Winning researcher

Meet Catherine Xiaocui Lou, the State of Victoria’s international postgraduate student of the year 2013.

"Being named top postgraduate international student for 2013 by the Victorian Government inspires me to achieve more in my research, continue supporting other international students, and bridge co-operation between Victoria and China.

VU has provided a great education and research environment to support my study and life here. The research culture at the Centre for Strategic Economic Studies and support from across the University has helped my success.

My research is globally significant because it looks at the interface between supply chain management and corporate governance while focusing on risk management.

I’ve been involved in student affairs since high school. I’m proud of my Chinese background and enjoy supporting my peers so they have a better learning experience and find more success. International students not only make economic contributions but also introduce precious cultures and resources.”  

In October 2018 Catherine was awarded the Young Professional of the Year award by Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Australia (CILTA). The award recognises outstanding individual, for their achievements in the industry in 2018.

Course studied

Doctor of Philosophy (in Business and Management)

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Catherine Xiaocui Lou