A/Prof. Suzanne Ryan
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Newcastle Business School
The University of Newcastle, Australia
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Suzanne commenced with the University in 1985 in the former Hunter Institute for Higher Education after various research and policy positions in local, state and federal governments and private consultancies. She has been involved in the administration of postgraduate business courses since 1993. Her teaching areas are organisation theory, management and research courses. Her research interests are in higher education policy, business schools and management education and academic labour.
- PhD, University of Sydney, 2009
- Master of Arts, Macquarie University, 2007
- Master of Business Administration, University of Newcastle, 1991
- Bachelor of Social Studies, University of Sydney, 1972
- Academic Labour
- Business Schools
- Critical Theory
- Higher Education
- Management Education
Higher education and business schools, management, change and current issues.
Management education - pedagogy, values and graduate attributes
Academic labour - precarious employment and workforce planning
My main research colleagues in the higher education are Professor James Guthrie and Assoc Professor Ruth Neumann.
More recently, I have been working with colleagues in the Faculty of Business and Law on two research projects: sessional academics and the Master of Professional Accounting.
The sessional academics project team includes: Egbert Groen, Dr Andrew Nadolny, Karen McNeil, Asit Bhattacharrya, Professor Tracy Levett-Jones and Dr Kathryn Holmes. In 2012 Professors John Burgess and Julia Connell joined the team.
Fields of Research
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Sub-Dean Postgraduate Programs 1994-1998
Deputy Direct Newcastle Graduate School of Business 1998 - 2002
Teaching and Learning Co-ordinator NGSB 2003- 2006
MBA Program Convenor 2007-2010
Member of Academic Senate 2006 to present
President National Tertiary Education Union - Newcastle Branch 2009- to present
- Organisation Theory
- Research Methods
Literature Review and Research Proposal