Dr Dean Lusher is a social network analyst with expertise in the application of statistical models for social networks (specifically, in exponential random graph models; ERGM). His work focuses primarily on various applications of these models to organizations, including innovation and organisational culture, as well as issues of social inclusion.
Dean completed his PhD at the University of Melbourne, and worked there from 2006-2011 as a postdoctoral research fellow with the MelNet (University of Melbourne node) social network group.
Dean joined Swinburne in 2012 as a lecturer in Sociology. Since 2014, he has worked as an ARC Future Fellow at the Centre for Transformative Innovation in the Faculty of Business and Law.