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Dr Onnida Thongpravati

Adjunct Research Fellow
PhD, RMIT University, Australia; Master of Business and Information Technology, The University of Melbourne, Australia; Bachelor of Business (eCommerce), Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Biography

Dr Onnida Thongpravati is an Adjunct Research Fellow at Swinburne Business School. Prior to this, she was a postdoctoral researcher in entrepreneurship and innovation at the Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre in Biodevices, and an affiliate researcher the Centre for Transformative Innovation (CTI), Swinburne University of Technology. 

Onnida holds a B. Business in e-commerce and a Graduate Certificate in learning and teaching [higher education] (Swinburne University of Technology), a M. Business and Information Technology (University of Melbourne) and a PhD in new product development and innovation (RMIT University). She has authored in fully refereed conference publications on radical innovation (ISPIM, IPDMC, ANZMAC), ERA/Scopus ranked journals and book chapters on entrepreneurship and innovation, entrepreneurship education and training including cross-disciplinary STEM education. She has been appointed as guest lecturer/tutor and speaker at universities both in Australia and Thailand. She previously worked as a project manager/consultant for companies across industries in Thailand, and as a procurement and logistics planner at a global ICT supply chain distributor in Australia.

Research interests

Radical New Product Development; Design-Driven Innovation; Front End of Innovation; Market-Driving/Entrepreneurial Orientation; Technology Entrepreneurship from Emerging Economies; Managing Knowledge and Creativity in Product Development; Entrepreneurship Education and Training; Cross-Disciplinary STEM Education

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Associate students as Masters & Doctoral Supervision.

PhD topics and outlines

Entrepreneurship and Innovation: The Front End of Innovation, Radical New Product Development, Technology Entrepreneurship from Emerging Economies, Market-Driving/Entrepreneurial Orientation, Managing Knowledge and Creativity in Product Development, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Education and Training, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education.

Honours

Available to supervise honours students.

Honours topics and outlines

Entrepreneurship and Innovation: The Front End of Innovation, Radical New Product Development, Technology Entrepreneurship from Emerging Economies, Market-Driving/Entrepreneurial Orientation, Managing Knowledge and Creativity in Product Development, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Education and Training, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education.

Fields of Research

  • Humanities And Social Sciences Curriculum And Pedagogy (excl. Economics, Business And Management) - 130205
  • Business And Management - 150300

Teaching areas

Product Development;Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship and Innovation;Creativity and Innovation

Awards

  • 2018, Swinburne, Swinburne University Postgraduate Research Award (SUPRA) for Outstanding Early Career Researcher, Joint Supervision as Associate Supervisor, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2017, International, Winner of Video Competition, The International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM) PhD Community, Junior Research Lab, The International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM)
  • 2016, International, Short-Listed, The Future of Work: Emerging Leaders Grant, Centre for Workplace Leadership, Department of Employment, the Australian Government, The University of Melbourne
  • 2015, International, Semi-Finalist (Top 15), The International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM) Innovation Management PhD Dissertation Award, The International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM)
  • 2014, Other, Higher Degree by Research Publications Grant (HDRPG), RMIT University
  • 2013, Other, The Best Reviewer Award in the "Markets and Innovation" Track, Annual Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC) Conference, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • 2009, Other, Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) Scholarship in recognition of Academic Excellence and Exceptional Research Potential for Local Student (4 years full-time equivalent), The Commonwealth Development of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
  • 2003, Swinburne, Academic Achievement Award Scholarship in recognition of Academic Excellence (GPA based) for International Student, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2000, Other, Awarded, Certificate in recognition of a High level of effort, motivation and discipline, "Information Systems" unit, Victoria Certificate of Education Program, RMIT University