About

Dr Murray Prideaux is a lecturer in the College of Business, Law & Governance at James Cook University, Townsville, He received a Ph.D. from James Cook University (2006), MBA from James Cook University (1996), BBus (Transport and Logistics) from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (1992), and an Associcate Diploma of Business from James Cook University (1984).

Dr Prideaux is particularly interested in leadership and management in developing nations in the tropical environment. His research encompasses leadership-as-practice, context, health services leadership, organisational strategy and change in developing nations. He is also interested in leadership in international development, leadership in disater situations and leadership of major motor sports events.  He is currently involved in leadership research projects in PNG Thailand, and Australia. 

Dr Prideaux is a Principle Investigator of a research team investigating the impact of Sportfishing on communities in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and leading a team investigating leadership and management issues in the PNG health sector.

Dr Prideaux’s research is part of a long-term research endeavour investigating context, practice, process and associated issues and barriers influencing and impacting leadership in the Asia Pacific region.  The research aims to uncover leadership practice through the emerging ‘worldly’ perspective to challenge the conventional Western leadership normative discourse to deepen our understanding of leadership from a global perspective.

Dr Prideaux has presented papers at international and national conferences and published in the fields of leadership, health leadership, strategic management and major sports and events. He is a reviewer for the Leadership & Organization Development Journal.

Dr Prideaux has consulted extensively in the area of quality management and organisational change to domestic and international organisations and local government councils in Queensland. He has delivered tertiary education programs and industry workshops to a cross-section of organisations in Australia and internationally.

Dr Prideaux is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILTA) served on the National Council in Australia for six years and is Chair of the North Queensland Section. He is a serving officer in the Australian Army Reserve, holding the rank of Major

Teaching
  • BX2062: Operations Management (Level 2; TSV)
  • BX3174: Management and Leadership (Level 3; TSV)
  • EV5961: Ecosystem Dynamics - Ridge to Reef (Level 5; TSV)
  • HS2066: Professional Ethics in Health Management (Level 2; TSV)
  • HS2067: Health Information Management (Level 2; TSV)
  • LB5234: Leading and Managing Organisational Change (Level 5; TSV)
  • LB5991: Rural Leadership and Culture (Level 5; TSV)
  • LB5994: Rural Leadership in Practice (Level 5; TSV)
Interests
Professional
  • Exploring change within contexts
Research
  • Leadership Leadership Practice Context Motor Sport Papua New Guinea Developing Nations Change
Teaching
  • Contexualising learning through reflective practice
Experience
  • 2014 to present - Principle Investigator, James Cook University (PNG)
  • 2014 to present - Principle Investigator, James Cook University (PNG)
Honours
Fellowships
  • Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics
Other
  • RFD
Publications

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 34+ research outputs authored by Dr Murray Prideaux from 2003 onwards.

Current Funding

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ACIAR - Research Grant

FIS/2013/015 Sustainable Management of Sport Fisheries for Communities in Papua New Guinea

Indicative Funding
$688,131 over 5 years
Summary
The project aims to conduct the ecological, fisheries, social, business and tourism research needed to develop a viable local-based sport fishery for Black Bass in Papua New Guinea that can provide alternative livelihoods for local people.
Investigators
Marcus Sheaves, Jacob Wani, Ronnie Baker, Adam Barnett, Amy Diedrich, Murray Prideaux and Katya Abrantes in collaboration with Dean Jerry, Alf Kuilboer, Gianna Moscardo, Anne Swinbourne, Leban Gisawa, Peter Vincent, Jason Yip, Riccard Reimann and Ian Middleton (College of Science & Engineering, National Fisheries Authority, Papua New Guinea, College of Business, Law & Governance, College of Healthcare Sciences, Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority, National Department of Health (PNG), Baia Sport Fishing and Ok Tedi Development Foundation)
Keywords
Fish; Ecosystems; Sport Fishing; Estuary; Livelihoods; Food Security
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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.

Current
  • Strategic Management in the District Development Authorities in Papua New Guinea; Adopting Strategic Management Practices (Systems, Processes and Tools) in the District Development Authorities in Papua New Guinea (PhD , Primary Advisor)
Completed

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