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.

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.

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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