Associate Professor Claudia Vickers

Associate Professor Claudia Vickers A/Professor Vickers holds dual roles as Director of the CSIRO Synthetic Biology  Future Science Platform at CSIRO and Group Leader in the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology at the University of Queensland (UQ). She completed her PhD in cereal crop biotechnology at CSIRO Plant Industry and UQ in 2004. She…

Professor Ian Small

Professor Ian SmallFAA Professor Ian Small’s research interests into the growth and development of living organisms is largely determined by the genes they contain, but converting the genetic information into biological activity requires intermediary processes involving ribonucleic acid (RNA) and proteins that bind to and process this RNA. Professor Small aims to understand how the…

Professor Lesley Head

Professor Lesley HeadFASSA FAHA Professor Lesley Head FASSA FAHA is Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and Head of the School of Geography at the University of Melbourne. She held an ARC Australian Laureate Fellowship at the University Wollongong from 2009-14. Her research focusses on both prehistoric and contemporary human interactions with the Australian environment, drawing on…

Professor Robert C Williamson

Professor Robert WilliamsonFAA Professor Robert (Bob) Williamson’s interest in technology started at age eight tinkering with electronics, and in the 1970s operated a ham radio station (call-sign VK4ARW). He studied electrical engineering at QUT, obtained a Master of Engineering Science and PhD (in electrical Engineering) from the University of Queensland and since 1990 has been…

Professor Libby Robin

Professor Libby RobinFAHA Libby Robin FAHA, is Emeritus Professor in the Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University. She is an historian of science,  an environmental museum curator, and a pioneering scholar in the interdisciplinary environmental humanities. She has worked in universities and museums in Sweden, Germany, UK and Denmark. Her publications include…

Dr Thomas Maschmeyer

Dr Thomas MaschmeyerFAA FTSE Dr. Thomas Maschmeyer, is Professor of Chemistry and serves as Founding Director of the Australian Institute of Nanoscale Science and Technology (AINST ) and of the Laboratory of Advanced Catalysis for Sustainability (School of Chemistry). He is Honorary Distinguished Professor at the University of Cardiff and Honorary CSIRO Research Fellow. In 2011…

Professor John Loughhead

Professor John LoughheadOBE FREng FTSE Professor John Loughhead is Chief Scientific Adviser at the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. He was previously Executive Director of the UK Energy Research Centre and prior to that Corporate Vice President of the ALSTOM group. John is also a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering…

Professor R. Quentin Grafton

Professor R. Quentin GraftonFASSA GAICD Quentin Grafton is Professor of Economics, Chairholder UNESCO Chair in Water Economics and Transboundary Water Governance and Director of the Centre for Water Economics, Environment and Policy (CWEEP) at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University. He is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social…

Professor Maria Forsyth

Professor Maria ForsythFAA Maria Forsyth graduated with a PhD in Chemistry from Monash University, Australia in 1990 and received a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship to work on lithium and sodium battery electrolytes at Northwestern University in Evanston, USA. She returned to Australian in 1993 and shortly thereafter joined the Department of Materials Engineering at Monash University…

Dr Tina Parolin

Dr Christina (Tina) ParolinPhD(ANU) Audit, Risk and Finance Committee Member of the Australian Council of Learned Academies Limited, Appointed May 2018 Dr Christina (Tina) Parolin is the Executive Director of the Australian Academy of Humanities. Tina has worked in a variety of policy and administrative roles across the higher education sector, including at IDP Education…