Professor George Cairns


International Research Fellow: 
East-West University
Adjunct Professor: Business School
Queensland University of Technology
Research Expertise
Scenario Analysis, Strategic Design, Stakeholder Analysis
Professor George Cairns qualified as an architect in the UK and worked on a wide range of design projects, from social housing in Glasgow to strategic design with DEGW, for multinational companies including British Airways and American Express. As Professor of Management in the UK and Australia, he has worked with scenario methods; in research, teaching and consultancy projects. Working with research teams, scenario projects include; e-government futures, the future of the farm, an Australian Federal government funded project on post-carbon futures for the Latrobe Valley, and an ARC Discovery project on post-industrial futures in Tasmania.
Industry Experience
  • Associate Director with DEGW Scotland
  • Professor of Management at Essex University, UK
  • Professor of Management at RMIT University, Melbourne
  • MBA Director at Durham Business School, UK