Sustainability in Business Council
Professor Vanessa Chang (Chair)
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Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Business and Law
Vanessa chairs the Faculty Sustainability in Business Council and the Faculty Gender and Diversity Working Group, and is a member of the University Athena Swan Steering Committee. She has conducted research in responsible governance practices of ICT in corporations and non-profit organisations, in an AusAid project focusing on the sustainable economic development in the public sector in Mongolia, and collaborated in partnership research with the Australia-Africa Universities Network on projects focused on capacity building in education leadership. Vanessa has also served on a number of non-profit boards.
Accreditation and Quality Assurance Manager
Helen is the deputy chair of the Faculty Sustainability in Business Council and provides management and leadership support in the accreditation area within the Faculty of Business and Law. She also provides guidance on best practice quality assurance and is responsible for ensuring sound governance of and compliance with relevant academic policies, processes and guidelines for all FBL programs across all locations.
BSc(Hons) MSC(Hons) MBA PhD
Senior Lecturer, School of Economics, Finance & Property
Sherry is an EQUIS Champion, a member of PRME council at Curtin and is committed to include business ethics in her teaching deliveries through various case studies and discussions. She cares about Indigenous issues and invites experienced researchers as guest speakers in her classes where students learn about indigenous issues, policies in past and present to close the gap between indigenous and nonindigenous population and understand the possible actions or policies required in our community to address those issues.
BA LLB PhD
Lecturer, Director of Learning & Teaching, Curtin Law School
Hugh Finn is the current chairperson of the management committee for the Environmental Defender’s Office WA. His research focuses on environmental law and policy, with a recent focus on legal frameworks for wild animal welfare.
Senior Lecturer, School of Management and Marketing
Dr Scott Fitzgerald is a Senior Lecturer and Discipline Lead (People, Culture and Organisations) in the School of Management at Curtin Business School. His teaching and research connects with the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Quality Education; Decent Work and Economic Growth; Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure; Reduced Inequalities; and Responsible Consumption and Production.
Director, Future of Work Institute
Mark Griffin is Director of the Future of Work Institute at Curtin University. His research examines the link between individual and organisational capability in areas such as safety, leadership, well-being, and productivity. He has conducted large-scale collaborative projects with a range of industries including transport, health, education, energy, mining, and finance.
Teaching Support Co-ordinator
Renée is responsible for managing the operational and renewal requirements of teaching and course delivery, and the coordination of projects and associated staff within the faculty. She also ensures the smooth delivery of all courses and units across multiple locations; both locally, remotely and internationally, modes of delivery and study periods.
Manager External Engagement
Megan is the Manager External Engagement in the Faculty of Business and Law. In this role, she focuses on the PRME Principles of Partnership and Dialogue, to ensure sustainable goals are communicated with key partners and stakeholders. Ranging from corporations to non-profit organisations, Megan ensures her practice is based on mutual benefit, reciprocity and sustainability.
Business Manager, Faculty of Business and Law
Kaye is the Business Manager for the Faculty of Business and Law. Kaye promotes ethical, responsibility and sustainability practices across the Faculty, ensuring that resources are strategically aligned and prioritised to support achievement of initiatives across all 6 PRME principles.
BCom MMgt PhD
Senior Lecturer, School of Marketing
Robyn Ouschan has extensive teaching and research experience in the sustainability area, is the sustainability champion for the School of Marketing and has developed and taught the postgraduate Marketing and Sustainability unit for several semesters. She conducts research, publishes and supervises HDR and Honours students in a broad range of sustainability areas.
BA MA PhD
Research Fellow, Bankwest-Curtin Economics Centre
Silvia Salazar is a micro-econometric researcher specialised in development economics and time use. Her research focuses on gender and indigenous inequalities in the labour market as well as on the implications of unpaid work in the economic theory. She has presented her research at numerous international conferences and workshops. Currently, Silvia is a member of the Women in Economics Network (WEN) of WA as well as the Economic Society of Australia (ESA).
BA(Hons) MA MAcc PhD CA
Associate Professor, School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Nigar Sultana is an educator and an industry-focused researcher with more than ten years of experience in tertiary education and research. Her research interests are in the areas of gender diversity, corporate and social accountability, corporate governance including auditing and financial reporting. The teaching-research nexus is integral to Nigar’s teaching ethos and, as such, Nigar’s primary teaching area includes corporate accountability, governance, social responsibility and business ethics.
Director, Student Engagement
Hannah is passionate about improving the student experience, with a particular interest in supporting Curtin’s equity students. Hannah is a Board Member for Curtin University Women in Business, Faculty Advisor for Curtin Enactus (a social entrepreneurship student club) and Member of the Enactus Business Advisory Board.
Centre Manager, Future of Work Institute
Abbe has worked as a Chartered Accountant in both professional firms and industry, including the mining, telecommunications and wine industries. Following the completion of a post graduate diploma in organisational psychology and a Master of Commerce in Human Resource Management, she joined the University of Western Australia as a Workforce Planning Consultant before she become a Faculty Manager (Business Services) in the Faculty of Science. With a strong belief in the importance of people being able to thrive at work, Abbe joined Curtin’s Future of Work Institute with a commitment to help the Institute achieve its mission.