About Research and Higher Degrees

The College of Business, Government and Law has a vibrant research culture spanning a diversity of interests addressing issues of social, economic, and policy or legal importance. Our researchers contribute to the advancement of knowledge that impacts on the local, national and international community, and enhances the College’s teaching programs.

The College builds on a proud history of social science research since the foundation of the University in 1966. Our continued research excellence is evident from the CWTS Leiden and QS World University rankings which highlight the world-class quality of our research at Flinders University.

The interdisciplinary nature of social sciences enables engagement with other Colleges within the University, as well as engaging with and positively impacting on external institutions (including industry, government, and communities).

Aligned with the Flinders University Strategic Plan, the College continues to provide training and development opportunities for its researchers.

Research within the College is carried out within the disciplines of accounting, finance, international business, marketing, human resource management, management, economics, entrepreneurship, law, criminology, international relations, public policy and politics under the new academic structure.

Our researchers are regularly called on for expert media commentary on topics ranging from social and economic development, social justice and environmental challenges within technological change, politics in Australia and globally, to issues of financial literacy and behaviour. Research outcomes are communicated to both academic and public audiences and inform policy decision making.

Many of our researchers supervise Higher Degree Research students. Our supervisors are committed to supporting students to finish their research projects on time, and to a high standard. The College also includes research centres which have substantial research programs within which students may be able to develop research projects. Find a supervisor here.


Associate Professor Gerry Redmond

Dean (Research)