Professor Mark Western

Professor Mark WesternFASSA Mark Western is Director of the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR), at The University of Queensland, and a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. Mark is a sociologist whose research covers a number of topics including inequality and socioeconomic disadvantage, social science methodology, sociology of education, and…

Professor Jim McCluskey

Professor Jim McCluskeyFAA FAHMS Jim McCluskey trained in Perth as a physician and pathologist before working at the National Institutes of Health (US). Periods at Monash University, Flinders University and the Australian Red Cross Blood Service preceded him taking a Chair in Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Melbourne in 1997. He has held…

John McGagh

John McGaghFTSE John McGagh has over 35 years of industrial experience spanning a range of commercial and technical Global roles. He currently serves as Chief Digital Officer for the Snowy Hydro energy group and most recently served as Head of Innovation for Rio Tinto. John is recognised for pioneering the introduction of advanced technologies spanning…

Professor Robyn Owens

Professor Robyn OwensFTSE Robyn Owens is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Western Australia, where she has responsibility for research policy development and general oversight of the University’s research activities, postgraduate education, industry liaison, intellectual property and commercialisation. Through her previous role as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research & Research Training) at the University of…

Professor Tom Spurling

Professor Tom Spurling AM FTSE Professor Tom Spurling is Professor of Innovation Studies at the Centre for Transformative Innovation, Swinburne University of Technology. He was a member of the CSIRO Board until June 2015 and is the Chair of the Board of Advanced Molecular Technologies Pty Ltd. He is a Fellow of ATSE and was…

Professor Sue Rowley

Professor Sue Rowley Professor Rowley has held the following positions: Foundation Professor in Contemporary Australian Arts History at the University of New South Wales, Executive Director for Humanities and Creative Arts at the Australian Research Council (2001–04) and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Technology Sydney (2004–09). She chairs the University of Wollongong’s Faculty…

Professor Paul Gough

Professor Paul Gough Paul is Pro Vice-Chancellor of the College of Design and Social Context RMIT and Vice-President RMIT University. A painter, author and broadcaster he has exhibited globally, has authored over 100 articles on representation of conflict, remembrance and commemoration, and published 6 books on war artists. He has been appointed to a number…

Professor Les Field

Professor Les FieldAM FAA Professor Field is currently the Chair of the Deputy and Pro Vice-Chancellors (Research) Committees for both the Group of Eight and Universities Australia and serves as a Director on numerous Boards including the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, New South Innovations (NSi), NICTA and UniSeed. Professor Field is a graduate of…

Professor Mark Dodgson

Professor Mark DodgsonFASSA Mark is Professor of Innovation Management at the University of Queensland Business School and Visiting Professor at Imperial College Business School, London. Over the past 30 years he has researched and taught innovation in 60 countries. He has produced 16 books and over 100 academic articles and book chapters on innovation. He…

Dr John Bell

Dr John BellFTSE John is a senior Associate with ACIL Allen Consulting. He has held senior positions with the Commonwealth Government, including Deputy Secretary and Chief Science Adviser in the (now) Department of Industry. He has also spent more than seven years working with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, including…