Visiting Research Fellows


David Parker (Visiting Fellow) BA MSc PhD CEng CertEd is a Senior Lecturer at the Business School, University of Queensland specialising in process analytics, project management and operations management. His consultancy and research interests include lean systems, strategic service operations, project-based management and supply chain management. His most recent book publications are Managing Projects, Mana aging People (2008) Palgrave-McMillan, and Operating System Models in Operations Management: An integrated approach (2OO8), Cambridge University Press. He has extensive academic journal articles and conference papers; and has consulted to British Airways, Saab, Fonterra, Qld Treasury, Marks & Spencer, GE Money, HSBC, Tl Engineering, Triumph, Sports Girl, amongst numerous other international firms.


Dr. Greg Nyilasy (Ph.D., University of Georgia) is Lecturer at the Department of Marketing and Management at the University of Melbourne in Australia. His main research interests are ethical issues in consumer behaviour such as green marketing, advertising effects, and marketing practitioner cognition. His research has appeared in the Journal of AdvertisingJournal of Advertising ResearchInternational Journal of Advertising and Admap. Before re-entering the academic world, Greg was a strategic planner at JWT and head of R&D at Omnicom market research consultancy, Hall & Partners, both in New York.


Dr. David Gargett (Visiting Fellow) is a Research Leader at the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics, which is the research arm of the Australian Department of Infrastructure and Transport in Canberra. His past research interests have encompassed traffic growth, congestion in Australian cities, Greenhouse Gas emissions from transport, road safety, growth in transport activity, and world oil supply. He is currently (until August) a visiting fellow at USP, researching sustainable transport in Fiji and modeling global climate change.

Research Publications at USP:

Global Warming Equations

Global Warming Equations 2 Ice-Sea Level

Global Warming Equations Excel File

Solar Cycles Analysis


Dr Ofer Zwikael’s research focuses on the selection, management and evaluation of projects with emphasis on public sector management. Dr Zwikael is the author of two books and more than 100 scholarly peer-reviewed papers that have appeared in a variety of academic journals and conference proceedings, including top journals, such as the Journal of Operations Management and the British Journal of Management. He is currently on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Project Management. Dr Zwikael is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)® and has served on the Executive Boards of three Project Management Institute chapters. He has lead, trained, mentored and consulted projects and program groups in dozens of organisations, including Motorola, Nestle, Teva (Israel), IRL, PINZ (New Zealand) and Nationwide Bank (UK). Dr Zwikael is the recipient of the International Project Management Association’s Outstanding Research Contributions Award.


Reinout E. de Vries is Associate Professor at the VU University Amsterdam. He earned his PhD at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. He worked in various Management and Psychology departments such as the University of Amsterdam, the University of the South Pacific, University of Western Australia, and VU University Amsterdam. He has published more than 50 international peer-reviewed articles in high impact journals (> 20 articles as first author), such as the Personality and Social Psychology Review (impact > 8.0) and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (impact > 4.0). He is cited more than 1500 times in Google Scholar. His main research interests are in the areas of personality, communication styles, leadership, and unethical behaviors in and outside organizations. For more details on his work, please type ‘Researchgate Reinout de Vries’ in Google or ‘Reinout de Vries’ in Google Scholar.


Dr. Biswa Nath Bhattacharyay is a Distinguished Fellow, Observation Research Foundation, New Delhi Faculty, Desautels School of Management, McGill University, Montreal Former Advisor/Director, Asian Development Bank, Manila Visiting Professor, China University of International Business and Economics, Beijing Adjunct Professor, FORE School of Management, New Delhi, Author and Editor of Books ASEAN, China and India:Great Transformation, Asian Development Bank, 2014.