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…

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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…

Professor Deborah Lupton

Professor Deborah LuptonFASSA Professor Deborah Lupton is SHARP Professor in the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW Sydney, working in the Centre for Social Research in Health and the Social Policy Research Centre and leading the Vitalities Lab. She is the author/co-author of 17 books, the latest of which are Digital Sociology (Routledge, 2015),…

Professor Branka Vucetic

Professor Branka VuceticFAA, FTSE Professor Branka Vucetic is an ARC Laureate and Director of the Centre for IoT and Telecommunications at the University of Sydney. Her current research work is in wireless networks and the Internet of Things. In the area of wireless networks, she works on communication system design for millimetre wave frequency bands.…

Professor Paul Scuffham

Professor Paul ScuffhamFAHMS Professor Paul Scuffham is a Professor of Health Economics at Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia, and a NHMRC Senior Research Fellow. Paul Scuffham graduated with a PhD in economics from Otago in 1999, spent 4+ years at the University of York (UK) and returned to Australia in 2004 to further the development…

Professor Julian Thomas

Julian ThomasFAHA Julian Thomas is Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society, and a Professor in the School of Media and Communications at RMIT University. He leads the team producing the Australian Digital Inclusion Index (Telstra, 2016-) and publishes widely on the social aspects of new communications technologies. Thomas’s books include Internet on the Outstation: The…