Professor Robert McClelland

Robert McClelland

Division: School of Business & Management

Position: Dean of School of Business & Management

Location: RMIT Saigon South



BSc (Chem.), MSc (Analytical Chem.), DMS (Postgraduate diploma management), PhD (Virtual & blended learning for business), FIS, FHEA

Professor Robert McClelland is Dean of the School of Business & Management. He is responsible for ensuring the quality and currency of the school's portfolio of undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD programs.

His background is in Science (1973-1989) as well as Business (1989-present), and his previous roles include: Senior scientist, Senior and Principal lecturer (business), Associate Professor in Educational Technology in the UK and then in Management in Vietnam as Professor of Business Engagement and Deputy Dean at RMIT Vietnam. 

Professor McClelland holds a Master of Analytical Chemistry, a Postgraduate Diploma in Management and a PhD. in Virtual and Blended Learning for Business, all from Liverpool JMU in the UK. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, invited upon its inception in 2000. His expertise lies in the areas of Research Methods and Statistics, and he has supervised almost forty PhDs to completion. 

He has worked on international projects funded by the National Health Service, and Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and Metropolitan Police in the UK, the European Union on Horizon 2020 and Erasmus projects internationally. In 1996 he led the development of the first cross-sector Business degree for the UK and in 2005 the first cross-sector online master's degree in Entrepreneurship for the UK.