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The Griffith Asia Institute boasts a wide range of knowledge and expertise.

To find out more about our staff and academic members’ individual research strengths and research study supervision, follow the links to our Griffith Experts profiles.


Professor Caitlin Byrne

  • Australian foreign policy and diplomacy
  • Innovations in diplomatic practice
  • Soft power in the Asia-Pacific
  • Australian diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific
  • ASEAN regional identity and cultural diplomacy
  • Global institutions and public diplomacy

Deputy Director, Research

Professor Ian Hall

  • History of international thought
  • International relations theory
  • Indian foreign and security policy
  • Security studies


Dr Alexandr Akimov

Emerging market finance, public sector finance, energy and carbon markets, financial education

Professor Jay Bandaralage

General equilibrium modelling; input-output economics; economic development in South Asia; trade, growth and poverty; food security in South Asia

Associate Professor Naomi Birdthistle

Entrepreneurship, high-growth entrepreneurs, enterprise education, family business management issues

Associate Professor Kerry Bodle

Indigenous business failure, Indigenous cultural intellectual property, financial literacy, digital innovation in accounting education, self-employment pathway for Indigenous Australians, bankruptcy prediction modelling

Associate Professor Luis Cabrera

World order and multi-level governance, immigration ethics, human rights, Indian politics

Professor Fabrizio Carmignani

Applied macroeconomics and applied econometrics

Associate Professor Andreas Chai

Innovation and demand, evolutionary economics, tourism economics, behavioural barriers to climate change adaption

Professor Cordia Chu

Settings-based integrated planning for environment and population health; research design and planning; health promotion theory and strategies; community development and empowerment in reproductive health

Dr Tom Conley

The politics of economic policy, power in East Asia, global finance and financial policy, global trade and trade policy

Dr Larry Crump

International negotiation; negotiation in multilateral, regional and bilateral agreements; theory to support the development of negotiation strategy; negotiation turning points, negotiation linkages and managing negotiation complexity

Dr Anne Cullen

Asian history, environmental politics, international relations, political science, and forestry politics of Indonesia during the Suharto period of political leadership

Dr Amanda Daly

International higher education, online learning, student mobility, student retention and engagement

Professor Sara Davies

Global health governance and security; sexual and gender-based violence in armed conflict; prevention of mass atrocities; international refugee law

Dr John Fan

Quantitative strategies, commodities, carbon emissions trading, ESG integration

Dr Hui Feng

International political economy, post-communist transitions, international finance, Chinese politics and political economy

Associate Professor Huiyun Feng

Asian politics; Asia–Pacific security and foreign policy; international relations; political psychology; strategic culture, public opinion and track II diplomacy

Dr Marie-Louise Fry

Consumption behaviour

Dr Bernard Gan

Organisational studies in Asian multinationals and corporations; comparative Asian management and employment relations; employers’ associations; tourism and hospitality management; social networks

Associate Professor Gloria Ge

China business, human resource management, multinational enterprises from emerging economies

Dr Max Grömping

Interest representation and advocacy, media politics, comparative political participation, electoral integrity, and Authoritarian institutions

Dr Andrea Haefner

International relations, non-traditional security in the Asia-Pacific region, transboundary water management, environmental security Regionalism

Dr Rob Hales

Climate change, sustainable tourism, outdoor recreation, Indigenous issues, education for sustainability

Dr Dan Halvorson

State failure and international order; colonialism and decolonisation; Cold War history in Asia; religion and international relations

Professor Susan Harris Rimmer

Human rights law, access to justice, international law, feminist theory

Professor Kai He

International relations theory and international security; foreign policy analysis and international political economy; public opinion; foreign policy crisis behaviour; Chinese politics and Sino-US relations

Dr Paul Howard

Political economy of sanitation in Asia, worker migration and development in Asia, political economy of tourism development in China

Dr Katherine Hunt

Consumer demand analysis, poverty and income inequality, gender and poverty

Dr Md Sayed Iftekhar

Combinatorial conservation auctions, fisheries quota allocation, networks and group formation, market design for environmental water buyback and intergenerational equity and risk aversion

Professor Renée Jeffery

Transitional and post-conflict justice with a special regional focus on the Asia-Pacific

Associate Professor Kanchana Kariyawasam

Intellectual property law, consumer law

Associate Professor Parvinder Kler

Economics of education, economic determinants of subjective wellbeing, economic development. financial market regulation

Associate Professor Ki-Hoon Lee

Corporate sustainability management embracing environmental, social and economic challenges; integrating sustainability into the business value chain

Professor Leong Liew

China's political economy; political economy of Sino-US relations; development economics and studies; political economy of international business, trade and finance

Professor Tony Makin

International macroeconomics, international finance, Asia–Pacific economies, monetary and fiscal policy

Dr Ferran Martinez i Coma

Electoral integrity, comparative politics, political parties, electoral behaviour

Dr Stephen McCarthy

Political theory, comparative politics, international relations, South East Asia, Burma

Dr Lili Mi

Strategic management, foreign direct investment strategies, firm performance

Dr Byung Min

Corporate governance, family business, corporate social responsibility, business groups, corporate finance, trade and investments

Professor Reza Monem

Corporate governance, earnings quality and earnings management, executive compensations, corporate social responsibility reporting, international accounting

Dr Lee Morgenbesser

Authoritarian regimes, classical dictatorship, concept systemisation, democratisation, hybrid regimes, South East Asian politics

Dr Akihiro Omura

Commodity eEconomics and finance, asset pricing, financial risk management

Professor Andrew O’Neil

International relations of the Asia–Pacific, strategic studies, Australian foreign and defence policy, international terrorism and counter terrorism

Dr Emma Palmer

International criminal law, international humanitarian law, human rights and social justice, transitional justice, corporations and commercial law, infrastructure governance, criminal law, and gender issues.

Dr Tri Dung Phung

Environment and population health in the Asia-Pacific

Professor Juliet Pietsch

Migration politics, political behaviour

Associate Professor Robin Roberts

Export and trade development, product innovation and development for consumer markets

Dr Shannon Rutherford

Climate change vulnerability and adaptation; risk assessment and decision making ; health systems and public health; leadership

Associate Professor Tapan Sarker

Business strategy for sustainability; political economy of sustainable development; climate change and growth; corporate social responsibility and governance; tax policy and management

Dr Harsha Sarvaiya

Corporate social responsibility, business ethics, internationalisation, sustainability

Professor Eliyathamby (Selva) Selvanathan

Consumer demand analysis, stochastic index numbers, alcohol consumption, advertising, time series modelling, tourism analysis

Professor Saroja Selvanathan

Applied econometrics and economic forecasting, econometric theory, economic modelling, consumer demand

Dr Dhara Shah

International HRM, Indian IT workers, expatriates, cross-cultural studies, international business, multinational corporations in emerging economies

Dr Parmendra Sharma

Stock market and banking sector reforms, stock market and banking sector development, special focus on the South Pacific

Dr Marta Sinclair

Intuition in business, intuition in managerial decision-making

Associate Professor Tarlok Singh

Open economy macroeconomics, applied econometrics, economic growth and development, money and finance

Dr Elise Stephenson

Public diplomacy, foreign policy, national security, social entrepreneurship, gender equality, LGBTI+ community inclusion, creative problem-solving, human rights, climate change

Dr Jen-Je Su

Econometrics, growth and development economics, financial economics

Dr Park Thaichon

Relationship marketing, tourism marketing, marketing management, digital marketing, technology, consumer behaviour

Dr Sara Thaichon

Marketing communications, marketing management, strategy and customer relations, marketing research methodology, marketing theory

Professor Dian Tjondronegoro

Digital innovation, artificial intelligence, intelligent systems for transforming the future of business, work, productivity, health and well being

Dr Neda Todorova

Volatility estimation and forecasting, informational content of option markets, asset pricing in incomplete markets, technical analysis

Dr Yi Wang

International relations and media, language and translation, Australian foreign policy, Australia-Asia relations, Chinese foreign policy

Professor Scott Weaven

Online and offline relationship marketing, customer engagement, omnichannel retailing, big data and consumer sentiment analysis, marketing strategy and small business performance.

Dr Lanita Winata

Balanced scorecard, incentive management systems, management accounting and organisational strategy, information technology and accounting, marketing and accounting information, culture and accounting systems

Associate Professor Peter Woods

Chinese leadership, cross-cultural management, diversity management, expatriate management, human resource management in China, Indonesian leadership, performance management, teaching in the multicultural context

Adjunct members

Visiting Fellows

Industry Fellows

Institute Manager

Higher degree by research students by Department

Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics

Name Research topicSupervisors

Syed Abbas

Cyclicality, stability, and welfare effects of aid and remittances: Evidence from the developing world

Professor Jayatilleke Bandaralage, Professor Saroja Selvanathan and Professor Selva Selvanathan

Abdulrahman Alhassun

The relationship between corporate governance, earnings management and earnings quality

Professor Reza Monem and Dr Mohammed Hossain

Namal Balasooriya Mudiyanselage

Health and socio-economic status: Empirical investigation on non-communicable diseases (NCDs)

Professor Jayatilleke Bandaralage and Associate Professor Nicholas Rohde

Ryszard Bliszczyk

Social context matters: Identity economics and salience of social identification in economic choice

Associate Professor Andreas Chai, Professor David Butler and Professor Lisa Farrell

Lakshi Boolaky Doorgakunt

Investigating the economic impact of International Standard of Auditing (ISA): A cross country study

Associate Professor Tarlok Singh and Dr Jen-Je Su

Simeon Azrasentario Paolo Conterius (CRI)

Foreign investors impact in the domestic government bonds market: case of Indonesia

Professor Eduardo Roca and Dr Alexandr Akimov

Singgih Gunarsa

An empirical investigation of key issues in fiscal policy in Indonesia: 1968-2010

Professor Tony Makin, Professor Ross Guest and Associate Professor Nicholas Rohde

Jeleta Kebede

Financial inclusion, inequality and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa: Does institution matter?

Dr Athula Naranpanawa and Professor Saroja Selvanathan

Gihani Mandala Waththage

Sustainability, organisational strategy and management control systems

Dr Lanita Winata and Dr Kerry Bodle

Ashkan Mirzay Fashami

Determinants and consequences of auditors low-balling: Evidence from Australia

Professor Reza Monem and Professor Shireenjit Johl

Ripon Mondal

The impacts of off-farm employment on food security and nutrition of rural households in Bangladesh

Professor Saroja Selvanathan, Dr Moazzem Hossain, Professor Selva Selvanathan and Dr Parvinder Kler

Nasser Nasser

The audit expectation gap in an emerging economy: Evidence from Kuwait

Professor Reza Monem and A Ng

Uththara Neelawela

Policy tools for a secure and sustainable electricity sector

Professor Selva Selvanathan and Dr Liam Wagner

Lan Nguyen

Health benefits: Interplay between policies, private health insurances, customer behaviours

Professor Andrew Worthington and Professor Selva Selvanathan

Lan Nguyen

Credit constraints and firm performance: A study of manufacturing SMEs in Vietnam

Dr Parmendra Sharma and Dr Jen-Je Su

Gabriel Paes Herrera

Analysis of sustainable agricultural systems through machine learning

Dr Athula Naranpanawa, Dr Jen-Je Su and Michel Constantino

Anna Ploszaj

Income inequality and psychosocial processes in Australia

Associate Professor Tarlok Singh and Dr Jen-Je Su

Shashika Rathnayaka Mudiyanselage

Economic analysis of organic tea small holding sector in Sri Lanka

Professor Saroja Selvanathan, Professor Selva Selvanathan and Dr Parvinder Kler

Brett Ryder

Essays In Australian macroeconomic history

Associate Professor Tarlok Singh and Professor Tony Makin

Chamila Thushara Senadeerage

Modelling international tourism demand and implications of Its volatility for Sri Lanka at a disaggregate level

Professor Jayatilleke Bandaralage and Dr Jen-Je Su

Deni Wahidin

Bond market development and economic growth in Indonesia

Professor Eduardo Roca and Dr Alexandr Akimov

Tingxi Zhang

Essays on Chinese commodity futures markets

Dr John Fan and Professor Robert Bianchi

Department of Business Strategy and Innovation

Name Research topicSupervisors

Yvette Baxter

Perceptions of graduate attributes for employment

Professor Michelle Barker and Dr Amanda Daly

Rodrigo De Luca

The institutional context of foreign direct investment in emerging economies: The role of multinational enterprises in shaping new capital market institutions

Professor Sara McGaughey and Dr Julienne Senyard

Hendriane Namotemo

A study on Indonesia non-profit organisations: An assessment on strategies toward sustainability

Professor Heidi Dahles and Associate Professor Gloria Ge

Alvaro Pureza

How institutional logics shape corporate sustainability practice in Brazil

Associate Professor Ki-Hoon Lee and Dr Gustavo Guzman

Juan Miguel Rosa Gonzalez

The effects of self-shock on expatriate adjustment

Professor Michelle Barker and Dr Dhara Shah

Gunaro Setiawan

Political branding of Jokowi's governance

Associate Professor Peter Woods and Dr Catherine Burns

Nehemia Sugianto

Deep facial analysis of integrated video surveillance for measuring customers journey experience

Professor Dian Tjondronegoro and Professor Rosemary Stockdale

Roni Tua

Indonesian small-medium enterprises internationalisation

Associate Professor Gloria Ge and Dr Bernard Gan

Jessica Zhao

Analysis of electric car firms’ Innovation strategies in China: Perspective of strategy tripod?

Associate Professor Gloria Ge and Dr Bernard Gan

Department of Marketing

Name Research topicSupervisors

KC Diwakar

Does market participation affect the income and livelihood of smallholders: A case study of vegetable farmers in Nepal

Associate Professor Robin Roberts and Dr Cameron McConachie

School of Government and International Relations

Name Research topicSupervisors

Lizzy Ambler (CGPP)

A critical analysis of foreign fighter motivations and the implications for Australian and UK policy

Professor Andrew O’Neil and Associate Professor Gideon Baker

Pia Dannhauer

Centrality Under Strain - Shortcomings of ASEAN-led institutions in the Indo-Pacific

Professor Ian Hall and Professor Kai He

Nadia Farabi

Overcoming protracted displacement of Ahmadiyya Lombok Indonesia

Professor Renee Jeffery and Dr Luis Cabrera

Dongnu (Erin) Guo

Western images of Chinese culture: A comparative analysis

Professor Caitlin Byrne and Professor Sue Trevaskes

Haydn McComasOrganisational cultures across the regulatory - emergency services - law enforcement - military spectrum; and their impacts upon interoperabilityProfessor Andrew O'Neil and Professor Caitlin Byrne

Ida Mork Larsson (CGPP)

Anti-science in the policy process

Dr Cosmo Howard and Professor Sara Davies

Thu Nguyen

International refugee law in South East Asia

Professor Sara Davies and  Professor Renee Jeffery

Phyu Phyu Oo

Sexual and gender-based violence in armed conflict areas: A case study of Myanmar

Professor Sara Davies and Dr Caitlin Mollica

Sovinda Po

Congrats to the Mekong?: Factors influencing Chinese establishment of the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation

Professor Andrew O'Neil and Dr Huiyun Feng

Teesta Prakash

Australia's official development assistance to India: In the donor's interest?

Professor Ian Hall and  Professor Sara Davies

Athaulla Rasheed  (CGPP)

China-South Asia relations and trade

Dr Giorel Curran and Dr Huiyun Feng

Fatima Raza  (CGPP)

The ideological shift of Pakistan and its effects on sectarian violence

Dr Dan Halvorson and Associate Professor Halim Rane

Melodie Ruwet (CGPP)

Small island states foreign policies: Balancing geopolitical realities and domestic aspirations

Professor Sara Davies and Professor Andrew O'Neil

Huma Siddiqi (CGPP)

The failure of police reform in Pakistan

Professor John Kane and Dr Huiyun Feng

Bikram Timilsina

Conflict prevention in a post-conflict state: The case study of Nepal

Professor Sara Davies and  Professor Renee Jeffery

Dimitri Tsakas

The role of The Holy See as a "hyper-power" in international relations

Professor Ian Hall, Dr Lee Morgenbesser and Professor Haig Patapan

Daniel W Tuominen Szabo  (CGPP)

Extraordinary decisions: Migrant decision-making on the Sahara Desert crossing

Associate Professor Luis Cabrera and  Dr Lee Morgenbesser

Mun Vong

Mass organisations in South East Asia

Dr Stephen McCarthy, Dr Lee Morgenbesser and  Professor John Kane

Emilia Yustiningrum  (CGPP)

The policy of natural disaster management in Indonesia: Challenges to domestic and foreign policies

Professor Andrew O’Neil and Dr Huiyun Feng

School of Medicine and Dentistry

Name Research topicSupervisors

Noore Alam


Professor Cordia Chu

Fetus Adams


Professor Cordia Chu and Dr Dung Phung

Nina Atkin


Professor Cordia Chu

Dicky Budiman


Professor Cordia Chu and Dr Dung Phung

Connie Gan


Professor Cordia Chu and Professor Sara Davies

Haijun Guo


Professor Cordia Chu and Dr Dung Phung

Yingying Jiang


Professor Cordia Chu and Dr Dung Phung

Taufik Kurrohman


Professor Cordia Chu

Muyesaier Tudi


Professor Cordia Chu and Dr Dung Phung

Quy Linh Tran


Professor Cordia Chu and Dr Dung Phung

Kin Hing Yong


Professor Cordia Chu and Dr Dung Phung

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