Scott Prasser "is presently Senior Lecturer in Management in the Faculty of Business at the University of the Sunshine Coast and has held academic appointments at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Charles Sturt University and the University of Southern Queensland.
"In addition, Scott has also worked in senior policy and research positions in federal and state governments including departments of Immigration, Welfare Services, Tourism, Small Business and Industry, State Development and Premier and Cabinet.
"Scott has published extensively on public administration, public policy issues and business related issues including: Business-Government Relations: Concepts and Issues; The Menzies Era; Policy Making in Volatile Times; Corruption and Reform: The Fitzgerald Vision; and National Parks: Private Sector's Role. During 2006 Scott published Royal Commissions and Public Inquiries in Australia. Scott's current research interests include best practice advice to ministers, seniors issues, and regional economic development. Scott comments on current affairs in the Courier-Mail, The Age, The Australian, the ABC and other media outlets.
"At USC Scott is co-convenor (with David Gration) of the State of the Region Conference that is run annually in conjunction with the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) and a range of regional and national business sponsors.
"Scott gained his Arts degree and later Master of Public Administration from the University of Queensland and in 2004 was awarded his doctorate from Griffith University (School of Politics and Public Policy)."