Hall of fame

Join us in celebrating the awards, achievements and career milestones of Business School staff, students and alumni.

Our passionate academics are experts in their field and have won more national awards than teaching staff at any other Australian university. They don’t just keep up with the current trends in business, they work directly with industry to set the pace and shape leaders of tomorrow. Our alumni network is a vibrant and supportive global community of more than 60,000 graduates, and we have over 12,000 students. Here, we recognise and celebrate their outstanding efforts.


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ARC Linkage Project grants – 2023 Round 2
July 2024

Business School researchers Associate Professor Terrance Fitzsimmons, Dr Ree Jordan, Professor Victor Callan, and Dr Yiqiong Li have been awarded Australian Research Council Linkage Project grant funding.

Dr Fitzsimmons, Dr Jordan, Professor Callan, and their colleague Dr Miriam Yates will conduct research on amplifying the leadership and voices of Indigenous women environmental rangers, while Dr Li will be an investigator on a University of South Australia-led project on cultivating systemic safety to prevent workplace sexual harassment.

The researchers are among 10 UQ research teams that received more than $6.5 million in funding in round 2 of the 2023 ARC Linkage Projects scheme. Read more.

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BEL University Medal
June 2024

Congratulations to all 2023 BEL University Medal recipients on being acknowledged for your outstanding academic results! The Faculty of Business, Economics & Law recognised Samantha Gallagher from the Bachelor of Advanced Business (Honours), Kurtis Albert, Elise Chant, William Eason, Sushankar Khandabhattu, Tian Xiang Li, Tuan Nguyen, Matthew Poynting and Sarah Pyman from the Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours), Georgia Snare from the Bachelor of Business Management (Honours), Benjamin Snell and Liuyue Yang from the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), Jason Adams and Joshua Grice from the Bachelor of Economics (Honours), William Garske and Matisse Reed from the Bachelor of Laws (Honours).

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2024 King’s Birthday Honours

Emeritus Professor Ron Weber was among 737 outstanding Australians selected for the 2024 King’s Birthday Honours List. He was named a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to tertiary education, to accounting and information system development, and to professional associations. Congratulations to Emeritus Professor Weber on this remarkable achievement!

Read about the members of the UQ community named in the King’s Birthday Honours List.

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World Rankings of the 2024 Best Business & Management Scientists
April 2024

Congratulations to Professor Brent Ritchie (#404 internationally, #14 nationally), Professor Sara Dolnicar (#132 internationally, #8 nationally), Professor Bob McKercher (#178 internationally, #9 nationally), Professor Janet McColl-Kennedy  (#463 internationally, #17 nationally) and Professor Paula Jarzabkowski (#596 internationally, #25 nationally)  who have been recognised for their research and expertise on Research.com's list of the 2024 World's Best Business and Management Scientists.

This is an extraordinary accomplishment that recognises the research achievements of leading experts. Rankings are based on the D-index (Discipline H-index) metric, which analyses citations and publications for an examined discipline throughout the year.

Read the full report.

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Outstanding teacher receives national recognition
February 2024

We’re proud to announce that Professor Sabine Matook has been awarded a Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning at the annual Australian Awards for University Teaching.

Professor Matook was recognised her for innovative approach to enhancing student’s employability in Business Information Systems and inspiring them to give back to community organisations.  

Read more about our award winning teacher

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Fulbright scholar set to broaden research in US
February 2024

Congratulations to Dr Dewan Rahman who has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship. He will travel to the United States to further his research on insider trading and governance.   

“My research experience at the University of Michigan will equip me to do more applied research on insider trading. Research in this domain will contribute positively for the Australian capital market development,” Dr Rahman said.

The Fulbright Scholarship Program gives Australian researchers the opportunity to take part in an academic and cultural exchange at a US institution. Dr Rahman was one of four UQ researchers awarded a Fulbright Scholarship.

Read more about our Fulbright scholars.

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ARC 2024 round 1 Discovery Projects announced
November 2023

Four Business School researchers received ARC 2024 Discovery Project grants:

  • Professor Daniel Nyberg was awarded funding with co-investigator Professor Peter Fleming (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences) for the project "Business and democracy: power, profit and participation". 
  • Professor Matthew Hornsey and Professor Tyler Okimoto were awarded funding with co-investigator Dr Kana Imuta (School of Psychology) for the project "Mapping the psychology of accent-based discrimination".
  • Associate Professor Min Zhu was awarded funding with co-investigator Professor Denis Leung for the project “Limiting false positives in empirical asset pricing tests”. 

Read more about the 39 UQ projects that secured ARC 2024 Discovery Project funding.

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Teaching award winners
November 2023

Our exceptional educators were recognised for their innovation and dedication with awards during Teaching and Learning Week.

Dr Cassandra France, Dr Kate Power and Associate Professor Sergeja Slapničar received Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. James Tarbit and Dr Csilla Demeter received Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning as Tutors.

Teaching and Learning Week is an opportunity for our educators to learn from one another and celebrate creative and innovative teaching and learning practices designed to enhance student learning.

Dr Saphira Rekker and Dr Tapani Rinta-Kahila


DECRA grant success for UQ Business School researchers
August 2023

Dr Saphira Rekker and Dr Tapani Rinta-Kahila have secured funding from the ARC Discovery Early Career Research Award scheme. The DECRA scheme provides focused research support for emerging researchers. Dr Rekker’s project will examine misleading corporate climate pledges to implement a global platform where corporate Paris Compliance information will be shared transparently. Dr Rinta-Kahila will investigate the impact of artificial intelligence on the development and retention of essential skills in workers. A big congratulations to both.

2022 University medallist recipients announced
June 2023

Congratulations to all 2022 University Medal recipients on being acknowledged for your outstanding academic results! The Faculty of Business, Economics & Law recognised Lucy Bell and Kate Wiseman from the Bachelor of Advanced Business (Honours), Avon Ming Yang Ang from the Bachelor of Business Management (Honours), Hui Sun from the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), Benjamin Catelan, Gabrielle Lee, Chi-Yi Lin, Sam Lines, Phoebe Little, Jacob Montaner, Dylan Mortimore and Eamonn Sullivan from the Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours), Patrick Elkington and Hao Wan from the Bachelor of Economics (Honours), Oliver Friendship from the Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics (Honours) and Emily Rainbird from the Bachelor of Laws (Honours).  

Mid-Career Distinguished Educator Award
June 2023

Congratulations to Dr Stuart Middleton for receiving the Management and Organization Behavior Teaching Society (MOBTS) Mid-Career Distinguished Educator Award. This achievement recognises Stuart for his innovative teaching, exemplary service leadership and intellectual contributions to the field of management education. 

MOBTS brings together a global network of academics, instructors and students dedicated to research excellence. As a founding member, Stuart will be hosting the annual MOBTS Oceania Conference early next year at The University of Queensland.

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Universitas 21 Award Winner
April 2023

Miriam Moeller from International Business was presented a Universitas 21 (U21) Award this week. The awards are designed to celebrate the achievements of individuals or teams at U21 member institutions whose work has crossed borders and furthered the network’s principles of internationalisation. This award was a recognition of Miriam’s sustained work to support our students to become champions of global mobility, and for her impactful research in this area. The U21 network encompasses 28 Universities globally. UQ is one of only four Australian members of the global Universitas 21.

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Medical Research Future Fund recipient
March 2023

Congratulations to Professor Martie-Louise Verreynne, on her recent Medical Research Fund Sucess. Professor Verreynne is Chief Investigator on the project, ‘Enhancing utility of neuropsychological evaluation for earlier and effective diagnosis of dementia in Parkinson’s disease’ in the 2022 Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care scheme.

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Best Business and Management University in Australia 2023
March 2023

The 2nd edition of Research.com rankings for top Business and Management universities has been released and we're excited to share the Business School has been ranked number 1 in Australia and 24th in the world for business and management research. 

Read more about Research.com rankings here

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Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
February 2023

Huge congratulations to Mark Tanner from the UQ Business School, who was recognised with a Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning at the #AAUT awards! Mark was recognised for an innovative program that challenges advanced business students to build employability skills. Mark is one of five UQ staff to be recognised, meaning UQ remains the most awarded university through the #AAUT scheme.

Association for Information Systems – Technology Vision Award
December 2022

Associate Professor Sabine Matook won the 2022 Technology Vision Award of the Association of Information Systems (AIS). The VISION Award is given to those who have contributed to the technology vision for the AIS.

Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project 2023 grant
November 2022

We’re proud to announce that Associate Professor Martin Edwards and Professor Tyler Okimoto have received an ARC Discovery Project 2023 grant for their project “Well-being and Productivity in Metricised Employee Performance Systems”. Martin and Tyler will collaborate with Professor Frederik Anseel and Associate Professor Stacey Parker on this research. Their work will advance knowledge around the impact that the increasing use of digitised monitoring, performance measurement and metric systems are having on the workforce. Congratulations, Martin and Tyler! 

UQ Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
November 2022

Associate Professor Sabine Matook received a University of Queensland Citation for “Innovatively designing sustainable digital WIL partnerships that inspire Business Information Systems students’ learning, enhance job-readiness and enable students to ‘give back’ to community organisations” at the 2022 UQ Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. 

Marketing expert elected as a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA)
November 2022

UQ Business School marketing expert Professor Janet McColl-Kennedy has been elected a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA). With more than 170 publications to her name, Janet is not only a leading senior marketing academic in Australia but also internationally recognised as a leading researcher in service science. Congratulations, Janet! 
Read more about UQ’s ASSA Fellows here

UQ Research and Innovation Week award winners

UQ Research and Innovation Week award winners
September 2022

Congratulations to our 2022 UQ Research and Innovation Week award winners. At the UQ Research and Innovation Awards for Excellence on 13 September, Dr Felix Septianto received a UQ Foundation Research Excellence Award (FREA) for his project “The Role of Media Coverage in Encouraging Behaviours with Positive Environmental Impact”. Two days later, at the UQ Research Partnerships and Translation Awards, Dr Cassandra Chapman (research lead) and partner More Strategic received the Innovative Partnerships Award for the project “Understanding donor psychology and improving fundraising effectiveness”. Other Business School researchers involved with Dr Chapman’s project were Professor Matthew Hornsey, Associate Professor Martin Edwards, Dr Ann Wallin and PhD student Lucas Dixon. Well done, all!

Read more about the awards here.

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Tourism Panel on Climate Change
September 2022

We’re proud to announce that Professor Bob McKercher and Dr Ya-Yen Sun are among 32 experts from around the world to join the newly formed independent international organisation, TPCC (Tourism Panel on Climate Change). TPCC is designed to assess and mobilise rapidly evolving knowledge on the complex interactions between tourism and climate change. Bob and Ya-Yen are passionate researchers in the areas of tourism sustainability, nature-based tourism and cultural tourism.


MBA Australasia Graduate Management Awards 2022 finalists announced
August 2022

MBA Australasia is proud to present the Graduate Management Awards (GMAs) again in 2022, with the awards ceremony to be hosted on 22 September in Brisbane. The GMAs provide recognition to outstanding members of the MBA community, and shine a spotlight on them, their career, and their actions. Congratulations to Cameron Turner from School of Business for being shortlisted for the Most Inspirational MBA Lecturer Award, and Master of Business Administration (MBA) graduates Tyrone  Bean and Will Hetherington for being shortlisted for the Community Impact Award.

Read more about the GMAs here.

2021 University Medallist recipients announced
June 2022

Congratulations to all 2021 University Medal recipients on being acknowledged for your outstanding academic results! The Faculty of Business, Economics & Law recognised Golden Youmin Chen, Elyse Catriona Dwyer, Patrick Sean Jaffe, Max O'Donnell and William Thoman Sommerville from the Bachelor of Advanced Finance & Economics (Honours), Matthew Chen, Ann Le, Zhangweiyi Ren, Declan Twohig and Xinrui Yu from the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), Peter Limerick from the Bachelor of Economics (Honours), Holly Carolyn Frances Eaglesham from the Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics (Honours), and Micheal Boyce, Emma Fell, Laura Kate Heit and Geena Skow from the Bachelor of Laws (Honours).

UQ-led Food and Beverage Accelerator Project, Professor Janet McColl Kennedy

UQ-led Food and Beverage Accelerator (FaBA) project
May 2022 

We are proud to announce the UQ-led Food and Beverage Accelerator (FaBA) project has been awarded $50 million of funding under the Australian Government’s Trailblazer Universities Program. This represents the largest single funding allocation that UQ has received for its research. The project is worth $178 million involving 19 partners including 3 research institutions (QUT, USQ and CSIRO) along with the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, and our industry partners. As Lead of the Innovation Pathways Program UQ Business School Professor Janet McColl-Kennedy will be working closely with Damian Hine (QAAFI/GCI) and Cara Wrigley (School of Architecture). Congratulations to Janet and all involved. 

IAAP Fellow Professor Neal Ashkanasy

International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP) Fellow 
May 2022

Congratulations to Professor Neal Ashkanasy who was recently elected to IAAP Fellow status. This honour is granted to Full Members of IAAP who have made distinguished and substantial contributions to the field of applied psychology.  Congratulations to Neal on this professional achievement!

Read more about the IAAP here

Professor Janet McColl-Kennedy and Dr Christoph Breidbach Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Program

Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Program 
March 2022

Congratulations to Professor Janet McColl-Kennedy and Dr Christoph Breidbach who were successful in getting their project approved under the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Program. Their project: Transforming Primary Healthcare Service Delivery: A Digital-Human Approach has, in Janet’s words: ‘great potential to have a significant and lasting impact on the delivery of primary health care service not only in Australia but also in other OECD countries’. Congratulations to both Janet and Christoph on this achievement!

Read more about their achievement here

2021 Australian Awards for University Teaching - Dr Cle-Anne Gabriel and Associate Professor Ian MacKenzie

2021 Australian Awards for University Teaching 
February 2022

Congratulations to Dr Cle-Anne Gabriel and Associate Professor Ian MacKenzie for receiving Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning at the 2021 Australian Awards for University Teaching. Well done, Cle-Anne and Ian, on this professional achievement! 

Read more here about their achievements here. 

Young Talent Innovation Award - Hailey Brown

Young Talent Innovation Award
December 2021

Congratulations to UQ Business student Hailey Brown for winning the Young Talent Innovation Award at the World Tourism Forum Lucerne for her smartphone app Vacayit. Vacayit is an audio and voice-based app that helps support blind and vision-impaired tourists to make informed decisions, independently, about where they want to go. Well done, Hailey, on this incredible achievement!

Young Talent Innovation Award - Hailey Brown

Association for Information Systems – Technology ATLAS Award
December 2021

Associate Professor Sabine Matook won the 2021 Technology ATLAS Award of the Association of Information Systems (AIS). This award is reserved for only a small number of Association of Information Systems (AIS) members. This award is given to those individuals who have made the most significant contributions toward the intellectual infrastructure of the association. 

Highly Cited Researchers Awards for 2021

Highly Cited Researcher Awards for 2021
November 2021

Congratulations to Professor Janet McColl-Kennedy, who has been recognised in the most Highly Cited Researcher Awards for 2021, released by Clarivate™ Highly Cited Researcher Awards for 2021. This prestigious achievement is for those who are pioneers in their field, demonstrated by the production of multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for the field and year in the Web of Science™. Janet was top 1 per cent for Economics and Business on a global level - one of only two scholars in Australia listed in the category. Well done, Janet, on this professional achievement! 

Australia's top 40 lifetime achievers in research

Australia's top 40 lifetime achievers in research
November 2021

We’re proud to announce that Professor Sara Dolnicar (Tourism and Hospitality) and Professor Neal Ashkanasy (Human resources & Organisations), from the BEL faculty, have been listed in Australia's top 40 lifetime achievers in research. Congratulations, Sara and Neal, on this professional achievement!

Australia's top 250 researchers in 2021

Australia's top 250 researchers in 2021 
November 2021

UQ is named in the Australian's 2021 Research magazine as 'top research institution in the feild' for Business, Economics and Management. A massive congratulations to Professor Brent Ritchie, who was named 'top researcher in the field' for Tourism & Hospitality. Congratulations, Brent and team, on this achievement!

Professor Andrew Burton-Jones fellow of the academy of the social sciences in Australia

Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia 
November 2021

Congradulations to Professor Nicole Gillespie, Professor Andrew Burton-Jones and Emeritus Professor Robert Faff who have recently been elected as Fellows of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. To have THREE new Fellows inducted from the School in one year is fantastic. Well done Andrew, Nicole and Robert!

Read more here about their achievements here. 

Professor Professor Karen Hughes UQ Awards for Excellence

2021 UQ Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Learning: Associate Professor Karen Hughes 
November 2021

Associate Professor Karen Hughes recieved a citation for creating engaging stories and Structured Academic Controversies that encourage and support Culturally and Linguistically Diverse undergraduate Tourism students to develop and express their viewpoints. Congratulations, Karen!

Dr Stuart Middleton UQ Awards for Excellence

2021 UQ Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Learning: Dr Stuart Middleton  
November 2021

Dr Stuart Middleton received a citation for motivating student learning of strategic management by storying innovative learning activities and creating collaborative storytelling spaces. Congratulations, Stuart!

Mark Tanner UQ Awards for Excellence

2021 UQ Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Learning: Mr Mark Tanner
November 2021

Mark Tanner received a citation for Paying it forward: motivating learners via a "fail safe" approach that challenges advanced Business students to build employability skills through authentic and peer mentored experiences. Congratulations, Mark!

Professor Sara Dolnicar has recieved a UQ Research Impact Award

UQ Research Impact Award 
September 2021

Professor Sara Dolnicar has received a UQ Research Impact Award for leading the project Using marketing to improve the lives of Australia’s most vulnerable people’ in collaboration with CatholicCare Wollongong, CareSouth and the University of Wollongong. Congratulations, Sara!

Congratulations Dr Ya-Yen Sue who received a UQ Foundation Research Excellence Award.

UQ Foundation Research Excellence Award
September 2021

Congratulations to Dr Ya-Yen Sun, who received a UQ Foundation Research Excellence Award (FREA) this week. This award scheme recognises demonstrated excellence and promise of future success in research, as well as the leadership potential of individual young researchers in their fields. As part of the award, Ya-Yen will undertake research addressing the best way to understand, assess and measure the carbon footprint of tourism at a national level. 

ARC Linkage grant recipient 2021
August 2021

Congratulations to Prof Sara Dolnicar, Dr Monica Chien, Dr Ya-Yen Sun and Dr Faith Ong who were successful in obtaining an ARC Linkage grant in collaboration with researchers in Austria and Slovenia. The project is entitled Reducing plate waste in hotels - which interventions are most effective? The amount of funding awarded was $360,758.

2020 University Medallist recipients announced
July 2021

Congratulations to all 2020 University Medal recipients on being acknowledged for your outstanding academic results! Business School alumni recognised this year are Emma Beal, Olivia Sun and George Emmerson (Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours)), Dai Le (Bachelor of Business Management (Honours)), and Piao Zhirong, Mitchell Quinn and Cinzia Wu (Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)).

Tara Osborne named one of AFR’s 2021 BOSS Young Executives
June 2021

We're so proud of Bachelor of Commerce and Economics alumnus, Tara Osborne, who is the second Business School alumnus to be named a 2021 BOSS Young Executive! Tara has been making strides in her career as a general manager of strategy and investor relations at Bingo. Read more.

UQ initiative wins international tourism research award
June 2021

UQ’s ‘Low Harm Hedonism Initiative’ has received the 2021 Through Research award at the Alimara CETT Awards in Barcelona, Spain. Led by ARC Laureate Fellow Professor Sara Dolnicar, this initiative aims to entice people to behave in more environmentally sustainable ways in enjoyment-focused contexts (such as staying in a hotel while on holiday). It is part of the Australian Institute for Business and Economics’ Sustainability research area and the Business School’s Business Sustainability Initiative.

Fahim Khondaker named one of AFR’s BOSS Young Executives
June 2021

Bachelors of Commerce and Economics alumnus Fahim Khondaker has been named one of six BOSS Young Executives by The Australian Financial Review based on his involvement in the Royal Commission into Aged Care and Safety. Congratulations, Fahim! Read more.

Queen’s Birthday Honours for Associate Professor Dr Sarah Kelly
June 2021

A massive congratulations to Associate Professor Dr Sarah Kelly, who was awarded the Medal in the General Division (OAM) for her contribution to teaching and research as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Read more.

Malcolm Broomhead Chair in Finance – Professor Stephen Gray
April 2021

Congratulations to Professor Stephen Gray, who has been selected as the new Malcolm Broomhead Chair in Finance. The Chair is sponsored by businessman, philanthropist and UQ MBA alumnus Malcolm Broomhead, and was established to help develop executive leaders of the future by providing training and research opportunities with a strong industry focus. Professor Gray is a finance expert, celebrated academic and leader in his field who has shown a strong commitment in empowering and inspiring the next generation of financial leaders. Read more.

Academy of International Business Fellows in 2021: Professor Peter Liesch
April 2021

Professor Peter Liesch has been inducted into the Academy of International Business Fellows in 2021. The AIB Fellows are a select group of distinguished scholars who have significantly contributed to AIB and international business. Congratulations, Peter!

2020 UQ Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Learning: Dr Cle-Anne Gabriel 
March 2021

Congratulations to Dr Cle-Anne Gabriel who has been awarded the 2020 UQ Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Gabriel was recognised for her work in creating exceptional learning experiences and preparing students for real-life management decisions.

Financial Review Top 100 graduates finalist: Ellen Derbyshire
February 2021

Congratulations to Ellen Derbyshire, who has been awarded the BP Commercial Award and named as a finalist in the Financial Review Top 100 graduates 2021! Ellen is a Master of Business student in her final year of study. Good luck, Ellen! 

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2020 Ericsson Innovation Award winners, Tom Bizzell and Jack Anderson
December 2020

Current students Tom Bizzell (Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Law) and Jack Anderson (Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)), have taken out first place at the 2020 Ericsson Innovation Awards, claiming a prize of €25,000 Euros (A$40,000). The annual global competition calls on students to set major change in motion by addressing current and future climate challenges. The pair’s software startup, WakeShare, uses bow-wave sharing as an efficient way to improve shipping fuel efficiency. Congratulations!

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UQ Business, Economics and Law Employee Excellence Awards 2020
December 2020

More than 50 outstanding teachers, researchers and professional staff were honoured at the 2020 Faculty of Business, Economics and Law Employee Excellence Awards in recognition of their efforts over the past 12 months. View the full list of winners.

Association for Information Systems, Early Career Award - Dr Marten Risius
December 2020

Congratulations to Dr Marten Risius for being selected as a winner of the Association for Information Systems, Early Career Award. The AIS Early Career Award was established in 2014 and was granted for the first time in 2015. This award recognises individuals in the early stages of their careers who have already made outstanding research, teaching, and/or service contributions to the field of information systems. Well done Marten!

ANZAM Innovative Educator of the Year Award - Dr Stuart Middleton
December 2020

We’re so proud of Dr Stuart Middleton, who has won the prestigious Australia New Zealand Academy of Management Innovative Educator of the Year Award for 2020! Stuart joins two past UQ Business School winners - Associate Professor April Wright in 2011 and Associate Professor Neil Paulsen in 2006. Stuart was recognised for his work on various teaching innovations including a murder mystery podcast, podcasts with leading strategic thinkers, campus scavenger hunts and an escape box challenge. Congratulations, Stuart!

UQ Business School Staff Awards 2020
November 2020

Despite all that has happened this year, our staff have achieved amazing things! A massive congratulations to all the award winners who went above and beyond for the School in 2020. View the full list of winners.

ARC Discovery Grant Recipients 2020
November 2020

Congratulations to Associate Professor Paul Spee, Professor Matthew Hornsey, Associate Professor Sabine Matook, Professor Peter Popkowski-Leszczyc, Dr Cassandra Chapman and Dr Ya-Yen Sun, whose 2020 ARC Discovery Grant applications were successful! This year, the Business School had five successful ARC projects across business and management, marketing, tourism, psychology and information systems. Learn more.

UConn International Business Case Challenge winners
November 2020

Four Business School students participated in the recent UConn (University of Connecticut) International Business Case Challenge. Under the tutelage of Associate Professor Sunil Venaik and Dr Dongming Xu, two students, Joey Lim and Nalin Batra, and their teams won second and third place. Joey Lim also won an individual award for Best Q&A - final round. Congratulations all!

UQ Honorary Professor David Gann’s new appointment at the University of Oxford
November 2020

Congratulations to Professor David Gann, UQ Honorary Professor and Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Oxford’s Said Business School, who has been appointed as Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Development and External Affairs) at the University of Oxford. Professor Gann has been visiting UQ Business School for nearly 20 years, where he works closely with Professor Mark Dodgson AO. Their most recent book is Philanthropy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship: An Introduction, and they are currently writing two new books: China’s Innovation Machine (with Marina Zhang), and The Hottest Place in the Universe

Lara Berge - UQ Startup Academy winner
October 2020

Congratulations to Bachelor of Advanced Business (Hons) student, Lara Berge, who recently won the UQ Startup Academy final pitch. Lara’s winning innovation, Hirely, is a subscription-based designer clothing rental platform for young professional women that aims to reduce fashion consumption and make fashionable garments available to everyone. Read more.

UQ Business school awards

Global Business Challenge: Commendation for UQ team
October 2020

Congratulations to Smart Harvest, the UQ team that received a commendation for their work during the recent Global Business Challenge. The team, including Dr Zhong Xiang Cheah, Ms Lusi Ou, Ms Xin Gao and Mr James Nguyen, made the finals after competing against around 160 teams from around the world. Mentored by Dr Belinda Wade and Victor Galea from SAFS, the team developed a program to minimise food waste by enabling clarity of the supply/demand for particular crop types for agricultural producers.

Advertising Capstone Challenge: Business School students come first at national competition
October 2020

Five students from UQ Business School took out first place for the second year running at the annual Advertising Capstone Challenge. Charlotte Wright, Samuel Jackson, Chelsea Johnson, Tom Clark and Elise Logan formed team ‘Ignite’ and won the competition with their innovative pitch connecting millennials with the Suzuki brand. Read more.

Dr Daisung Jang – 2020 NTR-Peterson Research Grant recipient
July 2020

Dr Daisung Jang obtained a 2020 NTR-Peterson Research Grant for his proposal “Validation of the Negotiation Behavior Inventory” and was awarded funding of $9803. Negotiation and Team Resources (NTR) are a not for profit corporation founded to encourage scholars undertaking research and teaching in the areas of negotiation, conflict, dispute resolution and teams. 

Professor Jarzabkowski appointed Fellow of the Academy of Management
July 2020

Professor of Management, Paula Jarzabkowski is one of a select few Australian scholars to be elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Management. The Academy cited her exceptional contributions to the science and practice of management as a key factor for her nomination, with a reputation for ground-breaking and highly impactful research on strategically important organisational issues. Read more.

Commerce student is a finalist in Australian Accounting Awards
July 2020

Congratulations to Bachelor of Commerce student and UQ Business Association President Hannah Olsson who was a finalist in the Australian Accounting Awards 2020 by AccountantsDaily for Accounting Student of the Year. Hannah was considered for demonstrating outstanding commitment to success in a future career in the accounting industry and was the only student in Brisbane to reach the finals.

Professor Janet McColl-Kennedy, Professor of Marketing and Director of Research - Finalist
June 2020

Janet’s paper titled “Gaining Customer Experience: Insights that Matter,” was one of three finalists selected for the best Journal of Service Research paper. The Journal of Service Research is the lead journal in customer service thought, with a 5-year impact factor of 7.067 and in the 99th percentile (Scopus).

Isabella Ye, Casual Academic (Tourism) and Charissa Gawn (Bachelor of Commerce student) - National Innovation Games 2020
June 2020

Isabella, in collaboration with Binna Burra Lodge and an interdisciplinary team of experts including Bachelor of Commerce student Charissa Gawn, won first prize at the National Innovation Games (June 2020), providing them with of $10,000 of startup funds. Isabella also received a prize as best presenter on the day for her pitch, discussing digital solutions to engage customers and community, and industry issues associated with bushfire recovery.

Commerce student receives prestigious Order of Australia Medal
June 2020

A massive congratulations to Bachelor of Commerce student Lucas Patchett OAM for receiving a Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division. Lucas and his Orange Sky Australia co-founder Nicholas Marchesi were awarded for their inspiring service to people experiencing homelessness by connecting communities through clean clothes, warm showers and genuine conversation.

Business School researcher awarded the Rama Krishna Sastry Pappu Memorial Prize
June 2020

Dr Danni Zheng has been awarded the Rama Krishna Sastry Pappu Memorial Prize in Business for 2019. The Prize was established by Dr Ravi Pappu in memory of his grandfather and is awarded to the PhD student with the best thesis ranked by international recognition and research impact. 

Queens Birthday Honours for UQ MBA and Commerce alumnus
June 2020

Congratulations to our alumni who were awarded Queen's Birthday Honours for 2020. UQ MBA alumnus Donald Griffin OAM was awarded for his service to the accounting profession and to athletics. Bachelor of Commerce alumnus David Slater AM was awarded for his significant service to the community for social welfare and arts organisations.

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UQ MBA alumna appointed to faculty Alumni Ambassador Council
March 2020

Congratulations to MBA alumna Jane Hill (2015) on her appointment to the BEL Melbourne Alumni Ambassador Council.

Marketing researcher wins ANZMAC honour
February 2020

Dr Usha Pappu who won the ANZMAC Layton Dissertation of the Year award for 2019. Usha was recognised at the Australian & New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference in Wellington for the high-quality of her PhD dissertation.

Professor Roy Ballantyne was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of South Africa. ​
January 2020

Roy has been involved in undertaking environmental and heritage research in South Africa for the past 40 years. As a born and raised South African, Roy started his academic journey in Environmental and Geographical Science at the University of Cape Town, before emigrating to Australia 30 years ago.

Professor Sara Dolnicar and Professor Peter Clarson receiving Fellowships to the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA).
November 2019

Professor Sara Dolnicar from the tourism discipline and Professor Peter Clarkson from the accounting discipline will join 37 of Australia’s leading economists, lawyers, psychologists and philosophers at a formal welcome on 11 November in Canberra, at the Academy’s Annual Symposium.

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Ecotourism Australia scholarship
November 2019

After an extensive and competitive process which saw The University of Queensland (UQ) receive 42 applications from around the world, three PhD candidates have now been awarded scholarships to begin research into some of the most pressing issues facing Australia’s ecotourism industry.

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