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Associate Professor Roberto Dillon

Dr. Roberto Dillon is an Associate Professor at James Cook University, lecturing in Game Design and Project Management classes. In 2013 he founded, and has since directed, the very first Museum of Video and Computer Games in South East Asia.

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Associate Professor Adrian Kuah

Adrian Kuah is Associate Professor of Business at JCU Singapore. He also holds Professor (Adjunct) at L’Ecole de Commerce de Tahiti and Honorary University Fellow at Charles Darwin University.

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Associate Professor Josephine Pryce

Josephine Pyrce joined JCU Business in 2000, having spent close to 20 years in business environments. She also has a background in Natural Sciences, having completed studies in Botany, Ecology and Entomology. Her scholarship looks beyond the world of employment and the centrality of work to economies. Rather, it seeks to challenge assumptions about work. It values people.

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Associate Professor Sizhong Sun

Dr Sun is an Associate Professor at the College of Business, Law and Governance, Division of Tropical Environments and Societies, JCU, Australia. He holds a PhD in Economics from the Australian National University, Australia.

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Dr Insu Song

Dr. Insu Song is a Senior Lecturer in IT at JCU Singapore. Dr. Song received his PhD in Computer Science from The University of Queensland. He has more than 10 years of industry experience.

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Dr Breda McCarthy

Dr Breda McCarthy is a Senior Lecturer in Marketing at JCU and a researcher in the field of consumer behaviour. Her research interests cover renewable energy, food waste, regional and rural development, ethical consumption, organic food and wine marketing in Asian economies, cultural enterprises and the strategic marketing activities of small to medium sized enterprises in Australia.

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Dr Caroline Wong

Dr. Caroline Wong is a senior lecturer in business at JCU Singapore. She completed her PhD in international business at the Australian National University. Caroline has published widely in the field of knowledge management by taking a multidisciplinary approach and this field of research extends into knowledge-based cities, creative cities, and creative industries with special focus on Singapore

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Dr Thanh Nyugen

Dr Thanh Nguyen is a Lecturer of Business at James Cook University Australia, Singapore Campus. She was awarded a PhD degree in 2016 from Griffith University, Australia.

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Dr Simona Azzali

Dr. Azzali is a planner, designer, and urbanist who is passionately interested in working across traditional disciplinary boundaries to solve urban problems. Simona has published extensively and presented her work in international conferences in the field of urban studies and planning.  Her teaching experience covers four different universities in Milan, Doha, and Singapore where she has taught core modules, elective courses, and studios.

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Dr Huiping Zhang

Dr. Huiping Zhang received her PhD in Finance in 2011. Before she joined JCUS, Dr. Zhang was an Associate Professor of Finance at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in China. Dr. Zhang’s research area includes empirical asset pricing, market microstructure and international stock markets. She focuses on the effects of liquidity on stock returns and the measurement of liquidity in emerging markets.

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Dr Tang Chun Meng

Dr. Tang has taught business and information technology courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. To enhance learning delivery, he continues to keep abreast of the latest developments in business and information technology.

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Dr Adrian Bradshaw

Dr. Adrian Bradshaw’s academic and professional career has taken him around the world from Barbados in the West Indies, through Africa, to the Asia-Pacific and Singapore. Dr A Bradshaw’s research takes on a technology focus in general with a specific interest in knowledge management, knowledge management in small business and information systems.

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Dr K. Thirumaran

Dr. Thirumaran has been with James Cook University since 2008 and is presently the Head of Academic Group for Business and IT where he facilitates and coordinates educational experiences for students across the Business and IT degree programs. Thiru’s research focuses on service excellence, cultural and luxury tourism, modern developments and their impact on emerging destinations’ cultural values.

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Dr Hemmaphan (Art) Suwanwiwat

Dr Suwanwiwat is an IT lecturer with particular interests in in document analysis and recognition which is the subfield of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence. She works with Artificial Neural Networks, Support Vector Machines, and Hidden Markov Models in her research. She is currently exploring biometric (based on signatures and name components). She is also interested in Network Security and deep learning

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Dr Zilmiyah Kamble

Dr. Zilmiyah Kamble has a doctorate in tourism and hospitality and brings in a wealth of experience from both a tourism industry and academic perspective. Dr. Kamble has worked for more than 13 years across five different countries.

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Dr Shailey Chawla

Dr. Shailey Chawla is a passionate academic with research interests in Software Engineering and UX design.  Dr. Chawla completed her PhD in Computer Science from the University of Delhi, India.

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Dr Stephane Le Queux

Dr. Stéphane Le Queux is Senior Lecturer in Employment Relations, Townsville, Research Fellow Cairns Institute, at JCU Australia, and CITBA, Singapore. He is Professor at the Department of Industrial Relations, Laval University, Québec, and at Tahiti Business School (adjunct positions). He holds research fellowships in New Zealand, MPOWER, Massey University, Work Research Institute, AUT, and CRIMT, Canada.

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Dr Chris Durden

Dr Durden is an Associate Professor in Accounting and Finance at JCU Cairns. He has extensive experience in teaching accounting and management control. His research interests include management accounting and accounting education.

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Dr Dale Wadeson

Dr Wadeson has a diverse experiential background across a range of applied policy fields within accounting, economics, finance and government program delivery.  His research is based on a qualitative interpretive accounting research approach, with particular interests in existential phenomenology, the German school of idealism, and the phenomenological research methods of Clark Moustakas.

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Dr Benedict Atkinson

Dr Atkinson is a specialist in intellectual property law and policy and has published several books on copyright law and history. He is particularly interested in the effect of property relations on the distribution of benefit in society. His latest book proposes that since the legal purpose of property is to allow the owner to exclude others, property creates social exclusion, which in turn creates distributive inequality.

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Dr Singwhat Tee

Dr. Singwhat Tee is a Senior Lecturer at JCU. Dr. Tee’s research spins across information systems, business and management, particularly on the areas of business value deliverance, electronic commerce, and social networks.

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Dr Jamie Fellows

Dr Jamie Fellows joined the Law School at JCU in 2009. Since then he has taught and published in areas of public law, particularly in areas involving criminal sentencing, constitutional law and legal history. Currently, Dr Fellows is the Head of Law at the College of Business, Law, and Governance. Prior to commencing at JCU, Jamie held several positions within the private and public sectors in Japan and Australia.

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Associate Professor Riccardo Welters

Associate Professor Riccardo Welters is an academic researcher with experience in conducting applied labour market research; attracting competitive funding (both research and consultancy oriented); and lecturing in a broad scale of economics subjects at university level. He is also Theme Leader ‘Sustainable Development’ at the Cairns Institute, JCU.

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Dr Hera Oktadiana

Dr Hera Oktadiana earned her Ph.D from the School of Hotel and Tourism Management, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She received CHE (Certified Hospitality Educator) from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute. She has been the Head of Hotel and Tourism Departments at some tourism institutions in Indonesia. She is presently the Regional Vice President Southeast Asia of the International Tourism Studies Association (ITSA).

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Dr Sook Rei Tan

Before joining James Cook University in Singapore, Dr Sook Rei Tan was a research fellow at the Economics department of Nanyang Technological University. Her research interests include applied macroeconomics and international finance. Her research focuses on the topic of international financial integration, in which she studies how financial openness of one country is related to the foreign exchange stability, income inequality.

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Dr Diane Jarvis

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Dr Jarvis is an environmental economist with an emerging record of research accomplishments in the study of social and economic aspects of environmental/natural resource management, focusing primarily on investigating and evaluating trade-offs and co-benefits arising from natural resource use/environmental conservation and economic development within northern Australia, involving cross-cultural, cross-disciplinary and cross institutional collaborations.

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Dr Janice Scarinci

Dr. Janice Scarinci is the Coordinator of the Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management (MITHM) and the Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Events (BTHE) degrees at James Cook University in Far North Queensland.  Janice earned her Ph.D. in Tourism at James Cook University in North Queensland, Australia on a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship.

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Dr Zahra Pourabedin

Dr Zahra Pourabedin is a lecturer in Business at the JCU Singapore.  Zahra is the associate fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). Zahra's research interests include digital marketing and tourism marketing. New marketing tools, aided by the global presence of the Internet, are playing an increasingly influential role in the development of marketing strategies. She was awarded ''Highly commended paper of 2019'' by Emerald.

Dr Denis Tolkach

Dr Tolkach is a Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Hospitality Management at James Cook University, Cairns. He teaches various subjects in Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Events and Masters of International Tourism & Hospitality Management.

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Associate Professor Carmen Reaiche

Associate Professor Carmen Reaiche has held a number of management positions where she has designed, programmed and supervised the implementation of project management systems and strategic plans for businesses like General Electric, Mobil, Centrelink and Business SA. She holds an MBA from the Adelaide University and a PhD from the University of South Australia in the area of project management / soft systems self-organisation.

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Ms Diana Castorina

Diana is an Economics Lecturer at the College of Business, Law and Governance at James Cook University. Her teaching experience in the higher education sector spans ten years across both undergraduate and postgraduate offerings. Diana is a recipient of the Sessional Staff Teaching Award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning for the years 2010 and 2019 at JCU.

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Associate Professor Jacob Wood

Dr. Jacob Wood is currently the Associate Dean of Research at JCU's Singapore campus and an Associate Professor of International Business. Dr. Wood specializes in the fields of international trade negotiation and the effect of non-tariff barriers on international trade flows.

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