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Professor Zane Ma Rhea

Zane Ma Rhea is a Professor in the School of Education Culture & Society at Monash University. Zane has worked with Indigenous people over the last 30 years in various capacities. She is recognised nationally and internationally for expertise in supporting organisations to improve the quality of services to Indigenous people, focussing on education, human resource development, community development, and capacity building. Zane has lived, studied, travelled and worked in a number of countries. She has spent many years undertaking collaborations for research, staff development and peer support for colleagues in many parts of the world.

Associate Professor Stephen Macfarlane

Dr Stephen Macfarlane is the Head of Clinical Services at The Dementia Centre, HammondCare. He graduated from Monash University in 1991 and spent the next 17 years at Peninsula Health prior to becoming a psychiatrist in 2003. In 2008 he spent some time on secondment as Deputy Chief Psychiatrist for Victoria prior to being appointed as Associate Professor and Director of Aged Psychiatry at Caulfield Hospital, where he remained until formally joining HammondCare in 2016.

Professor Ian Marsh

Ian Marsh (1943-2017) was a political scientist and a prominent scholar of public administration. He was formerly ANZSOG Professor of Government at the Graduate School of Government, University of Sydney (2005-2008). Ian held many academic posts around the country including Senior Fellow at the Research School of Social Sciences at ANU. Most recently, he was Professor at the Australian Innovation Research Centre of University of Tasmania and Adjunct Professor at the UTS Business School, University of Technology, Sydney. He also served as Director of Research for the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia.

Emma Martinho-Truswell

Emma Martinho-Truswell is the co-founder and COO of Oxford Insights. She advises organisations and leaders on how best to create teams, solve problems and use technology and also leads projects advising governments around the world on how to prepare for, and benefit from, artificial intelligence. She regularly speaks and writes on organisational approaches to artificial intelligence. Emma worked at the Open Data Institute for three years as Head of Projects and Strategy. Before that, she worked in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in Australia, specialising in public sector reform and international economic policy.

Professor Jenny Martin AC

Jenny Martin is an Australian scientist, academic, and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) at the University of Wollongong, in New South Wales. She is a former Director of the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery and a former Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland. Her research expertise lies in the areas of structural biology, protein crystallography, protein interactions and their applications in drug design and discovery. In 2018 she was made a Companion of the Order of Australia for eminent service to science and to scientific research, as a role model, and as an advocate for gender equality in science.

Dr Sabrina Martin

Sabrina Martin is a fellow at the University of Oxford and a political consultant. She earned her DPhil in Politics from the University of Oxford in 2018. Sabrina’s research focuses on interdisciplinary work in political theory and the political economy of international trade, and most recently she has been looking at international trade in data and emerging technologies. She also has a passion for feminist theory and its application. She has spoken at the UN on using data internationally and human rights, and in New Dehli and Ottawa on ethics in international trade in data.

Dr. Janie Maxwell

Janie Maxwell is a General Practitioner and an academic at the Nossal Institute for Global Health at the University of Melbourne. Her academic work focuses on the nexus between climate change and health and policy. Janie is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and a Diplomate with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. She is a fellow of the Centre for Sustainability Leadership and has been on national and state committees of Doctors for the Environment Australia and working groups with the Climate and Health Alliance.

Emeritus Professor Janet McCalman AC

Janet McCalman is an Australian social historian, academic, population researcher and author. For over twenty years she taught and researched interdisciplinary history at the University of Melbourne, in the cross-faculty Centre for the Study of Health & Society. She also pioneered the building of historical life course datasets for demographic and health analysis. Janet is known for her award-winning books, Struggletown, Journeyings and Sex and Suffering and she co-edited with Emma Dawson What Happens Next: Reconstructing Australia after Covid-19 in 2020. In 2018 she was made a Companion of the Order of Australia.

Sam McLean

Sam McLean was the National Director of GetUp from 2012 to 2015. Sam has been a parliamentary advisor, consulted for start-ups and NGO’s at home and abroad, and now manages Policy and Business Development for Tesla Motors in Australia. He is a board member of Australians for Mental Health, Greenpeace Australia Pacific and the Electric Vehicle Council.

Emeritus Professor Ian McDonald

Ian McDonald is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Melbourne. His fields of study include Behavioural Economics and Macroeconomics. He has held visiting positions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Monash University, Nanyang University, Oxford University and Queen’s University. Ian is an Editor of the Australian Economic Review, a member of the editorial boards of the Review of Keynesian Economics and the International Review of Economics Education and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, Australia.

Emeritus Professor Tony McMichael AO

Anthony McMichael (1942-2014) was an Australian epidemiologist and Emeritus Professor of Population Health at the Australian National University (ANU) College of Medicine, Biology and Environment. He was the former director of the ANU National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (NCEPH) from 2001 to 2007. In 2011 he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO), and was elected to the US National Academy of Sciences. Professor McMichael played a pioneering role in developing research on the health risks and burdens from global climate change and other large-scale environmental changes.

Professor Sylvia Metcalfe

Sylvia Metcalfe is Honorary Professor of Medical Genetics in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne and formerly Group Leader of Genetics Education and Health Research at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. She has a background in laboratory-based biomedical research from the UK, New York and then Melbourne. For the last 20 years her research interests comprise the understanding of genetics by the community and health professionals, especially in terms of the societal and personal implications of genetic technologies, genetic screening and testing, and the impact of genetic diagnosis. She has authored more than 120 peer-reviewed publications, books and book chapters.

Professor Julian Meyrick

Julian Meyrick is Professor of Creative Arts at Griffith University’s Centre for Creative Industries. He has a PhD in the history of Australian theatre and was a Research Fellow at La Trobe University. From 2012 to 2019 he was Professor of Creative Arts at Flinders University. He has directed over sixty theatre shows, and is winner of the Helpmann Award for Best New Work in 2012. He is a member of the Currency House editorial committee and the Council for Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Board, and is Artistic Counsel for the State Theatre Company of South Australia.

Dr Emily Millane

Emily Millane is an expert on superannuation law, regulation and policy. She is a Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne Law School, teaching Superannuation Law and Regulation. She is currently Manager of Government Relations and Strategy at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, where she led ASIC’s contribution to the Morrison Government’s Your Future, Your Super reforms. Prior to this, Emily worked in a range of roles in consulting and public policy, including as a Senior Associate at Grattan Institute and as Research Fellow at the ANU’s Tax and Transfer Policy Institute.

Alex Miller

Alex Miller is an Australian novelist. He is twice winner of the Miles Franklin Award, in 1993 for The Ancestor Game and in 2003 for Journey to the Stone Country. He won the overall award for the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize for The Ancestor Game in 1993. Alex is twice winner of the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards and his novel, Coal Creek, won the 2014 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award. He was awarded the Melbourne Prize for Literature in 2012. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and a recipient of the Centenary Medal for an outstanding contribution to Australian cultural life.

Professor Tim Miller

Tim Miller is a Professor of Computer Science in the School of Computing and Information Systems at The University of Melbourne. Tim’s primary interest lies in the area of artificial intelligence, in particular Explainable AI (XAI) and human-AI interaction. His work is at the intersection of artificial intelligence, interaction design, and cognitive science/psychology. His areas of education expertise is in artificial intelligence, software engineering, and technology innovation. He has extensive experience developing novel and innovative solution with industry and defence collaborators.

Louise Milligan

Louise Milligan is an Australian investigative reporter for ABC TV’s 7.30 and Four Corners programs. Before 7.30, Louise worked for eight years at Seven News – first as NSW State Political reporter, then as a Melbourne investigative reporter, specialising in freedom of information. Louise is also a former High Court correspondent for The Australian newspaper. She has won several national awards for journalism and is the author of two award-winning non-fiction books including Cardinal, which won the Walkley Book Award. She is the recipient of the 2019 Australian Press Council Press Freedom Medal.

Professor Rob Moodie

Rob Moodie is Professor of Public Health at the University of Melbourne’s School of Population and Global Health (MSPGH), and Professor of Public Health at the College of Medicine, University of Malawi. Prior to this he was the Director of Teaching and Learning at MSPGH, and before that was the inaugural Chair of Global Health at the Nossal Institute. He has worked for the Save the Children Fund, Médecins Sans Frontières, the Burnet Institute, the World Health Organization and UNAIDS. He was CEO of the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) from 1998 to 2007.

Dr Greg Moore OAM

Dr Greg Moore is a senior researcher at Melbourne University’s Burnley Campus. He was Principal of Burnley from 1988 to 2007, and Head of the School of Resource Management at the University from 2002 to 2007. Greg has a general interest in horticultural plant science, revegetation and ecology but is particularly interested in arboriculture. He was inaugural president of the International Society of Arboriculture, Australian Chapter, and has been a member of the National Trust’s Register of Significant Trees since 1988 and chair since 1996. He was awarded an OAM in 2017 for services to the environment, particularly arboriculture.

Timothy Morrell

Tim Morrell is a recent law graduate with an interest in social justice and policy reform. The research conducted for his recent honours thesis was the basis for this article published on Writing. Interest in this particular issue and area of law was sparked after Tim did voluntary work in the community legal sector where he witnessed the current youth diversion scheme in practice.

Professor Carsten Murawski

Carsten Murawski is a professor in the Department of Finance and co-director of the Brain, Mind & Markets Laboratory. In his research, he uses laboratory experiments to study individual decision-making, in particular its neurobiological basis. He is particularly interested in complex problem solving, learning about uncertainty, social interaction and meta-decision making. He is a pioneer in linking computational complexity theory with decision theory to identify and quantify resource requirements of decisions. Carsten holds a PhD from the University of Zurich, Switzerland. He was trained in investment banking and has spent several years in the finance industry.