BBus (Appl. Eco & HR), Deakin; Grad Dip Bus, Deakin
Alison Welsh is currently a Research Fellow at the Centre for Strategic
Economic Studies, Victoria University, where she has been conducting
research and data analysis on various projects. Research projects have
• Business strategies for biotech companies.
• The Australian transport sector and climate change.
• The spatial information industry in Australia.
• ICT e-business benchmarking survey.
• Biotech business models.
• Biotech and pharmaceutical alliances.
• Generic pricing and market share in the context of the Pharmaceutical
• SEEK employment index.
• Survey of businesses within a hi-tech sector of the communications
• Economic impact of the Australian Synchrotron – clustering, innovation
R&D and technological transformation.
• The integration of four large databases containing hospital drug
• Assembly of multi-country data on the impacts of global climate
Prior to this Alison was an Analyst with the International Education
division of the Department of Innovation, Industry & Regional
Development where she: developed business cases for decisions about the
overseas location of Education Recruitment Managers; wrote reports on
international education trends, including competitor activities,
opportunities and threats, for wide distribution to Victorian government
representatives, for example, Ministers and overseas staff and wrote
Ministerial Briefing Papers on international education.
Before that she was a Research Analyst with TradeData International Pty
Ltd (1996-2002) where she prepared tailored reports on trade import and
export statistics for many large Australian companies. Prior to this she
was an Industry Analyst with IBIS Business Information Pty Ltd
(1988-2000) where she researched and analysed 39 retail and wholesale
industries by ASIC/ANZSIC classification and compiled written reports
for each industry. The reports included an analysis and discussion of
the industry’s market characteristics, the performance of the industry
overtime, the recent performance of the major players and their
competitors, a 5-year forecast of the industry’s performance, as well as
recommendations as to the key success factors for firms and a risk
assessment for each industry.