MR Austin Chia

MR Austin Chia




  • Austin Chia joins the Centre as a Lecturer in charge of the Tutoring in Higher Education program. He previously worked as a Lecturer in the Department of Management and Marketing where he was responsible for coordinating various consulting subjects as well as leading the design and delivery of the Faculty’s flagship work-integrated capstone subject. His innovative approaches to teaching learning has been recognized with various department- and faculty-level teaching awards as well as being the recipient of various teaching and learning research grants.

    For over 10 years Austin has straddled the domains of industry practice, academic research and higher education teaching and brings to the role an interdisciplinary set of skills, experiences and knowledge. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Finance), Honours Degree in Commerce (Organisational Behaviour), Masters of Business and IT, Masters of Applied Positive Psychology, Graduate Certificate in University Teaching and is a doctoral candidate with the Centre of Positive Psychology at UoM. He also holds applied qualifications as a professional project manager and lean six sigma practitioner.   


Member of

  • Academy of Management (AOM). Member 2017 -
  • European Academy of Management (EURAM). Member 2014 -
  • International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA). Member 2014 -
  • Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM). Member 2010 -


Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

  • 2014 Teaching Innovation Grant
    2013 Promoting Excellence in Learning and Teaching (PELT) Grant   


Education and training

  • GCertUniTeach, University of Melbourne 2015
  • MAppPosPsych, University of Melbourne 2014
  • BCom(Hon), Monash University 2013
  • MBusIT, Melbourne Business School 2010
  • BCom, University of Melbourne 2006

Awards and honors

  • Carol Johnston Teaching Excellence Award, Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Melbourne, 2016
  • Dean's Certificate of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Melbourne, 2014
  • Department of Management Publication Award, Department of Management, Monash University, 2014
  • Dean's Honours List, Monash University, 2013
  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Tutoring, Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Melbourne, 2013
  • University Medal for Academic Excellence, Monash University, 2013
  • Honours Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University, 2012
  • Global Scholarship, Department of Management, The University of Melbourne, 2009


Available for supervision

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