Carmen Reaiche

Dr Carmen Reaiche

Associate Head - Learning and Teaching ECIC

Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation, and Innovation Centre

Faculty of the Professions

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Carmen (Joham) Reaiche’s main expertise is in Systems Thinking and Project Management.
Prior to joining The University of Adelaide and since coming to Australia in 1993 she has held a number of senior management positions as well as academic appointments, where she has coordinated various undergraduate and postgraduate courses. In industry she designed and project managed the implementation of information systems and policy processes for businesses such as Mobil, IBM, Centrelink and Business SA. She completed a Master of Business Administration from the Adelaide University soon after arriving to Adelaide and balanced her day work activities with evening teaching. In 2006 Carmen completed her PhD with UniSA in the area of Self-organising Systems, has published over 40 refereed articles and supervised 8 PhD completions. Her present research interests include project management, policy making systems, teaching and learning from a cross cultural perspective and social network aspects of business management models.

Due to her diverse cultural background Carmen has also been engaged in various South Australian Spanish and Lebanese migration and cultural programs. In 1998 she was one of the key founders of the S.A Spanish Federation and managed several Government grants which resulted in the building of 2 nursing homes and a primary school in the S.A. Spanish Community. As a member of the Lebanese community, she holds a chair position in the S.A. Lebanese Women’s Association and volunteers in the S.A. Elder Abuse Prevention Association. Her community engagement and participation also includes a number of offshore projects. In November 2009 she became a member of and serves as an advisor to the UNESCO Lebanese Training Professionals Program which helps women from Arab countries . Since 2006 she has also been an active member of RES Foundation Australia Inc., where she sits on the Advisory Board. Among other aims, RES seeks to alleviate Bangladesh’s rural poverty through financial capability development and the empowerment of women.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2015 Visiting Professor The University of International Business and Economics
    2000 - 2015 Lecturer University of South Australia
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Arabic Can speak and understand spoken
    Spanish; Castilian Can read, write, speak and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2006 University of South Australia Australia PhD. Thesis title: Self-Organisation: A comprehension of C&IT Policy Formulation
    1997 The University of Adelaide Australia MBA
    1992 Colegio Universitario Monsenor de Talavera (CUMT) Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours); Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours)
  • Research Interests

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 Principal Supervisor Necessity of Soft Skills in Project Managers and its Contribution to their Project(s) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Richa Gulati
    2018 Co-Supervisor Industry 4.0 - The Impact of Autonomous Machines on Industrial Processes and the Workplace of Tomorrow Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Christian Hoyer
    2017 Principal Supervisor Managing the Complexity in ATO's Transition to a Client Experience Model, with the use of innovative systems thinking Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Samantha Jayne Papavasiliou
    2017 Principal Supervisor Analysing and Modelling Behaviours, Processes and Performance Implications of Human Team Interaction with Autonomous System/s (Driverless Vehicle) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Luke Samuel Richardson
  • Position: Associate Head - Learning and Teaching ECIC
  • Phone: 83132562
  • Email: carmen.reaiche@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 7512
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Nexus 10 Tower, floor 9
  • Org Unit: Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre

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