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Dr Wayne Graham

PhD Sunshine Coast, BBus(Hons) Sunshine Coast

  • Head of Campus, USC Caboolture
  • Discipline Lead, Management
  • Senior Lecturer, Management
  • School of Business and Creative Industries
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Wayne Graham

Dr Wayne Graham is the Head of Campus, USC Caboolture and a Senior Lecturer in Management in the School of Business and Creative Industries.

Wayne has presented his research at national and international conferences and he has published his research in peer-reviewed journals. Additionally, he has co-authored three case studies for an Australian strategic management textbook.

As well as working in higher education, Wayne has worked in the vocational education sector, the automotive industry and local government.


  • Vice Chancellor and President's Commendation for Excellence in Engagement, 2020
  • Vice Chancellor and President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2018

Professional memberships

  • Fellow, Institute of Managers and Leaders
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Research grants

Project Name Investigators Funding Body Year Focus
Industry Connect Grant Dr Wayne Graham, Associate Professor Florin Oprescu, Dr David Shahar, Professor Marion Gray USC Office of Research 2019 Evaluating the impact of a large integrated primary health care centre in a region with high socio-economic disadvantage
First Year Experience Grant Professor Cindy Davis, Ms Susie Vergers, Dr Wayne Graham et al C-Salt 2018 Exploring Synchronous Online Tutorials Using Zoom Technology to Engage Students Unable to Attend Face-to-Face Tutorials
Evaluating the flipped classroom Dr Jane Taylor, Dr Mary Kynn, Dr Wayne Graham et al. C-Salt 2015 Mapping and evaluating the flipped classroom at USC: Integrative learning and teaching
PIVOTAL Leadership Dr Sue Simon, Dr Wayne Graham, Associate Professor Michael Christie, Associate Professor Karen Noble and Associate Professor Jane Summers National Office of Learning and Teaching 2014 Innovative curriculum design and enhanced postgraduate learning experiences for school leaders
Expansive Learning Leadership Initiative Dr Wayne Graham and Mrs Michelle Gray Expansive Learning Leadership Initiative 2014 Evaluation of a group PATS program to develop future learning and teaching leaders
Publication Completion Grant Dr Wayne Graham Faculty of Arts and Business, USC 2013 Assistance for submission of research papers to peer-reviewed journals
Engagement Research Support Grant Dr Wayne Graham, Professor Mike Clements, Professor Mike Hefferan and Mr Graham Young Office of Engagement, USC 2013 Determining characteristics that enable universities to engage with their communities

Honours and HDR supervision completions

  • David Tensen, Honours, 'Exploring the success of an organisational restructure in a regional Queensland hospital', conferred 2021
  • Bianka Sabert, PhD, ‘The Influence of Communication and Participation on Realised Strategy: A micro-foundational approach’, conferred 2020
  • Brett Letcher, Honours, ‘Coopetition: The Art of Balance’, conferred 2019
  • Bianka Sabert, Honours, 'Performance Evaluation Practices at an International Non-Profit Organisation', conferred 2014
  • Emma Bowis, Honours, 'Succession Planning in Australian Local Government', conferred 2014

Honours and HDR supervisions in progress

  • John Adie, confirmed PhD candidate, Management of patients with non-life threatening urgent conditions (with Professor Marianne Wallis)
  • Melissa Innes, confirmed PhD candidate, Exploring the lived experience of Individual Foresight in organisations (with Professor Karen Becker)
  • Joanne Casey, confirmed PhD candidate, Exploring secondary school improvement strategies (with Dr Susan Simon)
  • Suzanne Derok, confirmed PhD candidate, Exploring corporate wellness culture in Australian organisations (with Dr Peter Innes)
  • Adiba Fattah, confirmed PhD candidate, Investigating the effectiveness of the franchising environment of the Australian Automotive Industry (with Professor Lorelle Frazer)
  • Alis Anagnostakis, confirmed PhD candidate, Fostering conscious leadership (with Dr Susan Simon)
  • Kerry Anne Toyer, probationary Masters candidate, Evaluating the benefits of applying strategic management principles (with Dr Noel Tracey)            
  • Bruce Cooper-McKenzie, probationary Masters candidate, Strategic entrepreneurship in the Australian music industry (with Dr Saskia De Klerk and Dr Jenna Campton)

Research areas

  • Strategic Management
  • Management Education
  • Health Sector Management

Teaching areas

  • Strategic Management
  • Small Business Planning
  • Health Sector Management

Program coordinator

Wayne's specialist areas of knowledge include strategic management, business development, management education and health sector management.

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