Omer is the Director of the Office of Planning and Strategic Management at ACU, and Chair of the Australian Network of University Planners (ANUP). Previously, Omer was a Senior Advisor in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, State Program Director in the Department of Education and Training, and an occasional lecturer in leadership and management.
Omer has presented at numerous conferences and seminars around the world, and has research interests in higher education and the study of complex systems. Omer has received two Excellence Awards in People Management and Strategy, the IPAA Best Practice in Federal Government Award, a Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship award for study in Latin America, a technology special ventures project with Stanford University, and was awarded a postgraduate level GPA of 7.0 from Griffith University.
Omer’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Business (Marketing), MBA, and PhD in complex systems. Omer is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).
Director, Australian Catholic University
Senior Project Manager, University of New England
Senior Advisor, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
State Program Director, Australian Government Department of Education and Training
Indigenous Education Manager, Australian Government Department of Education and Training
Senior Policy Officer, Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training
Assistant Marketing Manager, Australian Education International
Griffith University, Doctor of Philosophy
Australian Institute of Company Directors, Graduate
Griffith University, Graduate Diploma in Research Studies
Queensland University of Technology, Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Queensland University of Technology, Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
Yezdani, O., Sanzogni, L. & Poropat, A. (2016). Theory of emergence: Introducing a model-centred approach to applied social science research. Prometheus, 33, (3), (305-322).,
Yezdani, O. (2015). The nature of choice and value for services and amenities in Australian universities. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 37, (3), (282-294).,
Yezdani, O. (2013). Myths of exponential growth in populations and wealth: an emergent perspective. Humanomics, 29, (4), (307-332).,
PRINCE2 Practitioner, APMG-International
Chair, Australian Network of University Planners
Executive Committee Member, Higher Education Planning in Asia Association