PhD students receive awards that will enhance their research

17 Feb 2015
PhD students

UQ Business School PhD students, Elise Bauresson, Teegan Green, and Morakot Ditta-Apichai, are the latest recipients of the highly competitive UQ Graduate School International Travel Award (GSITA).

The GSITA’s are granted to support overseas travel for UQ research students. With the prize of up to $5,000 in travel allowance, the awards aim to:

• Enhance the quality of candidature, thesis and/or associated research output
• Develop additional skills for the students’ career post-candidature
• Contribute stronger research linkages between UQ and a key partner

Applications for the UQ GSITA are evaluated across the entire University, with this round producing three successful UQ Business School recipients from the areas of marketing and management.

Elise, whose research focuses on the intersection between emotional intelligence and leadership ethics, said the field of emotional intelligence has many controversies which make it exciting to investigate further.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to produce impactful research and am honoured to be representing UQ Business School abroad.

“There is no better feeling for a junior researcher than to be able to concretise her ideas with unparalleled quality support,” she said.

Teegan Green was another recipient of the award for her research focusing on virtual service delivery and trust formation between doctors and patients in the context of telehealth.

Morakot Ditta-Apichai was the third Business School recipient, having received the award for her research titled “Social Influence in Online Group Buying,” which aims to gain better understandings of factors influencing online consumers’ buying decisions. 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Dr Rand Low, a previous GSITA recipient, spoke of his experience and how the GSITA allowed him to spend four months at the University of Strathclyde at Glasgow, Scotland.

“The University of Strathclyde was an excellent location where I was able to meet and present my PhD research at several conferences and university workshops. Feedback and comments I received improved the quality of my work that lead to the publication of one of the chapters of my thesis at an A* journal.
I congratulate this year’s recipients on their award and wish them all the success in their overseas ventures,” he said.