Professor Andy Pitman

Professor Andy PitmanAO FAA Andy Pitman, AO, FAA is a Professor in climate science at the University of New South Wales. He is the Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes. He has 35 years’ experience, and broad interests extending across climate modeling, climate change, and climate extremes. Andy has been a…

Emeritus Professor John W Patrick

Emeritus Professor John W PatrickFAA John W Patrick FAA, Emeritus Professor in Plant Science, University of Newcastle With his research group, Professor Patrick has discovered mechanisms regulating the transport and distribution of organic carbon compounds throughout the plant body that form the building blocks for their growth. Genetically manipulating some of these mechanisms has been…

Professor Timothy Rowse

Professor Timothy RowseFASSA Historian, retired, who has been researching Australian Indigenous Affairs policy and history since the early 1980s Professor Tim Rowse is a Fellow of both Humanities and Social Sciences academies and continues his academic work with honorary appointments at Western Sydney University and the Australian National University. [August 2021] Contributed to: Acknowledging the…

Professor Lynette Russell AM

Professor Lynette Russell AMFASSA FAHA Professor Lynette Russell AM is an award-winning historian and Indigenous studies scholar. She is currently a Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Fellow at Monash University. She is also the Deputy Director of the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence in Biodiversity and Heritage, and Director of the Monash Indigenous Centre. She has…

Professor Steven Chown

Professor Steven ChownFAA Steven L. Chown is Professor of Biological Sciences at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, and Director of Securing Antarctica’s Environmental Future, an Australian Research Council Special Research Initiative. His research mainly concerns biodiversity variation through space and time, and the conservation implications of environmental change, including the means to mitigate it. He co-developed…

Professor Rosemary Rayfuse

Professor Rosemary RayfuseFASSA Professor Rayfuse (LLB Queen’s; LLM Cambridge; PhD Utrecht; LLD h.c. Lund, FASSA) is a Scientia Professor in law at UNSW Law where she specialises in Public International Law and the Law of the Sea. Rosemary’s main areas of research include international fisheries law, polar oceans governance, protection of the marine environment in…

Craig Ritchie

Mr Craig Ritchie Craig Ritchie is a Dhunghutti man and is the Chief Executive Officer at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS). Craig’s career spans senior roles include work heading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander higher education, university access and participation for people from low-SES backgrounds and international student mobility.…

International Women's Day 2021 - Recognising women in leadership image

International Women’s Day 2021

International Women’s Day 8 March 2021 “Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world” ACOLA celebrates International Women’s Day as a global day of recognising the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of all women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. In recognition of this year’s…

Professor Holger Regenbrecht

Professor Holger Regenbrecht Professor Holger Regenbrecht is a computer scientist and Professor at the Department of Information Science at the University of Otago, New Zealand His work spans theory, concepts, techniques, technologies, and applications. Holger’s research interests include human-computer interaction, applied computer science and information technology, presence and telepresence, ubiquitous, immersive, and collaborative augmented reality,…

Professor Glenn Wightwick

Professor Glenn WightwickFTSE Professor Glenn Wightwick is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Innovation and Enterprise at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) where he has responsibility for the university’s innovation, entrepreneurship and industry engagement. Prior to this, he was Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research for 3.5 years.  He spent 27 years working at IBM in Australia, the…