16 December 2005

A University of Queensland professor is one of three long-serving members of the Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC) to be awarded a Fellowship of the Academy.

Professor Geoff Kiel, of The University of Queensland Business School, has been awarded the accolade, along with Professor John Rossiter of the University of Wollongong and Professor Mark Uncles of the University of New South Wales.

Introduced in 2004, the Fellowships recognise members of ANZMAC who have shown outstanding leadership in research, marketing education, and discipline development within both their institutions and the Academy.

President of ANZMAC, Professor Rob Lawson, noted: “The ANZMAC Fellowships acknowledge members who are held in high esteem by their peers. Through their exemplary leadership in many areas, they are examples to new and established researchers alike and we are delighted to honour them,” he said.

Details of the three recipients follow:

Professor Geoffrey Kiel, The University of Queensland

Professor Kiel was one of the architects of the Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy; he served as President of the Academy from 2002-2004 and has remained a member of the Academy Executive. During this time, Professor Kiel strengthened the administrative structure of the Academy, enhanced links with similar organisations, and extended the Academy’s support to new and developing researchers.

Professor Kiel has been Professor of Management at the University of Queensland since 1983, where he was Head of the Graduate School of Management from 1981-1991. In that role, Professor Kiel made a major contribution to the development of marketing as a discipline, not only at the University of Queensland, but also more generally, through his involvement in industry fora and in the provision of executive education. He has authored several leading texts and has written numerous academic papers, two of which were recognised as the “Best Papers” at the 2000 and 2001 Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference. Professor Kiel has served on many significant committees within academic and professional bodies, where he has played a key role in shaping marketing education and research.

Professor John Rossiter, University of Wollongong

Professor Rossiter has had a long and distinguished career as a marketing academic; he has been the most-cited Australian scholar in Marketing from 1988 to the current day. Over his research career, Professor Rossiter has published 8 books, many of which represent leading thinking in advertising and marketing communications. In addition, he has published over 100 articles and conference papers, and has attracted numerous research grants to support his work. Professor Rossiter’s outstanding contribution to marketing research was recognised in 2003, when he was named the ANZMAC Distinguished Researcher of the Year.

Professor Rossiter has supervised nine PhD students, all of whom now have academic careers of their own. He has been a visiting professor at some of the leading international business schools and holds permanent visiting appointments at Justus-Liebig University, Germany, and the Rotterdam School of Management, The Netherlands. Professor Rossiter has also provided extensive administrative support to each of the universities at which he has taught and, in particular, he has played a major role in fostering and supporting research at the University of Wollongong.

Professor Mark Uncles, University of New South Wales

Professor Mark Uncles is widely acknowledged to be one of the leading and most prolific researchers in buyer behaviour and brand management. In particular, his work on consumer loyalty has resulted in major publications that have been extensively cited by other researchers. Professor Uncles has attracted several large research grants to support his work and he has supervised many post-graduate students. In addition, he has forged strong links with industry, where the rigour and relevance of his work commands respect.

Since 1998 Professor Uncles has been co-Editor of the ANZMAC Journal, the Australasian Marketing Journal; Professor Uncles is also area editor of two other journals, a member of the Editorial Board of several journals, and guest Editor of many special issue journals. In addition, Professor Uncles served as Head of the School of Marketing at the University of New South Wales for several years, where he built on the existing strengths of the school to enhance its national and international profile. Professor Uncles made a significant contribution to building the profile of marketing at the university, as well as contributing administratively by serving on numerous School, Faculty and University committees. More generally, his contribution to the marketing discipline in Australasia, particularly the development of new researchers, is especially noteworthy.