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Dr Jasvir Nachatar Singh Lecturer, Management Sport & Tourism

In 2011, I received the prestigious Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship from the Australian government to pursue my PhD studies at La Trobe and obtained my PhD in December 2015. In July 2016 - November 2018, I was employed as an Early Career Development Fellow at the Department of Management, Sport and Tourism, La Trobe Business School. In November 2018, I was employed as a Lecturer at the Department of Management, Sport and Tourism, La Trobe Business School.

Research Interests

Researching on issues pertaining to international students and higher education has always been my passion. My PhD thesis presented an exploratory study of the nature of academic success for postgraduate international students in the context of one Malaysian research university based on the perspectives of postgraduate international students, academic staff and professional staff members. On the other hand, my Master's research explored the impact of research university in Malaysia.

I have received numerous research grants since being employed as an Early Career Development Fellow in 2016:

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

Besides research, I also have Australian teaching experiences at La Trobe, Monash and Melbourne University where I have taught 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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