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Business and law supervisors

Higher Degree by Research

Research in business is led by professors in marketing, management and economics. Our researchers have published a range of internationally-recognised research on global sustainability and development, business strategy, branding, marketing and communication, and management.

Corporate law research focuses on corporate responsibility, international trade, intellectual property and governance. Criminal law and human rights research focuses on terrorism, extradition, refugees, human trafficking, law reform, penal policy and more. We have ongoing projects on women and law, youth justice, assisted dying and transnational issues, and our researchers are leading the field on Aboriginal customary law and legal systems.


David Low

Professor David Low

David holds a Doctorate in Marketing and Management and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors as well as a CPA. His research interests include social marketing, business sustainability, marketing ethics, and market orientation

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Dr Guzyal Hill

Dr Guzyal is available to supervise research students who are interested in topics relating to these areas or more generally to Administrative Law, Corporations, Law and Technology.

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Dr Maneka Jayasinghe

Dr Maneka Jayasinghe

Dr Maneka Jayasinghe is the Chair of Business discipline at CDU. Maneka is an applied economist who specialises in economic issues in the Asia-Pacific region. Her areas of interests and expertise also extend to empirical and policy analysis using econometrics and microeconomic models.

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Steven Greenland

Professor Steven Greenland

Professor Steven Greenland leads the Business discipline at CDU. Steven has supervised successfully completed Business PhDs that have involved qualitative and quantitative methods, conducted in both developed and emerging markets.

Research interests:

  • innovation adoption barriers
  • sustainable and responsible business practice
  • industry strategy
  • marketing of harmful products.
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Bhanu Bhatia

Dr Bhanu Bhatia

Bhanu Bhatia is a Lecturer in the College of Business and Law specializing in Economics. She holds a PhD in Economics from Macquarie University and Economic (Honours) from Adelaide University. Her research focuses on inequality incorporating gender, microfinance, diffusion, social capital and health. Her work is trans disciplinary and her research incorporates network analysis, econometrics and qualitative techniques.

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Dr Michael Odei Erdiaw-Kwasie

Dr Michael Odei Erdiaw-Kwasie

Dr Michael Odei Erdiaw-Kwasie is a Research Active Lecturer in the Business and Accounting Discipline at Charles Darwin University. He holds a PhD in Sustainability Management from the University of Southern Queensland and an Honours Certificate of Achievement in Corporate Social Responsibility from the University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests:

  • Sustainability Transitions
  • Circular Economy Solutions
  • Climate change risks and opportunities
  • Waste management (Production & Consumption Systems)
  • Global Development
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Dr Alan Berman

Dr Alan Berman

Dr Berman is an Associate Professor of law at CDU with a longstanding interest in the regulation of hate crimes.

Research interests:

  • indigenous peoples and international law
  • links between international human rights law and foreign policy
  • humanitarian intervention
  • the international rules regulating the use of force
  • gender and the law
  • sexuality and the law
  • international law and racial hate speech regulation
  • comparative constitutional law.
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Dr Jenny Ng

Dr Jenny Ng

Dr Jenny Ng’s research focus is on the intersection between IT Law and Human Rights, IT/ IP law and ecommerce. She has won several prizes for her research. Her international monograph has contributed to the domain name policy in Australia.  

Research interests:

  • IT Law
  • IP Law
  • Cybersecurity and Cybercrime
  • Ethics in Data Analytics (AI and XAI)
  • Discrimination
  • Privacy Law
  • Consumer & Competition Law  


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Dr Susan Bird

Dr Susan Bird

Dr Susan Bird is a Senior Lecturer in law. She is an interdisciplinary research scholar. Her interests lie broadly in law and legal philosophy, in particular legal geographies, and making spaces more inclusive. Susan is interested in the way law can be employed to address environmental issues, in particular food waste.

Research interests:

  • Jurisprudence
  • Legal Geographies
  • Food Waste
  • Interdisciplinarity
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