Professor Dean Lusher
PhD, University of Melbourne, Australia; Bachelor of Arts, University of Melbourne, Australia
- Faculty of Business and Law
- Swinburne Business School
- Centre for Transformative Innovation
- AGSE329 Hawthorn campus
- ORCID profile
Dean Lusher is a Professor of Innovation Studies at Swinburne’s Centre for Transformative Innovation. He is a social network analyst with expertise in statistical models for social networks. His expertise is specifically in the theory and application of exponential random graph models (ERGM), with an applied focus on social and technological innovation, organisational culture and system resilience.
Dean is the Program Leader in the Swinburne Social Innovation Research Institute, and Associate Director of the Centre for Transformative Innovation.
Dean is also a Board Member of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA) and an editorial board member for the journal 'Social Networks'.
Innovation; Social network analysis; Networked innovation
PhD candidate and honours supervision
Higher degrees by research
Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.
PhD topics and outlines
Networked innovation: How do social networks influence innovation performance? The role of networks is crucial in understanding how the complex social enterprise of innovation is implemented, managed and delivers a successful commercial outcome. This can involve not only networks between people but also between organisations.
Fields of Research
- Business And Management - 150300
- Sociology And Social Studies Of Science And Technology - 160808
Social network analysis
- 2016, International, Harrison White Book Award, Mathematical Sociology Section, American Sociology Association
- 2013, National, ARC Future Fellowship, Australian Research Council
- 2011, International, i2 Citation Award (Most cited paper in an INSNA publication for preceding 5 years), International Network of Social Network Analysis (INSNA)
- 2010, National, ARC Postdoctoral Research Fellow Industry (APDI), Australian Research Council
Also published as: Lusher, Dean; Lusher, D.
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Recent research grants awarded
- 2018: Strategic Partnership - Research InstitutesSeed Grant 2017 *; Australian Red Cross
- 2017: A Social Network Analysis (SNA) of Collaboration (Swinburne-CSIRO Strategic Relationship) *; Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
- 2017: Innovation networks: Australia's engagement in the global knowledge economy *; Boeing Australia Ltd
- 2016: Joined Up: Social Network Analysis of the Huon Valley (Tasmania) Service Network System *; Department of Health and Human Services, Tasmania
- 2016: Networked innovation in an Australian SME: Positive and negative ties, leadership & performance *; Vitality Brands
- 2015: Collaborative Design Best Practice: A pilot study examining trust, culture and geographic distance in multi-unit country design projects *; Boeing Australia Ltd
- 2014: Food System Innovation for Food Security Phase 2 *; CSIRO Flagship Collaboration Research Fund
- 2014: Participation versus performance: managing (dis)ability, gender and cultural diversity in junior sport *; ARC Linkage Projects Scheme
- 2014: Tracking Infrastructure for Social Media Analysis (TrISMA) *; ARC Linkage Infrastructure Equipment and Facilities Scheme - For funding commencing in 2014
- 2013: Complex Ties: Investigating the Role of Networks in the Commercialisation of Public Research *; ARC Future Fellowships
- 2010: Bushfires, social connectedness and mental health *; ARC Linkage Projects Scheme
* Chief Investigator
- 2018-07-12: 'Network contagion' is key to getting healthier numbers of women on company boards - The Conversation
- 2018-03-30: Diversity a boon for junior sports but clubs under pressure to perform - The Age
- 2016-11-29: Beyond bushfires: community resilience and recovery - final report - Australian Policy Online
- 2016-11-29: Black Saturday Bushfire study finds serious lasting mental health issues - ABC
- 2016-09-01: Measuring the road to success with the CSIRO - Swinburne
- 2016-07-26: Racial vilification expert wants to refocus on other elite sports - National Indigenous Times
- 2016-06-12: AFL footballers survey: Racism, homophobia, sexism - the case of club 'Gecko' - The Age
- 2016-06-12: AFL players: What they really think about race, sex, masculinity and gay men - The Age
- 2016-06-11: Racism report: AFL clubs losing Indigenous players because of footballers' views - The Age
- 2016-05-29: The Ticket - Reconciliation Week - ABC NewsRadio
- 2016-05-26: Racism still part of AFL culture: study - SBS
- 2016-05-25: Racism still part of AFL culture: study - Racing and Sports
- 2016-05-25: Subtle prejudice still exists in AFL - The West Australian
- 2016-05-24: @paulwkennedy chats to @Gorman6S about the AFL event celebrating the Aboriginal contribution to the sport - ABC News Breakfast
- 2016-05-24: Casual racism in AFL no joke, book finds - The Age
- 2016-05-24: Casual racism in AFL no joke, book finds Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/casual-racism-in-afl-no-joke-book-finds-20160524-gp2bqk.html#ixzz4A5wBQDTF Follow us: @theage on Twitter | theageAustralia on Facebook - The Age
- 2016-03-31: Measuring the road to success - Swinburne Research Impact Magazine
- 2015-05-26: Racism in the AFL: improvements, but work still to be done - The Age
- 2014-11-08: Beyond bushfires - The Age