Meet our Members

Members and Associates of the Centre include academic staff of the University, professionals involved with local government, and members and directors of other Centres with congruent interests to this centre. Membership or associate membership is available by application or invitation. Membership is free, and is available to all with an interest in local government matters, whose interests are compatible with the strategic directions of the Centre. If you are interested in becoming associated with the Centre, please contact the Director for further information.

Professor Brian Dollery

UNE Business School
Director of the UNE Centre for Local Government
Phone: (02) 6773 2500

 Dr Simone Valle de SouzaDr Simone Valle de Souza

Deputy Director of the UNE Centre for Local Government
Academic Specialist, MSU Product Center Food-Ag-Bio
Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Michigan State University - USA
Phone: +1 517 353 4380

 Associate Professor Phil SimmonsAssociate Professor Phil Simmons

Phone: (02) 6773 2314 

 Galia Akimova Galia Akimova

Project Officer, School of Engineering
Griffith University
Phone: (07) 5552 7199

 Dr Alexandr AkimovDr Alexandr Akimov

Senior Lecturer, Accounting, Finance and Economics
Griffith University
Phone: (07) 5552 8579

Dr James Alin

Faculty of Business, Economics and Accountancy - University Malaysia Sabah
Phone: +60-320000 ext 1621

Dr Silvia Bolgherini

Universita di Napoli Federico II, Napoli
Phone: +0039 081 2535867

 Dr Joel ByrnesDr Joel Byrnes

Associate Director, Policy and Regulation, AECOM
Phone: (03) 9653 8466

Dr Lou Conway

UNE Business School
Phone: (02) 6773 3919

Dr Bethany Cooper

School of Commerce, UniSA Business School
Phone: (08) 8302 7296

 Professor Lin CraseProfessor Lin Crase

Head of School, School of Commerce
UniSA Business School
Phone: (08) 8302 0102

 Darren DallingerDarren Dallinger

Moreton Bay Regional Council
Phone: (07) 3205 0555

 Dr Roberto Dell'AnnoDr Roberto Dell'Anno

University of Salerno

Associate Professor Leopoldo Gutierrez Gutierrez

Department of Management
Associate Dean of Students and Business Relations
College of Business and Economics
University of Granada

 Nigel GravesNigel Graves

General Manager, Central Land Council, Northern Territory
Phone: (08) 8951 6204

 Dr Colin HearfieldDr Colin Hearfield

Geography and Planning, UNE
Phone: (02) 6773 2426

 Associate Professor Ho Chong MunAssociate Professor Ho Chong Mun

School of Science & Technology, Universiti Malaysia Sabah

Igor Ivannikov CA, FCCA

PhD Candidate, UNE
Local Government Financial Consultant
Armidale, NSW
Phone: 0412 932 174

 Dr Andrew JohnsonDr Andrew Johnson

CEO, Point Pirie Regional Council
Phone: (08) 8633 9777

 Dr Stephen JonesDr Stephen Jones

University of Queensland Business School
Phone: (07) 3365 2995

 Dr Francis KaranjaDr Francis Karanja

Victorian Department of Primary Industries
Phone: (03) 9658 4824

Dr Ting Siew King

Faculty of Business Management
Universiti Teknologi MARA Sarawak, Samarahan Campus - Malaysia
Phone: +6082677671

 Associate Professor Yukio Kinoshita Associate Professor Yukio Kinoshita

Iwate University
Phone: +81 19 621 6130

 Dean KnightDean Knight

Faculty of Law
Victoria University Wellington
Phone: +64 4 463 6364

 Dr Michael KorttDr Michael Kortt

Southern Cross Business School
Southern Cross University
Phone: (07) 5506 9320

judy-pic Dr Judith McNeil

Institute for Rural Futures, UNE
Southern Cross University
Phone: (02) 6773 2220

 Associate Professor Rui Cunha MarquesProfessor Rui Cunha Marques

Technical University, Lisbon

 Dr Lyndon MegarrityDr Lyndon Megarrity

Lyndon Megarrity is an historian with an interest in the history of local government.

Andre Mostert

ASPECT Broker (
University of Sussex

 Associate Professor Sue O'K'eefeAssociate Professor Sue O'K'eefe

School of Business,
La Trobe University
Phone: (02) 6024 9831

Associate Professor Gemma Pérez-López

Accounting and Finance Department
University of Granada

 Barry F. PullingerBarry F. Pullinger

Retired town clerk/general manager, Tamworth
Phone: (02) 6653 1790

Dr Arnold Puyok

Deputy Dean (Research and Postgraduate), Head (Research Cluster for Politics and International Relations)
Faculty of Social Sciences
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Phone: 06 082 584185

 Dr Jen SnowballProfessor Jen Snowball

Department of Economics
Rhodes University, South Africa

 Mr Richard StaynerMr Richard Stayner

Institute for Rural Futures, UNE
Phone: (02) 6773 2281

 Dr. Ian TileyDr. Ian Tiley (

Councillor/Emeritus Mayor - Clarence Valley Council NSW AND Chairperson Inaugural Northern Rivers Regional Development Australia Committee
Phone: +61 2 6773 3001 Mobile: 0438645433
Email: or

Dr Carolyn Tran

UNE Business School
Phone: (02) 6773 1685

Dr Andrea Wallace

UNE Business School
Phone: (02) 6773 4004

 Professor Gert van der WesthuizenProfessor Gert van der Westhuizen

Vaal Triangle Campus of the North West University
Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
Phone: (02) 6773 2816

 Professor Andrew Worthington Professor Andrew Worthington

Department of Accounting, Finance & Economics,
Griffith University
Phone: (07) 3735 4273

 Associate Professor Habib Zafarullah Associate Professor Habib Zafarullah

School of Social Sciences, UNE
Phone: (02) 6773 2250

Dr Linda McLoughlin

Institute of Public Administration, Dublin
Phone: (02) 6773 2220

Professor Craig Parsons

Faculty of Economics
Yokohama National University, Japan
Phone: +81 45 339 3539

Professor Joe Wallis

Department of Public Administration
American University of Sharjah

Dr Paulo Caldas


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