Leadership matters. That’s why our course directors are at the top of their game, whatever their area of expertise. You’ll get to meet them at our next Information Evening and get your questions answered. It’s your career, your future so why not take the time to read their story.
Our course directors
Dr Walter Jarvis
Wal has almost 20 years experience in General Management with local and international organisations and an additional 10 years as a wholly dependent (self-employed) consultant, facilitator and educator in strategic thinking and planning. His research and teaching/learning interest is related to experiential formation to cultivate capacities for greater public scrutiny and accountability - so as to underpin public trust and confidence (stewardship) in university-based management education.
Dr Robyn Johns
Human Resource Management
Robyn is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations in the Management Discipline Group. Robyn joined UTS in 2003 and has taught extensively on the domestic HRM program and in Shanghai. Before transitioning into academia Robyn worked in corporate HR roles and has also worked in the public health sector. Robyn’s research has examined contemporary and emergent issues in the management of human resources, with particular emphasis on the labour turnover, work-life balance and occupational stress.
Dr Bronwen Dalton
Not for Profit and Social Enterprise Management
Bronwen is the Director of the Masters of Not-for-Profit and Community Management Program at the University of Technology Sydney. In 2015 she was the Co-Director of the UTS Centre for Cosmopolitan Civil Societies and in 2012 she was also the National Manager, Research at Mission Australia. She is on the Boards of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs’ Australia Korea Foundation; the National Volunteering Research Advisory Group; Volunteering NSW and the editorial board of the journal Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. She is also Regional Vice-President, Oceania of the International Council of Voluntarism and Civil Society.
Dr Katie Schlenker
Katie is a Research Associate of the Australian Centre for Event Management (ACEM) and is a core member of the Cosmopolitan Civil Societies Research Centre. Her research interests and publications are in the areas of event evaluation, the social impacts of events, event legacies, events and social capital, business events and urban tourism precincts. Katie’s research is industry linked, with recent projects including the development of an event evaluation toolkit for the Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre (STCRC), inscope expenditure studies for the Sydney Entertainment Centre and Business Events Sydney, and a series of studies on the ‘beyond tourism’ benefits of business events commissioned by Business Events Sydney.
Dr Nico Schulenkorf
Nico is a former Director of the Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ). His research focuses on the social, cultural and health-related outcomes of sport and event projects within and between disadvantaged communities. For several years, Nico has been involved in sport-for-development and health promotion programs in countries such as Sri Lanka, Israel and the Pacific Islands. He has been working with local and international NGOs, Government Agencies, Sport Associations and Ministries in developing capacities to implement, monitor and evaluate development projects.
Assoc. Prof. Renu Agarwal
Strategic Supply Chain Management
Renu provides leadership working with other disciplinary areas, industry, government and universities to promote operations and supply chain management, service value networks, service innovation and dynamic capability building, management practices, and innovation and productivity. In collaboration with Stanford University, Renu has been instrumental in the development of the Australian Management Capability Survey funded by DIIS and launched by ABS this year to assess the impact of Sustainable Supply Chain Management, Digital Business and Innovation Management practices on innovation and productivity.