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Assoc Prof Luke van der Laan

Assoc Prof Luke van der Laan
Name Luke van der Laan
Position Associate Professor (Professional Studies)
Section School of Education
Office L305A
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 5508
Extension 5508
Qualifications BA Stellenbosch , MPhil Stellenbosch , PhD USQ
Languages Afrikaans (accredited translator)
Dutch and Related Languages (accredited translator)

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified ( 130399 )
  • Business and Management not elsewhere classified ( 150399 )

Research interests
Foresight. Strategic Thinking. Futures Research. Leadership and strategy. Structural Equation Modelling.

Professional memberships
Association of Professional Futurists (APF USA)
World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF)

USQ Research affiliations

  • Australian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development (ACSBD)

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
10 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Programme Director: Professional Studies

Research most recent
Book: van der Laan, L & Yap, J 2017 “Foresight and Strategy in the Asia Pacific Region” , Springer, Singapore(

Publications in ePrints

Fergusson, Lee and van der Laan, Luke and Baker, Shayne (2019) Reflective practice and work-based research: a description of micro- and macro-reflective cycles. Reflective Practice, 20 (2). pp. 289-303. ISSN 1462-3943

Fergusson, Lee and Van der Laan, Luke and White, Craig and Balfour, June (2019) The ethos and transformational nature of professional studies: a study of student experience in Australia. Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning, 9 (4). pp. 695-711. ISSN 2042-3896

van der Laan, Luke and Ostini, Jenny (2018) Enabling innovative postgraduate research: critical foresight and strategic considerations for university leaders. In: Postgraduate education in higher education. University Development and Administration. Springer Nature, Singapore, pp. 65-84. ISBN 978-981-10-5247-7

van der Laan, Luke (2017) Asia Pacific's economic risks and futures. In: WOW! How did you know that? Applying risk intelligence concepts to foresee dangers and seize opportunities in chaotic times. Gadwise Investments, Chatswood, NSW, pp. 70-88. ISBN 978-981-11-5661-8

Hines, Andy and Gary, Jay and Daheim, Cornelia and van der Laan, Luke (2017) Building foresight capacity: toward a foresight competency model. World Future Review, 9 (3). pp. 123-141. ISSN 1946-7567

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