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Professor Chris Rudd OBE

DVC and Head of JCU Singapore Campus

Chris Rudd is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of Campus, Singapore for James Cook University. Chris is responsible for the JCUS board for the strategic leadership of the Singapore campus of JCU and is a member of the JCU Executive Board. Chris is an active researcher and holds grants and contracts with several international organisations for his research in engineering materials and lightweight structures. His team have contributed to the introduction of new materials and processes in the automotive, aerospace and medical devices industries.

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Professor Stephen Boyle

Dean, College of Business, Law, and Governance

Professor Stephen Boyle is Dean of the College of Business, Law and Governance at James Cook University. Prior to that, he was Dean: Academic at the University of South Australia Business School. Professor Boyle trained originally as a musician completing an Honours degree in Music Performance at the University of Adelaide and worked with many national and international artists during his career. He undertook his MBA at UniSA and then completed his PhD in cultural economics at Macquarie University. He studied with cultural economist, Professor David Throsby examining the economics of symphony orchestras in Australia.

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Professor Abhishek Bhati

Dean, JCU Singapore Campus

Professor Abhishek Singh Bhati is the Campus Dean of JCU Singapore. As Campus Dean, he contributes to JCU’s Tropical Asian initiatives. His efforts guide the learning and teaching and academic governance of programs offered in JCU Singapore. He has been successful in securing collaborative grant with Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT), Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC), external industry grant and several internal research grants. His current research interest is tourist behavior management, resilience planning and scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

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Professor Peter Case

Professor Peter Case’s research encompasses organization development, international development, rural development, global health, leadership studies and organization theory & philosophy. For the past nine years Peter has acted as a program management consultant for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) funded Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI) based at the University of California San Francisco, advising on projects in the Africa and the Greater Mekong Sub-region. He is currently co-leading an organization development project for the MEI in Zimbabwe concerned with restructuring and improving HIV prevention services at national and subnational level funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Professor Emmanuel Adegbite

Emmanuel Adegbite is visiting Professor of Governance and Management. His published works on management accounting, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and corporate finance have been widely cited and have, in collaboration, secured $1million SGD. He serves as Associate Editor for Business Ethics: A European Review (BEER) and is on the editorial boards of Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society and the International Journal of Corporate Social Responsibility. Emmanuel works closely with business leaders and policy influencers in implementing good corporate governance standards, and in developing strategies for instrumental corporate social responsibility.

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Professor Eddy Ng

Professor Ng's research focuses on managing diversity for organizational competitiveness, the changing nature of work and organizations, and managing across generations. He has served as Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Theme Committee of the Academy of Management and the Gender and Diversity in Organizations division of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada. He is presently the Editor-in-Chief of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and an Associate Editor for Personnel Review.

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Professor Hürriyet Babacan

Professor Babacan is a Senior Research Fellow, Rural Economies Centre of Excellence. She has a distinguished 25-year business career and scholarship in research, teaching and learning and community and professional service. She has held senior roles in higher education, public administration, and research and training such as Pro Vice Chancellor (Academic and Research), Dean, Head of School and Director of research Institutes. She was the Foundation Director of the Cairns Institute (2009-2012) and Director of the Institute for Community, Engagement and Policy Alternatives at Victoria University.

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Professor Alexander Josiassen

Alexander is Professor of Marketing at James Cook University, and Director of the Centre for Tourism and Culture Management, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. He holds a PhD from Melbourne University in Melbourne, Australia. He is a leading international scholar of marketing and tourism management. Alexander publishes in marketing and tourism in publications such as Journal of Marketing, Journal of Retailing, and in tourism in Annals of Tourism Research and Journal of Travel Research.

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Professor May Tan-Mullins

Prof May Tan-Mullins became Dean International, James Cook University on the 1 Sept 2021. She was the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning with the University of Nottingham Ningbo China and Director of multiple CEEC think tanks in China. She also worked in Durham University, UK and National University of Singapore. In addition, she is a recipient of the esteemed Camellia Friendship Award from the Ningbo government, China, in 2018 and Westlake Friendship Award from Zhejiang provincial government, China, in 2020.

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