Prashant Bhaskar

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Prashant Bhaskar

Prashant Bhaskar

Senior Lecturer|Associate Dean Learning & Teaching
Australian Maritime College|Maritime and Logistics Management (MLM)

Newnham Campus

+61 3 6324 9480 (phone)

Prashant Bhaskar is a Senior Lecturer in Maritime and Logistics Management at the National Centre for Ports and Shipping at the Australian Maritime College.


Prashant has worked in the maritime industry for 35 years, both as a seafarer and educator. Prior to joining the Australian Maritime College in 1993, Prashant worked for a number of overseas shipping companies as a deck officer on a range of ships including bulk carriers, tankers, container ships and multi-purpose general cargo carriers. Since joining the Australian Maritime College as an academic, Prashant has held senior positions including Head of Centre for Vessel Operations, Head of School of Maritime Industry Operations, Associate Dean Learning and Teaching, Australian Maritime College, and course coordinator of a number of VET and undergraduate courses.

Career summary


  • PhD Candidate 'Study of the resilience of shipping companies'  University of Tasmania, Australia
  • MBA (MarMgt) (2006) Australian Maritime College, Australia.

Languages (other than English)



Professional practice

  • Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport Australia
  • Member of the Australian Institute of Export

Administrative expertise

Head, School of Maritime Industry Operations / Centre for Vessel Operations AMC, 2003-2007


Shipping, seafaring, logistics, resilience

Teaching expertise

Prashant has over two decades of teaching experience, both in the VET and the Higher-education sectors.

Teaching responsibility

Current teaching responsibilities include JNB160 Exporting and Importing and JNB155 Ship Operations Management. Both Units are core subjects in a number of undergraduate courses offered by the Department of Maritime and Logistics Management.

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Organisational resilience

Research Themes

Prashant's research theme aligns to University's research theme ofMarine, Antarctic and Maritime. Prashant's research interests include the resilience and sustainability of shipping companies.

Fields of Research

  • Transportation and Freight Services (150799)
  • Economics, Business and Management Curriculum and Pedagogy (130203)
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)

Research Objectives

  • International Sea Freight Transport (excl. Live Animal Transport) (880202)
  • Human Capital Issues (910202)
  • Passenger Water Transport (880204)
  • Workforce Transition and Employment (939908)
  • Port Infrastructure and Management (880205)
  • Learner Development (930103)
  • Learner and Learning Achievement (930101)


Total publications


Journal Article

(2 outputs)
2016Justice V, Bhaskar P, Pateman H, Cain P, Cahoon S, 'US container port resilience in a complex and dynamic world', Maritime Policy and Management, 43, (2) pp. 179-191. ISSN 0308-8839 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/03088839.2015.1133937 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Pateman H; Cain P; Cahoon S


2014Bhaskar PR, Cahoon SC, Chen S, 'Conceptualising a resilience based approach to shipping sustainability', Review of integrative business & economics research, 3, (1) pp. 321-333. ISSN 2304-1013 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Cahoon SC; Chen S


Conference Publication

(5 outputs)
2017Chen S-L, Cahoon S, Pateman H, Bhaskar P, Wang C, et al., 'An investigation of the skills gap between course learning outcomes of maritime business degrees and onshore employment requirements', Proceedings of the 18-th Annual General Assembly of the International Association of Maritime Universities, 11-14 October 2017, Varna, Bulgaria, pp. 125-135. ISBN 978-954-8991-96-4 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Chen S-L; Cahoon S; Pateman H

2014Bhaskar PR, Cahoon S, Brooks B, 'Ships of change: Why seafaring needs to embrace innovation', IAMU AGA 15 Looking Ahead Innovation in Maritime Education, Training and Research, 27 - 30 October, Australian Maritime College, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 329-338. ISBN 978-0-9806391-4-8 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Cahoon S; Brooks B


2014Bhaskar PR, Cahoon SC, Chen S, 'Conceptualising a resilience based approach to shipping sustainability', Proceedings of the 2014 SIBR Conference on Interdisciplinary Business and Economics Research, 7-8 February 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, pp. 1-13. ISSN 2223-5078 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Cahoon SC; Chen S


2014Justice V, Bhaskar PR, Pateman H, Cain PA, Cahoon SC, 'Unknown Unknowns: US container port resilience in the new Panama Canal expansion era', IAME 2014: conference proceedings, 15-18 July 2014, Norfolk, Virginia, USA, pp. 1-20. (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Pateman H; Cain PA; Cahoon SC


2010Cahoon SC, Haugstetter H, Bhaskar PR, 'Overcoming seafarer shortages: Human resource management and marketing strategies for a sustainable future', IAME 2010 Conference Proceedings, 7-9 July, Lisbon, pp. 1-12. (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Cahoon SC; Haugstetter H

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants


Total funding



Aligning the course learning outcomes of maritime business degrees with industry preferred skill sets to increase student employability in the onshore maritime industry (2016 - 2017)$74,080
This research project will:Determine current and future employability skills and dimensions required for professional practice;Investigate similarities and differences in skill sets inherent in CLOs between international universities providing maritime business degrees;Develop a tool to evaluate alignment between industry employability skill sets and CLOs of maritime business degrees; andRecommend strategies to align the curriculum of maritime business degrees with employer-identified future skill sets.
International Association of Maritime Universities ($74,080)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Chen S; Cahoon SC; Pateman H; Bhaskar PR; Wang G; Parsons J
2016 - 2017