Professor John Spoehr

Strategic Professor

College of Business, Government and Law

Research expertise

John Spoehr is Director of the Australian Industrial Transformation Institute and Pro-Vice Chancellor Research Impact at Flinders University

Research expertise

John Spoehr is Director of the Australian Industrial Transformation Institute and Pro-Vice Chancellor Research Impact at Flinders University

place Tonsley (2.01)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

John Spoehr is Pro-Vice Chancellor - Research Impact at Flinders University. He is also Director of the Australian Industrial Transformation Institute. John leads a multi-discplinary team focusing on industry and workplace transformation in the context of technological change and innovation.

John has written extensively on economic and industry development, employment, unemployment and the socio-economic impact of change. He is Edtior of 'State of South Australia', published by Wakefield Press and a columnist for the Adelaide Review.

He co-founded the Stretton Centre, a regional innovation facility in Northern Adelaide, in partnership with the City of Playford, the Government of South Australia and the Australian Government. More recently he led the establishment of the Tonsley Manufacturing Innovation Hub - a node of the Innovative Manufacturing CRC.

As Pro-Vice Chancellor Research Impact he is actively involved in the development of industry, government and community research partnerships at a local, national and international level.

Qualifications

PhD - Business and Management, University of South Australia

BLS, The University of Adelaide

Honours, awards and grants

Honorary member, Leaders Institute of SA

Patron, The Don Dunstan Foundation

Key responsibilities
  • Research leadership
  • Industry and community engagement in research
  • Research strategy development
  • Research mentoring and supervision
  • Provision of expert advice and commentary
  • Publishing
  • Research management
Research expertise
Ageing policy
Economic sociology
Economics
Globalisation
Policy and administration
Political science
Regional development
Research interests
  • Industry 4.0
  • Industrial and workplace change
  • Human dimensions of technology
  • Socio-economic impacts of shocks
  • Employment and unemployment
  • Industrial transformation
  • Urban renewal
  • Design and creativity
  • Inequality
  • Sustainability
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: Employment (1)
Associate supervisor: Work (-2)
Publications
Expert for media contact
Economics
Employment
Public policy and management
Social inclusion
Technology
Work
Human dimensions of technology
Industry and workforce development
Public policy and the role of government
Social and economic impact
Workplace and industry innovation
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0427 398 713
Media expertise
  • Economics
  • Employment
  • Public policy and management
  • Social inclusion
  • Technology
  • Work
Interests
  • Human dimensions of technology
  • Industry and workforce development
  • Public policy and the role of government
  • Social and economic impact
  • Workplace and industry innovation

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