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CITBA Our People

Our People

The CITBA team embraces an environment of collegiality. The CITBA brings together scholars from a range of fields including international business, trade, finance, economics, urban design, knowledge management and IT. CITBA is a think tank, research hub, and network orientated collaborator.

Our centre aims to not only enhance the research performance and productivity of James Cook University, but through our involvement with industry enhance the capacity of firms and industries to compete. CITBA does so by using sound research designs and methods to provide feasible solutions to academic practitioners, government agencies, business owners, industry associations and universities.

While the fields of international trade and business are complex subjects, CITBA’s model is simple: strategise, research and engage.

Membership

CITBA assists its members in developing their research careers by promoting areas of institutional research excellence, strengthening research capability, attracting external funding, fostering collaboration across disciplinary and Faculty boundaries, and enriching the research culture of the university.

Six reasons to become a CITBA member:

  1. Professional standing
  2. Members discount for conferences, training courses, and networking events
  3. Relevant professional development
  4. Recognition
  5. Connect locally and globally
  6. Exclusive networking opportunities

Membership Expectations:

CITBA members are expected to be active participants and collaborators within the CITBA community, and there is a variety of opportunities to do so.

  1. Involvement in events: Participate and present in CITBA events: CITBA organises annual international conferences and other events. It is expected that members support these events by participating and sharing their research works and ideas. CITBA members enjoy Members discounts for conferences, training courses, and networking events.
  2. Community-building: CITBA members are expected to build rapport with the CITBA research community, especially senior research members who can help other members in mentoring capacities and establish lasting relationships that could lead to research collaborations, joint publications, etc.

To qualify for academic membership, you must:

  • Have an academic interest in existing and developing research areas of importance to the local and the international community
  • Identify with at least one of the following academic clusters based on their research and/or teaching expertise:
    • Business and Economics
    • International Trade
    • Smart Cities
    • Tourism
    • Urban Planning
    • Law and Politics
    • Science and Technology

If you are interested, contact us today! citba@jcu.edu.au

To qualify for HDR membership, you must be enrolled in honours, postgraduate coursework, research masters, or a PhD program at JCU.

If you are interested, contact us today! citba@jcu.edu.au

Associate and Research Fellow membership is open to:

  • The professional staff within the JCU Research Division;
  • Independent researchers;
  • Individuals, companies and organisations involved in non-academic fields relevant to CITBA.

Benefits of Associate and Research Fellow membership:

  • Academic spin-offs
  • Information exchange forums
  • Consultancies
  • Academic involvement in industry projects
  • Joint seminars/symposiums
  • Collegial interchange

Participation Expectations:

CITBA Research Fellows are expected to be active participants and collaborators within the CITBA community, and there is a variety of opportunities to do so.

  1. Involvement in events: Participate and present in CITBA events: CITBA organises annual international conferences and other events. It is expected that fellows support these events by participating and sharing their research works and ideas. CITBA research fellows enjoy Members discounts for conferences, training courses, and networking events.
  2. Community-building: CITBA research fellows are expected to build rapport with the CITBA research community, especially senior research members who can help fellows in mentoring capacities and establish lasting relationships that could lead to research collaborations, joint publications, etc.
  3. Involvement in Research Projects: The CITBA Research cohort is a valuable resource. There are four Flagships within CITBA, each of which is home to several nested research projects. CITBA Research fellows are expected to put forward a project proposal for joining one of the four flagships within the first three months of their joining the center. Research fellows are encouraged to establish a small team for their research project consisting of at least one existing academic CITBA member.

Fellowships are reviewed based on the above criteria every 12 months, and active fellows will be invited to renew their membership at the end of each year free of charge.

If you are interested, please do not hesitate to contact us today! citba@jcu.edu.au