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Associate Dean (Education), Southern Cross University

David is Associate Dean (Education) in the Faculty of Business, Law and Arts at Southern Cross University. His research interests relate to innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems, and in particular the challenges confronting High Growth Companies and Small to Medium Enterprises in navigating these ecosystems.


  • 2021–present
    Associate Dean (Education), Southern Cross University


  • 2019 
    Southern Cross University, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2013 
    University of New England, Master of Applied Linguistics
  • 2009 
    Southern Cross University, Master of Management
  • 1995 
    University of Divinity, Bachelor of Theology


  • 2021
    Australian Attitudes towards Innovation, Work and Technology: A National Identity Explanation, Prometheus: Critical Studies in Innovation, Vol 37, no. 1, pp. 54-68
  • 2021
    Innovation Hubs in Australian Public Universities: An Appraisal of Their Public Value Claims, International Journal of Public Administration:1-11. doi: 10.1080/01900692.2021.1993900
  • 2020
    Collaborative competencies: Moving from ‘soft skills’ to a legitimate descriptor, Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 79, no. 4, pp. 592-600
  • 2020
    A hand-up or a hand-out? An argument for the establishment of concierge services for the development of innovation capacity in startups, Prometheus: Critical Studies in Innovation, vol. 6, no. 4
  • 2019
    Desperately seeking innovation nirvana: Australia’s cooperative research centres, Policy Design and Practice, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 15-24
  • 2018
    The Research Collaboration Paradox: A Tale of Two Governance Narratives in an Australian Innovation Setting, Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 77, no. 4, pp. 597–603
  • 2017
    Towards a collaborative competency framework to enhance public value in university-industry collaboration, Public Money & Management, vol. 37, no. 5, pp. 373–377