Ms Liz West

Ms Liz West ASSA Ms Liz West is the Executive Director (Acting) of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. In her career, she has held a number of senior administrative and management positions in the not-for-profit and advocacy sectors. She has a double Bachelors degree in Political Science and Asian Studies from Mary…

Dr Lauren Palmer

Dr Lauren Palmer Interim Chief Executive Officer, ACOLA Director of the ACOLA,  Appointed 2018 Director Policy and Projects, ACOLA Lauren Palmer is Interim Chief Executive Officer and Director of Policy and Projects at the Australian Council of Learned Academies. Lauren has been with ACOLA since 2016 and leads the organisation in delivering its strategic objectives,…

Professor Joe Trapani

Professor Joseph TrapaniFAHMS Professor Joseph Trapani received his medical degree in 1977 and completed physician training (FRACP) in rheumatology in 1985. Professor Joseph Trapani received his medical degree in 1977 and completed physician training (FRACP) in rheumatology in 1985. His Phd (The University of Melbourne, 1986) was on the immunogenetics of HLA-associated disease, particularly B27-related…

Professor Louis Waller

Professor Louis WallerAO FASSA Emeritus Professor Louis Waller AO FASSA held the Sir Leo Cussen Chair of Law in Monash University from, 1965 to 2000. His principle fields of teaching and research were Criminal Law and Evidence, and in the last two decades of this tenure, Law and Medicine and Forensic Medicine. He was Victorian…

Professor Paul Griffiths

Professor Paul GriffithsFAHA A philosopher of science with a focus on biology and psychology, Paul was educated at Cambridge and the Australian National University, receiving his PhD in 1989. He heads the Theory and Method in Bioscience project node of the Charles Perkins Centre, a major new initiative at Sydney focused on interdisciplinary research  into…

Professor Rob Sparrow

Professor Rob Sparrow Rob Sparrow is a Professor in the Philosophy Program, a Chief Investigator in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, and an adjunct Professor in the Monash Bioethics Centre, at Monash University where he works on ethical issues raised by new technologies. He has been an ARC Future Fellow,…

Dr Sue Meek

Dr Sue MeekAO FTSE FAICD Dr Sue Meek specialises in working at the interface of academe, industry, government and non-government entities to increase awareness and understanding of the economic and social implications of science. and technology and to facilitate the conduct, application and commercialisation of research and development. As Principal of Sue Meek and Associates,…

Professor Richard H Furneaux

Professor Richard FurneauxFNZIC FRSNZ As Director of the Ferrier Research Institute of Victoria University of Wellington he leads a world – renowned team of 38 research  scientists and 17 PhD students. A major focus is the discovery and commercialization of “Glycotherapeutics”  – drugs and dietary supplements based upon knowledge of the role of carbohydrates molecules…

Professor Chris Easton

Professor Chris EastonFAA Chris Easton is Professor of Chemistry at the Australian National University, where his research interests evolve around understanding and exploiting the chemistry of biological systems . He graduated from Flinders University and the University Adelaide, before holding positions at Harvard University, the Australian National University,  the University of Canterbury (NZ) and the …

Professor Catherine Waldby

Professor Catherine WaldbyFASSA Professor Catherine Waldby is Director of the Research School of the Social Sciences at the Australian National University, and Visiting Professor at the Department of Social Science and Medicine at King’s College, London . Prior to this, she was Professorial Future Fellow in the School of Social  and Political Sciences at the…