Researcher

Professor Prem Ramburuth

Biography

President Academic Board profile: https://www.unsw.edu.au/about-us/governance/other-senior-officers/president-academic-board

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Professor Prem Ramburuth

BA, DipEd (S. Africa), MEd (Sydney), EdD (UNSW), Licentiate (RAM, London), Grad Dip TESOL (S. Australia), GAICD

Professor Prem Ramburuth is President of the Academic Board (since 2011). She is...view more

President Academic Board profile: https://www.unsw.edu.au/about-us/governance/other-senior-officers/president-academic-board

UNSW Business School profile: https://www.business.unsw.edu.au/our-people/premramburuth#horizontalTab4

Professor Prem Ramburuth

BA, DipEd (S. Africa), MEd (Sydney), EdD (UNSW), Licentiate (RAM, London), Grad Dip TESOL (S. Australia), GAICD

Professor Prem Ramburuth is President of the Academic Board (since 2011). She is Professor in International Business in the UNSW Business School where she has held leadership positions as Associate Dean Education (2007-2011), Associate Dean Undergraduate Programs (2007-2009), Associate Head (2005) and Head of the School of Organisation and Management (2006), and Foundation Director of the Education Development Unit (1998-2000).

Prem is Chair of the Academic Board Advisory Committee, and a member of the University’s Governance Committees, including the University Academic Quality, Programs and Research Committees.  She is also a member of the UNSW Council, its Finance, Nominations and Remunerations, and Honorary Degree Committees. As President of the Academic Board, Prem represents UNSW on the Australian Chairs of Academic Boards and Senates Committee, and serves as the UNSW representative on the Board of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). She is also Chair of NIDA’s Academic Board.

In her wider role in Quality Assurance, Prem is on the National Register of Experts for the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA);  a member of the Committee for Accreditation of University Qualifications (CAUT) with the Fiji Higher Education Commission;  and an External  Assessor for the University Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) Malaysia.

Prem's teaching and research expertise is in the areas of Cross-Cultural and Diversity Management in Business and Higher Education. She is recognised for her scholarship in Learning and Teaching, and has been the recipient of national and international awards including an Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Citation for Enhancing Student Learning, Pearson ANZAM Management Educator of the Year Award, and Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence.  Prem is an active researcher and has published in high ranking Higher Education, Business and Management journals, and is on the Editorial Board of the Academy of Management Learning and Education, Chinese Management Studies, Asia Pacific Journal of Business and Management, and Multicultural Education Journal.

She has been a Visiting Professor at the VNU Hanoi Business School, VNU International University, University of Colorado (Denver) and University of Hawaii. She has been an advisor to the South African High Commission (Canberra), an organiser of the biennial Leadership and Management Studies in Sub-Sahara Africa (LMSSSA) Conference since 2004, and engaged in Gender Equity and mentoring programs in South Africa and Australia. Prem is an active contributor to training programs for academic and professional ‘Women in Leadership’ and is a member of ‘Women on Boards’. 

Research Grants

  • 2012: Collaboration with Sun Yat-Sen University: Co-sponsoring the 2012 Strategic Management Special Conference in China, UNSW 2011 Contestable Funding Scheme for 2012, with Associate Professor Peter Sheldon and Dr Yu Wang,$20,000
  • 2011: The Development of Learner Identity and Learning Capabilities: Understanding the Needs of Students from Low SES Backgrounds, Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Resubmission, $200,000
  • 2010: Development of a Business Enabling Program, UNSW Social Inclusion Equity Grants Scheme, with Dr Jennifer Harris, Jeremy Grace and Rebecca Harcourt, $50,000
  • 2010: Developing an On-Line Management System for Criterion Based Assessment, Feedback and Assurance of Learning, UNSW ITIP Grants Scheme, with Danny Carroll, Peter McGuinn and Chong Eng Tay, $47,000
  • 2009: Changing Trends in Student Diversity: Managing the Challenges and the Opportunities for Learning and Teaching, ALTC Project Funding, UNSW, $4,000
  • 2009: Student Psychological Contract in Business Higher Degree Research Education, (School of Organisation and Management). With Julie Cogin and Simon Restubog, $11,000
  • 2008-2010: Enhancing Learning and Teaching Quality in the UNSW Australia Business School: Program Review, Program Coherence and Development of Business Graduate Attributes, UNSW Learning and Teaching Performance Funds 2007, (competitive funding), $913,675
  • 2008-2010: Enhancing the Quality of Indigenous Education in the UNSW Australia Business School: Program Review and Renewal, UNSW Learning and Teaching Performance Funds 2007, (competitive funding), $166,078
  • 2008: China's Incursion into Africa: Resources Extraction, Economic Development and Sustainability, Pacific Asia Consortium for International Business Education and Research (PACIBER) Grant: $1,500
  • 2006-2007: Embedding the Development of Cultural Competence in Business Education, National Carrick Institute for Learning & Teaching Research Grant. With M. Freeman (Uni. Sydney), C. Johnston (Uni. Melbourne), & B. Leask (Uni. SA), $167,000
  • 2006-2007: Comparative Learning Approaches, Motivational Factors, Cultural Competence and Career Expectations of Students in Higher Education, Cross Faculty FRG Grant. With M. Tani (ADFA), T. Ho (Medicine), S. Kossew ( FASS), P. Vines (Law), B. Ely (COFA), Z. Vrcelj (Engineering), M. Scoufis (UNSW T & L Unit), $24,000
  • 2005-2006: Valuing Diversity in the FCE, UNSW Learning & Teaching Grant. With M. Spies and C. Mason (FCE, EDU), $10,000
    2003: Innovations in Information Literacy: UNSW Teaching Grant. With C. Welch, M. Spies, Y. Kim, P. Freeland & Julie Nolan, $15,000
  • 2003: Work values across cultures: The significance of intra-cultural perspectives in international management. FCE Research Grant: $5,000
  • 2002: Developing Critical Thinking, Communication and Intercultural Competence, UNSW Teaching Grant. With C. Welch, $15,000
  • 1998: Internationalisation and Implications for Learning, Language and Cultural Diversity in the FCE, UNSW Teaching Research Grant. With Professor W. Birkett (former Associate Dean, Education, FCE), $80,000
  • 1997: Internationalisation of Australian HE: Implications for the FCE, UNSW Teaching Development Grant: $50,000

Memberships - Editorial Boards

  • Academy of Management Learning and Education (AMLE)
  • Multicultural Education and Technology Journal (METJ) Asia
  • Asia Pacific Journal of Business and Management
  • Chinese Management Studies (CMS)

Awards

  • 2009 Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Citation for 'Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning'
  • 2005 Outstanding Reviewer Award (Academy of Management Learning and Teaching)
  • 2003 Inaugural Pearson Education ANZAM Management Education of the Year Award
  • 2003 National Finalist Australian Universities Teaching Award
  • 2002 UNSW Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence
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Contact

+61 2 9385 2393
+61 2 9385 1855