Dr Simon Burgess

Lecturer - UNE Business School

Simon Burgess

Phone: +61 +61 2 6773 3945

Email: sburge27@une.edu.au


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Originally I was a Victorian but I worked in Queensland from mid-2006 until mid-2014, and commenced at UNE in Armidale in the second half 2014. My PhD was in ethics and I have an abiding interest in that area, particularly in some of the deeper philosophical issues. To help justify my existence, however, I have been venturing into management and social policy, with the hope of being able to work on things that have some degree of practical value. My managerial experience includes work with the Community Development Employment Project in Aurukun, the establishment of headspace Rockhampton (a youth mental health centre), and some consultancy work with not-for-profit organisations. With regard to social policy I was part of the Design Team for the Welfare Reform Project led by Noel Pearson at the Cape York Institute for Policy and Leadership (a division of Griffith University) in 2006 and 2007. I remain interested in various areas of social policy, including initiatives associated with welfare reform and social benefit bonds.


PhD, Monash University; BA(Hons), Monash University; BA, University of Melbourne; BCom, University of Melbourne


Australasian Association of Philosophy

Australasian Business Ethics Network

Teaching Areas

Teaching areas and award
Undergraduate Level

MM322  Business Ethics, Globalisation and Sustainability (since 2015)
MM324  Organisational Leadership and Performance (since 2015)

Post-graduate Level

PROF500Communication for Professionals (from 2016)

HDR supervision topic areas
  • Business ethics
  • Professional ethics
  • Corporate social responsibility
Teaching Awards

UNE Business School 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award


Refereed Journal Articles Published or Unconditionally Accepted for Publication

Simon Burgess ‘The Rocky Road to Reconciliation’, Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, Vol. 19, No. 3, September 2016, pp. 77-93

Simon Burgess and Dale Trott ‘Combating workplace bullying by focusing on workplace incivility’, The Journal of Health, Safety and Environment, Vol. 28, Issue 3, 2012, pp. 339-350

Simon Burgess ‘Internal evaluation systems and the creation of a peerless bureaucracy’, Studies in Learning, Evaluation, Innovation and Development, Vol. 9 No. 1, November 2012, pp. 42-54

Simon Burgess ‘Newcomb's problem and its conditional evidence: a common cause of confusion’, Synthese, Vol. 184, Issue 3, 2012, pp. 319-339

Simon Burgess ‘Newcomb's problem: an unqualified resolution’, Synthese, Vol. 138, No. 2, 2004, pp. 261-287

Government-Commissioned Reports

(With Noel Pearson and others) From Hand Out to Hand Up, Cape York Institute for Policy and Leadership, May 2007

Invited contributions

Simon Burgess ‘Ethics in research’ and ‘Major philosophical developments’ in Melanie Birks and Jane Mills (eds.) Qualitative Research: A Practical Guide, London: Sage Publications, 2014

Research Supervision Experience