comprehensive Meta-Analysis on the Growth of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs)

12 March

Associate Professor Shea Fan
Deakin University

Missed connections: A resource-management theory to combat loneliness experienced by globally mobile employees.

5 March

Dr Dana L Ott
University of Otago New Zealand

20 February

Dr Daniela Andrei
Curtain University

Antecedents of work design: the role of leaders in shaping the way workers experience their work and wellbeing outcomes.

16 February

Professor Allan O'connor
University of South Australia

Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Concepts and Methods

6 February

Mejse Hasle NielsenTechnical
University of Denmark

Time for renegotiating the psychological contract – Managers’ and employees’ perceptions of psychological contract breaches in the hybrid workplace

2 February

Dr Tomi Kallio
University of Vaasa

Faculty satisfaction, criticism, and cynicism towards performance measurement in universities

Contact us

Find out more about what we’re doing at the Department of Management.

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