Sylff Fellows at UNSW Business School

Congratulations to the following recipients who have been awarded Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (Sylff).

2017 Fellows

  • Emma McDaid, PhD in Accounting
  • 2016 Fellows

    • Asha Gul, PhD in Economics

    2015 Fellows

    • Vu Thuy Chi Pham, PhD in Marketing
    • Melissa Barden, PhD in Marketing
    • Nikolay Gudkov, PhD in Risk & Actuarial Studies

    2014 Fellows

    • Courtenay Atwell, PhD in Taxation & Business Law
    • Lee Martin, PhD in Management

    2013 Fellows

    • Mirjam Goudsmit, PhD in Management
    • Mohamed Muheed Jamaldeen, PhD in Economics

    2012 Fellows

    • Chung Wain Yuen, PhD in Banking and Finance
    • Pavle Radicevic, PhD in Banking and Finance

    2011 Fellows

    • Claudia Koon Ghee Wee, PhD in Banking and Finance
    • Adeline Tubb, PhD in Economics
    • Agne Suziedelyte, PhD in Economics
    • Mohammed Hamed Jafarzadeh, PhD in Information Systems, Technology and Management

    2010 Fellows

    • Riyadh Al Nahian, PhD in Information Systems, Technology and Management
    • Robyn Goodwin, PhD in Organisation and Management
    • Theodosia Kalfa, PhD in Organisation and Management
    • Dan Liu, PhD in Marketing
    • Thanh Xuan Nguyen, PhD in Economics
    • Phillia Restiani, PhD in Economics

    2009 Fellows

    • Heather Crawford, PhD in Marketing
    • Kah Chun Bernard Gan, PhD in Organisation and Management
    • Muralikrishnan Radhakrishnan Kartha, PhD in Economics
    • Andre Levy, PhD in Banking and Finance
    • Xiuyan Mun, PhD in Banking and Finance
    • Renuka Sane, PhD in Economics
    • Abu Shonchoy, PhD in Economics

    2008 Fellows

    • Yuanyuan Gu, PhD in Economics
    • Thai Vinh Nguyen, PhD in Economics
    • Biljana Nikolova, PhD in Banking and Finance
    • Ting Yu, PhD in Marketing

    Sylff Research Abroad

    Sylff Research Abroad supports current Sylff fellows in conducting academic research related to their degree dissertation at Sylff institutions overseas as non-degree students. The Tokyo Foundation provides each participant with a stipend of up to US$7,000.

    Congratulations to the following fellows who have been awarded a Sylff Research Abroad.

    Mirjam Goudsmit, PhD in ManagementMirjam Goudsmit, PhD in Management

    The recipient of a 2013 Sylff Research Abroad award to conduct her research at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

    "My research activity during the time abroad included fieldwork, interviews with organisational decision-makers, and discussions with experts. My host institution provided valuable support, such as office facilities and the opportunity to exchange ideas and discuss research with the outstanding faculty and graduate community. I received helpful insights on local business context, theoretical opportunities, and methodology relevant to my research. Findings from this research abroad provided insights into how decision-makers think and talk about their business environment and strategy in the context of Israel. This exploration has led to several observations and preliminary insights that are being put to the test through large-scale investigation via a questionnaire. Positive outcomes of my research abroad experience are enduring with continuing collaborations and inspiration to contribute to scholarship and practice through meaningful high-quality research."

    Dan Liu - UNSW Business SchoolDan Liu, PhD in Marketing 

    The recipient of a 2010 Sylff Research Abroad award to collect extra data and visit a European university and a Chinese university.

    "I have gained new insights from the data collected and from various discussions with academics in the host institutions. The Research Abroad project greatly facilitates exchange of ideas and thoughts, enabling a PhD student to look at his/her research from multiple perspectives. The discussion with well-regarded academics of my research areas adds to the depth of research contributions and even prepares for potential future academic collaborations. Additionally, meetings with senior researchers inspire junior researchers like us to keep pursuing high standard of academic excellence. This would be great importance to the personal development of PhD students."

    Thanh Xuan Nguyen - UNSW Business SchoolThanh Xuan Nguyen, PhD in Economics

    The recipient of a 2010 Sylff Research Abroad award to conduct his research at a university in Japan

     "My research experience at Hitotsubashi University has deepened my understanding of the connection between international trade and FDI, specifically in the area of technology transfer. I have benefitted from various discussions with many academics in the host institute, who have published influential papers in top-tier economic journals. During my stay, they have provided me with useful advice which helped me to improve the quality of my doctoral thesis. Furthermore, they have provided many suggestions as to how I could apply the findings of my research to real world settings."

    Heather Crawford - UNSW Business SchoolHeather Crawford, PhD in  Marketing 

    The recipient of a 2009 Sylff Research Abroad award to visit universities in the US to collect data for her research

    "The funding from Sylff Research Abroad enabled me to complete the final stage of data collection for my PhD dissertation, and to gain insights into the preliminary results of the US data from US academics. Their understanding of the cultural context allowed them to offer possible explanations for the differences observed between the Australian and US results which will strengthen my dissertation and the subsequent journal publications. Their input will be invaluable in developing theoretical and managerial implications for the results of my research project."

Sylff Fellows

Vu Thuy Chi Pham, Melissa Barden, Asha Gul, Mirjam Goudsmit and Nikolay Gudkov, Sylff Fellows at the UNSW Business School

"Sylff fellowship enriches my research studies with additional financial allowance and will enable me to visit an overseas laboratory. I am very pleased to be a part of the Sylff global community of future leaders and I hope for long-term cooperation with it."

Nikolay Gudkov
PhD in Risk & Actuarial Studies
2015 Sylff Fellow