Welcome! I'm Bron, an avid explorer of digital technology and its potential to enrich our lives. Today's exciting era offers countless opportunities to advance our careers, from scaling corporate heights to embracing entrepreneurship or even enjoying a leisurely lifestyle. My website aims to be a valuable resource in supporting you on your journey towards success.♡

About

Nice to Meet You!

We are fortunate to be living in a transformative era where technology empowers us to chase our dreams.

Here, I chronicle my journey through this ever-changing terrain, sharing insights and discoveries along the way.

In my role as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Tasmania, Australia, I teach and research freelancing, small business, entrepreneurship, and applied artificial intelligence. Additionally, I offer training and development workshops for the Higher Education sector.

Academic Career Overview

Explore my academic qualifications, publications, conference presentations, and more.

  • PhD Entrepreneurship (cross-disciplinary, qualitative and quantitative research)
  • Masters Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Graduate Certificate Learning & Teaching (Higher Education)

I hold a PhD in cross-disciplinary research on health and well-being in entrepreneurs, a Master’s degree in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and a Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. Before academia, I ran a successful creative training business operating nationally across Australia. I grew the business and sold it to focus on a life in academia. Although none of my business experiences come with a university stamp, they were an education!

  • Newstead, T., Eager, B., & Wilson, S. (2023). How AI can perpetuate – or help mitigate – gender bias in leadership. Organizational Dynamics, 52(4). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orgdyn.2023.100998
  • Eager, B., & Brunton, R. (2023). Prompting higher education towards AI-augmented teaching and learning practice. Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice, 20(5). https://doi.org/10.53761/1.20.5.02
  • Eager, B., Maritz, P. A., & Millemann, J. A. (2022). The silver economy on wheels: a narrative review of the mature-aged, hypermobile gig worker economy. Small Enterprise Research29(1), 68-85. https://doi.org/10.1080/13215906.2022.2032295
  • Maritz, P. A., Eager, B., & De Klerk, S. (2021). Entrepreneurship and self-employment for mature-aged people. Australian Journal of Career Development. 30(1), 3-14. https://doi.org/10.1177/1038416220978971
  • Eager, B., & Cook, E. (2020). Micro-credentialing of entrepreneurship education in a practice-based undergraduate engineering context. Journal of Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy, 3(4), 352-363. https://doi.org/10.1177/2515127419890344
  • Eager, B., Lehman, K., & Scollard, J. (2020). Introducing the tri-layered student online experience framework: Moving from file repository to narrative journey. Journal of Applied Learning and Teaching, 3(1), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.37074/jalt.2020.3.s1.8
  • Eager, B., Grant, S., & Maritz, A. (2019). Classifying coping among entrepreneurs: Is it about time? Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development 26(4), 486-503. https://doi.org/10.1108/JSBED-02-2018-0064
  • Maritz, P.A., & Eager, B. (2017). Senior entrepreneurship themes: An Australian perspective. International Journal of Organizational Innovation, 9(4), 206-221.
  • Eager, B., Grant, S., & Maritz, A. (2017). Time-orientation as a precursor to coping responses in entrepreneurs. The International Journal of Organizational Innovation, 10(2), 6-12.
  • Maritz, P. A., Zolin, R., de Waal, G.A., Fisher, R., Perenyi, A., & Eager, B. (2015). Senior entrepreneurship in Australia: Active ageing and extending working lives. Special Issue: The International Journal of Organizational Innovation, September, 1-39.
  • Eager, B. (2023). Academic Writing AI Prompts Phrasebook. Independently Published. https://www.amazon.com/Prompt-Phrasebook-Academic-Writing-Accelerate/dp/B0BZBR76SZ
  • Birdthistle, N., Keane, T., Linden, T., Eager, B. (2023). Back to school: An examination of teachers’ knowledge and understanding of entrepreneurship education. In: Kaya-Capocci, S., Peters-Burton, E. (eds) Enhancing Entrepreneurial Mindsets Through STEM Education. Integrated Science, vol 15. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-17816-0_10
  • Eager, B. (2022). Juggling the triad: taking care of yourself with a block-mode approach to research, teaching, and service. In N. Lemon (Ed.), Creating a place for self-care and wellbeing in higher education: Finding Meaning Across Academia. Routledge.
  • Maritz, P. A., Eager, B., & De Klerk, S. (2021). Senior entrepreneurship as untapped potential. In T. Cooney (Ed.), The Palgrave Handbook of Minority Entrepreneurship. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Maritz, P. A., Jones, C., Foley, D., De Klerk, S., Eager, B., & Nguyen, Q. (2021). Entrepreneurship education in Australia. In C. H. Matthews (Ed.), Annals of entrepreneurship education and pedagogy (4th ed.). Edward Elgar.
  • Eager, B., Grant, S., & Birdthistle, N. (2019). Enhancing wellbeing of women in entrepreneurship through media narrative. In M. Lepeley, K. Kuschel, N. Beutell, N. Pouw, & E. Eijdenberg (Eds.), Wellbeing of women in entrepreneurship: a global perspective. Routledge.
  • Eager, B. (2017). An entrepreneurial roadmap to managing postgraduate stress. In C. McMaster, C. Murphy, B. Whitburn, & I. Mewburn (Eds.), Postgraduate study in Australia: Surviving and succeeding (pp. 189-196). Peter Lang.
  • Eager, B. (2017). Dimensions of coping in entrepreneurs: Functional and temporal perspectives and implications for burnout.
  • Eager, B., Birdthistle, N. (2023, Dec 5-7). Senior women entrepreneurs in popular media: Insights from Netflix’s longest-running series [Paper presentation]. 36th ANZAM Conference, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Wilson, S., Newstead, T., & Eager, B. (2023, December 10-12). The patriarchal ghost in the AI machine: What AI-generated narratives tell us about issues of gender in leadership. International Studying Leadership Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Eager, B., Birdthistle, N. (2023, June 4-5). Grace and Frankie: Enhancing visibility of later-life women’s entrepreneurship experience [Paper presentation]. DIANA International Conference on Women’s Entrepreneurship Research, Babson College, Wellesley, MA.
  • Eager, B., Standish, M. (2022, 28 November – 2 December). Where’d my legs go? Experiences of teaching in the metaverse: 3D virtual classrooms. Teaching Matters. https://secure.utas.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/1626458/Program-Overview-v8.pdf
  • Eager, B., Birdthistle, N., & Grant, S. (2020, August 7-11). Visual discourse and role modelling in on-screen representations of women entrepreneurs. Academy of Management. https://journals.aom.org/doi/10.5465/AMBPP.2020.21276abstract
  • Eager, B. (2020, November 30–December 2). Co-created assessment as a tool for enhancing student connectedness. Teaching Matters, Tasmania.
  • Eager, B., & Cook, E. (2019, February 5). Micro-credentialing of entrepreneurship education in a practice-based undergraduate engineering context. ACERE Educator’s Forum, Australia.
  • Eager, B., Birdthistle, N., Grant, S., & Flynn, A. (2019, June 2-4). Beyond baby food: Film narrative as a limiting factor for female entrepreneurship advancement. DIANA International Conference on Women’s Entrepreneurship Research, Babson College, Wellesley, MA.
  • Eager, B., Lehman, K., & Scollard, J. (2019, November 26). From file repository to narrative journey: a tri-layered framework for enhancing students’ online learning experiences. Teaching Matters, Tasmania.
  • Eager, B. (2016, September 14). Write right!? A PhD candidate’s journey experimenting with every writing hack in the book. Living Research Conference, Swinburne University of Australia. Melbourne. [Best Presentation Award]
  • Eager, B., Grant, S., & Maritz, A. (2015, April 1-6). Entrepreneurs and the stress-coping-strain process: How relevant are existing frameworks? Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange (ACERE), Adelaide.
  • Eager, B. (2014, August 29). How are you coping with your research degree? Living Research Conference Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne.Eager, B., & Maritz, A. (2011, February 1-4). Entrepreneurial stress: A conceptual model. Proceedings of the 8th International Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship (AGSE) Research Exchange, Melbourne, pp. 163-175.
  • Invergowrie Foundation, $333,289, 2019-2021, ‘Acorns to oak trees: Creative approaches to teaching STEM to advance female students’, with N. Birdthistle, T. Keane, and T. Linden.
  • Invergowrie Foundation $60,000, 2018, ‘Combatting Underrepresentation of females in STEM through entrepreneurship’, with N. Birdthistle, T. Keane, and T. Linden.
  • ARAS Investments Pty Ltd. $18,975, 2018, ‘Psychology of Entrepreneurs’, with T. Bednall, S. Wilson, N. Birdthistle.
  • Alexander Gosling Bequest $6,000, 2018, ‘A systematic review of the relationship between entrepreneurship and mental health and well-being’, with S. Wilson, S. Grant, A. Bardoel, and B. Bullock.
  • National Seniors Australia, $48,000, 2015, ‘Senior entrepreneurship in Australia: Active ageing and extending working lives, with A. Maritz, R. Zolin, A. De Waal, R. Fisher, A. Perenyi.
  • Swinburne University Postgraduate Research Award (SUPRA), $52,000, ‘Promoting Growth in Research Scholarship (PGRS)’, 2015-2017.
  • Eager, B., Grimmer, L. & Newstead, T. (2023, March 6). AI could take your job, but it can also help you score a new one with these simple tips. The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/ai-could-take-your-job-but-it-can-also-help-you-score-a-new-one-with-these-simple-tips-199883
  • Eager, B. (2022, April 28) #Vanlife [Media Interview]. Breakfast, ABC Radio Perth, Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Listen from 0:35:33 https://www.abc.net.au/radio/perth/programs/breakfast/breakfast/13850312
  • Eager, B. (2022, April 22). #Vanlife, Caravanning and Exploring Australia, with Richard Glover [Media interview]. Drive, ABC Radio Sydney, Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Listen from 2:41:00 
    https://www.abc.net.au/radio/sydney/programs/drive/drive/13846860
  • Eager, B., & Maritz, A. (2022, April 26). It’s not all Nomadland: how #vanlife made mobile living a middle-class aspiration. The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/its-not-all-nomadland-how-vanlife-made-mobile-living-a-middle-class-aspiration-180876
  • Eager, B., & Grimmer, L. (2020, September 15). The inventor tells a story of a fraudulent female billionaire. Where are the films starring successful women entrepreneurs? The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/the-inventor-tells-a-story-of-a-fraudulent-female-billionaire-where-are-the-films-starring-successful-women-entrepreneurs-145922
  • Eager, B. (2020, September 13). Blockie route threatens Launceston’s cultural hub. The Examiner.
  • Eager, B. (2020, May 29). Workers make tracks for Tassie. The Mercury.
  • Eager, B. (2020, May 2). Digital ready, set, go for small business. The Examiner. https://www.examiner.com.au/story/6738873/digital-ready-set-go-for-small-businesses/
  • Eager, B. (2020, April 23). How to pivot out of a crisis. The Mercury.
  • Maritz, A., Obschonka, M., Perenyi, A., Eager, B., Price, B., Pickering, J., & Cosson, B. (2020, April 5). Australian entrepreneurship: A way past the current crisis. https://campusmorningmail.com.au/news/australian-entrepreneurship-a-way-past-the-current-crisis/
  • Maritz, A., Obschonka, M., Perenyi, A., Eager, B., Price, B., Pickering, J., & Cosson, B. (2020, March 27). Doom and gloom for Australian businesses, but maintaining our entrepreneurial spirit may be the silver lining. La Trobe University.
  • Eager, B. (2019, June 26). Learning from Eminem? The Thesis Whisperer. https://thesiswhisperer.com/2019/06/26/13471/
  • Eager, B. (2018, September 4). Residential writing retreats: three wishes for academic output. The Research Whisperer. https://researchwhisperer.org/2018/09/04/writing-retreats/
  • Eager, B. (2017, November 14). The gift of record keeping: A tool for future promotion. The Research Whisperer. https://researchwhisperer.org/2017/11/14/the-gift-of-record-keeping-a-tool-for-future-promotion/#more-8032
  • Eager, B. (2019). Combining quantitative data obtained from convenience and panel sampling: A case for avoiding waste in data collection efforts in entrepreneurship research. SAGE Research Methods Cases. https://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781526468093
  • Eager, B. (2023, November 30 – December 1). ChatGPT for scientific writing [Workshop]. Technische Universitat (TU) Wien, Vienna, Austria.
  • Eager, B. (2023, November 15). AI in research practical applications [Online workshop]. Centre for Social Impact Swinburne.
  • Eager, B. (2023, October 25). AI in research – Academic writing with AI tools [Workshop]. Centre for Social Impact, Swinburne, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Eager, B. (2023, October 23). AI in research [Workshop]. Macquarie University, Macquarie Business School, Sydney, Australia.
  • Eager, B. (2023, October 11). AI for educators [Webinar]. Holmesglen Education, Service Skills & Environment, Australia.
  • Eager, B. (2023, October 6). ‘Prompt writing skills for educators’ and ‘Mitigating gender bias in leadership’ [Paper presentation]. Swinburne University, Accounting, Economics, and Finance, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Eager, B. (2023, October 3). Incorporating AI tools into your Higher Degree by Research (HDR) [Webinar]. University of Tasmania, College of Business and Economics HDR Seminar Series, Australia.
  • Eager, B. (2023, September 28). AI for research [Workshop]. Swinburne Business School, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Eager, B. (2023, September 27). Artificial intelligence for learning – from novice to enthusiast through applied exploration [Keynote]. Teesside University, United Kingdom.
  • Eager, B. (2023, September 27). AI for teaching and learning [Workshop]. Swinburne Business School, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Eager, B. (2023, September 25). AI for research: Business School staff [Workshop]. Swinburne Business School, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Eager, B. (2023, September 15). Artificial intelligence impact on academic research [Online panel presentation]. Australian Business Deans Council, BARDsNet, Australia.
  • Eager, B. (2023, August 28). AI for entrepreneurship and value proposition design [Seminar]. Swinburne University, Master of Design, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Eager, B. (2023, August 25). Unleashing the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in education [Conference presentation]. Holmesglen TAFE ASPIRE Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Eager, B. (2023, August 25). A beginner’s journey towards artificial intelligence (AI) [Conference presentation]. Holmesglen TAFE ASPIRE Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Eager, B. (2023, July 25). AI for research: Academic staff [Workshop]. Swinburne Business School, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Eager, B. (2023, July 24). AI for research: Higher Degree by Research HDR [Workshop]. Swinburne Business School, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Eager, B. (2023, July 21). AI for educators: Academic staff [Workshop]. Swinburne Business School, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Eager, B. (2023, July 17). AI for educators [Workshop]. Learning Transformations – Learning and Teaching, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Eager, B. (2023, July 6). Applied AI [Webinar]. Holmesglen TAFE, Australia.
  • Eager, B. (2023, June 5). Generative AI: A ‘friend’ or ‘foe’ [Webinar]. Swinburne Business School, Australia.
  • Eager, B. (2023, March 31). ChatGPT: How to use it as a force for good [Webinar]. Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) UK, United Kingdom.
  • Eager, B. (2023, March 23). ChatGPT for advancing academic careers [Webinar]. Promoting Academic Women Network, Australia.
  • Eager, B. (2023, March 22). ChatGPT: To ban or not to ban? [Webinar]. Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) UK, United Kingdom.
  • Eager, B. (2023, March 3). Introduction to ChatGPT; Three use cases [Presentation]. University of Tasmania Academic Senate, Tasmania, Australia.
  • Eager, B. (2023, February 23-24). ChatGPT: Transforming the landscape of higher education [Online plenary presentation]. Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) UK Quality Insights Conference, United Kingdom.
  • Eager, B. (2023, February 2). The implications of artificial intelligence [Webinar]. University of Tasmania, Academic Integrity Symposium, Australia.

Enquiries

Contact me at bron@broneager.com