Shaping the future of business research

The La Trobe Business School recently hosted a colloquium, where Higher Degree by Research students showcased their research

The La Trobe Business School recently hosted an HDR Research Colloquium, a platform for Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students to showcase their high-quality research and be recognised for their outstanding academic achievements.

“The HDR Research Colloquium represents the La Trobe Business School’s commitment to academic excellence and nurturing the generation of researchers. Sixteen HDR students presented their research, displaying a deep knowledge and passion for their respective fields,” says Professor Axel Schulz, Associate Dean, Research and Industry Engagement.

Each presentation was followed by a short Q&A session, where academics and students could offer valuable feedback and insights.

“We see the importance of fostering an environment of academic discourse and collegiality, and it was wonderful to see the lively and engaging discussions that took place at the Colloquium,” says Professor Schulz.

The event concluded with the presentation of the prestigious Donald Whitehead Prize for the most outstanding first-year PhD student, which was awarded to Hsin-Ming (Minnie) Hsieh.

“Minnie has demonstrated her academic excellence and a strong dedication to her PhD research which is focused on how the psychological well-being of senior entrepreneurs may be optimised so that their economic potential can be fully realised,” says Professor Schulz.

“We look forward to the future contributions all our students will make to the world of business through their research.”