Dr. Chaiechi is Australian Director, Centre for International Trade and Business in Asia (CITBA), at James Cook University where she is also a faculty member at the College of Business, Law, and Governance. Taha’s research attitude is holistic and inspired by issues in climate change and natural disasters, and their impact on different economic sectors such as public health, tourism, environmental and energy economics.
Josephine is a scholar of Organisational Behaviour with a keen interest in ‘the nature of work’. She came to Academia with a strong industry background having worked for Australia Post and the Hotel Industry. During that time, she developed a strong appreciation of the challenges faced by workers, employers, and organisations in service industries. Her PhD extended understanding of service predispositions, human relations in the workplace, and organisational culture; and developed a fascination for the nature of work. Josephine seeks to enrich her research through methods and methodologies that can better understand the lives of people in communities and the world, especially in relation to their working lives.
Marc Harbrow is one of the founding Directors of Harbrow Mentoring, an organisation that provides a holistic range of programs to young people living in Far North QLD and the Gold Coast. The organisation draws on its three main pillars of Mentoring, Leadership and Sports Development to give aspiring young people the tools to achieve most out of their life in a culturally supportive and inclusive environment. Marc also runs “Our Future Mentors” a not-for-profit that is designed to deliver meaningful opportunities to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and disadvantaged youth. Marc is very passionate about assisting young people and their communities through the influence of improved health, educational outcomes, and employment opportunities.