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Associate Professor Dean Lusher

ARC Future Fellow
PhD, University of Melbourne, Australia; Bachelor of Arts, University of Melbourne, Australia

Biography

Dean Lusher is an Associate Professor and ARC Future Fellow 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.

Dr Lusher is a Board Member of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA), Co-Chair of the Australian Network for Social Network Analysis (ANSNA), and an editorial board member for the journal 'Social Networks'.


Research interests

Innovation; Social network analysis; Networked innovation

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Coordinating 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

Teaching areas

Social network analysis

Awards

  • 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

Further information

Publications

Also published as: Lusher, Dean; Lusher, D.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2017: Innovation networks: Australia's engagement in the global knowledge economy *; Boeing Australia Ltd
  • 2016: Networked innovation in an Australian SME: Positive and negative ties, leadership & performance *; Vitality Brands
  • 2016: Services System Network Analysis *; Department of Health and Human Services, Tasmania
  • 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
  • 2011: Assessing the Australian Footballs Leagues Racial and Religious Vilification Laws to promote Community Harmony, Multiculturalism and Reconciliation *; ARC Linkage Projects Scheme
  • 2010: Bushfires, social connectedness and mental health *; ARC Linkage Projects Scheme

* Chief Investigator


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