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Dr. Andrew Roberts

Bsc ( Glasgow), Grad Dip BA ( Edin), MComm ( Swin), PhD (Swin)
Lecturer - Management
School of Business and Law
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About Me

I am an academic and researcher within the School of Business and Law. My teaching focus is in the area(s) of management, entrepreneurship and innovation at Masters level. I am a highly experienced qualitative researcher and a specialist in the application of grounded theory analysis to inter-disciplinary and practical research problems. I am particularly interested in theory building within the organisational domain, specifically- how employees, including managers, cope with volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity in their organisational environments and the associated impacts for and on their wellbeing and resilience. I am passionate about identify and implementing mechanisms to enhance human wellbeing in our society and in identifying how social innovation and entrepreneurial activities can add to these endeavors


Prior to entering academia I spent over 20+ years operating as a C-level executive in the financial services, technology and professional services industries and as a serial entrepreneur, in Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. I have a wealth of experience as a Managing Director, strategist and hands-on and collaborative leader. I have significant experience in managing cross-cultural and inter-disciplinary teams, globally and regionally, to meet and address complex organisational challenges. I am an established mentor and coach, an experienced change manager and transformation executive. I have also created and supported the growth of several successful entrepreneurial and social entrepreneurial ventures in Australia. 

Universities Studied At

Glasgow University

Edinburgh University

Swinburne University

Universities Worked At

Swinburne University

Central Queensland University


CQU Platinum Award() for teaching in the unit(s)- Innovation and Design Thinking and Thinking Big 

Media Citations


Previous teaching

From 2013 to 2019 I taught a range of units with the Faculty of Business and Law at Swinburne University at undergraduate and postgraduate levels including; Business and Society, Introduction to Management, Critical thinking in Management, Sustainable Organisational Change Projects, Organisational Design and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Professional Experience

I have over 20+ years in a range of C-level executive positions within the financial services, technology and management consultancy industries, including as Managing Director of KPMG Consulting, Asia Pacific Leader IBM Business Consulting Services, a partner at PwC Consulting and in Fujitsu/DMR(UK and Europe). 

Professional Memberships

Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM)

Academy of Management (AOM)


I am currently responsible for teaching in the areas of entrepreneurship, innovation and design thinking at Masters level.

Professional Interests

I am interested in exploring innovation and entrepreneurial ventures within the Australian context. I am also interested in continuing my research in the field(s) of employee coping and wellbeing.

Key Achievements

I have led large scale multi-disciplinary teams to successfully deliver multi-site strategic change and technology transformation programs within the energy, mining, utilities, telecommunications and financial services sectors in Europe, The Americas and Asia Pacific. I have also acted in an Advisory capacity and Chair of the board for several start-ups and entrepreneurial businesses in Australia, successfully raising capital and supporting their exponential growth in multiple markets.

Computer Software

MxQDA and Nvivo Qualitative research software

Industry Reports




Consultancy Work


Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 1503 Business and Management
  • 1701 Psychology

At the level of Associate Supervisor

Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
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Research Interests
Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services

Business and Management - Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement

Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services

Business and Management - Entrepreneurship

Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services

Business and Management - Human Resources Management

Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services

Business and Management - Innovation and Technology Management

Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services

Business and Management - Organisational Behaviour

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