Personal details

Dr Timothy Donnet
Senior Lecturer / Deputy Student Ombudsman
Faculty of Business & Law,
School of Management
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Business & Law,
School of Management
Discipline *
Business and Management
+61 7 3138 2746
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Identifiers and profiles

PhD (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Business (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations

Research Liaison – Aviation Innovation Network

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Tim Donnet is a Lecturer at QUT Business School’s School of Management, with broad research interests in the area of Governance. His research focuses mainly on the identification, advocacy and protection of strategic and public values – particularly in the context of airports and aviation. Recent research has extended Tim’s expertise in Social Network Analysis to investigate the public, private and government networks that underpin nutrition policy making in Australia, resulting in journal articles published in world-leading health journals (including Obesity Reviews and Public Health Nutrition). Current research interests include interdisciplinary problems that span planning, governance, and business models that incorporate technology into decision making and operational processes. He has worked with Ballina Shire Council to consult on strategies for airport-centric economic growth, with the private sector to provide commercial research reports for improving decision making and policy agendas for aviation in Queensland, and with international collaborators to deliver a technical report for the Dutch Ministry for Transport.

Tim teaches in the areas of management, public sector management, organisational behaviour, negotiation and risk management, and draws upon professional and research networks to engage guest speakers from industry in the classroom. Through innovative design and use of technology, Tim creates adaptive learning experiences for students that integrate online, face-to-face and project-based work, and has pioneered the use of avatar-based lecture content, livestreaming immersive Virtual Reality content creation for remote/online students, and a new teamwork peer assessment platform in business units at QUT Business School.

Tim is also active in supporting research and industry engagement in the aviation sector by providing research liaison support to the Aviation Innovation Network – connecting aviation industry partners with research experts to provide expert advice and research on sector-wide issues.

This information has been contributed by Dr Timothy Donnet.


Teaching philosophy:
I believe in keeping my classroom a caring, equitable and professional environment, where up-to-date academic thinking is placed within current, real world practitioner contexts via a range of interactive technologies and methods. Students are encouraged to become critical, reflective thinkers within my classroom; enabling them to identify the limitations of theories and concepts when applied to the real world. I believe that genuinely caring about student learning outcomes is a critical factor for encouraging students to perform, and I encourage students to challenge delivered content to improve their understanding of core concepts.   Teaching interests:

  • Management
  • Public Sector Management
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Negotiation


  • Nominated for Vice Chancellor’s Excellence Award for innovative work on the First Year Blended Learning Project at QUT Business School (2013)
  • Invited by the QUT Business School’s Assistant Dean (Learning & Teaching) to develop a forthcoming capstone unit for the Bachelor of Business course that incorporates blended learning, self-directed learning, and work-integrated learning (2017)
This information has been contributed by Dr Timothy Donnet.



  • Ballina Shire Council – airport-centric planning models (2012)

Commercial Research:

  • Brisbane Airport Corporation – aviation network planning (2016)
  • Commissie Ruimtelijke Ontwikkeling Luchthavens – technical report to the Dutch Government on airport-growth and development strategies in Europe, Australasia and North America (2008)

Teaching Activities:

  • Brisbane Airport Corporation – design, technology innovation and risk interdisciplinary design challenge (2014)
This information has been contributed by Dr Timothy Donnet.


For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.