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Deputy Department Chair, Sport and Management Researcher, Lecturer, Business School, Swinburne University of Technology

Dr Kathleen (Kathy) Wilson (PhD, MMgt, BA(HONS)) is a Lecturer in Management, Operations and Supply Chains at Swinburne University. Kathy is also a non-fungible tokens expert, and a crowdsourcing, sports innovation and social impact researcher. Kathy formerly lectured in Management at The University of Melbourne in the Faculty of Business and Economics where she completed her PhD in Crowdsourcing in 2015. She has recently published in the International Journal of Operations & Production Management in Crowdsourcing, Project Management and Innovation and has delievered papers at the prestigious Academy of Management Meeting. Kathy’s academic speciality is crowdsourcing, project management, innovation, value creation, qualitative research, sport innovation, social impact and business models. She was on an APA scholarship and awarded a PhD for her research into 8 of the world's biggest and most successful crowdsourcing firms based in the USA, Canada, Australia & Nepal.

Kathy was formerly a Management Consultant at Pearson in business development, tender projects, engagement, distributed workforces, innovation and strategy. Kathy also was permanently appointed in a long-term role as senior Project/Stakeholder Manager, Program Manager and Foreign Investment Advisor in the Vic Department of Economic Development. She project managed a million-dollar government project facilitating innovative collaboration and business development in Victoria's ICT industry. She also was an investment attraction, trade & business development specialist in the ICT and Biotechnology sectors and managed Ministerial International Trade Missions.

University of Melbourne - 2015 - PhD in Management in Faculty Business & Economics (FBE), PhD title: "Every crowd has its silver lining: How crowdsourcing is conceived, practised and how it creates value" – Australian Government competitive APA Scholarship, Journal Writing award, Best paper award. Most publicly downloaded thesis in Unimelb's FBE for 2018

Monash University – 2010 - Master of Management – Most successful graduating student and Dean’s Honours

University of Melbourne – BA (HONS): English Lit/Lang, Psychology major, Economics, German. Top quartile of Honours students


  • –present
    Lecturer, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2017–2018
    Lecturer, University of Melbourne


  • 2015 
    University of Melbourne, PhD
  • 2010 
    Monash University, MMgt


  • 2018
    Crowdsourcing: contemporary project management and open innovation”– International Journal of Operations and Production Management, International Journal of Operations & Production Management

Professional Memberships

  • CIPS