Research Structure and Organisation

The Australian Institute of Business’ (AIB) Strategic Plan includes a commitment to high quality research and publications. In order to achieve this, Staff employed by AIB are expected to maintain research and publishing activity, supervise students and promote the reputation of AIB as a research active institute. Students are encouraged to disseminate their research findings through seminars, conferences and publications.

AIB Research and Publication Policy

Research Committees

Research at AIB is supported by a range of initiatives including research rooms, a library, online resources (e.g., databases of peer-­reviewed articles and books), Research Fellows and the AIB Research Seminar Series with ongoing guidance for research and its implementation provided by the academic management team. The Research Coordinator provides the first point of contact for all research degree candidates.

Research policies and procedures are developed and monitored by three committees:

Academic Board

Chair: Prof. Rod Oxenberry
This is the prime academic body in the governance of the Institute. It is responsible for the maintenance of appropriate academic standards and the approval of academic policies. All strategic issues related to research policy and delivery are reported to Academic Board.

Research and Higher Degrees Committee

Chair: Prof. Ron Passfield
As one of the sub­committees of Academic Board, the Research & Higher Degrees Committee is responsible for monitoring the progression of each research student and for developing appropriate policies. It is also empowered to determine other related research issues.

Ethics Committee

Chair: Andrew Cook
This is another sub­committee of Academic Board. In line with national protocols, it is required to evaluate each research proposal to ensure that ethical standards are adhered to.

Research Fellows

Contributing to AIB’s research are a number of appointed research positions:

  • Associate Professor Juhani Touvinen BEd MEd PhD HDT (Sec) (Research Fellow)