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Biography

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. She is currently the Assistant Dean Research Training in the Faculty of Business and Law and President of the University of Newcastle Branch of the NTEU.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Sydney, 02/07/2009
  • Master of Arts, Macquarie University, 09/10/2007
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Newcastle, 03/05/1991
  • Bachelor of Social Studies, University of Sydney, 31/12/1972

Research

Research keywords

  • Academic Labour
  • Business Schools
  • Critical Theory
  • Higher Education
  • Management Education

Research expertise

Higher education and business schools, management, change and current issues.

Management education - pedagogy, values and graduate attributes

Academic labour - precarious employment and workforce planning

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
130200Curriculum And Pedagogy100

Collaboration

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 (MPACC).

The sessional academics project team includes: Egbert Groen, Andrew Nadolny, Karen McNeil, Asit Bhattacharrya, Tracy Levett-Jones and Kathryn Holmes. In 2012 John Burgess, Julia Connell and Robyn May joined the team.

The MPACC project includes: Hock-Thye Chan, Neelam Goela, Marcus Rodrigs, Katerina Stratilas, Christine Yap and Jackie Yong

Administrative

Administrative expertise

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

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Organisation Theory
  • Research Methods

Teaching expertise

Organisation Theory

Management Thought

Literature Review and Research Proposal

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Publications

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Chapter (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2010Ryan SE, 'Business and accounting education: Do they have a future in the University?', Accounting Education at a Crossroad in 2010, Centre for Accounting, Governance and Sustainability and The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, South Australia 22-28 (2010) [B2]
2008Ryan SE, Guthrie J, Neumann R, 'Australian higher education transformed: From central coordination to control', European Universities in Transition: Issues, Models and Cases, Edward Elgar Publishing, London 171-187 (2008) [B1]
1998Connell JA, Ryan SE, 'Culture Change within a regional business network', Experiencing Human Resource Management, Sage Publications, London 129-145 (1998) [B1]

Journal article (11 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Ryan SE, Guthrie J, 'Undermining the Corporate Citizen: An Academic Story', Journal of Corporate Citizenship, 75-94 (2014)
2013Ryan S, Burgess J, Connell J, Groen E, ' Casual Academic Staff in an Australian University: Marginalised and excluded', Tertiary Education and Management, 19 161-175 (2013) [C1]
2013Ryan S, Neumann R, 'Interdisciplinarity in an era of new public management: a case study of graduate business schools', Studies in Higher Education, 38 192-206 (2013) [C1]
2013Chan Hock-Thye, Ryan SE, 'Challenging Stereotypes: International Accounting Students in Australia', Journal of Modern Accounting and Auditing, 9 169-182 (2013) [C1]
2013Nadolny A, Ryan S, 'McUniversities revisited: a comparison of university and McDonald's casual employee experiences in Australia', Studies in Higher Education, (2013)
2012West A, Ryan SE, 'Psychological capital and training transfer motivation: Review of pre-training positive affect', NZ Journal of Human Resources Management, 2 20-28 (2012) [C1]
2012Ryan SE, 'Academic zombies: A failure of resistance or a means of survival?', The Australian Universities' Review, 54 3-11 (2012) [C1]
2012Ryan SE, Bhattacharyya A, 'Barriers to professional development among contingent academic employees: An Australian case study', International Journal of Learning, 18 247-261 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: Asit Bhatta

2012Ryan SE, Bhattacharyya A, Stratilas K, Goela N, 'English language proficiency and learning among Australian international postgraduate accounting students', International Journal of Learning, 18 237-253 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: Asit Bhatta

2011Ryan SE, 'International students and business schools: Ethical challenges. A response to Michael Paton', Business and Professional Ethics Group 2010-2011, 16-19 (2011) [C3]
2009Ryan SE, Guthrie J, 'Collegial entrepreneurialism: Australian graduate schools of business', Public Management Review, 11 317-344 (2009) [C1]
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Conference (30 outputs)

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2013Ryan SE, 'Value propositions for non-elite business schools in a post GFC world: Reflections on business school values', ANZAM2013, Hobart (2013) [E1]
2012Ryan SE, 'Sessional Academics: 1991-2012', Proceedings of the 26th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Perth, WA (2012) [E1]
2012Tam SH, Ryan SE, 'Organisational climate differences in higher education institutions: Macau and Australia', Proceedings of the 26th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Perth, WA (2012) [E1]
2011Ryan SE, Bhattacharyya A, McNeil KA, 'Academic work: A sessionalised future?', 25th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference: The Future of Work and Organisations, Wellington, NZ (2011) [E1]

Co-authors: Asit Bhatta

2011Groen E, McNeil KA, Ryan SE, Bhattacharyya A, Nadolny A, 'Sessionals: Doing the job for Universities?', Proceedings of the 25th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ), Auckland, NZ (2011) [E1]
2011Yong LK, Ryan SE, Yap CL, Goela N, 'A case study in the failure of graduate attributes in higher education', Research and Development in Higher Education: Reshaping Higher Education Volume 34, Gold Coast (2011) [E1]
2011Ryan SE, Groen E, McNeil KA, Nadolny A, Bhattacharyya A, 'Sessional employment and quality in universities: A risky business', Research and Development in Higher Education: Reshaping Higher Education Volume 34, Gold Coast (2011) [E1]
2011Nadolny A, McNeil KA, Ryan SE, Groen E, Bhattacharyya A, ''McJobs': A comparison of the academic and McDonald's casual worker experience', The Way Forward - Austerity or Stimulus? Incorporating the 13th Path to Full Employment Conference and 18th National Conference on Unemployment, Newcastle, NSW (2011) [E1]
2011Chan H-T, Ryan SE, Bhattacharyya A, Rodrigs MC, 'The Master of Professional Accounting: Challenging sterotypes of international students', 2011 AFAANZ Conference Proceedings, Darwin (2011) [E1]
2011West AD, Ryan SE, 'A review of literature on training transfer motivation and psychological capital', 25th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference: The Future of Work and Organisations, Wellington, NZ (2011) [E1]
2011Connell J, Ryan SE, 'Women and management education: Has anything changed?', 25th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference: The Future of Work and Organisations, Wellington, NZ (2011) [E1]
2011Chan H-T, Ryan SE, 'An elephant in the classroom: International accounting graduates and (un)employability in Australia', Proceedings of ICERI2011 Conference, Madrid, Spain (2011) [E2]
2010Ryan SE, 'Storytelling in critical research: The tale of a business school', 24th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference, Adelaide, SA (2010) [E1]
2010McNeil KA, Bhattacharyya A, Nadolny A, Groen E, Ryan SE, 'Casual, committed but disconnected: The impact of precarious employment practices in higher education', The 10th Annual Pacific Employment Relations Association Conference Proceedings Part II, Gold Coast, QLD (2010) [E1]
2010Ryan SE, Neumann R, 'The rise and fall of interdisciplinarity in management education', 24th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference, Adelaide, SA (2010) [E1]
2010Nadolny A, Bhattacharyya A, McNeil KA, Groen E, Ryan SE, 'The challenge of precarious employment practices on the delivery of quality teaching and learning outcomes in higher education', Proceedings of ICERI2010 Conference, Madrid, Spain (2010) [E1]
2010Nadolny A, Ryan SE, 'The values we teach: Does one size fit all', Proceedings of ICERI2010 Conference, Madrid, Spain (2010) [E1]

Co-authors: Andrew Nadolny

2010Rodrigs MC, Chan H-T, Bhattacharyya A, Goela N, Lee CC, Ryan SE, et al., 'When learning may not be the goal: Postgraduate accounting students in Australia', Proceedings of ICERI2010 Conference, Valencia, Spain (2010) [E1]
2010Rodrigs MC, Bhattacharyya A, McNeil KA, Nadolny A, Groen E, Ryan SE, 'Barriers to including sessional academics in matters of discipline', Rethinking Learning in Your Discipline. University Learning and Teaching Futures Colloquium. Colloquium Papers, Armidale, NSW (2010) [E2]
2010Ryan SE, Neumann R, 'Interdisciplinarity in management education: Tensions between curriculum, profession and the university', CHER 2010: Effects of Higher Education Reforms, Oslo, Norway (2010) [E2]
2010Neumann R, Ryan SE, 'The professionalisation of the doctorate: A case study in the management of research education', CHER 2010: Effects of Higher Education Reforms, Oslo, Norway (2010) [E2]
2010Ryan SE, McNeil KA, Bhattacharyya A, Nadolny A, Groen E, 'Barriers to inclusion of sessional academics in matters of discipline', Rethinking Learning in Your Discipline. Proceedings of the University Learning and Teaching Futures Colloquium, 2010, Armidale, NSW (2010) [E3]
2010Chan H-T, Ryan SE, Bhattacharyya A, Goela N, Lee CC, Rodrigs MC, et al., 'Between a dream and reality: Engagement among Master of Professional Accounting students', Rethinking Learning in Your Discipline. Proceedings of the University Learning and Teaching Futures Colloquium, 2010, Armidale, NSW (2010) [E3]
2009Ryan SE, Guthrie J, 'Evaluating change in the Australian higher education system: A critical theory perspective', ANZAM: 23rd ANZAM Conference: Sustainability, Management and Marketing, Melbourne, VIC (2009) [E1]
2008Ryan SE, Guthrie J, Neumann R, 'Australian Business Schools: More than 'commercial enterprise'?', British Academy of Management 2008 Conference BAM08, Harrogate, UK (2008) [E1]
2008Ryan SE, Guthrie J, 'Life in a graduate school of business: The Bill stories', 22nd ANZAM Conference 2008: Managing in the Pacific Century, Auckland, NZ (2008) [E1]
2008Ryan SE, Guthrie J, 'Management education in Australia: Relevance lost?', IFSAM Ninth World Management Conference. Proceedings, Shanghai, China (2008) [E1]
2008Ryan SE, Neumann R, Guthrie J, 'Interdisciplinarity in management education: Australian Graduate School of Business', Irish Academy of Management Conference 2008. New Ideas for a New Century. 11th Annual Conference, Dublin, Ireland (2008) [E2]
2008Ryan SE, Guthrie J, 'Collegial entrepreneurialism: Australian graduate schools of business', International Researcher Society for Public Management (IRSPM) XII Annual Conference: Papers, Brisbane, QLD (2008) [E2]
2005Ryan SE, Eckersley CE, 'Reconceptualising Quality in the Revival of Academic Values', Proceedings of the Australian Universities Quality Forum 2005, Sydney (2005) [E1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants2
Total funding$18,640

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2012 (1 grants)

A preliminary investigation into the accounting skills shortage and employment outcomes of international graduates in Accounting$9,640
Funding Body: Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia

Project Team
Associate Professor Suzanne Ryan, Mr Hock-Thye Chan
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,64020122013
GNo:G1201042

1997 (1 grants)

Longitudinal Study of Changes in Industrial Relations at 21 Workplaces in the Hunter Region.$9,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Professor John Burgess, Roy Green, Associate Professor Suzanne Ryan
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,00019971997
GNo:G0176661
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions6
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL2.3

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018PhD (Management)Principal SupervisorIndigenous Retention and Turnover: an Australian Public Health Case Study
20142018PhD (Management)Principal SupervisorMotivations and Decision-Making Processes of Students from Mainland China for Pursuing Higher Education Abroad
20132017PhD (Management)Co-SupervisorGreen Practices in Supply chains: Empirical Evidence from Uganda
20132020PhD (Accounting & Finance)Principal SupervisorProfessional Accounting Labour Market: Accounting for Recruitment Decisions
20122016PhD (Management)Co-SupervisorOpportunism in Exchange Relationships in Supply Chains: Evidence from Uganda
20112015PhD (Management)Co-SupervisorThe Role of Professional Identity within Interprofessional Health Care Teams
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Associate Professor Suzanne Ryan

Work Phone(02) 4921 8749
Fax(02) 4921 7398
Email
PositionsAssociate Professor
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law
The University of Newcastle, Australia
DBA Supervisor
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaManagement and Organisational Studies
Office
UNH 338,
University House,
University House
Cnr King and Auckland Street
Newcastle NSW 2300
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/suzanne-ryan