Our Teaching Staff
The select academics who teach into the Executive MBA bring an extraordinary array of research expertise, practical experience and industry networks, combined with a true passion for sharing their knowledge with their EMBA participants.
Meet some of our Teaching Team
Chris’s research is primarily in applied macroeconomics, with a special interest in the underground economy. He has worked with the Australian Taxation Office as a member of the Cash Economy Task Force and his research has attracted national publicity. Chris was awarded the University of Technology Teaching Excellence Award and the Carrick Institute (now Australian Learning and Teaching Council) Teaching Award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning in Higher Education.
Chris teaches the subject Managerial and Behavioural Economics
David’s research interests focus on performance measurement systems and management control. Specifically, he has investigated the use of performance measurement systems in firms pursuing different types of innovation, the performance implications of using combinations of management controls in different firm contexts, and the use of management controls in private equity firms. He has published in a number of leading academic journals, including Accounting, Organizations and Society, Management Accounting Research and Journal of Management Accounting Research. David has been part of research grants and projects from CPA Australia, NSW Health, the Independent Health Pricing Authority (IHPA), and the Cleaning Accountability Framework (CAF).
David teaches the subject Data Analysis and Decision Making.
Prior to joining UTS in 2014, Marco Berti had 20 years’ experience as senior management consultant specialising in change management, organisational development, and strategy. In his career he provided consulting to numerous organisations in various industries, including aerospace, transport, automotive, and public sectors. His main research interests revolve around organisation theory and critical management studies.
Marco teaches the subject Transformation and Renewal.
Dr Dean Blomson
Dean is a strategy and transformation executive. He brings exceptional business advisory experience gained from working at executive levels, on three different continents, across multiple clients and sectors, but particularly in Resources, Financial Services, Telco’s and agri-business. Dean has extensive expertise in strategic management and transformation and is an Adjunct Professor with UTS Business School.
Dean teaches the subject Innovation by Design with Natalia Nikolova.
Melissa is the Program Director of the Executive MBA program and a Research Director at the Centre for Business and Social Innovation (CBSI). She researches and teaches about sustainability, sustainable enterprise and responsible management, complexity theory and social impact. Her work draws across disciplines with an overarching aim to understand how people organise, learn and adapt to enable sustainable transitions. Some of Melissa's recently published reports include Managing hybrid enterprises, and Unlocking Australia’s sustainable finance potential.
Melissa teaches the subject Integral and Ethical Leadership with Nigel Wainwright.
Peter's research explores the 'less-well-travelled' side of capitalism, particularly in relation to work. His writing has appeared frequently in the Sydney Morning Herald, the Financial Times, the Guardian and on the BBC, and The Conversation. Recent articles include exploring how uberisation in the context of all forms of precarious and insecure work is becoming more acceptable, and looking at clarifying the message of putting people before profits.
Peter teaches the subject Strategic Value Creation and Capture with Sam Macaulay.
Alice is a Senior Lecturer in the Business School. She has over ten years of research and teaching experience in the area of corporate governance. With an earlier career as a solicitor, Alice is interested in the impact of legal and regulatory changes on organisational behaviour. Research interests include: the role and responsibilities of boards of directors; regulation of corporate sustainability; and gender diversity in leadership.
Alice teaches Governing in Complex Systems with Tim Williams.
Sam is a Senior Lecturer in Strategy at UTS Business School at the University of Technology Sydney. His research aims to inform and transform how we understand organisations and innovation and focuses on complex, project-based forms of organising commonly found in construction, infrastructure and mining, to develop better explanations for how organisations innovate and adapt.
Sam teaches the subject Strategic Value Creation and Capture with Peter Fleming
Chris is a UTS MBA alumni, and while a student with us was part of the first ever Australian team to win the prestigious John Molson MBA International Case Competition. He is a leading speaker, researcher and practitioner in complex adaptive human dynamics, and its application to leadership, team dynamics, innovation and disruption, adaptive culture, and development and learning. Chris is currently undertaking research for his PhD at UTS in the application of leadership to complex environments.
Chris teaches the subject Integral and Ethical Leadership with Melissa and Nigel
Natalia's research interests are quite diverse including organisational practices, strategy, innovation and leadership. Natalia has worked on a number of projects with industry partners including Second Road, Spencer Stuart, Mercer, the Australian Government Creative Industries Innovation Centre, Mirvac, E&Y and Defence. She has published in academic journals and books and her work has been presented and recognised at a number of international conferences.
Natalia teaches the subject Innovation by Design with Dean Blomson.
Also our Associate Dean - External Engagement, Prabhu co-founded and continues to lead the Financial and Performance Transformation in Healthcare Group at UTS, with a portfolio of projects on capability building and research with NSW Health, its various Local Health Districts, Pillars and more broadly, the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority. His specialties include Budgeting, Costing, Strategy, Management Control Systems, Management Accounting, Business Partnering. Prabhu's research is widely published, including this recent article in In the Black on new thinking for budget forecasts.
Prabhu teaches Accounting for Financial Decision Making.
Nigel is an Adjunct Professor with us at UTS Business School, and brings extensive experience as an executive coach, mentor, consultant and organisation development facilitator working with individuals, teams and organisations to enhance their growth, development and success. Previously, Nigel was a CEO in the healthcare and community services sector, and prior to that, was a management consultant and partner with Deloitte and KPMG.
Nigel teaches the subject Integral and Ethical Leadership with Melissa and Chris.
Tim is a Lecturer at the UTS Business School. His work is focused on the urgent management and board priorities and challenges relating to society and the environment: resource constraints and other mega-trends, emerging risks, and shifting stakeholder expectations. This is a hybrid agenda, and Tim researches and teaches in the increasingly interlinked areas of strategic management, innovation, and sustainable enterprise.
Tim teaches Governing in Complex Systems with Alice Klettner.
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