IRIS is supported by an advisory panel of senior academics who participate in and advise on research matters as appropriate. The group currently includes the following individuals:
Murray Wilson, MA(NZ), MA(Wisc.), PhD(Melb.) Emeritus Professor of Geography, School of Geosciences, University of Wollongong
Professor Wilson has more than 40 years experience as an academic leader in the field of human geography. For the last 25 years he has had responsibility for curriculum and course development, the development and implementation of quality assurance systems at Departmental, Faculty and University levels and quality review exercises in his own and other institutions. He has written two books, several chapters in books, and a substantial number of refereed journal articles, conference papers and other publications in the fields of population studies, social analysis and regional studies.
Professor Raymond A. Markey - Professor of employment relations - Department of marketing and management, macquarie university
Professor Ray Markey was formerly Associate Professor in Industrial Relations at the University of Wollongong. He is Foundation Director of the NZ Work and Labour Market Institute at Auckland University of Technology, which assembles the second largest concentration of expertise in employment relations, HRM and labour economics in the Asia Pacific. He is also Foundation Chair of both the NZ Employment Relations Society and Auckland Labour History Group, as well as Chair of the International Labour and Employment Relations Association Study Group on Workers' Participation. He has written 7 books in industrial relations and labour history, edited 7 more books (some jointly), and has published over 100 articles in international and Australian journals and edited books; half of the journal articles are in A* or A ranked journals. He is a member of the editorial board of Labour History, International Journal of Employment Studies, Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management, and Working USA. He has been a consultant to the NZ Department of Labour, Australian Department of Industrial Relations, the ILO, and firms and trade unions in Australia, Britain and the former Yugoslavia. His main fields of expertise are employee participation, workplace relations, comparative employment relations, and the interface between productivity and employee well-being in which he has received major funding from the Danish Work Environment Fund for a comparative study between Denmark and New Zealand. He was a member of the design team for the Australian Workplace Industrial Relations Survey 1995, and led the design and analysis team for the Illawarra Regional Workplace Industrial Relations Survey of 1977, the first large-scale regional industrial relations survey in Australia. He recently redesigned the methodology for the ILO's triennial international survey on the impact of the ILO Multinational Enterprise Declaration of 1977 on Industrial Relations in Multinational Enterprises.
Professor John J. Glynn - Dean Faculty of Commerce, University of Wollongong
For six years Professor Glynn was the (founding) Director of the Canterbury Business School and the University of Kent (UK), 1989-94. He has recently taken up appointment at the University of Wollongong to establish its new Business School as the University's centre for postgraduate and post-experience management education. Professor Glynn has wide international experience of establishing and managing management development programmes. Outside of the UK and Australia he has also worked in such diverse business environments as Spain, Russia, Bulgaria, the USA and China.
Research Professor John R. Rossiter, School of Management, Marketing and Employment Relations, University of Wollongong
Professor Rossiter is well known in Australia and internationally as a leading expert on advertising management and advertising research. He is a regular visitor to the USA, England and Europe where he compiles and evaluates the latest advertising research techniques. Professor Rossiter is co-author of the highly regarded textbook Advertising Communications & Promotion Management, now in its 2nd edition, the supplementary book Advanced Media Planning, and the new book, Strategic Advertising Management. He has also authored over 50 articles on buyer behaviour, advertising management and advertising research and is an experienced consultant.