2021 Oh Dear What a Year!…..AGAIN

We have reached the end of another year, and I think we will all be glad about that. I know that it is still a very busy time for all of us, and even though the Christmas break is just at the end of this week, it still seems so far away. However, I sincerely hope that when you do get to the break, whenever that starts for you, that you can put work behind you and focus on having down time for yourself, and spend time with the people you care about, and who care about you. Thank you for everything that you have done for our students and staff this year, and I look forward to working with you again next year. Whatever special things you celebrate at the end of each year, I think we can also celebrate the staff of FoBJBS. As Tracey often said, it is the people in our Faculty that makes our Faculty great. Thank you. And thank you to Tracey, who led us to be that.

Australian Information Security Association (AISA) Cyber Security Researcher of the Year

Congratulations to Professor Zahid Islam, Associate Professor Rafiqul Islam and Dr Ba Dung Le! All three academics from Charles Sturt are part of a project team, led by Prof Chang-Tsun Li from Deakin University, which has won the Australian Information Security Association (AISA) Cyber Security Researcher of the Year award!

This Cyber Security CRC (CSCRC) project aims at promoting the use of the Common Criteria (CC) among stakeholders in IT security products to give them confidence in the cyber security technologies that they are investing in or operating. The collaborative project brings together researchers from Deakin and #CharlesSturtUni along with industry and government partners QuintessenceLabs and Australian Cyber Security Centre.

Well done to all involved.

From left: Professor Zahidul Islam and Associate Professor Rafiqul Islam from the School of Computing, Mathematics and Engineering.

RED Excellence & Highly Commended Awards – BJBS Successes

So many people do amazing things in our Faculty, that it would be impossible to name them all. However, I do want to especially acknowledge the staff listed below who have been recognised for their contributions to the University in University-wide awards. Congratulations to you all. All the awards and recognition is well deserved.


Ally Network Team (Excellence Award) – Cliff Lewis and Yianni Athanaspopoulos (School of Business)

Katie Clarke, FOBJBS (Highly Commended)

School of Policing Studies Academic Coordination Unit, FoBJBS (Highly Commended)

Stacey Jenkins, FoBJBS (Highly Commended)


Felicity Small and Tahmid Nayeem, FoBJBS (Highly Commended)


Mental Health, Wellbeing and Work Impacts Research Team, FoBJBS (Excellence Award) – Russell Roberts, Alain Neher, Stacey Jenkins, Larissa Bamberry, Alfred Wong, and Mark Frost and Abbey Dwivedi (all School of Business)