Students are at the centre of everything we do and the AIB academic team strives to develop and adopt academically rigorous, practice-centric curricula, innovative learning resources and realistic assessment techniques that cater for the diverse needs of our students.

– Academic Plan 2015-2018

Academic Management Team

Academic Director
Professor Angèle Cavaye
MA, MSc, PhD

Research Interests:

  • Higher education management
  • Work applied learning

Senior Academic Manager

Vicki Golsby
GCertSupplyMgmt, GCertBusAdmin, GradCertEd(HighEd), MBA

Research Interests:

  • Higher education management
  • Organisational behaviour (transition from the academy to the workplace)
  • Work applied learning

Academic Manager – Operations
Sajjad Akbar
BA, AdvDipInfoSystems, MBA


Heads of Discipline

Head of Discipline – Entrepreneurship
Professor Roxanne Zolin
BBus(Mgt), MB(Mkt), MA(Soc), PhD

Research Interests:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Project Management
  • Work applied learning

Head of Discipline – Marketing
Associate Professor John Wilkinson
BSc, BCom, MBA, PhD

Research Interests:

  • Business-to-Business Marketing
  • Sales Management
  • Work-applied Learning

Head of Discipline – Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Professor Devinder Grewal
MSc (Cardiff), PhD (Cardiff), Master Mariner

Research Interests:

  • Supply Chain Design and Operations
  • Transport Logistics
  • Transport Policy
  • Integrated Transport

Academic Service – Managers

Angela Brazenall


Academic Lecturers

Dr Diane Kalendra
PhD, BMS (Waikato)

Research Interests:

  • Marketing
  • Strategic management
  • Organisational change
  • Leadership development
  • Action research and action learning

Dr Simon Cottrell
BCom, MCom, PhD

Research Interests:

  • Debt Capital Markets
  • Australian Bank Wholesale Funding
  • Corporate Finance

Julien Marchand
MSc, MBA

Research Interests:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Student Entrepreneurship
  • Identity and the entrepreneurial journey

Dr Kasun Chandrasekara
BSc (Hons), MSc, MBA, PhD

Research Interests:

  • Business model innovation
  • Dynamic capabilities and strategy as practice
  • Operations strategy and project management

Dr Kavita Goel
BCom(Hons), MCom, ACMA, MPhil, PhD

Research Interests:

  • Financial markets
  • Corporate governance
  • Financing patters/capital structure

Dr Huda Khan
BBA(Hons), MBA, Masters (Res), PhD

Research Interests:

  • Consumer behaviour
  • Packaging
  • Foreign brands in non-western markets

Dr Sherry Malik
BS, MBA, MIntlBus, MIntlRelations

Research Interests:

  • Organisational longevity
  • Leadership
  • Human resource management

Dr Syed Mohyuddin
BEng, MBA, PhD

Research Interests:

  • Cross-cultural management
  • Human resource management (professional migrants)

Dr Roshni Narendran
BA, MA, PhD

Research Interests:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Gender diversity (women entrepreneurs and the ‘glass ceiling’)
  • Cross cultural issues (related to human resource management and entrepreneurship)

Dr Rajesh Johnsam
MSc, MBA, MCJ, PhD

Research Interests:

  • Transformational leadership
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Organisational behaviour (job stress, satisfaction, burnout)

Dr Parth Patel
BBA(Hons), MBA, MIB, PhD

Research Interests:

  • Multinational Corporations
  • International HRM
  • Emerging Economies

Dr Rajesh Rajaguru
BSc, MSc, PhD

Research Interests:

  • Business to business marketing
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Retailing management

Dr Tareq Rasul
BSc, MBA, DBA

Research Interests:

  • Relationship marketing
  • Consumer behaviour
  • e-Marketing

Dr Sasi Rathnappulige
PhD BCom(Hons)

Research Interests:

  • Knowledge management
  • Knowledge in collectives of experts
  • Collective learning and sharing in Communities of Practice

Dr Gerard Reed
BA, MA, MEnt

Research Interests:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Resource based view of the firm

Dr Ingy Shafei
MBBCh, MSc, MBA, MPhil, MD, DBA

Research Interests

  • Service quality
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Healthcare services management

Dr Liudmila (Mila) Tarabashkina
BA, MA, PhD, CPM

Research Interests:

  • Consumer behaviour (brand attitudes, social influences)
  • Consumer knowledge and vulnerability
  • Country of origin effects for services

Dr Monica Torland
BTourMgt, MOrgDevTraining, G Dip Ed, PhD

Research Interests:

  • Tourism/leisure
  • Management of protected areas
  • Adventure tourism / recreation

Dr. Mohsen Varsei
BSc, MSc, PhD

Research Interests:

  • Supply chain network design
  • Sustainable supply chain management
  • Global operations strategy

Dr Prikshat Verma
MCom, MBA, PhD

Research Interests:

  • Human resource competency frameworks
  • Comparative Asian human resource management practices
  • Employability challenges in the Asia-Pacific region

Dr Svetlana De Vos
BSc, MBA, MPh, PhD

Research Interests:

  • Consumer judgement of advertising
  • Emotions in advertising and social media
  • Marketing and public policy

Dr Danillo Wenger
PhD, MA in Economics, MSc, BSc in Business Administration

Research Interests:

  • Financial crises
  • Financial intermediation
  • Monetary policy

Dr Donald Winchester
PhD, BCM, MBA, MBS

Research Interests:

  • Asset pricing
  • Corporate finance
  • Corporate governance
  • Information Systems

Michael Gray
JD, LLM, PGDipLaws, PGCertLaws, GDipLP, MAcc, BBus(LE), GDip(VET)

Research Interests:

  • Corporate governance
  • BASEL III
  • Risk management

Academic Markers

Dr Gayathri Goonaratne
Bsc (Hons), PGDip, DBA

Research Interests:

  • Higher education (flipped learning)

Dr Rupesh Goel
BE, MBA, PhD

Dr Rowan Kushinga Machaka
PhD, BSc (Hons), DipEnvMgmt, MBA

Research Interests:

  • Strategic and policy management
  • Environmental management systems

Nuha Nizam
BSc (Hons), DipBusAdmin, MBA

Research Interests:

  • Knowledge management
  • Strategy and strategic management
  • Organisational behaviour and human resource management practices

Dr Mohtsham Saeed
BCom, MCom, PhD

Research Interests:

  • Business strategy
  • Strategic human resource management
  • Organisational behaviour

Sri Sivanathan
BSc, MSc

AIB academic staff appointments align with Academic Profiles from Lecturer (Level A) to Professor. Full details of the Academic Profiles can be found here: Academic Profiles