Find Authors (sorted alphabetically by last name):

Associate Professor Katherine Daniell

Katherine Daniell is a transdisciplinary academic at the Australian National University’s Institute for Water Futures. She is also Research Lead at the 3A Institute and an Associate Professor at the ANU’s Fenner School of Environment and Society. Katherine currently serves as a member of the National Committee on Water Engineering (Engineers Australia), Director and Board Member of the Peter Cullen Water and Environment Trust, a member of the Initiatives of the Future of Great Rivers, Editor of the Australasian Journal of Water Resources and President of the Australian-French Association for Research and Innovation Inc.

Professor Glyn Davis AC

Glyn Davis is the Chief Executive Officer of the Paul Ramsay Foundation, Australia’s largest philantrhopic trust, and chair-elect of Opera Australia. He is also a Distinguished Professor of Political Science in the Crawford School of Public Policy and Chair of the ANZSOG Research Committee. He served as Vice-Chancellor of Griffith University from January 2002, and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne from January 2005 until October 2018. Professor Davis’s public-sector service includes terms as the Director-General of the Department of Premier and Cabinet in Queensland and Foundation Chair of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government.

Professor Tamara Davis AM

Tamara Davis is an astrophysicist who studies the elusive “dark energy” that’s accelerating the universe. Since 2008 she has been a professor in the School of Mathematics and Physics at the University of Queensland. Her accolades include the Astronomical Society of Australia’s Louise Webster Medal for early career research impact, the L’Oréal Women in Science Fellowship for Australia, the Australian Institute of Physics Women in Physics Lectureship, the Australian Academy of Science’s Nancy Millis Medal for outstanding female leadership in science, an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship, the Astronomical Society of Australia’s Ellery Lectureship, and a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).

Professor Martin Delatycki

Martin Delatycki is the Clinical Director of the Victorian Clinical Genetics Services and co-Director of the Bruce Lefroy Centre at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. Martin studied medicine at University of Melbourne and trained in paediatrics at the Royal Children’s Hospital. He subsequently trained in clinical genetics at the Victorian Clinical Genetics Services and then obtained his PhD for work on Friedreich ataxia through the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. His research and clinical interests are neurogenetics and community genetics. Martin has over 250 publications and has obtained over $5 million in research funding.

Dr Sandro Demaio

Sandro Demaio is the CEO of VicHealth, a medical doctor and a globally-renowned public health expert and advocate. He previously held the roles of Medical Officer for non-communicable conditions and nutrition with the Department of Nutrition for Health and Development at the World Health Organisation, and CEO of the EAT Foundation. Sandro has published 30 scientific papers and more than 90 articles. He holds a Master of Public Health, a PhD in non-communicable diseases and has held fellowships at both Harvard Medical School and Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

Professor Richard Denniss

Richard Denniss is the Chief Economist and former Executive Director of The Australia Institute. He is a prominent Australian economist, author and public policy commentator, and has spent the last twenty years moving between policy-focused roles in academia, federal politics and think-tanks. He was also a Lecturer in Economics at the university of Newcastle and former Associate Professor in the Crawford School of Public Policy at ANU. He is a regular contributor to The Monthly and the author of several books including: Econobabble, Curing Affluenza and Dead Right: How Neoliberalism Ate Itself and What Comes Next?

Noel Derwort

Noel Derwort has over 30 years operational, staff and command experience in the Royal Australian Air Force. He recently retired as Director of General Engagement and Assessment within the Headquarters Joint Operations Command, at the rank of Air Commodore. He is also a PHD candidate at The Australian National University where he is undertaking research with the team at the 3A Institute, looking into Command and Control mechanisms and organisations in the era of disruptive technologies.

Professor Julian Disney AO

Julian Disney is Director of the Social Justice Project at the University of NSW. He is also the Chair of Australian Press Council, Anti-Poverty Week, the National Affordable Housing Summit and the National Community Tax Forum. Professor Disney has previously been a Law Reform Commissioner, Coordinator of the Sydney Welfare Rights Centre, Professor of Public Law at ANU, President of the Australian Council of Social Service, and World President of the International Council on Social Welfare. In 1995, Professor Disney was appointed an officer in the Order of Australia for service to the development of economic and social policy and to the law.

Professor Sabine Dittmann

Sabine is Professor for Marine Biology at Flinders University. Her research centres around coastal ecosystem ecology, specialising on benthic communities and resilience. Sabine was the national president of the Australian Marine Sciences Association from 2012-2014 and on the executive team of the National Marine Science Committee, driving Australia’s National Marine Science Plan. She was appointed by the Australian Academy of Science to the National Committee for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation in 2013, and to the Australian Antarctic Science Council in 2019.

Professor Michael D’Occhio

Michael D’Occhio is the Nancy Roma Paech Chair in Range Science at the University of Sydney. His career is devoted to discovery and translational science in agriculture and he works closely with industry to facilitate the timely adoption of new knowledge and technology. He is interested in the balance between the imperative to utilise the environment and natural resources to produce food and the need to maintain healthy and resilient ecosystems. He believes that global food insecurity could be addressed more effectively if more effort was devoted to reducing food loss and wastage at the same time as striving to produce food more efficiently.

Associate Professor Andrew Dodd

Andrew Dodd is the Director of the Centre for Advancing Journalism at the University of Melbourne. He was a broadcaster at ABC Radio National, where he presented several programs and founded the long running Media Report program and was a reporter at ABC TV’s 730 Report. In his academic life he was the director of the journalism program at Swinburne University and is currently a chief investigator on two New Beats research projects funded by the Australian Research Council. He has a PhD in history from the University of Melbourne and currently co-presents the Media Files Podcast on the Conversation.

Laureate Professor Peter Doherty AC

Peter Doherty shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1996 with Swiss colleague Rolf Zinkernagel, for their discovery of how the immune system recognises virus-infected cells. He was Australian of the Year in 1997, and has since been commuting between St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Melbourne. His research is mainly in the area of defence against viruses. He regularly devotes time to delivering public lectures, writing articles for newspapers and magazines and participating in radio discussions.

Professor Ian Donaldson

Ian Donaldson (1935 – 2020) was Past President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, Emeritus Professor of the Australian National University, and Honorary Professorial Fellow in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne. He was founding Director of the ANU’s Humanities Research Centre and of the Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH) at Cambridge University. Professor Donaldson was one of the world’s finest Ben Jonson scholars, an international authority in the field of Early Modern English literary studies and a highly influential leader and advocate of the humanities in Australia. 

Professor Adrian Dunlop

Adrian Dunlop has over 24 years’ experience as an addiction clinician and clinician/researcher. He currently serves as the Director and Addiction Medicine Senior Staff Specialist with Hunter New England Local Health District, Drug & Alcohol Clinical Services (2007-current). He is a Conjoint Professor with the School of Medicine and Public Health, the University of Newcastle and is a member of the Centre for Translational Neuroscience and Mental Health, University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute.

Tim Dunlop

Tim Dunlop is an author, writer and academic. He writes about the media and politics for a number publications, including a regular column for the ABC at The Drum. His PhD is in political philosophy. He has lectured at a number of Universities on media, literature and politics and currently teaches entrepreneurial journalism in the postgraduate Centre for Advancing Journalism at the University of Melbourne. He is the author of The New Front Page: New Media and the Rise of the Audience, a seminal account of the changing face of news media, and Why The Future Is Workless.