///Academic: Lecturing Staff
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Email: ashley.orth@jcub.edu.au


  • Doctor of Education (Queensland University of Technology)
  • Master of Business Administration (Australian Catholic University)
  • Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (James Cook University)
  • Bachelor of Human Resources Development majoring in Adult Education (Griffith University)

Educational and Industry Interests
Authentic leadership, teaching and learning in intermediate and higher education settings, organizational behavior, diversity and cross cultural issues in higher education and workplace settings.

Work Experience
Ashley has established a working background substantially in banking and finance.  He has lived in Europe and the USA and worked in various positions in government as well as the private sector.

Email: Jennifer.Ah-Fock@JCUB.edu.au


  • Master of Business Administration (Griffith University)
  • Graduate Certificate (Griffith University)
  • Vocational Graduate Certificate (Royal Brisbane Institute of Technology)
  • Advanced Diploma of Business Administration (Royal Brisbane Institute of Technology)
  • Diploma of Business (Royal Brisbane Institute of Technology)
  • Certificate IV in TAE (Royal Brisbane Institute of Technology)
  • Certificate IV Training and Assessment (First Impressions Resources)
  • Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation (TAFE)
  • Bilingual Secretarial Studies – French & English (ORIAN)

Educational and Industry Interests

With over 12 years of experience in educational industry, Jennifer’s various leadership roles have given her valuable experience in creating essential balance between delivering high quality educational services to students and operating the business in a sustainable manner along with industry network.

With exceptional interpersonal skills, Jennifer has achieved outstanding results through a collaborative and inclusive working approach towards colleagues and other stakeholders.

Educational interests: Leadership, Management Fundamentals, Contemporary Business Communication, HRM, Diversity and Cross Cultural, Marketing, Organisational Behaviour, Project Management and Operational Management.

Work Experience

Jennifer has led and managed staff in various roles during her tenure as Academic manager, HR manager, Marketing Executive Officer, Deputy Chief Administrator and Project Manager.

Jennifer has delivered nationally accredited program in Higher Education and also in the VET sector in the following AQF Qualification Levels: Certificate II, III, IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Vocational Graduate Diploma in Business administration, Tourism, Hospitality and Project Management.

Jennifer has worked on various international projects including business exploration, business proposals, negotiating MoUs, study tours and managing Satellite Training Centres in South Korea, Taiwan and Beijing.


Email: ian.kirkwood@jcub.edu.au


  • Ph.D – Business Education (Calamus International University)
  • MBA (Western Sydney University) (Winner of University prize)
  • Diploma Mechanical Engineering (Sydney Technical College)
  • Graduate Certificate Marketing (University of NSW)
  • Graduate Certificate Higher Education (James Cook University)
  • Justice of the Peace (Qualified) Queensland
  • MAICD – Member Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Certificate IV Workplace Training & Assessment (Russo Institute)
  • Certificate TESOL – Business English (TESOL-Canada)

Ian Kirkwood’s teaching is mostly centred on giving students a wide and holistic view of business, particularly about sustainability and international issues. Ian’s teaching style is quite interactive and he brings his years of experience in industrial marketing, management, and business development into the classroom.

Having conducted business in many countries including Europe, USA, Eastern Asia, New Zealand and Australia, he is able to give students first-hand knowledge of the realities of global business.


Email: kelvin.kuan@jcub.edu.au


  • Doctor of Juridical Science (Queensland University of Technology)
  • Master of Laws (Queensland University of Technology)
  • Bachelor of Laws (University of Queensland)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (University of Queensland)


Email: paul.darwen@jcub.edu.au


  • Ph.D. (University of New South Wales)
  • B.Sc.(Hons) (Australian National University)
  • Graduate Certificate of Education – Tertiary Teaching (James Cook University)

Publications: https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=GjMjlnEAAAAJ

Research Interests
Machine learning, combinatorial optimization, and risk management.  Current research projects look at Bayesian ensembles of neural networks for improved control in noisy environments, with applications to financial markets and flood management.  The large computational requirements for this approach comes from farming idle CPU time at night and on weekends.

Educational Interests
Data mining, statistics, data management, and applied mathematics.


Email:  cue.nguyen@jcub.edu.au


  • PhD of Mathematics (Queensland University of Technology)
  • Master of Information Technology (Queensland University of Technology)

Educational and Industry Interests
IT Project team leader; database design and analysis; software/web design and development; mobile technologies; time series analysis and signal processing; statistics/stochastic modeling and teaching and learning in higher education.


Email: greg.trotman@jcub.edu.au


  • Advanced MBA International Business (University of Queensland)
  • Bachelor of Economics (University of Queensland)
  • Associate Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute

Greg has an extensive international background.  After working in marketing for the Queensland DPI and Westfield in Australia, he took up an Assistant Product Manager position at the IBM Asia-Pacific Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.  He has worked with a number of Japanese corporations in marketing and expatriate management.

Greg has been a lecturer at Griffith University in International Management, heading up export market research projects targeting Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.  He has also delivered workshops on Cross-Cultural Management for the Centre for the Study of Australia-Asia Relations (CSAAR), the Singapore National Employers’ Federation (SNEF), the Singapore Institute of Materials Management (SIMM) and the Times Institute of Management in Singapore and Hong Kong as well as the Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA) for Macquarie University.

In 1997 Greg joined the Faculty of Business at the University of the Sunshine Coast as Lecturer in charge of International Business.  Greg has presented papers at international conferences and has jointly published a Monograph on Australian perceptions of Korea.

In 2005, Greg completed a three-year assignment with Caloundra City Council as its Economic Development Manager working on a number of projects for the City and the Sunshine Coast covering tourism marketing, business and economic development and corporate strategic and cultural change.  In this role Greg has represented the region as Chair of the SEQROC Economic Development Working Group and been a Director of Tourism Sunshine Coast through its critical  restructure.

Since returning to Brisbane, he has been involved with the University of Queensland (UQ), the Australian Catholic University (ACU), Central Queensland University (CQU) and Charles Sturt University (CSU), in curriculum design, development and delivery for a number of economics, management and marketing undergraduate, postgraduate and professional business programs in on-line and face to face delivery modes.

Email: BandulaNambukara.Gamage@JCUB.edu.au


  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting special) (Honours) Degree (University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka)
  • Licentiate Certificate (The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka)
  • Master of Commerce Degree (University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) – Accounting and Finance (University of New England – UNE Business School, Australia)
    • Thesis Title: Corporate governance, corporate ownership and corporate performance in emerging economies: Empirical evidence from Sri Lanka.

Email:  Eszter.kiss@jcub.edu.au


  • Bachelor of Science in Economics majoring International Marketing and Total Quality Management (Budapest Business School)
  • Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management (James Cook University)
  • Graduate Diploma of Education (Griffith University)
  • Master of Education and Professional Studies (Griffith University)

Email:  julija.ovnic@jcub.edu.au


  • Bachelor of Laws (University of Ljubljana)
  • Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management (James Cook University)

Email:  laura.antochi@jcub.edu.au


  • Bachelor of Engineering in Automatic Control and Computers (University Politehnica of Bucharest Romania)
  • Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (Griffith University)
  • MIT-MBA (James Cook University)

Email: Luke.Spiller@JCUB.edu.au


  • Master of Business Administration (University of Queensland)
  • Working towards a pHD in Corporate Sustainability (QUT)

Email: Max.Boudan@JCUB.edu.au


  • MBA (James Cook University)
  • Justice of The Peace

Email:  rachna.sharma@jcub.edu.au


  • Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting Major (Guru Nanak Dev University)
  • MBA in Finance with Honours (Punjab Technical University)
  • MPA – MBA (James Cook University)

Email:  vizak.gagrat@jcub.edu.au


  • Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Studies
  • Masters of International Tourism and Hospitality Management – MBA dual degree
  • Graduate Diploma in Education from The University of Queensland

Email:  robert.godby@jcub.edu.au


  • Bachelor of Arts in Humanities
  • Master of Training and Development
  • Doctor of Education candidate (currently completing)

Email:  Patrick.goh@jcu.edu.au


  • Master of Business Administration (Marketing)
  • Bachelor of Business administration (Marketing and Travel Industry Management)
  • Certificate in Education
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessments