Excelsia College

School of Social Work

Associate Professor Marie-Claire Cheron-Sauer

Acting Head of School of Social Work

Associate Professor Marie-Claire Cheron-Sauer

MMGT, MPASR, BSW, AMHSW, GAICD | 2012 Fellow, Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

Contact Details

Telephone Number

0290 009 703

Email

marie-claire.cheron-sauer@excelsia.edu.au

Biographical details

Marie-Claire Cheron-Sauer is senior leader, with a strong industry background in health and human services. She has worked clinically and in senior and executive management roles in government, commercial and non-profit sectors in the areas of child, family and adult psychosocial health and in disability, sexual assault and domestic and family violence. She is an accredited mental health social worker.

 

She has taught for over 15 years at Macquarie University, the Australian College of Applied Professions and Western Sydney University in the areas of sociology, research and social policy. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), the current Chair of Melanoma Patients Australia, a current member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) Accrediting Panel for Social Work Education in Australia and a current member of the AASW Ethics Panel. She has previously served on the AASW Board as National Vice President, Education where she chaired the 2010 -2012 review of the Australian Education and Accreditation Standards (ASWEAS) She was awarded a prestigious Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship in 2012 and undertook research into the education and accreditation systems for the social work profession in the US, Canada, Denmark and in England.

Associate Professor Marie-Claire Cheron-Sauer

Education

· Master of Management Studies UNSW Sydney

· Master of Policy and Applied Social Research, Macquarie University

· Bachelor of Social Work, UNSW Sydney

Awards

· Master of Management Studies UNSW Sydney

· Master of Policy and Applied Social Research, Macquarie University

· Bachelor of Social Work, UNSW Sydney

Research interests

Developing resilient and effective social work practitioners and leaders for the needs of the 21st century. More broadly Marie-Claire is interested in psychosocial well-being for people living with cancer and chronic, non-communicable diseases and in the areas of psychosocial support for people living with gendered violence.

Current projects

Patrick is currently co-authoring a proposed research book about Australian teachers’ work and identities, and also currently co-editing a proposed handbook about autoethnography and self-study in education research, and a proposed special theme issue of an environmental education research journal. As well, he is keen to explore the methodological possibilities of dialogical autoethnography.

Select Publications

Dunn, J., Casey, C. Sandoe, D., Hyde, M.K., Cheron-Sauer, M., Lowe, A., Oliffe, J.L., Chambers, S.K., Advocacy support and survivorship in prostate cancer, European Journal of Cancer Care, 2017, e12644; DOI:10.1111/ecc.12644

 

Cheron-Sauer, M., 2013 Social Work Education and Workforce Planning and Development in England, Europe, the United

States and Canada, Winston Churchill Memorial Fellowship 2012

Select Conference/Workshop Papers

10/20 Exercising Social Work Leadership in a Changing Environment, Services Australia Workshop for Social Work Program Manager, Delivered via Zoom, October & December 2020

 

11/19 21st Century Social Work, Challenges and Opportunities for the Profession, AASW 2019 Conference, November 7-9, 2019, Adelaide Convention Centre

 

05/19 21st century Social Work, Challenges and Opportunities for the Profession, Keynote Address to Graduating Class of Bachelor of Social Work Students, University of Newcastle, May 2019

 

08/18 Exercising Professional Leadership in a Changing Environment

Department of Human Services, Melbourne, 14 August, 2018,

 

09/17 Population Health, Workforce Challenges and New Models of Care – Implications for the Professions

University of Western Australia, 12 September 2017

 

08/17 Opportunities for Social work in Contemporary health and Social Care: The Role of Social Work Leadership

The Business of Social Work Conference, 25-26 August 2017

 

11/16 1800RESPECT First Response: Service and Clinical Governance Framework

Presentation at the “It’s No Secret: Sexual Assault, Sexual Abuse and Domestic Violence National Conference, Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, Western Australia, 24 -25 November 2016

 

06/16 Riding the Wave of Uncertainty: Opportunities for Social Work in the Changing Landscape of Health Policy and Services in Australia

Presentation at the Eighth International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health: Enhancing the Human Condition, Negotiating and Creating Change

Singapore 19 – 23 June 2016 (20 June 2016)

 

06/16 The Peer Workforce in Psychosocial Care: Implications for Professional Paradigms of Care

Presentation at the Eighth International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health: Enhancing the Human Condition, Negotiating and Creating Change

Singapore 19 – 23 June 2016 (21 June 2016)

 

06/16 Social Work Leadership in Contemporary Healthcare Contexts

Presentation at the Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development 2016

Seoul, South Korea, June 27 – 30 (27 June 2016)

 

06/16 The Emerging Peer Workforce: Ensuring Good Outcomes for Consumers

Presentation at the Eighth International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health: Enhancing the Human Condition, Negotiating and Creating Change

Seoul, South Korea, June 27 – 30 (28 June 2016)

 

06/16 Population Ageing, the Rise of Chronic Disease and Changing Models of Care: Implications for Social Work

Presentation at the Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development 2016

Seoul, South Korea, June 27 – 30 (29 June 2016)

 

09/15 Cancer Incidence and Survivorship: Addressing Supportive Care Needs against a Context of Fiscal Pressures

Presentation at Oncology Social Work Conference (OSWA), Sydney, (10 – 12 September 2015)

 

08/15 Population Health and Psychosocial Workforce Challenges for Oncology: Implications for Supportive Care

Presentation at Queensland Health Social Work Professional Practice Forum on occasion of Princess Alexandra Hospital Social Work Department 50th Anniversary (10 August 2015)

 

08/15 Psychosocial care for Men with Prostate Cancer

Half Day Workshop delivered Princess Alexandra Hospital social work staff in collaboration with Cancer Council Queensland and Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia Support Network (11 August 2015)

 

12/14 Master Class in Peer Support

1-day workshop, delivered at the Union for International Cancer Control World Cancer Congress, Melbourne, (3 December 2014)

 

12/14 The Establishment of PCFA Affiliated Gay/Bi-sexual Prostate Cancer Support Groups in Australia

Union for International Cancer Control, World Cancer Congress, Melbourne, (3 – 6 December, 2014)

 

07/14 Social Work Education and Practice: Critical Stakeholders in Shaping the Profession

Joint World Conference on Social Work Education and Social Development, Melbourne Convention Centre, Melbourne Australia, (July 9 – 12 2014)

 

08/13 Social Work Education and Workforce Planning and Development in England, Europe, the United States and Canada,

Winston Churchill Memorial Fellowship 2012

Presentation at Queensland Health Social Work Professional Practice Forum: Perspectives on Social Work Identity: Inspiring Leadership in the Delivery of HealthCare, (9 August 2013)

 

01/13 Social Work in Australia, Challenges and Opportunities

Invited speaker, presentation at Department of Health England, (14 January 2013)

Excelsia College | Anthony Iwuagwu

Social Work Lecturer

Anthony Iwuagwu

Bachelors of Social Work, Masters of Social work, Masters of Social Gerontology, Professional Diploma of Education

Contact Details

Email

anthony.iwuagwu@excelsia.edu.au

Biographical details

Anthony Iwuagwu is a social worker and a social gerontologist with specific research interest in the health and wellbeing of older adults, persons living with disability and culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Anthony has over 5 years experience teaching in higher learning in Nigeria, Canada and Australia. He also has experience supervising field placement for both undergraduate and graduate social work students. Anthony adeptly blends his constructivist philosophy with diverse teaching methodologies to foster students engagement and critical thinking.

Profile of Anthony Iwuagwu

Education

Anthony holds a bachelors and Masters degree in Social work from the University of Nigeria. Committed to excellent classroom delivery, Anthony also obtained a professional diploma in Education from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, along with a second masters degree in Social Gerontology from the University of Southampton, UK.

Research Interests

Anthony employs a qualitative approach to investigate pivotal topics within social work, including Intergenerational caregiving; Aging, Disability, culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Awards and Honours

Anthony was a recipient of the Commonwealth (UK) scholarship for masters study and has also won the Alzheimer Society of Fellows research grant in Canada worth 65,000 Canadian dollars. Anthony has received specialized training in individual care

Memberships

Anthony’s professional affiliations underscore his commitment to advancing social work and gerontology. He is an active member of esteemed associations including:

  • Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association
  • Emerging Researchers and Professionals in Ageing-African Network
  • African Polling Institute Research Network
  • Social Work, Policy and Development Research Group
  • International Strategic Management Institute

Selected publications

Ngwu, C. N., Iwuagwu, A. O., Ogar, L., Eyang, B., Iyiani, C., Okafor, A., … & Rahman, F. N. (2022). Socio-demographic predictors of gendered political participation and implications for social work practice in Enugu State, Nigeria. Cogent Social Sciences, 8(1), 2069907.

 

Ekoh, P. C., Walsh, C., Iwuagwu, A. O & George, E. O  (2022). Social Networks and Support to Older People in Refugee Situation in Western Countries: A Scoping Review Protocol. Social Science Protocols, 5(1), 1-7.

 

Iwuagwu, A. O., Ngwu, C. N., Ekoh, P. C (2022). Challenges of Female Older Adults Caring for Their very old Parents in Rural Southeast Nigeria: A Qualitative Descriptive Inquiry. Journal of Population Aging. DOI : 10.1007/s12062-022-09392-4

 

Iwuagwu, A.O & Kalu, M.E (2021). A Promising Approach to Reducing Social Loneliness among Older Adults in Nigeria during COVID-19 Pandemic, Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 64:5, 449-451, DOI: 10.1080/01634372.2021.1901818.

 

Iwuagwu, A. O (2023). ‘Ọmụgwọ’ as unpaid labour? the perceptions of postpartum caregiving among  older grandmothers in Southeast Nigeria. Innovation in Aging. DOI: igad069.

 

Iwuagwu, A.O., Ugwu, L.O., Ugwuanyi, C.C & Ngwu, C. N (2022). Awareness and access to support care services available for older adults in Enugu, Nigeria. African Journal of Social work, 12 (2) 12-20

 

Kalu, M.E., Adandom, I.I., Ezulike, C., Ibekaku, M., Iwuagwu, A.O., Nwachukwu, E., Oyinlola, O, & Uduonu, E (2022). A Mapping Review on the Uptake of the COVID-19 Vaccine among Adults in Africa Using the 5A’s Vaccine Taxonomy. American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 00 (00) 1-10 DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.21-0515

 

Ngwu, C. N & Iwuagwu, A. O (2022). Law and social work practice in Nigeria: a need for effective collaboration. African Journal of Social Work. 12 (2). 39-49

 

Kalu, M. E, Okeke, C, Nwachukwu, E, Iwuagwu, A. O et al. (2022). Methodology and reporting quality of 544 studies related to ageing: a continued discussion in setting priorities for ageing research in Africa. Journal of Global Health Economics and Policy. 2022010. https://doi.org/10.52872/001c.36188

 

Ekoh, P. C., Chukwemeka, E., Ezulike, C. D., George, E. O., Egbo, I. E., Agbawodikeizu, P. U., Iwuagwu, A. O & Nnebe, I. (2022). Ageing and Health in Africa: Assessing how low-and Middle-class Older Adults with Chronic Illnesses Navigate the Problem of Counterfeit Drugs in Nigeria. Journal of Population Ageing, 1-17.

 

Iwuagwu, A.O., Rayner, D., Kalu, M.E & Ngwu, C.N (2023). Why I Have Not Taken the COVID-19 Vaccine” a Descriptive Qualitative Study of Older Adults’ Perceived Views of COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake in Nigeria. Journal of Population Aging. DOI: 10.1007/s12062-023-09410-z.

 

Rahman, F. N., Hafiz, K., Jahangir, H.M & Iwuagwu, A. O (2021). Guidelines for in-depth interviews conducted among healthcare providers of tea-gardens in Bangladesh. PLOS ONE. Journal contribution. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0247957.s002

 

Iwuagwu, A.O., Ngwu, C.N., Farah, R., Kalu, M., Koustov, D (under review). Connecting the experiences of persons with disabilities and social workers in Nigerian care institutions regarding COVID-19 vaccine uptake: A qualitative descriptive-interpretive study. Sage Open

 

Iwuagwu, A.O & Lai, W.L.D., Ngwu, C. N & Kalu, M. E (2022). Social workers’ involvement in developing and implementing social programs for rural older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria: A concept paper and suggestions for action plan. Journal of Gerontological Social Work DOI: 10.1080/01634372.2022.2135657.

 

Ekoh, P. C., Walsh, C., Iwuagwu, A. O & George, E. O (under review). Impact of Social Networks and Support on the Lived Experiences of Older Refugees in Western Countries: A Scoping Review. European Journal of Aging.

 

Rahman, F.N., Khan, H.T.A., Hossain, M. J & Iwuagwu, A. O (2021). Health and wellbeing of indigenous older adults living in the tea gardens of Bangladesh. PLoS One. 4;16(3):e0247957. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0247957. PMID: 33662034; PMCID: PMC7932146.

 

Rahman, F. N., Rahman, A. F.,  Iwuagwu, A O & Dalal, K (2021) ‘COVID-19 Transmission due to Mass Mobility Before and After the Largest Festival in Bangladesh: An Epidemiologic Study’ INQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing 58: 1–10. 10.1177/00469580211023464journals.sagepub.com/home/inq.

 

Ojembe, B., Kalu, M., Ezulike, C., Ekoh. P.C., Osiefo, T., Onyinlola, O., Iwuagwu, A. O., Makonjuola, J & Kapiriri, L (2021). Exploration of loneliness among black older adults: A scoping review protocol. Social Science Protocols, 1-11. http://dx.doi.org/10.7565/ssp.2021.

 

Ekoh, P. C., Iwuagwu, A. O & George, E. O & Walsh, C. A (2022). Forced Migration-Induced Diminished Social Networks and Support, and its Impact on the Emotional Wellbeing of Older Refugees in Western Countries: A Scoping Review. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.archger.2022.104839.

 

Iwuagwu, A. O & Kalu, M (2021). Covid-19 and Older adults: The paradox of physical distancing. Ace Journal of Public Health and Community Medicine, 1 (1) 8-9.

 

Iwuagwu, A.O., Ngwu, C. N., Ekoh, P.C., Ebimgbo, S. O., Gyimah, A. A (2022). An exploration of primary caregivers’ knowledge of dyslexia, awareness of the problems, and supports for elementary school children in Nigeria? Cogent Social Sciences. 8:1, 2132673, DOI: 10.1080/23311886.2022.2132673.

 

Eyang, B. O., Gobo, N. B., Iwuagwu, A.O & Ogar, L.E (2021). Perception of postgraduate students on the early reporting of rape related cases: A framework for social justice in Nigeria European Journal of Scientific Research. 157 (4) pp.408 – 415.

 

Onalu, C., Chukwu, N., Nnama-Okechukwu, C., Iwuagwu, A., Agha, Agha.,  Anazonwu, N., Okah, P & Okoye, U (2023) An Exploratory Study of the Situation of Persons with Disabilities in Nigeria: Practice Consideration for Social Workers. An exploratory study of the situation of persons with disabilities in Nigeria: Practice consideration for social Workers. Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work. https://doi.org/10.1080/26408066.2023.2265920

 

Iwuagwu, A. O., Ekoh, P. C., Ngwu, C.N & Gyimah, A. A (2023). The impact of football fanaticism on the wellbeing of young men in Nigeria: Implication for social work practice. Cogent Social Sciences.  https://doi.org/10.1080/23311886.2023.2168792.

 

Ngwu, C. N., Iwuagwu, A. O., Ebimgbo, A & Igboeli, E., Eyang, B & Ogar, L (2022). Perception and practice of cervical cancer screening services and the role of social workers in facilitating screening uptake in Enugu State, Nigeria. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention 23(7):2271-2277. DOI: 10.31557/APJCP.2022.23.7.2271.

Iwuagwu, A. O., Okah, P., Nnama-Okechukwu, C., Chukwu, N., Agha, A., Anazonwu, N., Onalu, C & Okoye, U (2023). Barriers to Social Inclusion among Older Adults with Disabilities in Imo State, Nigeria: A Descriptive Phenomenological Inquiry. Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research 25(1): 132–146. DOI: https://doi. org/10.16993/sjdr.997

Anazonwu, N., Okah, P., Agha, A., Chukwu, N., Iwuagwu, A. O., Nnama-Okechukwu, C & Okoye, U (2022). Barriers to Domestication and Implementation of the Disability Act in Southeast Nigeria. Journal of Social Work in Developing Societies 33 4(1): 33-50.

Akintunde, T. Y., Iwuagwu, A. O., Isangha, S. O & Adedeji, A (2023). Adverse childhood experiences and subjective well-being of migrants: Exploring the role of resilience and gender differences. Global Social Welfare. Glob Soc Welf (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40609-023-00310-w.

Akinrolie, O; Iwuagwu, A. O; Kalu, M; Rayner, D; Oyinlola, O; Ezulike, C; Okoh, A… Onyekere, C (2023) ‘Longitudinal Studies of Aging in Sub-Saharan Africa: Review, limitations, and recommendations in preparation of projected aging population’ Innovation in Aging, igae002, https://doi.org/10.1093/geroni/igae002.

 

Ojembe, B., Kalu, M., Ezulike, C., Iwuagwu, A. O., Ekoh. P.C., … Kapiri, L (2022). Understanding Social and Emotional Loneliness among Black Older Adults: A Scoping Review. Journal of Applied Gerontology. DOI: 10.1177/07334648221118357.

 

Ogar, L. E., Eyang, B. O., Egbara, A. P & Iwuagwu, A. O (2021). Social Work Counselling: A Panacea for Youth Involvement in Migration and Modern Day Slavery. European Journal of Social Sciences 61 (2) 85-95

 

Isangha, S. O., Ngwu, C. N., Iwuagwu, A. O., Abonyi, E., Nanji, A. O., & Rahman, F. N. (2021). Intimate Partner Violence: The Moderating Role of Personality Trait and Religion. Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, 8(3) 286-302.

 

Ngwu, C.N., Iwuagwu, A. O., Onah, N., Nnadi, F., Kalu, E., Ugwuanyi, C & Ibenwa, C (2023). Internally Displaced Persons’ Experiences and the Predictors of Social Support and Adjustment to Displacement in Northeast Nigeria: A MixedMethod Study.. Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, 0(0) DOI: 10.1080/15562948.2023.2275250.

Casual HDR Supervisor Business

Dr Vidya Sagar Athota

PhD
Contact Details

Telephone Number

02 9000 9604

Email

vidya.athota@excelsia.edu.au

Biographical details

Dr Vidya Sagar Athota is an Associate Professor and Head of Management, HR, and Sports & Recreation Management. He teaches Business Psychology, Human Resources and Executive Education in the School of Business at the University of Notre Dame Australia. Dr Athota holds a PhD from the University of New South Wales, Australia. He has been employed at the Sydney campus since 2007. He presented his research at vViarious universities the USA, Europe, the UK, the Middle East and India. He is also a visiting faculty at Indian Institute of Management, India. He received the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Initiatives that Enhance Student Learning. In 2022 Dr Athota also received the Australian Business Deans Council Award from the Australian Business Deans Council. Most recently, Dr Athota received Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning.

Dr Athota has over 40 academic outputs and published four research books. His most recent book is entitled, Mind Over Matter and Artificial Intelligence: Building Employee Mental Fitness for Organisational Success. He has published his research findings in high impact journals such as the Journal of Business Research, Applied Psychology, International Studies of Management & Organization, Personality and Individual Differences and American Journal of Psychology. His research has been covered in several international media outlets including New York Magazine, British Journal of Psychology Digest and Catholic Weekly.

Dr Athota is also accredited to provide psychological counselling and psychotherapy services to leaders in the workplace. Dr Athota’s expertise also includes management diagnostics and multi-perspective assessments in the areas of personality, cognitive, emotional competence, and leadership skills. He has been a keynote speaker at various international conferences and has served as track chair on many international conferences. Dr Athota has received several grants and led nine international service-learning programs as part of the Global Initiative at Notre Dame. Dr Athota is also an assessor for Australian Research Council (ARC) grants.  He has successfully supervised Higher Degree Research projects. Dr Athota has also provided consulting services to various business organizations internationally, including organizations from the Fortune 500.

Profile of Dr Vidya Sagar Athota

Education

2012: PhD, AGSM Business School, University of New South Wales, Australia

2021- MA Philosophy (TC), Biola University, USA

1997: MPhil Psychology (ABD), Osmania University, India

1995: MSW, Osmania University, India

1993: BA, Nagarjuna University, India

Awards and Honours

2023 Winner of Australian Awards for University Teaching for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning.

2022 the Australian Business Deans Council Award from the Australian Business Deans Council.

2022 Winner of Vice Chancellor’s Award for Initiatives that Enhance Student Learning. University of Notre Dame Australia

Selected publications

Books

Athota, V. S. (2023), The search for meaning in the workplace, Palgrave Macmillan

Athota, V. S. (2021). Mind over Matter and Artificial Intelligence: Building employee mental fitness for organisational success. Palgrave Macmillan

Athota, V. S. & Treloar (Forthcoming, 2024), Understanding and Resolving Workforce Issues, Routledge Taylor & Francis Group publishers

Athota, V. S., & Malik, A. (2019). Managing Employee Wellbeing and Resilience for Innovation, Springer Publishers

 

Published Journal Articles

Kearney, S., Maakrun, J., Thai, T., & Athota, V.S. (In Press). A cross-sectional, decade-long examination of the impacts of international service learning in teacher education. Journal Experiential Education.

Athota, V.S., Pereira, V., Hasan, Z., & Daicy, V., Laker, B. & Reppas, D. (2023). Overcoming financial planners’ cognitive biases through digitalisation: A qualitative study, Journal of Business Research (Impact Factor 10.969)

Hasan, Z., Athota, V.S., Pereira, V., & Daicy, V. (2023). Cognitive biases among Australia financial planners, Journal of Global Information Management, (Impact Factor 3.473).

Etuka, J. M., Athota, V. S., & Kearney, S. (2021). How can Emotional Intelligence (EI) and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) help leaders manage through COVID-19? Knowledge Management Research & Practice (Impact Factor 3.619)

Athota, V. S., Budhwar, J., & Malik, A. (2020). Influence of personality traits and moral values on employee well-being, resilience and performance: A cross-national study. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 69 (3), 653–685 (Impact Factor 3.712, A ranked)

Athota, V. S., Fernando, M. Robert, R & Zaromb, F. (2021).  How moral emotions influence managerial decision-making ability in times of a pandemic. 34th Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM), (Full paper conference publication accepted), Virtual Format, Australia

Etuka, J. M., Athota, V. S., & Kearney, S. (2020). Does Emotional Intelligence (EI) and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) influence transformational leadership ability. International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics (IFKAD 2020), Matera, Italy. (Full paper conference publication) ISBN and ISSN number, which will be submitted to Thomas Reuters database for citation). 

Athota, V. S., & Hornshaw, M. (2020). The role of emotional competence in academic leadership. International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics (IFKAD 2020), Matera, Italy. (Full paper conference publication) ISBN and ISSN number, which will be submitted to Thomas Reuters database for citation). 

Kearney, S., Athota, V.S., & Bee, S. (2018). International service learning in higher education: Contradictions of purpose. Journal of Global Education and Research.

Walden Person, S. & Athota, V.S. (2018). Academic Contrapower Harassment (ACPH), and Pedagogy for Mental Health through Self-compassion: A conceptual paper. International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change. (B ranked)

Athota, V.S., O’Connor, P.J., & Roberts, R.D. (2017). To punish first and reward second: Values determine how reward and punishment affect risk-taking behaviour. American Journal of Psychology, 130(3), pp. 303-313. (1503, B ranked)

Athota, V. S., & Malik, A. (2017). Closing the innovation gap: A human capital perspective. 12th International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics (IFKAD 2016), St. Petersburg, Russia. (Full paper conference publication) 

Kearney, S. P., & Athota, V.S. (2018). International immersions experiences in higher education: Who benefits? In S. Hou (ed.) Service-Learning: Perspectives, Goals, & Outcomes. Hauppauge, New York: Nova Publishers. (DOI: 10.5038/2577-509X.2.1.1015)

Yuspendi, Handojo, V., Athota,V.S., Mike Yuni Margaretha Sihotang, M.Y.M., and Putu Ngurah Asita Dewi Aryanid, P.N.A.D. (2018). Adult Attachment Security Before and After Marriage Between IPV and Non-IPV Mothers in Indonesia. A&NZ Journal of Family Therapy. 

Walden Pearson, S., Athota, V. S., & De Burgh-Woodman, H. (2017).  The influence of self-compassion on knowledge worker subjective wellbeing, creative and knowledge sharing behaviour. 12th International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics (IFKAD 2016), St. Petersburg, Russia. (Full paper conference publication) 

Athota, V. S., Malik, A., & Connell, J. (2016). Closing the innovation gap: A human capital perspective. 11th International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics (IFKAD 2016), Dresden, Germany. (Full paper conference publication) 

Athota, V.S., O’Connor, P.J., & Roberts, R.D. (2016). How values of Stimulation and Hedonism provide contrasting paths from Sensation Seeking to risk-taking behavior based on risk sensitivity. Personality and Individual Differences, 101, 465. (Impact Factor 3.004, A ranked)

Athota, V. S., Treloar, S. & Kearney, S.P. (2016). Using learning styles to predict charitable values via emotional management. Jindal Journal of Business Research. 4, 46-55. (Sage Journals)

Athota, V. S., Kearney, P. S., & Cocodia, E. (2015). How self-transcendence via individualized moral foundations predict emotional and social enhancement. Journal of Beliefs & Values. Taylor & Francis Group. (Impact Factor 1.580, B ranked)

Athota, V. S., & Roberts, R. D. (2015). How Extraversion + leads to problem-solving ability. Psychological Studies, 60, 332-338. (Impact Factor 0.72, Year 2020)

Athota, V. S., & O’Connor, P. J. (2014). How approach and avoidance constructs of personality and emotional management predict core human values. Learning and Individual Differences, 31, 51-58. (Impact Factor 3.139, A ranked)

O’Connor, P. J., & Athota, V. S. (2013). The intervening role of Agreeableness in the relationship between Trait Emotional Intelligence and Machiavellianism: Reassessing the potential dark side of EI. Personality and Individual Differences, 55, 750-754. (Impact Factor 3.004, A ranked)

Athota, V. S. (2013). The role of moral emotions in happiness. The Journal of Happiness & Well-Being, 1(2), 110-115.

 

Book Chapters

Sowdamini, T., Mathur, G., Kaur, S., Yadav, B., & Athota, V.S. (2023). HR Analytics: Data Visualization through Bibliometric Analysis, Handbook of Artificial Intelligence Applications for Industrial Sustainability, Taylor & Francis Group.

Athota, V. S., & Malik, A. (2018). The 360-Degree Feedback at Workplace: A Transformative Learning Perspective, Cambridge Handbook of Instructional Feedback

Athota, V. S., & Treloar, S. (2018). Conflict in the workplace and need for wellbeing. Strategic Human Resource Management and Employment Relations – An International Perspective. (Springer)

Treloar, S., & Athota, V. S. (2018). The insurance arm of a leading Australian bank. Strategic Human Resource Management and Employment Relations – An International Perspective. (Springer)

Athota, V. S. (2017). Foundations and future of well-being: How personality influence happiness and well-being, Impact of Organizational Trauma on Workplace Behavior and Performance.

Athota, V. S., O’Connor, P.J., & Jackson, C. J. (2010). The role of emotional intelligence in moral judgement. In R. Hicks (ed). Personality and Individual Differences: Current Directions. Australia: Australian Academic Press.

Journal Articles Under Review/R & R

Treloar, S. & Athota V. S. (In review). Addressing the invisible inequalities of diversity and inclusion of persons with a disability (PWD) in employment: A multi-national study, Journal of Management (A*) 

Athota, V.S., & O’Connor, P.J. (R &R). Impaired executive functioning enhances hedonistic values in introverts but not extraverts. Personality and Individual Differences (A- ranked publication)

Pereira, V., Sethi, D., Budhwar, J., Bapuji, H., & Athota, V. S. (In preparation). Unity in Diversity? Investigating the Inclusion/Exclusion strategies within the Global Indian IT-BPO industry, Human Resource Management Journal (A- ranked publication)

Pereira, V., Vaz, D., Athota, V.S., & Roberts, R.D. (In preparation). Achieving Optimal Intelligence: Artificial, Emotional and Cultural Intelligence, Journal Personnel Psychology (A* ranking),

Pereira, V., Vaz, D., Athota, V.S., & Roberts, R.D. (In preparation). Scale to Measure Optimal Intelligence, yet to decide (Received $12,000 grant towards the above research projects. We plan to put together addition two papers with the data we are collecting).

Athota, V.S., Hasan, Z., & Pereira, V. (In Preparation). How Artificial Intelligence (AI) can help overcome cognitive biases among financial planners? Technology Forecasting & Social Change (A- ranked publication). Planning to submit in November 2020

Hasan, Z., Athota, V.S., & Pereira, V. (In preparation). Cognitive biases among Australia financial planners, yet to decide

Lauren Poole | Counselling Lecturer | Excelsia College

Lecturer in Counselling

Dr Lauren Poole

PhD in Psychology, Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy, Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice, BSc (Honours) Psychology
Contact Details
Biographical details

Dr Lauren Poole (née Kita) is a Lecturer within the School of Counselling at Excelsia College. Lauren has been teaching Psychology and Counselling within the higher education sector for over ten years both within Australia and the UK. Lauren holds a PhD in Psychology and a Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Lauren is a registered Counsellor with PACFA and works in private practice alongside her academic work.

Profile of Dr Lauren Poole

Education

PhD in Psychology, Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy, Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice, BSc (Honours) Psychology

Current projects

Lauren is currently part of a research team exploring the impact of student attachment style on classroom exploration.

Selected publications

Journal article:

 

Pemberton, L., Kita, L., & Andrews, K. (2020). Practitioners’ experiences of using Gut Directed Hypnosis for irritable bowel syndrome: Perceived impact upon client wellbeing: A qualitative study. Complementary Therapies in Medicine55, 102605. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2020.102605

 

Conference presentation:

 

June (2014). Kita, L. Sleep and Postpartum Depression. Oral presentation at SLEEP 2014, the 28th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, Minneapolis, USA.

Lauren Moxey | Capa Lecturer | Excelsia College

Creative and Performing Arts Lecturer

Lauren Moxey 

BSc (Psychology), BMus, PhD (Creative Arts) (current)
Contact Details

Email

lauren.moxey@excelsia.edu.au

Biographical details

Lauren is an experienced and dedicated music educator who co-founded Sydney Vocal Academy with her husband Tim. From 2013–2022, SVA provided singing, piano and guitar training for hundreds of students, and was a thriving and transformational music community. Lauren is also an experienced communications consultant and business manager, and she is passionate about equipping creatives to thrive.

Profile of Lauren Moxey

Education

  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology) from University of Southern Queensland

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  • Bachelor of Music from Wesley Institute (now Excelsia College), specialized in contemporary piano performance.

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  • PhD (Creative Arts) with James Cook University (current).

     

Research Interests

  • As part of Lauren’s current PhD studies, she is investigating natio-cultural creativity and human thriving in Australia’s popular music ecosystem.

Awards and Honours

  • During her time at JCU, Lauren has been awarded an RTP Stipend Scholarship, the William Thomas William Scholarship, and the Elizabeth Pearse Music Scholarship (twice). She was also awarded the Joyce Iggulden Memorial Prize for Excellence in Music Research in 2020 and 2022.

Selected publications

  • Moxey, L. & Daniel, R. (2023). Reimagining careers in unpropitious creative fields through the meta-creativity of alternative creativity: Implications for the music industry. Creativity Studies, 16 (1). 241–254. https://doi.org/10.3846/cs.2023.14916
Dr Fu Dai | Business Lecturer | Excelsia College

Business Lecturer

Dr Fu Dai 

 Management (UTS)
Contact Details

Telephone Number: 02 98198883

Email

fu.dai@excelsia.edu.au

Biographical details

Fu Dai Joined the School of Business, Excelsia College as a casual high-degree research co-supervisor in 2020 and is now a lecturer in Management in the School of Business, Excelsia College. 

Dr Fu Dai holds a PhD in Management from the University of Technology, Sydney. His research interests include organization legitimacy, ambivalent leadership, and network entrepreneurs. Specifically, he investigates network marketing organization legitimation in Malaysia, Australia, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Japan. His research also conceptualizes ambivalent leadership in the context of NMO. He has published his papers “Network Marketing Businesses and Chinese Ethnicity Immigrants in Australia,” “Chinese Immigrants in the Network Marketing Business in the Western Host Country Context,” and “The Differences in the Outlook in Management Value in Various Parts of China” in different international journals

Profile of Fu Dai

Education

  • University of Technology, Sydney
  • PhD in Management
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Selected publications

  • Dai, F., Eddie, I. 2022. “Dualities, Ambivalence, and Ambivalent Leadership (Context of NMO)”, Flourishing in Our New Normal.” 35th ANZAM Conference, Gold Coast, Australia, 353 -369.  
  • Dai, F., Teo, S. T.T., Wang, K., 2017 “Network marketing businesses and Chinese ethnicity immigrants in Australia”. Journal of Small Business Management. Vol. 55, issue 3, pp. 444-459. Doi:10.1111/jsbm 12244.
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  • Dai, F., Wang, K., Teo, S. T.T. 2011 “Chinese immigrants in network marketing business in Western host country context”. International Business Review, Vol. 20, issue 6, pp. 659 -669.
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  • Dai, F., Teo, S.T. and Wang, K.Y. 2010, “An extension of the model of network marketing business entrepreneurial performance”, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Adelaide, Australia, Dec 2010 in 24th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: Managing Unknowable Futures, ed Gurd, B, ANZAM, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 1-49.
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  • Dai, F., Wang, K.Y. and Teo, S.T.T. 2010, “Chinese Immigrants in Network Marketing Business in Western Host Country Context,” Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada, Aug 2010,
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  • Dai, F., Teo, S.T. & Wang, K.Y. 2009, “Identifying and measuring motivational factors in conducting network marketing business by Chinese immigrants”, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Melbourne, Australia, Dec 2009 in 23rd ANZAM Conference 2009 ‘Sustainability Management and Marketing’, ed Beaumont, N, ANZAM, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-22.
Dr Edmund Sosu | Excelsia College Academic Staff

Master of Teaching Course Coordinator

Dr Edmund Sosu

PhD (Education), Master of Philosophy (Curriculum and Teaching), Bachelor of Education (Hons)
Contact Details

Email

edmund.sosu@excelsia.edu.au

Biographical details

Dr Edmund Sosu is a teaching and research academic with over ten years’ experience within the tertiary education sector. Edmund has worked as a secondary school teacher for the Ministry of Education, Ghana and a research and teaching assistant at the University of Cape Coast. Edmund’s ccommitment to education extends to community involvement, including serving as a ‘good news teacher’ and programs director for the Intellectual Choral and Drama Festival (INTELLECTO).

Profile of Edmund Sosu

Education

Edmund holds a PhD in Education from the School of Education at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Additionally, he possesses a Master of Philosophy in Curriculum and Teaching with a focus on History education, as well as a Bachelor of Education Honours degree with majors in History and Religion, both earned at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.

Current projects

Subject department influences on teachers’ epistemological approach to reform programs. Edmund is co-authoring this paper with Associate Professor Robert Parkes from the University of Newcastle.

 

Multilingualism, Self-Regulation and Self-Efficacy as Individual and Institutional Strategies to Avert Occupational Burnout: An Exploratory Case Study of International On-Campus Pre-Service Teachers in Sydney, Australia. Edmund is co-authoring this paper with Dr Pegah Marandi and Professor Patrick Danaher.

Research Interests

Edmund’s research and teaching interests are centered around the broader fields of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Teacher Education, and Teacher Professional Development. Edmund’s research explores teaching methods, pedagogical strategies, and classroom technologies that can enhance the effectiveness of educators. Edmund also investigates the socio-emotional aspects of teaching, focusing on teacher well-being, burnout prevention, and strategies for fostering a positive classroom environment.

 

Edmund’s teaching goals focus empowering preservice teachers to be the best they can be, and this involves encouraging them to reflect on their thinking and to pass on this trait to their students. His research on teachers’ epistemic understanding is use in his lectures, challenging student-teachers to be reflective in their pedagogic decisions rather than teaching without deeper reflection. Hence, to Edmund, ‘effective teachers are reflective teachers.’

Publications

Kwarteng, K., & Sosu, E.S. (2017). Economic, social and political developments in Ghana: A relook at the Guggisburg era in the Gold Coast (1919-1927). Historical Research Letter, 41, 8-17.

 

Sosu, E. S. (2016). Analysis of preferred teaching styles used by History tutors.” International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 7 (1), 1-13.

 

Sosu, E. S. (2016). Hidden curriculum: Does it matter in a Ghanaian school setting? International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 7 (1), 36-46.

 

Sosu, E. S. (2016). Echoes of the past resurface in the present: A thread in the intellectual history of Ghana. Journal of Law, Policy and Globalization, 53, 15-24.

 

Sosu, E. S. (2016). Cultural imperialism and manipulation in Gold Coast: At the crossroad, the junction back home. Historical Research Letter, 53, 33-37.

 

Sosu, E. S., Paddy, P., & Mintah-Adade, E. (2014). Perceptions of history student teachers on teaching practice supervision. Research on Humanities and Social Sciences, 4 (16), 83-93.

Andrew Levula | IT | School of Business | Excelsia

Director of Research (Graduate Programs)

Associate Professor Andrew Levula

PhD, MICT, PGD, GCTE, BA | ACS CP & MAICD
Contact Details

Telephone Number

02 9000 9604

Email

andrew.levula@excelsia.edu.au

Biographical details

Associate Professor Andrew Levula has been an ICT professional, research and academic. He is the IT Program Director at Excelsia College and was instrumental in the development and accreditation of the Bachelor of Information Technology at Excelsia College. He brings over 15 years’ experience in IT Project Management, Academic Leadership and IT Curriculum and Course Development. Associate Professor Levula is committed to enhancing students learning experience and his teaching philosophy is that education should be an enjoyable and exciting journey. He is an advocate for education as a catalyst for change in people which is Goal 4: Quality Education of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

 

Associate Professor Levula’s industry experience includes having worked in the Telecommunication and IT managed services industry in the private sector as well as having worked as the manager project for the Ministry of Finance as a civil servant. He was directly responsible for managing the government department that delivered the whole of government’s IT application systems solution which included critical and non-critical government applications including its e-Government initiatives.

 

He has worked as an academic at The University of Sydney, Victoria University, Swinburne University, Federation University and Torrens University. He has also taught in many private higher education providers such as the Australian Institute of Higher Education, Sydney International School of Technology and Commerce and Crown Institute. Associate Professor Levula has a wide range of publication including journal papers, book chapters, conference papers, and industry case studies/ reports.

Profile of Associate Professor Andrew Levula

Education

Associate Professor Levula was awarded a PhD from the University of Sydney from the Faculty of Engineering and IT in 2016. He completed a master’s of ICT in IT Strategic Planning with distinction from the University of Wollongong in 2010. He also completed a postgraduate diploma in Computing and Information Systems from the University of the South Pacific in 2010 and a postgraduate certificate in Tertiary Education in 2021 from Victoria University. He also holds a degree in Information Systems and Economics from the University of the South Pacific which he completed in 2008 and a Diploma in Business in Applied Computing in 2002.

Awards and Honours

Associate Professor Levula was awarded the Teaching Excellence Award at Sydney International School of Technology and Commerce having been voted by his peers for his excellence as an academic in 2021. He was awarded the Project Management Institute, National Student Conference Paper in 2013 and his team was also awarded the Team of the Year Award in 2011 at ITC Services a department under the Ministry of Finance.

Research Interests

Associate Professor Levula has published academic papers on Quality of Life and Mental Health. He currently is engaged in the development of a Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Small Island Nations with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction. He is also undertaking research with a group of international collaborators on artificial intelligence and its use across different disciplines. His other projects include the development of a sustainable agile knowledge management framework as well as research on network infrastructure and cyber security.

Selected publications

Shah, Z.; Levula, A.; Khurshid, K.; Ahmed, J.; Ullah, I.; Singh, S. (2021) Routing Protocols for Mobile Internet of Things (IoT): A Survey on Challenges and Solutions. Electronics, 10(19), 2320-2349.

 

Levula, A., Harré, M., & Wilson, A. (2018). The association between social network factors with depression and anxiety at different life stages. Community mental health journal54(6), 842-854.

 

Levula, A., Harré, M., & Wilson, A. (2017). Social network factors as mediators of mental health and psychological distress. International Journal of Social Psychiatry63(3), 235-243.

 

Levula, A., Wilson, A., & Harré, M. (2016). The association between social network factors and mental health at different life stages. Quality of Life Research25, 1725-1733.

Lecturer & Course Coordinator, Master of Education Research

Professor Patrick Danaher

PhD in Education, MLitt in Australian History, GradDipTertiary Ed, BA(Hons) in Anthropology, BA in Anthropology, BEd

Contact Details

Telephone Number

02 9000 9709

Email

patrick.danaher@excelsia.edu.au

Biographical details

Patrick has worked continuously as an education academic since early 1991, first at Central Queensland University in Rockhampton, and then at the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba, prior to which he taught for nine years in secondary schools in Queensland and Victoria. He has been privileged to co-supervise several doctoral and research masters Australian and international students to completion. Patrick’s research interests include the education of occupationally mobile communities such as circus and fairground or show families; education research ethics, methods, politics and theories; and academics’, educators’ and researchers’ work and identities.

Profile of Professor Patrick Danaher

Education

Patrick completed his PhD at Central Queensland University in 2001, with a thesis entitled Learning on the Run: Traveller Education for Itinerant Show Children in Coastal and Western Queensland. His BA(Hons) thesis, entitled Structural-Functionalism Revisited: A. R. Radcliffe-Brown’s Influence on Selected Social Anthropological Monographs in the 1940s and the 1950s, was completed at Deakin University in 1992. He completed his MLitt at the University of New England in 1991, with a thesis entitled The Coming of the Light: The Response of the Darnley Islanders to the London Missionary Society.

Research interests

Research interests based on the 2020 Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification
390203 Sociology of education
390303 Higher education
390307 Teacher education and professional development of educators
390401 Comparative and cross-cultural education
390412 Teacher and student wellbeing

Research interests based on the 2008 Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification
130103 Higher Education
130307 Ethnic Education
130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Teachers
160809 Sociology of Education

Research interests based on the Dewey decimal classification system
370.72 Educational research
371.35 Distance education
371.82 Specific kinds of students; schools for specific kinds of students
378.12 Faculty and teaching
379.26 Educational equalization (equal educational opportunity)

Substantive research interests
Academics’, educators’ and researchers’ work and identities
Distance, online and open education
Doctoral students and supervisors
The education of mobile learners and communities
Education research ethics, methods, politics and theories
Rural education
Sociocultural foundations and contexts of education

Amazon author pages
http://www.amazon.com/Patrick-Alan-Danaher/e/B001JP9QX2/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1386810002 & sr=1-2-ent
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Patrick-Alan-Danaher/e/B001JP9QX2/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1386810039 & sr=1-2-ent

Google Scholar page
http://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=899xdw0AAAAJ & hl=en

Current projects

Patrick is currently co-authoring a proposed research book about Australian teachers’ work and identities, and also currently co-editing a proposed handbook about autoethnography and self-study in education research, and a proposed special theme issue of an environmental education research journal. As well, he is keen to explore the methodological possibilities of dialogical autoethnography.

Authored and edited research books

Authored research books
Kelly, N. P., Clarà, M., Kehrwald, B. A., & Danaher, P. A. (2016). Online learning networks for pre-service and early career teachers. Palgrave Macmillan/Palgrave Pivot, pp. i-xix + 1-130. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1057/978-1-137-50302-2

 

Baguley, M. M., Danaher, P. A., Davies, A., De George-Walker, L. R., Jones, J. K., Matthews, K. J., Midgley, W. J., & Arden, C. H. (2014). Educational learning and development: Building and enhancing capacity. Palgrave Macmillan/Palgrave Pivot, pp. i-xiii + 1-165. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1057/9781137392848

 

Danaher, P. A., Davies, A., De George-Walker, L. R., Jones, J. K., Matthews, K. J., Midgley, W. J., Arden, C. H., & Baguley, M. M. (2014). Contemporary capacity-building in educational contexts. Palgrave Macmillan/Palgrave Pivot, pp. i-xiv + 1-170. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1057/9781137374578

 

Danaher, M. J. M., Cook, J. R., Danaher, G. R., Coombes, P. N., & Danaher, P. A. (2013). Researching education with marginalized communities. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. i-xii + 1-232. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1057/9781137012685

 

Bhopal, K., & Danaher, P. A. (2013). Identity and pedagogy in higher education: International comparisons. Bloomsbury Academic, pp. i-vi + 1-182. https://www.bloomsbury.com/au/identity-and-pedagogy-in-higher-education-9781441125552/

 

Danaher, P. A., Moriarty, B. J., & Danaher, G. R. (2009). Mobile learning communities: Creating new educational futures. Routledge, pp. i-xiii + 1-210. https://www.routledge.com/Mobile-Learning-Communities-Creating-New-Educational-Futures/Danaher-Moriarty-Danaher/p/book/9780415991599

 

Danaher, P. A., Coombes, P. N., & Kiddle, C. (2007). Teaching Traveller children: Maximising learning outcomes. Trentham Books, pp. i-xxiii + 1-122. https://www.amazon.com.au/Teaching-Traveller-Children-Maximising-Learning/dp/1858563771

 

Edited research books

Anteliz, E. A., Mulligan, D. L., & Danaher, P. A. (Eds.) (2023). The Routledge international handbook of autoethnography in educational research (Routledge international handbooks). Routledge, pp. i-xviii + 1-350. https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-International-Handbook-of-Autoethnography-in-Educational/Anteliz-Mulligan-Danaher/p/book/9781032119922

 

Mulligan, D. L., Ryan, N., & Danaher, P. A. (Eds.) (2022). Deconstructing doctoral discourses: Stories and strategies for success (Palgrave studies in education research methods vol. 11). Palgrave Macmillan, pp. i-xxix + 1-344. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-031-11016-0

 

Mulligan, D. L., & Danaher, P. A. (Eds.) (2021). Researchers at risk: Precarity, jeopardy and uncertainty in academia (Palgrave studies in education research methods vol. 9). Palgrave Macmillan, pp. i-xxvi + 1-348. https://www.palgrave.com/in/book/9783030538569

 

Mulligan, D. L., & Danaher, P. A. (Eds) (2020). Researching within the educational margins: Strategies for communicating and articulating voices (Palgrave studies in education research methods vol. 6). Palgrave Macmillan, pp. i-xxi + 1-356. https://www.palgrave.com/in/book/9783030488444

 

Machin, T. M., Clarà, M., & Danaher, P. A. (Eds.) (2019). Traversing the doctorate: Reflections and strategies from students, supervisors and administrators (Palgrave studies in education research methods vol. 5). Palgrave Macmillan, pp. i-xxvii + 1-433. https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030237301

 

Collins, P., Igreja, V., & Danaher, P. A. (Eds.) (2019). The nexus among place, conflict and communication in a globalising world. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. i-xxv + 1-281. https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9789811359248

 

Erwee, R., Harmes, M. A., Harmes, M. K., Danaher, P. A., & Padró, F. F. (Eds.) (2018). Postgraduate education in higher education (University development and administration). Springer Nature, pp. i-xxxiv + 1-611. https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789811052477

 

Ní Shé, E., Burton, L. J., & Danaher, P. A. (Eds.) (2018). Social capital and enterprise in the modern state. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. i-xxi + 1-329. https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783319681146

 

Riddle, S., Harmes, M. K., & Danaher, P. A. (Eds.) (2017). Producing pleasure in the contemporary university (Bold visions in educational research vol. 59). Sense Publishers, pp. i-vii + 1-259. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-94-6351-179-7

 

Rossi, D. M., Gacenga, F., & Danaher, P. A. (Eds.) (2016). Navigating the education research maze: Contextual, conceptual, methodological and transformational challenges and opportunities for researchers (Palgrave studies in education research methods vol. 2). Palgrave Macmillan, pp. i-xvii + 1-289. https://www.palgrave.com/de/book/9783319398525

 

Larkin, K. M., Kawka, M., Noble, K., Janse van Rensburg, H. M., Brodie, L., & Danaher, P. A. (Eds.) (2015). Empowering educators: Proven principles and successful strategies. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. i-xxi + 1-167. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-39853-2

 

Lock, J., Redmond, P., & Danaher, P. A. (Eds.) (2015). Educational developments, practices and effectiveness: Global perspectives and contexts. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. i-xxii + 1-177. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1057/9781137469939

 

Redmond, P., Lock, J., & Danaher, P. A. (Eds.) (2015). Educational innovations and contemporary technologies: Enhancing teaching and learning. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. i-xviii + 1-170. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1057/9781137468611

 

Harmes, M. K., Huijser, H., & Danaher, P. A. (Eds.) (2015). Myths in education, learning and teaching: Policies, practices and principles. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. i-xxvii + 1-205. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1057/9781137468611

 

Postle, G. D., Burton, L. J., & Danaher, P. A. (Eds.) (2014). Community capacity building: Lessons from adult learning in Australia. National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, pp. i-x + 1-277. https://www.amazon.com.au/Community-Capacity-Building-David-Postle/dp/1862017220

 

Midgley, W. J., Davies, A., Oliver, M. E., & Danaher, P. A. (Eds.) (2014). Echoes: Ethics and issues of voice in education research. Sense Publishers, pp. i-xii + 1-248. https://brill.com/display/title/36895

 

Midgley, W. J., Danaher, P. A., & Baguley, M. M. (Eds.) (2013). The role of participants in education research: Ethics, epistemologies, and methods (Routledge research in education vol. 87). Routledge, pp. i-xviii + 1-262. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/edit/10.4324/9780203078389/role-participants-education-research-warren-midgley-patrick-alan-danaher-margaret-baguley

 

Danaher, P. A., De George-Walker, L. R., Henderson, R. W., Matthews, K. J., Midgley, W. J., Noble, K., Tyler, M. A., & Arden, C. H. (Eds.) (2012). Constructing capacities: Building capabilities through learning and engagement. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. i-xv + 1-290. https://www.cambridgescholars.com/product/978-1-4438-4179-5

 

Midgley, W. J., Tyler, M. A., Danaher, P. A., & Mander, A. (Eds.) (2011). Beyond binaries in education research (Routledge research in education vol. 59). Routledge, pp. i-xxiv + 1-277. https://www.routledge.com/Beyond-Binaries-in-Education-Research/Midgley-Tyler-Danaher-Mander/p/book/9780415846233

 

Arden, C. H., Danaher, P. A., De George-Walker, L. R., Henderson, R. W., Midgley, W. J., Noble, K., & Tyler, M. A. (Eds.) (2010). Sustaining synergies: Collaborative research and researching collaboration. Post Pressed, pp. i-xviii + 1-161. https://research-repository.griffith.edu.au/handle/10072/62823

 

Danaher, P. A., & Umar, A. (Eds.) (2010, September). Teacher education through open and distance learning (Perspectives on distance education). Commonwealth of Learning, pp. i-xii + 1-185. https://oasis.col.org/items/f6792ff3-e333-4046-a981-74210e7184ec

 

Danaher, P. A., Kenny, M. D., & Remy Leder, J. (Eds.) (2009). Traveller, nomadic and migrant education (Routledge research in education vol. 24). Routledge, pp. i-xxvi + 1-241. https://www.routledge.com/Traveller-Nomadic-and-Migrant-Education/Danaher-Kenny-Leder/p/book/9780415652919

 

Henderson, R. W., & Danaher, P. A. (Eds.) (2008). Troubling terrains: Tactics for traversing and transforming contemporary educational research. Post Pressed, pp. i-xvi + 1-235. https://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/4364081

 

McConachie, J., Singh, M. J. G., Danaher, P. A., Nouwens, F., & Danaher, G. R. (Eds.) (2008). Changing university learning and teaching: Engaging and mobilising leadership, quality and technology. Post Pressed, pp. i-xvii + 1-395. https://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/4394191

 

McConachie, J., Harreveld, R. E., Luck, J. T., Nouwens, F., & Danaher, P. A. (Eds.) (2006). Doctrina perpetua: Brokering change, promoting innovation and transforming marginalisation in university learning and teaching. Post Pressed, pp. i-x + 1-267. https://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/3820142

 

Coombes, P. N., Danaher, M. J. M., & Danaher, P. A. (Eds.) (2004). Strategic uncertainties: Ethics, politics and risk in contemporary educational research. Post Pressed, pp. i-xii + 1-210. https://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/3297415

 

Danaher, P. A. (Ed.). (1998). Beyond the ferris wheel: Educating Queensland show children (Studies in open and distance learning no. 1). Central Queensland University Press, pp. i-xiv + 1-209. [This book received the 1999 Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia Award for Excellence in a Book or Non-Print Production Detailing Research.] https://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/366094

Head School of Business

Dr Sarah Eyaa

PhD
Contact Details

Telephone Number

02 9000 9604

Email

sarah.eyaa@excelsia.edu.au

Biographical details

Dr. Sarah Eyaa has been an academic in the field of business management for over 20 years in higher education institutions in Uganda and Australia. Over the course of her career, Sarah has served at different levels of higher education academic administration in addition to lecturing. In research, Sarah has published on a range of topics in her areas of research interest, supervised several postgraduate research theses and reviewed journal articles as well as book chapters.

Profile of Dr Sarah Eyaa

Education

• Doctor of Philosophy (Management), University of Newcastle, Australia

• Certificate in University Assessment, University of Newcastle, Australia

• Certificate in University Teaching, University of Newcastle, Australia

• Graduate Diploma in Purchasing and Supply, Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, United Kingdom

• Master of Business Administration (Procurement), Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands

• Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing), Makerere University, Kampala

Research Interests

• Supply chain management

• Procurement and purchasing management

• Operations management

• Ethics, governance, and corporate social responsibility

• Issues in global business management

• Issues in higher education

• Indigenous African philosophies

Selected publications

Journal Articles
  1. Tenakwah, E. S., Tenakwah, E. J., Amponsah, M., Eyaa, S., Boateng, E., & Okhawere, N. (2022). Adoption of Sustainable Technologies During Crisis: Examining employees’ perception and readiness across cultures. Sustainability14(8), 4605.
  2. Eyaa, S., Sridharan, R., & Ryan, S. (2021). Determinants of opportunism in Uganda’s manufacturing sector: a comparison of two sectors. Journal of Global Operations and Strategic Sourcing14(3), 414-437.
  3. Mpeera Ntayi, J., Ngoboka, P., Ndahiro, I., & Eyaa, S. (2013). Leadership ethical orientations, mindfulness, and procurement contract performance in the COMESA central governments. World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development9(2/3), 87-110.
  4. Derek, F., Tukamuhabwa, B. R., & Eyaa, S. (2012). The effect of trust and commitment on vertical collaboration and physical distribution service quality. International Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences2(4), 49-67.
  5. Friday, D., Ntayi, J. M., Muhwezi, M., Eyaa, S., & Tukamuhabwa, B. (2012). Collaboration arrangements, internet technologies and physical distribution service quality. Universal Journal of Management and Social Sciences, 2.
  6. Ahimbisibwe, A., Muhwezi, M., & Eyaa, S. (2012). Supplier Opportunism, Contract Managements and Service Delivery in Public Prrocuring and Disposing Entities (PDEs) in Uganda. Journal of Public Procurement and Contract Management1(1), 64-84.
  7. Ntayi, J. M., Eyaa, S., & Semukono, F. (2012). Perceived enforcement of informal buyer-supplier contractual arrangements in Ugandan small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Global journal of management and business research12(8), 43-59.
  8. Tukamuhabwa, B. R., Muhwezi, M., Eyaa, S., & Saturday, J. (2012). Explaining Outsourcing Performance in Uganda’s Commercial Banks. Information Management and Business Review4(1), 18-29.
  9. Tukamuhabwa, B. R., Eyaa, S., & Friday, D. (2011). Mediating variables in the relationship between market orientation and supply chain performance: A theoretical approach. International Journal of Business and Social Science2(22).
  10. Eyaa, S., & Oluka, P. N. (2011). Explaining non-compliance in public procurement in Uganda. International Journal of Business and Social Science, 2(11).
  11. Friday, D., Ntayi, J. M., Muhwezi, M., Eyaa, S., & Tukamuhabwa, B. (2011). Vertical collaboration and physical distribution service quality in Uganda’s soft drinks demand chains. International Journal of Economics and Management Sciences1(1), 42-52.
  12. Ntayi, J., Ahiauzu, A., & Eyaa, S. (2011). Psychological climate, catharsis, organizational anomie, psychological wellness, and ethical procurement behaviour in Uganda’s public sector. Journal of Public Procurement, 11(1), 1 – 32.
  13. Ntay, J. M., Eyaa, S., & Kalubanga, M. (2011). Ethical culture of SMEs and perceived contract enforcement in Ugandan buyer-supplier contractual arrangements. Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review27(2), 51-90.
  14. Ntayi, J. M., Munene, J. C., & Eyaa, S. (2010). Salesforce behavioural performance of accounts relationship managers (ARMS) in Uganda’s commercial banks: A qualitative analysis. Journal of Retail & Leisure Property9, 5-23.
  15. Mpeera Ntayi, J., Byabashaija, W., Eyaa, S., Ngoma, M., & Muliira, A. (2010). Social cohesion, groupthink, and ethical behavior of public procurement officers. Journal of Public procurement10(1), 68-92.
  16. Ntayi, J. M., Rooks, G., Eyaa, S., & Qian, C. (2010). Perceived project value, opportunistic behavior, interorganizational cooperation, and contractor performance. Journal of African Business11(1), 124-141.
  17. Ntayi, J.M., Namugenyi, I. & Eyaa, S. (2010). Supplier delivery performance in Ugandan public procurement contracts. Journal of Public Procurement, 10(4), 479 – 511.
  18. Ntayi, J., Eyaa, S. & Ngoma, M. (2010). Moral disengagement and the social construction of procurement officers’ deviant behaviors. Journal of Management Policy and Practice, 11(4), 95 – 110.
  19. Eyaa, S., Ntayi, J., & Namagembe, S. (2010). Collaborative relationships and SME supply chain performance. World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 6(3), 233 – 245.
  20. Eyaa, S., & Ntayi, J. M. (2010). Procurement practices and supply chain performance of SMEs in Kampala. Asian journal of business management2(4), 82-88.
  21. Ntayi, J.M., Munene, J.C., Eyaa, S., & Namugenyi, I. (2009). Vicarious learning, locus of control, development networks and sales force behavioral performance: A qualitative analysis of account relationship managers (ARMS) in Uganda’s commercial banks. Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences, 21(1), 140 – 152.
Book chapters
  1. Okhawere, N. and Eyaa, S. Higher education in troubled times: Understanding the response mechanisms adopted to assist students (pp.273-295). In Baiza, Y. (Ed)., Education in Troubled Times: A Global Pluralist Response. Available at: https://www.cambridgescholars.com/product/978-1-5275-8602-4
  2. Basnet, B., Eyaa, S., Namisamgo, F. and Okhawere, N. Employee motivation determinants: The case of international students in Australia (Chapter 1). In Msengi, C.M., Lartey, G.K., and Sprott, K.R. (Eds)., Contemporary Issues in Multicultural and Global Education. Available at: https://www.igi-global.com/book/contemporary-issues-multicultural-global-education/263383
  3. Boadu, G., Kansiime, P., Eyaa, S. and Said, S. Culturally responsive education: Reflections and insights for enhancing international student experience in higher education (Chapter 3). In Smith, C., and Zhou, M (Eds)., Handbook of Research on Teaching Strategies for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse International Students(2022). IGI Global. Available at: https://www.igi-global.com/book/handbook-research-teaching-strategies-culturally/274536
  4. Basnet, B., Eyaa, S. and OKhawere, N. Determinants of employee motivation: A comparison of operational and non-operational staff (Chapter 6). In Montoya-Reyes, M., Mendoza- Muñoz, I., Gabriela Jacobo-Galicia, G., and Samantha Cruz-Sotelo, S.E. (Eds)., Ergonomics and Business Polices for the Promotion of Well-being in the Workplace (2022). Pennsylvania, USA: IGI Global. Available at: https://www.igi-global.com/book/ergonomics-business-policies-promotion-well/263381
  5. Kansiime, P., Said, S. and Eyaa, S. “What kind of Blackfella are you anyway?”: Digital violence, intersectional racism and discrimination against Australian Aboriginals and Black Americans (Chapter 17). In Özsungur, F., (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Cyber Approaches to Public Administration and Social Policy (2022). Pennsylvania, USA: IGI Global. Available at: https://www.igi-global.com/book/handbook-research-cyber-approaches-public/283957
  6. Namisango, F., Eyaa, S., Kansiime, P. and Tusasiirwe, S. Ubuntu in the diaspora: Its conservation and comparison with other world views (Chapter 18). In Mukuni, J., and Tlou, J (Eds.), Understanding Ubuntu for Enhancing Intercultural Communications (2021). Pennsylvania, USA: IGI Global. Available at: https://www.igi-global.com/book/understanding-ubuntu-enhancing-intercultural-communications/266383
  7. Tusasiirwe, S., Kansiime, P., Eyaa, S., Namisango, F. and Bulamu, N. Living and revitalising Ubuntu: Challenges of passing on Ubuntu values to the younger generation and attempted strategies to overcome them (Chapter 8). In Mukuni, J., and Tlou, J (Eds.), Understanding Ubuntu for Enhancing Intercultural Communications (2021). Pennsylvania, USA: IGI Global. Available at: https://www.igi-global.com/book/understanding-ubuntu-enhancing-intercultural-communications/266383
  8.  Eyaa, S. Evaluating the Contribution of an Entrepreneurship Training Degree Programme in Solving Unemployment through Job Creation: The Case of Entrepreneurship Graduates of Makerere University (Chapter 3). In P.B. Mihyo (Ed.), Employment Policies and Unemployment in Eastern and Southern Africa (2014), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: OSSREA.
  9. Ntayi, J.M., Omagor, C., Byaleero, S., and Eyaa, S. Procurement practices, collaborative relationships, and company performance within the private sector: a case of Small and Medium Enterprises in Uganda (Chapter 2). In (Eds.), Procurement Trends in Uganda, Fountain Series in Law and Business Studies (2009), Fountain Publishers, Kampala, Uganda.
Edited Book
  1. Procurement Trends in Uganda, Fountain Series in Law and Business Studies (2009), Fountain Publishers, Kampala, Uganda. (Eds. Ntayi, J.M., Ssewanyana, J., and Eyaa, S) (ISBN-10:9970029711; ISBN-13:978-9970029716)
Study Guides/Monographs
  1. Eyaa, S. (2019), Operations Management Study Guide, Level 5 – Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply, Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, United Kingdom.