Professor Richard Dunford joined UNSW Business School in January 2017 as Associate Dean, International & External Relations. Richard has held a range of academic leadership roles, including PVC (Business and Law), University of Newcastle; Chair of the International Business Discipline, University of Sydney Business School; Deputy Dean / Interim Dean, MGSM; Head of Management, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand; and Associate Dean for Research and Postgraduate Studies, UTS.
As well as working within the university sector, Richard has worked in business (the oil industry) and government (technology policy) and has provided consulting services on strategy, managing change and executive education to a wide range of companies in Australasia and South-East Asia. Through these roles, Richard has had extensive experience in engaging with Asia, industry and government.
In addition, Richard is an accomplished scholar, having widely published in top tier journals including Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Management Studies, Long Range Planning, Human Relations and Organization Studies. He has also been the recipient of multiple ARC Discovery and Linkage Grants.
Richard was Chair of the Australian Research Council’s 2018 Engagement and Impact (EI) Social Science Panel and Deputy Chair of the 2015 Excellence in Research, Australia (ERA) Economics and Commerce panel. He is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, and has been a member of EQUIS accreditation review panels for universities in Asia and Europe.