Dr Anna Blackman is an Associate Professor of Business at James Cook University (JCU) whose areas of expertise include Business Coaching, Human Resource Management, Business Management, Rural and Regional Leadership and Technology for Innovative Teaching. Skilled in E-Learning, Career Development, Coaching, Data Analysis, and Research Design she has over 40 academic and practitioner research outputs. 

She is a Certified Academic Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI), a certified trainer of the DISC personality profiling tool (a personal assessment tool used to help improve teamwork, communication, and productivity in the workplace). A Cairns Institute Fellow and has experience on the National ABDC (Australian Business Deans Council) BARDsNET (Business Academics Research Directors Network) Executive. She is the current Vice President of Research for the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) Asia Pacific Region and is an alumna of the Future Shapers cohort from the Australian National University (ANU) (a cohort of emerging Australian leaders). As well, Dr Blackman is a member of the International Centre for Democratic Partnerships - Pacific Dialogues.  She is also a member of the Universities Australia Executive Women’s Group (UAEW) and is a Qld State Councillor for AHRI. In the past she has been a part of the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) Committee, been a judge for the Management Excellence Awards for AIM and served as an advisor to the Young Managers Advisory Board for AIM. At JCU Dr Blackman has served as Associate Dean Research (ADR) for the College of Business, Law & Governance (CBLG) and is a current member of the JCU and CBLG Research Committees.



  • BX2051: Managing People (Level 2; TSV)
  • BX3171: Organisational Behaviour (Level 3; TSV)
  • LB5993: Socially Responsible Rural Leadership (Level 5; TSV)
  • Networking, Coaching, Mentoring, Professional organisations, Collaborations.
  • Business Coaching, HRM, Tourism, Business and Management, Organisational Behviour, Communication, Well-Being, Quality of Life.
  • Work Integrated Learning, HRM, Teamwork, Communication, Collaborations.
  • 2017 to present - Associate Professor, JCU (Townsville)
  • 2013 to 2016 - Senior Lecturer, JCU (Townsville)
  • 2008 to 2012 - Lecturer, JCU (Townsville)
  • 2013 - JCU Rising Star Early Career Researcher
  • 2012 - Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
  • 2017 - Research Fellow The Cairns Institute
  • 2014 - Fellow Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI)
  • 2018 - Vice President of Research European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) Asia Pacific
  • 2018 - Universities Australia Executive Women Group
  • 2017 to 2019 - ABDC BARDsNet Executive Committee (Business Academic Research Directors Network)
  • 2019 - Future Shapers C19 The aim for Future Shapers is to connect a cohort of Australia’s up-and-coming leaders from Government and policy, business and social enterprise, research, advocacy, and the media.
  • 2018 - Future Shapers C18 The aim for Future Shapers is to connect a cohort of Australia’s up-and-coming leaders from Government and policy, business and social enterprise, research, advocacy, and the media.
  • 2018 - Hosted by the ICDP, emerging leaders from the Pacific and Australia discussed how to improve digital connectivity in the Solomon Islands enabling greater choice of educational opportunities, with a particular focus on future employment.

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 41+ research outputs authored by A/Prof Anna Blackman from 2004 onwards.


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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • Investigating the natio-cultural distinctiveness of Australian popular music and the dynamics of needs fulfilment in Australian singers and audiences. (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Executive Business Coaching in Closely Held Corporations: An Evidence-based approach using a Systematic Case Conceptualization model to improve the likelihood of Successful Ownership Transition and Exit (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)
  • Employee attraction and retention in very remote Western Queensland - the impact of financial and non-financial incentives (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)
  • The contributions of sport and recreation infrastructure to community wellbeing (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Emotional Intelligence, Situational Awareness, and Safety Performance: Pilots' Career Development (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Towards the Development of Quality Tourism Workforce: The Case of Vietnam (PhD , Advisor Mentor)

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