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Dr Noel Tracey

PhD Qld.UT, GradCertBus(Research) Qld.UT, MInfTech Qld.UT, BBus(Mgt) Qld.UT,  SFHEA

  • Lecturer, Management
  • School of Business and Creative Industries
+61 7 5430 2954
Office location
SD K.2.14A
Sunshine Coast
Noel Tracey

Prior to academia, Dr Noel Tracey lead operations at state and regional level for several well-known retail brands including BP Australia, Overflow and Timezone. He has held senior executive responsibilities for environmentally focused and sustainable businesses and consulted on a range of projects for small and large organisations. Noel has lectured for over 14 years at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the areas of sustainability, employment relations, management, leadership, innovation and technology management (MBA).

Professional Memberships 

  • Academy of Management
  • Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management
  • Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy


  • Innovation in Teaching and Learning, QUT Business School, 2014
  • Teaching Excellence, QUT School of Management, 2010
  • Certificate of Appreciation: Teaching and Learning Innovation, QUT Business School, 2009

Research Grants

Project title Investigators Funding body Year(s)  Focus 
Embedding a Process to Encourage Graduate Capabilities in Critical Thinking. E. French, N.Tracey QUT Business School, (A$5,000) 2007 Develop an understanding of a best-practice approach for teaching critical thinking in business courses

Research areas

  • Corporate Reputation
  • Multi-site Retail Operations
  • Student Engagement
  • Sustainability

Teaching areas

  • Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Human Resources Management
  • Employment Relations
  • Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

Research Publications

  • Tracey, N. & French, E (2017) Influence your firm’s reputation through its resilience: Results won’t happen overnight but they will happen! Corporate Reputation Review, 20(1), pp. 57-75.
  • French, E. L. & Tracey, N. 2010. Critical Thinking and Organisation Theory: Embedding a Process to Encourage Graduate Capabilities. e-Journal of Business Education & Scholarship of Teaching, 4(1), 1 - 11.

Dr Noel Tracey’s specialist areas of knowledge include corporate reputation and its influence on corporate financial performance, technology implementation, process management and design, work-integrated learning, sustainability in business, organisational change and multi-site retail operations.

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