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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

Dr 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.

Research interests:

  • Social marketing
  • Business sustainability
  • Marketing ethics
  • Market orientation
  • Firm performance
  • E-marketing
  • Innovation
  • Small and medium enterprises and the use of technology in business value chains.
Meet David
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.
Meet Steven
Professor Indra Abayasekera

Professor Indra Abeysekera

Professor Indra Abeysekera is Professor of Accounting, and Chair of Accounting and Finance, having previously held academic posts at University of Wollongong, The University of Sydney, and Macquarie University.

Research interests:

  • emotional capital
  • intellectual capital
  • integrated reporting
  • financial and non-financial accounting
  • knowledge management
  • accounting education.
Meet Indra
Muhammad Saleem

Dr Muhammad A. Saleem

Muhammad holds a Doctorate in Marketing and has been associated with the teaching and practice of marketing for over the last 15 years.

Research interests:

  • sustainability marketing
  • consumer behaviour
  • social marketing
  • value co-creation
  • choice modelling.
Meet Muhammad


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.
Meet Alan
Professor David Price

Professor David Price

David Price is Professor in Public International Law and Intellectual Property Law at CDU, and holds degrees in law as well as international relations, industrial history, and Chinese. 

Research interests:

  • intellectual property
  • development of intellectual property regimes and their enforcement in the Middle East.
  • intersection of intellectual property law, public international law, and international trade agreements.
Meet David

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