Professor John Freebairn

Professor John FreebairnFASSA Professor John Freebairn holds the Ritchie chair in economics at the University of Melbourne. He has degrees from the University of New England and the University of California, Davis. Prior to joining Melbourne in 1996, his preceding career includes university appointments at the ANU, LaTrobe and Monash, and periods with the NSW…

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Kylie Walker

Kylie Walker Audit, Risk and Finance Committee Member of the Australian Council of Learned Academies Limited, Appointed 2020. Kylie Walker is CEO of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) and Chair of the Australian National Commission for UNESCO. She specialises in connecting technologists, engineers and scientists with governments, business, media and society -…

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Dr Kate Fairley-Grenot

Dr Kate Fairley-GrenotFAICD FTSE Dr Kate Fairley-Grenot has a 25-year professional services background that spans business, societal and technical dimensions. Originally a biophysicist at Sydney and Harvard Universities, Kate’s third degree is from Sussex University and specific to science and technology policy. Management consulting projects and directorships have been accompanied by life-long learning, including micro-credentials…

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Professor Barbara Howlett

Professor Barbara HowlettFAA Barbara Howlett is an Honorary Professor in the School of BioSciences at the University of Melbourne. She has worked in research areas including influenza, bacterial memory, pollen allergy, nitrogen fixation and plant disease. Her major interest is blackleg, a fungal disease that limits canola production worldwide. She has developed molecular genetic tools…

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Professor Salah Sukkarieh

Professor Salah SukkariehFTSE Salah Sukkarieh is the Professor of Robotics and Intelligent Systems at the University of Sydney, and is the CEO of Agerris, a new Agtech startup company from the ACFR developing autonomous robotic solutions to improve agricultural productivity and environmental sustainability He was the Director Research and Innovation at the Australian Centre for…

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Professor Tania Sorrell

Professor Tania sorrellAM FAHMS Professor Tania Sorrell AM, FAHMS, is Professor of Clinical Infectious Diseases and Director of the Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity, University of Sydney; Group Leader, the Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Westmead Institute for Medical Research, Westmead, NSW; and Service Director, Infectious Diseases and Sexual Health, Western Sydney…

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Professor Elspeth Probyn

Professor Elspeth ProbynFAHA, FASSA Professor Elspeth Probyn FAHA, FASSA is Professor of Gender & Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney. She has published several ground-breaking monographs including Sexing the Self (Routledge, 1993), Outside Belongings (Routledge, 1996), Carnal Appetites (Routledge, 2000), Blush: Faces of Shame (Minnesota, 2006), Eating the Ocean (Duke, 2016), and over 200…

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Professor Alex McBratney

Professor Alex McBratneyFAA Alex McBratney is a world-renowned soil scientist. He is Director of the Sydney Institute of Agriculture and Professor of Digital Agriculture and Soil Science. He holds BSc, PhD and DSc degrees in soil science from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, and the DScAgr degree from the University of Sydney for research…

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Professor Linda Botterill

Professor Linda BotterillFASSA Linda Botterill, FASSA is Professor in Australian Politics and Head of the Canberra School of Politics, Economics & Society at the University of Canberra. She is a political scientist working in the areas of Australian politics, and public policy theory.  The main focus of her work is the role of values in…

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Laureate Professor Ingrid Scheffer

Laureate Professor Ingrid SchefferAO MB BS PhD FRACP FAES FAHMS FAA FRS Research Committee Member of the Australian Council of Learned Academies Limited, November 2019. Laureate Professor Ingrid Scheffer AO is a physician-scientist whose work as a paediatric neurologist and epileptologist at the University of Melbourne and Austin Health has led the field of epilepsy…