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Dr Jasvir Nachatar Singh Lecturer, Management Sport & Tourism

Dr Jasvir Kaur Nachatar Singh is an award-winning Lecturer at the Department of Management, Sport and Tourism, La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, Australia. In 2018, Dr Singh received La Trobe University Teaching Awards and Best Presenter Award at the Global Higher Education Forum, Malaysia. Dr Singh’s research expertise is in higher education discipline with a particular interest exploring international students’ current issues such as their academic success lived experiences, employability, career aspirations as well as learning experiences in a blended learning environment. Dr Singh has published several articles in high impact journals and has presented at numerous national and international higher education conferences in Malaysia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Thailand, Hawaii, Japan and Australia. Due to her contribution in the international student research, in 2018, Dr Singh was appointed as a Research Fellow at the Malaysian National Higher Education Research Institute.

Dr Singh has received several top-level grants from La Trobe University to conduct her research on issues pertaining to international students and since 2016, Dr Singh has received more than AUD 50,000 internal grants from La Trobe University. The breakdown of the grants is as follows:

In December 2019, I received AUD 1,900 grant from the La Trobe Social Research Assistance Platform to transcribe 27 audio interviews for my project ‘Highly Skilled Migrant in Leadership Positions’.

In May 2019, a team of researchers from La Trobe and Manchester Metropolitan University (Jasvir Kaur - Lead CI, Sabrina Gupta and Hannah Holmes) successfully received the Manchester Metropolitan University – La Trobe University Collaborative Project Grant scheme worth AUD 6,932. The comparative research project is to explore employability of Indian international students and Indian graduate students from La Trobe University and Manchester Metropolitan University.

In October 2018, a team of ECRs (Carmel Hobbs, Hannah Schurholz , Lauren Lawson, Caitlin Jenvey and Jasvir Kaur) successfully received support for funding of $300.00 under the Research Culture Fund. We are holding an event titled “Do you care? Early parenthood and caring responsibilities for early career researchers”.

In October 2018, I received AUD 2,400 grant from the La Trobe Social Research Assistance Platform to transcribe 30 audio interviews for my project ‘An Exploratory Study of Employment Perceptions of International Students in China’.

In June 2018, I received a La Trobe RFA Collaboration-Ready scheme grant worth AUD 9,798. The research project is titled “International Education and Graduate Employability: Perceptions of Postgraduate International Students Studying in a Research University in Malaysia”.

In May 2018, I received a grant worth AUD 5,000 from the China Studies Research Centre, La Trobe University. The research investigates employability perceptions of international students in China.

In September 2017, Sandbox Activity Award/Prize worth AUD 1,000 was received in an ECR conference held at La Trobe University. AUD 1,000 is for research activity purposes.

In 2017, I received AUD 10,000 grant from the China Studies Research Centre, La Trobe University. This research investigates employment experiences of La Trobe Chinese Alumni upon returning home to China.

In 2016, I received a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) grant from the La Trobe Learning and Teaching Office. The grant is for AUD 20,000. The grant sets to explore undergraduate international students' engagement experiences at La Trobe in a blended learning environment.

Teaching Commitments

Dr Singh has developed, co-ordinated and taught several subjects at La Trobe, Monash and Melbourne University. Specifically, Dr Singh taught a range of Management subjects (including Working With Others, Human Resource Management, International Human Resource Management, Leadership, International Management, Personal and Professional Development - Communication and Critical Thinking) at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.


2019 – Editor’s Choice Award –This award recognizes my service among the top 10% of reviewers for the Journal of International Students this past academic year, providing timely, high-quality reviews.

As a testament of my teaching excellence, I received a College level Teaching Award as well as The Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning from La Trobe University in 2018.

Besides Teaching Award, I was also awarded the Best Presentation Award at the Global Higher Education Forum, Malaysia in October 2018.

2013 - Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Travel Award of AUD 1,000 to attend the HERDSA conference in Auckland, New Zealand. Presented a paper titled “The importance of place for international students’ choice of university: A Malaysian case-study.”

2007 - First Place Award in winning the Business Plan Competition at the Japan-America Institute of Management Science, Hawaii, USA (Certificate)


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