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Developing new links Down Under

12 April 2016

Professor Mark Considine, Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne, Professor Martin Kitchener, Dean, Cardiff Business School and  Professor Helen Sullivan, Foundation Director of the Melbourne School of Government (MSoG)
Professor Mark Considine, Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne, Professor Martin Kitchener, Dean, Cardiff Business School and Professor Helen Sullivan, Foundation Director of the Melbourne School of Government (MSoG)

Cardiff Business School and the Melbourne School of Government, University of Melbourne, celebrate new research opportunities as they sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

During a recent visit to Australia (March 2016), Professor Martin Kitchener, Dean of Cardiff Business School, signed a new research Memorandum of Understanding with Professor Mark Considine, Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne.

The development of research focused relationships with world-leading academic partners, such as the University of Melbourne, are key to the School’s strategy. They offer exceptional opportunities for research related collaboration, to the benefit of the academic and student communities at Cardiff.

Professor Robyn Thomas, Cardiff Business School’s Associate Dean for Research, said: “We have a long and active association with the Melbourne School of Government and I am delighted that the two Schools have now formalised this relationship, with the promise of strengthening and developing our future joint research. Melbourne’s activities align well with the impactful public sector research for which we at Cardiff are recognised.”

There are existing professional links between Cardiff Business School and the Melbourne School of Government which will be enhanced under the new MoU.

Professor Cynthia Hardy, Laureate Professor in the Department of Management and Marketing at the University of Melbourne, is a long standing Honorary Professor at Cardiff and has recently accepted a part time contract at the School. Professor Hardy will next visit in June and will be working on new research activities and supporting early career and PhD researchers.

The School has also recently appointed Dr Amanda Spry to the Marketing and Strategy section. Dr Spry completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne and the MoU will allow her to better maintain her relationships and develop new research partnerships.

Professor Thomas added: “We look forward to developing our relationships with colleagues in Melbourne and welcoming them to Cardiff in the future. There are many exciting opportunities to explore and great work to emerge.”

The Memorandum of Understanding will run for an initial period of three years.