Cosmos Science City: The secret lives of business and commerce

Cosmos Magazine


Cosmos is a quarterly science magazine. We aim to inspire curiosity in ‘The Science of Everything’ and make the world of science accessible to everyone.

By Cosmos

The world of business and commerce can sometimes feel like a big mystery, and there’s a lot of science going on behind the scenes. So, it’s time we pull the veil on this exclusive club and delve into the fascinating ways in which business and commerce helps society to thrive.

 Come along to learn about the fascinating studies around hybrid work models, and other ways in which business works, the science behind leadership and leader’s well being, and what the workplace of the future might look like.

When: Tuesday March 5th, 12.30pm-1.30pm ACDT.

Where: In person at The Science Exchange, 55 Exchange Place and live streamed (see below).

What: FREE public conversation with researchers from Adelaide’s tertiary institutions.

Meet our panelists to help untangle the complex and fascinating science behind business and commerce.

Meet our speakers:

  • Dr Xiao Lin: University of South Australia
    Senior Lecturer Xiaoshuang (Xiao) Lin is a member for the Centre for Workplace Excellence. She received the PhD in Management from The Australian National University. Xiao’s research includes servant leadership, leader humility, employee voice, and psychological contracts.  Xiao is a passionate teacher, teaching topics such as leadership, business ethics, and change management.

  • Associate Professor Chad Chiu: University of Adelaide
    Chia-Yen (Chad) Chiu is an Associate Professor in Leadership at the Adelaide Business School, specialising in positive leadership, team leadership, and leaders’ well being. He currently serves as an Associate Editor of Human Relations. Chad teaches leadership courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

  • Associate Professor Angie Shafei: Flinders University
    Associate Professor Angie Shafei is the Dean of Business at Flinders University. With a Doctorate in Business Administration as well as a Doctorate in Medicine, her areas of expertise include internationalization of higher education, workforce of the future, industry 4.0 and 5.0, digital transformation and innovation in health, specialising in using emerging technologies for enhancing education and healthcare delivery.

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