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Overview & Mission

The Health@Business Research Network is a collaborative network to advance the knowledge and practice of business activities that enable health, healthcare, and effective health outcomes.

The network is a group of researchers from UNSW Business focused on health-related research in new and emerging areas in building high quality, high impact research outcomes with relevance to the Business School’s research profile. The network supports UNSW Strategy 2025’s drive for academic excellence (research quality), social engagement (a just society, grand challenges, knowledge exchange for social progress and economic prosperity) and global impact (partnerships). It aims to develop and share new knowledge about the connections that foster and cultivate health, and which informs policy and practice.

UNSW Business School researchers are well-positioned to apply our expertise to challenges affecting health care such as population ageing, use of big data and policy development, artificial intelligence and other technology trends, healthy workplaces, changing consumer behaviours and patient-centred care.

The value in engaging with Health@Business is its business perspective and the breadth of the expertise and profiles of our network members. Unlike other initiatives located in Schools of Medicine, part of the uniqueness of our network is that it offers our partners a business school perspective on healthcare. As a leading global business school (#15 QS Ranking for Accounting and Finance; Top 100 MBA ranking UK Financial Times), the UNSW Business School is focused on globally engaged and high impact ideas in the business realm. This focus, alongside the breadth of our range, allows Health@Business to give a different perspective on healthcare – from people to institutions, from behaviour to policy, from superannuation and tax to intellectual property, the range of possibilities is large. This business-specific depth alongside already established collaborations and work in health provides Health@Business a unique outlook on health problems while offering our partners a range of ongoing project possibilities that they may need help with.

How we got here

  • Health care is one of the largest employers in Australia. From fitness trackers to workplace wellness, hospital supply chain to costs of disease management, health is a broad area that touches on people’s everyday lives. To encourage and sustain a healthy Australian society, the Government, private and not-for-profit stakeholders rely on evidence-based research produced by experts across disciplines, including clinicians, practitioners, public health specialists and social scientists
  • UNSW Strategy 2025 sets the University’s sights on leading the discussion on grand challenges facing society in Australia and worldwide, which includes health and wellbeing
  • Strategic research alignment to UNSW strengths and external funding priorities in health can help drive a productive agenda that aims to impact society, policy and practice. Developing expertise around health can improve faculty performance through research outputs in high impact journals, connections with external partners and innovative courses


A collaborative network to advance the knowledge and practice of business activities that enable health, healthcare, and effective health outcomes. The initiative is focused on expanding and understanding the health behaviours, status, and work boundaries between individuals and groups, health services and systems, and the economics of health in community and environments. It aims to develop and share new knowledge about the connections that foster and cultivate health, and which informs policy and practice.

The network is made up of three research streams that are closely aligned with Business School faculty and capabilities:

Health Behaviours, Status and Work: This stream focuses on how behaviour impacts health and health outcomes, and approaches to health, productivity, and wellbeing at work.

Health Economics: This stream focuses on understanding and enhancing economic behaviour in its many variants, and contributing to health services and health policy research.

Health Services and Systems: This stream focuses on identifying affordable healthcare and service delivery models, and building and maintaining sustainable healthcare.

The network has a multipart agenda:

  1. Gain buy in for research topics from stakeholders and leverage champions to boost and strengthen capabilities in health research
  2. Build connections with health professionals
  3. Leverage existing translation outlets
  4. Build education partnerships with healthcare industry clients
  5. Collaborate with sector and industry specific disciplines

Current Projects & Network Opportunities

Current Projects & Team Members

Health@Business in partnership with UNSW Medicine currently has 14 projects underway. These projects provide an indicative outline of the types of collaborations that we are capable of in fostering health care outcomes.

Research Team


  • Anurag, Sharma (Public Health & Community Medicine)
  • Jackson Chris (Management)

Setting the table for change: Encouraging consumers to spend more on healthy food and less on sugary drinks

  • Buchan, Jenny (Taxation and Business Law)
  • Walpola Ramesh (Public Health & Community Medicine)
  • Sharma, Anurag (Public Health & Community Medicine)
  • Hoellerer, Markus (Management)

Who knows what’s in your medicine? Harmful excipients in medication and the overlooked consequences for public health in Australia

  • Dong, Songting (Marketing)
  • Reppermund, Simone (School of Psychiatry)
  • Jiang, Veronica (Marketing)
  • Meltzer, Ariella (Centre for Social Impact)
  • Shuptrine, Rebecca (EDI), 

Harnessing Virtual Reality for Disability Inclusiveness

  • Foster, Gigi (Economics)
  • Woolfenden, Susan (NSW Health)
  • Lingam, Raghu (Bright Alliance)

The Healthier Wealthier Families Fairfield (HWFF) program: Addressing child poverty through innovation in health care service delivery

  • Hall, John (Public Health & Community Medicine)
  • Sanders, Karin (Management) 
  • Lian, Teng (Public Health & Community Medicine)
  • Vuong, Kyle (Public Health & Community Medicine)

Regional & Rural NSW International Medical Graduates (IMGs) - career paths, CPD, work satisfaction and career intentions

  • Hanewald, Katja (Risk & Actuarial Studies)
  • Chenoweth, Lynn (Psychiatry)
  • Beard, John (CEPAR)
  • Liu, Zhixin (Stats Central)

Intrinsic capacity: Validation of a new WHO concept for Healthy Ageing

  • Harrison, Reema (Public Health & Community Medicine)
  • Schwarz, Gavin (Management)
  • Houng, Le-Dao (Public Health & Community Medicine)
  • Minbashian, Amirali (Management)
  • Walpola, Ramesh (Public Health & Community Medicine)
  • Chauhan, Ashfaq (Public Health & Community Medicine)
  • Richards, Ian (Clinical Excellence Commission)
  • Stern, Adrienne (NSLHD)
  • Allan, Juliane (WNSWLHD)
  • Kirkwood, Lea (Agency Clinical Innovation)

Translation and change: Embedding effective change management in health

  • Heslin, Peter (Management)
  • Taylor, Silas (Medicine)
  • Lim, Renee (Changineers)

Promoting wellbeing in the business coaching environment using AI-driven non-verbal communication behaviour (NVCB) analysis of interactions

  • Kayis-Kumar, Ann (Taxation& Business Law)
  • Deady, Mark (Black Dog Institute)
  • Noone, Jack (CSI)
  • Walpole, Michael (Taxation& Business Law)
  • Harvey, Samuel (Black Dog Institute)
  • Mackenzie, Gordon (Taxation& Business Law)
  • Lin, Youngdeok (Accounting)

Improving mental health outcomes for small businesses in financial distress

  • Land, Lesley (SISTM)
  • Chenoworth, Lynn (Psychiatry)

Exploring Adoption and Functional Outcomes of Technology in Persons 60 years and above

  • Meyer, Lois (Public Health & Community Medicine)
  • Dhaenens, Andrew (Management)
  • Harrison, Reema (Public Health & Community Medicine)
  • Pervaz, Iqbal Maha (Public Health & Community Medicine)

Mapping Health Leadership Mentoring Relationships as a Diagnostic Tool to Support Change Management

  • Mo, Ce (Jacky) (SISTM)
  • Concha, Oscar Perez (Centre for Big Data Research in Health)
  • Yu, Ting (Marketing)
  • Tania, Bucic (Marketing)

Improving health care delivery by bridging the knowledge and skills gaps for health professionals in applied business analytics

  • Ortmann, Andreas (Economics)
  • Chambers Georgina (Centre for Big Data Research in Health)
  • Keller, Elena (Centre for Big Data Research in Health)
  • Jorm, Louisa (Centre for Big Data Research in Health)

Economics experiment exploring the demand for fertility treatments

  • Seale, Holly (Public Health & Community Medicine)
  • Shinkle, George(Management)
  • Jackson, Chris  (Management)

Examining new ways to improve immunisation uptake amongst culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) individuals: identifying new actors to promote acceptance and uptake

Network Opportunities

With this focus, the group can generate possible interest or needs based projects by working alongside streams to generate sector- or hospital-specific driven projects. These initiatives could include several themes such as:

  • Organizing hospitals for VUCA Integrated way of understanding how the components of health care can work together to balance change [Streams: Behaviours/Economics]
  • Commercializing healthcare e-medicine, taxation and patent management, innovating beyond care, medical device commercialisation [Streams: Services/Economics]
  • Promoting wellbeing beyond the hospital space

Member Profiles

Frederick Anseel

Bio: Frederik Anseel is a Professor of Management and Associate Dean Research at the UNSW Business School, Sydney. Previously, he was Vice-Dean Research at King’s College London (UK), Head of Department at Ghent University (Belgium) and has held visiting positions at ESSEC Business School (France), Bocconi University (Italy) and University of Groningen (The Netherlands). He currently serves as the President of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, with 2000 members the leading European association for evidence-based insights regarding people, work and organization. His work won several awards, including an Academy of Management Best Paper award, and he is an elected Fellow of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP).

Hugh Bainbridge

Bio: Hugh T.J. Bainbridge is an Associate Professor in the School of Management at the UNSW Business School. His research interests focus on workforce diversity with a specialisation on employees who, in addition to their job, also provide informal unpaid care to family members who have disabilities or are elderly. The current emphasis of his work is on eldercare, the work-care interface, and how line managers and HR specialists can improve the workforce experience of employees with caring responsibilities and the people they care for. His research interests focus on workforce diversity with a specialisation on employees who, in addition to their job, also provide informal unpaid care to elderly or disabled family members. The current emphasis of his work is on eldercare, the work-care interface, and how line managers and HR specialists can improve the workforce experience of employees with care responsibilities. His research is published in management journals including the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behavior, and Human Resource Management. His research also appears in policy journals such as Social Policy & Administration, Labour & Industry, and Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy. Outside UNSW, he contributes in an advisory capacity to several organisations including the Diversity Council of Australia, Carers NSW and the multi-agency Project Management Group that is helping to formulate the NSW Government 2020-2029 Carers Strategy.

Hazel Bateman

Bio: Hazel is a Professor in the School of Risk and Actuarial Studies at the UNSW Business School. She has research interests in the areas of public and private provision for retirement. Her current research investigates retirement saving, investment and benefit decisions; the structure, governance and performance of pension and superannuation funds; and effective public policy for an ageing society. Prior to joining the University of New South Wales, Hazel worked as an economist in the Australian Treasury. Hazel has been a consultant on retirement income issues to a range of Australian and international organisations including the OECD, the World Bank, the Social Insurance Administration (China), APEC and KIHASA. Hazel is a member of UniSuper's Consultative Committee and in 2012-13 was a member of the Australian Government's Superannuation Roundtable.

Jenny Buchan

Bio: Jenny joined the School of Taxation & Business Law, UNSW Business School, in 2002. Prior to becoming an academic she worked as a commercial lawyer in private practice in New Zealand, Melbourne and Sydney, and as a compliance consultant. Member of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's Small Business and Franchising Consultative Committee. Jenny is available to supervise research degrees in franchise law.

Tania Bucic

Bio: Tania is the Deputy Head in the School of Marketing at the UNSW Business School. She also serves as President of the Australian & New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC). ANZMAC is the foremost marketing academy in the region, representing marketing academics in Australia, New Zealand, and increasingly, Asia and Europe. As a researcher, Tania focuses on organisational and behavioural innovation. Her work appears in the Journal of Business Ethics, Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Strategic Marketing, Journal of Services Marketing, Australian Journal of Management, Marketing Intelligence and Planning, Journal of Marketing Education, International Journal of Innovation Management, among others. Tania’s research is predominantly applied and attracts close industry collaboration. Having worked with companies such as Fairfax, Flight Centre and McDonald’s, Tania’s work has received media attention in outlets including Marketing Magazine, Australian Financial Review, BOSS Magazine, Sydney Morning Herald, and National Australia Bank Director Magazine.

Gemma Carey

Bio: Associate Professor Gemma Carey comes from a family that has shifted from deprivation and limited education, to fully tertiary educated in two generations. Since turning 30, she has lived with varying levels of physical disability, when her immune system attacked her nervous system. She believes that working to create equitable living conditions and opportunities is a fundamental responsibility of communities and governments. These beliefs underpin her work as the Research Director of the Centre for Social Impact UNSW, where she leads a multi-disciplinary team of researchers committed to addressing inequality. She works with governments and non-government organisations to identify and change structures and processes that impact inequality. At the moment, her research is primarily focused on the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Gonzalo Castex

Bio: Gonzalo Castex is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Economics at the UNSW Business School. His research interests include Macroeconomics, Labour Economics and Economics of Education.

Arpita Chatterjee

Bio: Arpita Chatterjee is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Economics at the UNSW Business School. She joined University of New South Wales in 2010, after completing her PhD in economics from Princeton University. She is particularly interested in how national economic policies and outcomes are shaped by international factors in an increasingly globalized world economy, and how these domestic policies and institutions, in turn, shape globalization. Also, understanding various economic and policy implications of the Great Recession is an important part of her research agenda.

Mandy Cheng

Bio: Mandy Cheng is the Head of School of Accounting at the UNSW Business School. Mandy's research draws on psychology theories, and uses an experimental approach, to examine how individuals respond to performance measurement systems, incentive schemes, and other management accounting systems and practices. Her specific interests include:

  1. using performance measures, targets and incentives to evaluate and motivate individuals and work teams;
  2. designing management controls to improve judgements, cooperation, and performance;
  3. utilising financial and nonfinancial performance information for business decision making; and
  4. reporting organisational performance to internal and external stakeholders.

Mandy regularly presents at international and national accounting conferences and has publications in leading accounting A* journals (ABDC ranked), including The Accounting Review, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Contemporary accounting Research and Management Accounting Research. She has successfully obtained large external grants include ARC Discovery and Linkage grants.

Catherine Collins

Bio: Catherine is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Management at the UNSW Business School. She researches how to develop and sustain team effectiveness. She examines how these changes are created from individuals’ proactivity, team processes, work design, organisational structures and systems. Her recent work focuses on how organisational ambidexterity – balancing the tension of coordination across business units for efficiency and front line flexibility for innovation – is needed for teams to thrive. Other research interests include seeking to understand why managers do (or don’t!) use research findings (i.e., evidence-based management) as well as employee well-being. Her applied research in organisations has attracted more than $1M of research funding and is published in top tier journals.

Evgenia Dechter

Bio: Geni Dechter is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Economics at the UNSW Business School. Her expertise is Labour Economics, macroeconomics, economics of education.

Michele De Nadai

Bio: Michele De Nadai is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Economics at the UNSW Business School. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Padua. His research interests include applied microeconometrics, econometrics, program evaluation and measurement errors.

Andrew Dhaenens

Bio: Dr. Andrew Dhaenens is a Lecturer in the School of Management at the UNSW Business School. His primary area of research is mentoring along with supporting interests in careers, family business, and social networks. Among other mentoring topics, his current research and primary stream examines the career outcomes of mentoring others from the perspective of mentors in developmental networks. With a background in human resources, he has taught a range of courses at the University of Toledo and Mississippi State University before joining UNSW.

Loretti Isabella Dobrescu

Bio: Isabella Dobrescu is an Associate Professor in the School of Economics at the UNSW Business School. Isabella’s research focuses on issues related to savings and cognition in older age. Her current structural work examines retirement savings adequacy and wealth decumulation in old age, taking into account longevity risks, health shocks, bequest motives, etc. She also investigates the effect of social and physical activities on cognitive skills later in life, as well as the role played by these skills in shaping portfolio choices and economic well-being.

Denzil Fiebig

Bio: Denzil Fiebig is a Professor in the School of Economics at the UNSW Business School. He is a micro-econometrician, who for 20 years has concentrated on health where his research interests are broad. Associated publications have appeared in field journals in health economics such as Journal Health Economics and Health Economics; generalist journals such as Marketing Science, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization and Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C; and interdisciplinary and clinical journals including Social Science and Medicine and Respirology. This research has been supported by over $14 million in funding from the ARC and NHMRC.

Denzil has a long-standing interest in understanding health behaviours in Australia’s mixed public-private system and has completed research on pricing decisions of doctors and health utilization of patients. From a modelling perspective he has worked on survey design issues and methods to forecast health costs and has been active in methodology using stated preference (SP) methods in health. Denzil’s research to better understand the doctor-patient relationship in the context of women’s contraceptive choices and screening decisions has relied heavily on the use of SP data. Currently he has a project on the role birthplace plays in generating large disparities in birth interventions for Australian women. In 2019 Denzil was a CI on a successful NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence Grant on financing cancer care and this project will be a priority in his future research.

Gigi Foster

Bio: Dr. Gigi Foster is a Professor in the School of Economics at the UNSW Business School. Her core research interests centre on understanding human behaviour in groups. She has published academic works in diverse fields including education, social influence, corruption, lab experiments, time use, behavioural economics, and Australian policy, with contributions appearing in both economics and multidisciplinary outlets (e.g., Quantitative Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Public Economics, Human Relations, Journal of Economic Psychology, Journal of Population Economics). Her research is covered regularly in national and international media outlets and informs public debates on matters ranging from the impact of international students in Australian higher education to the welfare effects of banana import restrictions.

Nitika Garg

Bio: Nitika Garg is an Associate Professor in the School of Marketing at the UNSW Business School. She is a consumer behaviour researcher. Her primary interests focus on studying the influence of emotions on consumer judgment and decision making, including choice and consumption. Specifically, she examines how discrete emotional states such as anger, happiness, and sadness, affect various aspects of consumer behavior. Given the rise in obesity and the long-term concerns regarding its impact on consumer and societal welfare, she is specifically interested in food consumption and the various factors that influence it, including emotions. She further explores the implications of these effects for stakeholders such as managers, public policy officials, and consumers, and tests strategies to mitigate the sometimes deleterious influence of emotions on consumers.

Rahul Govind

Bio: Dr. Rahul Govind is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Marketing at the UNSW Business School. Dr. Govind's research utilizes spatial dependence in empirical data to study two types of marketing problems. My first research stream focuses on studying the geographical similarity between consumers in devising solutions for services marketing. In addition to utilizing existing spatial modeling methods, my research has aimed to create tools for spatial marketing. My second research stream utilizes geographical similarity between consumers to analyse health problems focused on consumption. The aim of this stream is to devise spatially variant health marketing strategies for public policy officials to combat the problems that can arise out of negative consumption.

Pauline Grosjean

Bio: Pauline Grosjean is a Professor in the School of Economics at the UNSW Business School. Pauline’s research deals with how culture and institutions shape institutions and economic behavior. Some of her work on trust, violence, and political preferences has been published in the American Economic Review, The Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Economic Growth, and The Journal of Law and Economics. Recent projects focus on the origins and persistence of gender roles. Pauline received her PhD from Toulouse School of Economics and a MA from Ecole Normale Superieure. She was the Ciriacy-Wantrup Post-doctoral fellow at UC Berkeley in 2008 and 2009 and an economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development from 2006 to 2008.

Markus Groth

Bio: Markus Groth is a Professor in the School of Management at the UNSW Business School and expert in emotions at work.

Katja Hanewald

Bio: Katja Hanewald is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Risk and Actuarial Studies at the UNSW Business School. She is also an Associate Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR), where she is developing the research program of CEPAR's Australia-China Population Ageing Research Hub. Her research addresses risk management and insurance aspects of population ageing, including the modelling of uncertain health, disability and longevity outcomes and the design of risk management strategies for retirement. Her current research investigates optimal retirement financial decisions of older households in China and the design of retirement financial products such as reverse mortgages, long-term care insurance, and annuities. Before rejoining UNSW in 2016, Katja held academic positions at the University of New South Wales (2011-2013) and at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany (2008-2010). She worked for the German Federal Ministry of Finance from 2013 to 2015. Katja obtained her doctoral degree from the School of Business and Economics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in November 2010.

Peter Heslin

Bio: Peter is an Associate Professor in the School of Management at the UNSW Business School, registered psychologist, and UNSW Scientia Education Fellow who lives his passion for discovering and sharing useful ideas through his research, teaching, and consulting focused on the role of mindset dynamics in management, leadership development, and career success. After completing a Master of Industrial/Organisational Psychology at UNSW and working for three years as a management consultant at KPMG, Peter did his PhD in Organisational Behavior and HRM at the University of Toronto with Secretary of State Professor of Organisational Effectiveness Gary Latham. Following his six years as an Assistant Professor of Management at the Cox School of Business in Dallas Texas, Peter began his current role as an Associate Professor of Management at UNSW. Peter's research appears in leading academic journals including such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Management, The Leadership Quarterly, and Personnel Psychology.

Markus Hoellerer

Bio: Markus A. Höllerer is Professor of Organization and Management at UNSW Business School as well as Senior Research Fellow at the Research Institute for Urban Management and Governance at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business. His scholarly work has been focused on the study of institutions, meaning structures, and novel forms of organization and governance. Research interests include, among others, issues of collaborative governance at the interface of the private sector, public administration, and civil society. His academic research has been published in scholarly outlets such as Academy of Management Annals, Academy of Management Discoveries, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, International Public Management Journal, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Science, Organization Studies, Public Administration, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Strategic Organization, and Urban Studies, as well as in books and edited volumes. Markus Höllerer currently serves as the President of the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) and Consulting Editor of the Organization Theory.

Chris Jackson

Bio: Chris Jackson is a former Head of School and a Professor of Business Psychology in the School of Management in the Business School, University of New South Wales. His research concerns understanding the processes underlying learning and personality from biological and cognitive perspectives. His interests span several different areas of individual differences including the biological basis of personality, laterality, how learning is related to personality, and how all this predicts performance. He has won 3 ARC grants and achieved well over $1M of grant income. He has a large number of peer reviewed academic publications reflecting his work in these areas including publications in Psychological Bulletin, Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Review, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and Journal of Personality. Recently he has developed an on-line psychological research laboratory for understanding these processes and how they relate to work outcomes. Chris has supervised 14 PhD students to successful conclusion and many have gone on to successful careers including two who are Professors at top Universities.

Veronica Zixi Jiang
Twitter: @Veronic37831639

Bio: Veronica Jiang is a Lecturer in the School of Marketing at the UNSW Business School. Veronica's research focuses on consumer behaviour and judgment making. Specifically, she is interested in people’s decision processes, including health related decisions. Her current research projects look at 1) how virtual reality can communicate disability experiences better than other methods? 2) can companies offer personalized services according to customers’ psychological profiles? 3) how feeling attractive impact consumers’ choices and behaviours? Her research has appeared in the Journal of Consumer Research, and Journal of Marketing Research.

Jun Bum Kwon

Bio: Jun Bum Kwon is a Lecturer in the School of Marketing at the UNSW Business School. His research interests are:

  • Substantive: Content (Keyword, Topic, Voice, Picture, Video) analysis in mass & social media, ad, and product review, Ad effectiveness: social-issue and comparative ad, Product segmentation, Consumer purchase journey, Internet & Mobile search, Entrepreneurial marketing, Digital health communication.
  • Methodological: Text-mining, Topic model, Machine learning, Deep learning, Econometrics, Structure model, Market-structure analysis, Network analysis, Topological data analysis, Bayesian analysis, Empirical industrial organization, Quasi-experiment, Cognitive science.

Lesley Land

Bio: Lesley Land is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Information Systems and Technology Management at the UNSW Business School. Her expertise are Factors affecting the production of quality information systems in an organizational context; Improving software quality inspections; Motivations for participating in virtual forums and online news; Understanding usage of organizational information systems; Improving healthcare through electronic health information systems; e-health; E-learning in healthcare and corporate worlds.

Rachael Lewis
Twitter: @DrRachaelLewis

Bio: Rachael Lewis is a Lecturer in the School of Accounting at the UNSW Business School and completed her PhD at the University of Technology Sydney. Rachael’s research interests relate to the role of management systems and practices in shaping managerial cognition, and is currently focused on the development of mental models and local expertise. She specialises in the application of qualitative methodologies to better understand how managers think and make decisions, with a particular interest in the Australian aged care sector. Rachael studies the management practices of aged care providers and the effects of these practices on the way that aged care managers understand and navigate the complexities of their operating environment. Prior to undertaking her PhD Rachael worked in the Tax and Advisory departments of KPMG and as a consultant to Macquarie’s Banking and Financial Services Group.

Fanghua Li

Bio: Fanghua Li is a Lecturer in the School of Economics at the UNSW Business School. She joined University of New South Wales in 2018, after completing her PhD in economics from University of California, Los Angeles. She is particularly interested in intergenerational mobility and the mechanism behind it. Besides, understanding the poverty trap, especially that of China, is also an important part of her current research agenda. She is involved in the evaluation of Targeted Poverty Alleviation Program, collaborated with the Chinese government.

Federico Masera
Twitter: @masera_federico

Bio: Federico Masera is a Lecturer in the School of Economics at the UNSW Business School. He joined UNSW in 2017. He holds a PhD in Economics, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid (Spain), MSc in Economics and Social Sciences, Universita’ Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Milano (Italy) and a BSc in Economics and Social Sciences, Universita’ Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Milano (Italy). Federico is an applied economist that uses both data and theory to answer questions at the intersection of political and public economics. His current research focuses on the social and cultural effects of public spending with particular emphasis on the effects on crime, violence, religion and terrorist organisations.

Kayleen Manwaring
Twitter: @virtualkayleen

Bio: Dr. Kayleen Manwaring is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Taxation and Business Law at the UNSW Business School. Her research interests lie at the intersection between emerging technologies, particularly cyber-physical devices and systems, and laws relating to consumer protection, corporate responsibility for cyber security, product liability, intellectual property, contracts, and corporate governance. She is a researcher in the UNSW/Allens Hub for Technology, Law & Innovation, the Centre for Law, Markets and Regulation and the Cyber Security and Data Governance Network. She recently completed a doctorate on cyber-physical devices and systems and consumer protection. Her work has been cited by the Organisation for Economic Development, the NSW Law Reform Commission, and the United States Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration. She has acted as a reviewer for the international journals Computer Law & Security Review, the International Journal of Law & Information Technology, and the Internet Policy Review. Until March 2012, she spent many years working as a commercial lawyer and in law firm management, in Sydney and London. Her work in practice primarily focussed on technology acquisition and licensing, intellectual property, and communications.

Amirali Minbashian

Bio: Amirali is an Associate Professor in the School of Management at the UNSW Business School. His research focuses on the role of individual differences (especially personality and emotional intelligence) and psychological processes, in how people feel, think, and behave at work. He is also interested in research methods. He has taught courses on quantitative methods, critical thinking, human resource management, and organisational behaviour.

Ce (Jacky) Mo

Bio: Jacky Mo is a Lecturer in the School of Information Systems and Technology Management at the UNSW Business School. His research interests are:

  • Business analytics
  • Relationship marketing and management in both consumer and business-oriented service sectors
  • Supply chain management
  • Digital marketing
  • Marketing research

Jihwan Moon

Bio: Jihwan Moon is a Lecturer in the School of Marketing at the UNSW Business School. His main research interests are in the areas of pricing, signaling, healthcare, satisfaction, etc. His research goal is to understand the underlying mechanism of firms’ optimal strategies, develop analytical models to establishes theories, and empirically test these theories. Jihwan focuses on how firms effectively communicate with consumers and how firms and consumers make decisions in uncertain environments. Jihwan’s work has appeared in Marketing Science and the Journal of Business & Economic Statistics.

Alberto Motta

Bio: Alberto Motta is an Associate Professor in the School of Economics at the UNSW Business School. Alberto's research focuses on developing theoretical models and applying econometric methods in order to study the impact of collusion on information flows. He investigates the types and features of organizational design that are most effective. His current work focuses on designing and evaluating organizational solutions for microfinance institutions, for-profit and not-for-profit firms, enforcement agencies and media outlets.

Chuljin Park

Bio: Dr. Chuljin Park is a Lecturer in the School of Management at the UNSW Business School. He received his Ph.D. in Strategic Management from The Pennsylvania State University. His research interest broadly lies in the area of understanding how organisations change and develop—with specific focus on inter- and intra-organisational social networks, as well as instances of organisational failures and their subsequent recovery. How do organisational social networks evolve over time, while affecting and being affected by other organisational actions and attributes? How do organisations recover from failures and what makes them more resilient? And what does it all mean for people within the organisations? These are some of the research questions Chuljin is keen on learning more about. His current research projects include investigating how firms’ interfirm connections change and influence firm-level outcomes following revelations of serious financial misconduct, how firms’ corporate social responsibility activities are related to their interfirm social networks, and how inter-organisational social networks of top managers evolve in conjunction with their career developments.

Michele Roberts

Bio: Dr Roberts holds a PhD in Marketing & Public Policy and a Masters’ degree in Marketing. She has published widely in international journals on advertising and consumer behaviour in relation to food and health, advertising to children, loneliness and seniors and other aspects of social marketing.

Michele was previously a Senior Advisor to the Health Promotion Evaluation Unit at the University of Western Australia (2014-2017) and winner of the Health Promotion Association of Australia’s annual national research award – the ‘Ray James Award for Excellence and Innovation in Health Promotion Research’ (2014).

Michele is the AGSM Academic Director. She teaches MBA courses in Marketing Management and Foundations of Management.

Karin Sanders

Bio: Karin Sanders is a Professor of human resource management and organizational behavior at the School of Management at the UNSW Business School, Sydney, Australia. Her research focuses on the HR process approach, in particular the antecedents and the impact of employees’ understanding and attribution of HRM on their attitudes and behavior, including informal learning activities and innovative behavior. She conducted her research in both profit, and non-for profit organizations, including health care organizations in different countries. Her research has been published in such scholarly outlets as the Human Resource Management, Organization Science, Organization Studies, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Academy of Management Learning & Education, British Journal of Management and Human Resource Management Journal. She is an Associate Editor of Human Resource Management and Frontiers Journal of Business Research in China and the Editor for the Special Issues for International Journal of HRM.

Gavin Schwarz

Bio: Gavin Schwarz is a Professor in the School of Management at the UNSW Business School. His research and work interests include organizational change and organizational inertia, with a particular interest in better understanding how organizations fail when changing and developing applied strategies for dealing with failure to change. He is also interested in exploring how knowledge develops in organizational and change theory and has published in numerous journals including Academy of Management Learning and Education, Journal of Management, Organization Science, Group and Organization Management; British Journal of Management, and Administrative Science Quarterly. He is editor in chief for the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science and sits on several editorial boards.

Yang Shen

Bio: Yang Shen is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Risk and Actuarial Studies at the UNSW Business School. He obtained his PhD in Actuarial Studies from Macquarie University in May 2014. After completing his PhD degree, he worked as a research fellow at CEPAR from 2014 to 2015 and an assistant professor at York University from 2015 to 2019. His current research interests include optimal insurance and reinsurance, longevity risk, retirement planning, pricing and hedging of insurance and annuity products, portfolio optimization, contract theory, game theory and regime-switching model.

Michael Sherris

Bio: Michael Sherris is a Professor of Actuarial Studies and was Head of Actuarial Studies at UNSW Business School until 2010. Professor Michael Sherris was appointed to UNSW in 1998 to establish the Actuarial Studies program. Before joining UNSW, he was an Associate Professor in Actuarial Studies at Macquarie University. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia, the Institute of Actuaries (UK) and the Society of Actuaries (North America). Prior to becoming an academic he worked in the banking and finance industry for a number of major banks and a life insurance company. He has been an active member of the Australian actuarial profession having served on the Council of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia. He has previously been actively involved in course development for the Finance and Investment Management courses of the Institute, and served as a Chief Examiner for the Finance course and an examiner for the Investment and General Insurance courses. He served as an Associate Editor of the North American Actuarial Journal from 1997-2004 and is an Associate Editor of the Asia Pacific Journal of Risk and Insurance. He was President (2008-2009) of the Asia Pacific Risk and Insurance Association and a Board and Executive Member of the Enterprise Risk Management Institute International (ERMII). He is currently a lead and chief investigator on research grants with funding in excess of $22 million from ARC Linkage, Industry, Universities and Government.

Tess Stafford

Bio: Tess is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Economics at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. She has broad research interests in empirical microeconomics, including labour economics, environmental and natural resource economics, and health economics.

Andrés Villegas

Bio: Andrés Villegas is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Risk and Actuarial Studies at UNSW Business School and an Associate Investigator at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) where he was previously a Research Fellow. Andrés completed his doctoral studies at Cass Business School in London focusing on the modelling and projection of mortality. Before his doctoral studies he obtained an MSc degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad de Los Andes (Colombia) and worked as a risk analyst at one of the biggest Colombian life insurance companies. Andrés’s research interests include mortality modelling, longevity risk management and the application of optimisation techniques in actuarial science and finance.

Sarah Walker
Twitter: @sarahwalkerecon

Bio: Sarah Walker is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Economics at the UNSW Business School. She is development economist whose research addresses human capital accumulation, forced migration, deforestation, and the persistence of culture and institutions. She has ongoing field projects in East Africa and the Pacific, and was recently awarded the 2020 ARC Discovery Early Career Research Award. Sarah joined the UNSW School of Economics in 2015 after receiving her PhD from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Outside of her academic position, Sarah has held consultancies with the World Bank, as well as the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR).

Michael Walpole

Bio: Michael is the Head of School in the School of Taxation and Business Law (including Atax) at the UNSW Business School. Prior to academic life, Michael worked as a Tax Consultant with Ernst & Young, and prior to that he was in private practice as a legal practitioner (solicitor and barrister). As a partner in a small firm, Michael's legal practice was extremely varied, ranging from criminal defence, through family law and estate planning, to commercial and taxation matters. Michael has authored and co-authored several books including Proposals for the Reform of the Taxation of Goodwill, Understanding Taxation Law and Compliance Cost Control. Michael has also written and presented many papers on his research topics to practitioner and academic audiences in Australia and overseas. He is the editor of the Australian Tax Forum and he is also author and co-author of a number of articles on GST, taxation of intellectual property, tax administration and taxation compliance costs, especially psychological costs of taxation compliance. He has been awarded the Hill Medal by the Australasian Tax Teachers Association (ATTA) for his contribution to tax teaching and is a past President of ATTA.

Su-Ming Wong

Bio: Su-Ming Wong joined UNSW Business School in October 2018 as an esteemed Professor of Practice. He is responsible for working closely with academics to integrate scholarly achievement with practical experience for students, and for bridging the connection between students and industry members. He is currently a director of Scentia, and also Lorna Jane which sits within CHAMP Ventures, a leading Australian mid-market private equity funds manager with over $750 million funds under management. Su-Ming co-founded CHAMP Ventures in 2001 and has been chairman/director of more than 20 of its portfolio companies. CHAMP Ventures’ investment thesis is to partner entrepreneurial Australasian companies to maximize their growth potential. Su-Ming is passionate about strengthening the cooperation between Australia and Asia. In the past 35 years, he has developed meaningful business relationships with a wide group of Asian companies including sovereign investment companies, private equity funds managers and industrial conglomerates.

Throughout his career as an investment professional, Su-Ming has been strongly committed to supporting innovation.

Mengyi Xu

Bio: Mengyi Xu is Senior Research Associate at ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research based at the UNSW Business School.

Gaoyun (Sophie) Yan

Bio: Sophie Yan is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at CEPAR, based at the UNSW Business School. She joined CEPAR after completing her PhD in Economics at UNSW Sydney. Sophie co-authored CEPAR research briefs and policy briefs on relative poverty among the elderly, retirement income, pension system and labour market for the seniors. Her research interests lie on people's behaviour in health economics and labour economics, with a focus on policy evaluation. Sophie's current projects involve long-term care program for the elderly and housing in Australia. Since 2019, she is also affiliated with the UNSW Ageing Futures Institute.

Hasin Yousaf

Bio: Hasin Yousaf is a Lecturer in the School of Economics at the UNSW Business School. He is an applied microeconometrician with interests in political economy and public economics, with additional interest in development economics and urban economics. In his current research, Hasin uses different empirical approaches to understand: 1) impact of events that make an issue more salient on political preferences; 2) the role of state capacity in competition between the state and violent organizations; 3) local economic and housing market consequences of relocation of high skilled individuals; 4) how political endorsements by special interest groups impact the political preferences and outcomes.

Pei-Cheng Yu

Bio: Pei-Cheng Yu is a Lecturer in the School of Economics at the UNSW Business School. His expertise is Microeconomic theory, contract theory, public economics, behavioural economics.

Ting Yu

Bio: Dr. Ting Yu is an Associate Professor in the School of Marketing at the UNSW Business School. She was also the recipient of the Non-Professorial Research Achievement Award (UNSW), American Marketing Association's Selling and Sales Management Special Interest Group's best dissertation award (first runner-up), Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund Scholarship, Centre for Applied Marketing Research Scholarship Award (UNSW), The UNSW Business School Research Scholarship and European Marketing Academy Conference (EMAC) bursary. Her major research interests include: artificial intelligence in healthcare service delivery, organisational ambidexterity (service versus sales; service productivity versus service quality, efficiency versus flexibility), relationship termination management, and consumer emotions. Her research has appeared in Journal of Service Research, Journal of Business Research, Industrial Marketing Management, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Service Management (formerly International Journal of Service Industry Management), Journal of Services Marketing, and International Journal of Human Resource Management.

Siran Zhan

Bio: Siran Zhan is a Lecturer in the School of Management at the UNSW Business School. Siran’s research investigates the individual (e.g., identity and cognitive biases) and social (e.g., culture and diversity) factors important to innovative and entrepreneurial processes. Given the high risk and high stress in innovation and entrepreneurship, Siran is also interested to explore mental health and well-being challenges faced by innovators and entrepreneurs. Siran approaches her research questions using a combination of methods such as experiments, field surveys, archival data analysis, with experiments being her key strength.

Jonathan Ziveyi

Bio: Jonathan is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Risk and Actuarial Studies at the UNSW Business School. He received his PhD in Quantitative Finance from the University of Technology Sydney where his thesis was on the evaluation of early exercise exotic options. His current research interests include longevity risk management, valuation of guarantees embedded in variable annuities, option pricing under stochastic volatility and modelling of high frequency financial markets data. His research output has been published in esteemed quantitative finance and actuarial journals such as Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Quantitative Finance among others and has been presented at various international conferences.

Sang-Wook (Stanley) Cho

Bio: Sang-Wook (Stanley) Cho is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Economics at the UNSW Business School. He joined University of New South Wales in 2006 after completing his PhD in economics from the University of Minnesota. His main research areas are international trade and macroeconomics. More recently, he is interested in how the COVID-19 shock and ensuing public health policies are affecting the macroeconomy, after publishing an article at the Econometrics Journal analysing the public health effect of counter-COVID policies.

Seojeong (Jay) Lee

Bio: Seojeong (Jay) Lee is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Economics at the UNSW Business School. He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012. His research area is econometric theory and applications. In particular, Jay is interested in statistical decision making (inference) under model misspecification using commonly used estimators such as the instrumental variables (IV) and the generalised method of moments (GMM) estimators. As an application, he is also interested in policy evaluation under heterogeneous treatment effects.

Ariella Meltzer

Bio: Dr Ariella Meltzer is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Impact, UNSW. Ariella’s research applies a systems thinking lens to examine how inter-personal relationships and different structural, service and funding conditions can promote improved outcomes in social and economic engagement for marginalised and disadvantaged groups. Some of her key current projects focus on (1) how to promote high quality and timely accessible information for people with disability during the COVID-19 crisis and (2) how to promote strong relational-based service provision for people with disability/their families and for young people, including through peer support, mentoring and holistic service models.

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Partnership with Hong Kong Polytechnic, International Research Centre for the Advancement of Health Communication (IRCAHC).

Research Partnership with the International Research Centre for the Advancement of Health Communication (IRCAHC) at Hong Kong Polytechnic, was formally signed on 22 April 2020.

This collaboration signals the beginning of important research initiatives which include the submission of joint research proposals to competitive external funding sources, the building of a joint research publication profile to international peer reviewed journals on health related topics, and the promotion of an annual symposium through publicity, support in finding keynote speakers and encouraging student attendance (either in person or online).

“We are excited at this new research and health communication development between UNSW and PolyU and look forward to making a difference in health communication in Hong Kong and Australia,” said Professor Gavin Schwarz, Director of Health@Business Research Network, UNSW Business School at UNSW Sydney.

Professor Bernadette Watson, Director of IRCAHC, said this is an important advance for health communication research and reflects the forward thinking of the two institutions. “One of the key aims of IRCAHC is to expand the interdisciplinary research expertise and this has been realized with this new collaboration between PolyU and UNSW,” she added.