Mark Perrett

Mark Perrett

Mark Perrett

  • Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
  • Research Area: Home and Community
  • Thesis Title: A systems thinking approach to organisational resilience in local government.
  • Main Supervisor: Associate Professor Sharon Newnam

Why did you choose to study at MUARC?
My supervisors; they're amazing!  I got to work with Sharon and Di on an industry research project before I applied for admission at MUARC.  I would really like to work with them long into the future so a PhD at MUARC was an obvious choice.

What is your thesis topic?
"A systems thinking approach to organisational resilience in local government" which uses work-related violence as the risk to (organisational) system disruption or shock.

What is your favourite thing about studying at MUARC?
The multi-disciplinary nature of MUARC makes it very appealing as it increases the diversity of my learning and gives me a much broader understanding of accident causation, prevention, and resilience.

What advice do you have for anyone thinking about studying at MUARC?
Choose a research topic that adds value to MUARC, Science, and your chosen field or industry.  The more parties who benefit from your work, the better.

What do you hope to do after graduation?
Work as an academic consultant to local government authorities around Australia.