Dr Geoffrey Chow (赵德明博士) holds the position of Adjunct Research Fellow at Swinburne University (Melbourne, Australia). Previously, he was a business and marketing educator for 16 years. His current research interests include the emergence of China as a modern superpower, East Asia in general, and various technologies, especially mobile technologies.

Geoffrey has a doctorate (PhD) from Swinburne University, a master degree (MBA) from Victoria University, a bachelor degree (BSc) from Monash University and a diploma in Programing Technology from Control Data Institute. He has also earned certificates from the USA – Berklee College of MusicWharton School University of Pennsylvania and State University of New York.

Having published two books, one of which was a research book, Geoffrey has three other books in the pipeline. His latest book was launched at the World Chinese Economic Summit in London in 2015. The book is titled “World Chinese Economic Forum Compendium 2009-2014” and comprises of six years of proceedings of the annual Forum. He has also published several conference and journal papers.

Professional associations that Geoffrey belongs to, include: Graduate Management Association Australia (Fellow); Australian Computer Society (Senior Member); and Chinese Professional and Business Association (Member).

Geoffrey also had a background in ICT (information and communications technology) industries. He remains active as a Senior Member of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and mentors Masters students under the ACS-University of Melbourne mentoring program.

He had extensive commercial experience in several industries before joining the academic world where he has taught postgraduate as well as undergraduate classes. Organisations in Australia he has worked for include: BHP IT (IT industry), BHP Corporate (resources industry), Australian Eagle Insurance (insurance industry), Land Tax Office (state government), and Schering Corporation USA (pharmaceutical industry).


Research programmes

Research Interests

  • Emergence of China as a modern superpower
  • East Asia in general
  • Various technologies, especially mobile technologies

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