Prof Dan Wueste, Director of the Rutland Institute for Ethics at Clemson University, NC, and President of the Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum visited for two weeks in June. He met with staff and students, gave a seminar and conducted a workshop on teaching ethics.


International visitors to the group in 2011 included:

  • Prof Tima Bansal, Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario
  • Prof Mario Carrassi, Director of the Centre for Economics and Business Ethics, University of Bari, Italy

Dr Abdi Omar Shuriye, Associate Professor of contemporary Islamic thought and professional ethics at the International Islamic University Malaysia became an international associate of the group.

Chris Provis’s book, Individuals, groups and business ethics, was published by Routledge.

Howard Harris spent three months at the University of Cambridge on study leave, working on leadership and ethics at the Institute for Manufacturing.


International visitors in 2010 included:

  • Prof Geoff Moore, Professor of Business Ethics, Durham Business School
  • Dr Leslie Sekerka, Director, Ethics in Action Research and Education Center, Menlo College, California.
  • Prof Rene ten Bos, Prof of philosophy and organisation, Radboud University, Netherlands
  • Prof Mario Carrassi, Director of the Centre for Economics and Business Ethics, University of Bari, Italy.


Professor Robin Snell from Lingnan University in Hong Kong will be here from for a week from 27 July to 1 August. Robin has published widely in the field of organisational ethics, organisational learning and qualitative methods.

Dr Freya Higgins-Desbiolles received an Australian Learning and Teaching Council commendation for sustained excellence in course development that reflects a command of the Indigenous tourism field, modelling appropriate practice as a non-Indigenous scholar teaching Indigenous curriculum. Commendations are awarded to academic and professional staff who have made longstanding contributions to the quality of student learning and improving the overall learning experience.


In December 2008 the group received a concentration development grant of $30,000 from the Division of Business to foster the development of the group and its research activity.

Dr Tracey Bretag will be a keynote speaker at the Academic Integrity Symposium, Taylors University College, Malaysia, February 2009.

Dr Howard Harris was a keynote speaker at the International Conference on Engineering Professional Ethics and Education (ICEPEE) in Kuala Lumpur in May 2008. The conference was arranged by the International Islamic University Malaysia.

Professor Ian Richards was one of 15 invited presenters at an international communication ethics colloquium at Calvin College in Grand Rapids IL, in April 2008, to mark the retirement of eminent scholar Clifford Christians.

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