Professor Susan Dodds is Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of New South Wales.
She is Chair of the Board of the Australasian Association of Philosophy (AAP), and was the AAP President 2007-2008. She has been the Co-coordinator of the International Network on Feminist Bioethics (2002-2004 and 2004-2006) and the Vice-President of the International Association of Bioethics, (2007-2009).
Susan is a philosopher whose research focuses on issues in feminist bioethics, political philosophy and moral psychology. She is a Chief Investigator, and Ethics, Policy and Public Engagement Theme Leader of the Australian Research Council funded Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) CE140100012. Her latest academic book, co-edited with Catriona Mackenzie and Wendy Rogers, is Vulnerability: New Essays in Ethics and Feminist Philosophy, published by Oxford University Press 2014.
Denise Meredyth is the Pro Vice Chancellor for the Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences at the University of South Australia. She came to UniSA in 2015 from a background in applied and problem-focused research in cultural, educational and social policy. She has led team-based projects, with multiple industry, government and community partners. These projects have investigated questions as diverse as the social and cultural role of the humanities, the relationship between civic education and core values in multiethnic societies, the role of schools, libraries and museums in information literacy, the cultural complexities of community policing and the prospects of social partnership as a solution to long-standing problems of liberal government.
Her current projects include a study of new ways to share public resources such as school buildings, libraries and digital platforms, through community and public-private partnerships. She is also working with an international team exploring co-operative investments in public wifi.
Professor Anthony McGrew is the Pro Vice-Chancellor, College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce, La Trobe University, Melbourne.
Professor McGrew joined La Trobe in January 2015 from his former position as Executive Dean of the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences at Strathclyde University Glasgow and also Professor of Global Public Policy.
Prior to this he was Professor of International Relations and Head of the School of Social Sciences at the University of Southampton. He has held numerous visiting appointments including amongst others at the ANU, Trinity College Dublin, Chuo University Tokyo, and is currently a Visiting Professor at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences.
Professor McGrew’s research interests focus on the political economy of globalisation, international relations theory and globalisation, global governance, and China’s role in global institutions. Professor McGrew is an internationally recognised scholar with significant expertise in leading multidisciplinary academic teams and research centres.
Mark Considine is the Dean of the Faculty of Arts at The University of Melbourne and Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor of Political Science. His research areas include governance studies, comparative social policy, employment services, public sector reform, local development, and organisational sociology. Mark is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia and Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences.
In 2000, Mark and co-author Jenny Lewis received the American Society for Public Administration's Marshall E. Dimmock Award for the best lead article in Public Administration Review. In 2001, Mark and co-author Simon Marginson received the American Educational Research Association's Outstanding Publication Award for The Enterprise University: Power, Governance and Reinvention in Australia, Cambridge University Press. In 2013 he and Jenny Lewis won the Jan Kooiman Award for the best research published in Public Management Review.
Professor Joanne Scott is the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Business and Law at the University of the Sunshine Coast.
One of USC’s longest serving staff, Joanne has led the introduction of several ASSH disciplines at her university and in 2015 supported the establishment of a new research concentration at USC: Arts Research in Creative Humanities (ARCH). She is passionate about the capacity of higher education to transform the lives of individuals and their communities.
Joanne’s research focus is Queensland and Australian history with an emphasis on communities, organisations and work. Her co-authored books include From Postbox to Powerhouse, Showtime: A History of the Brisbane Exhibition, The Engine Room of Government, and A Class of Its Own.
Joanne is currently undertaking an ARC Discovery Project on the Australian Assistance Plan with colleagues from Flinders University and University College Dublin.
Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley is the Pro Vice Chancellor of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Massey University. He joined the Massey staff in 1979 and was, until becoming Pro Vice-Chancellor in October 2013, the College's Research Director and Auckland Regional Director. He has led a number of externally funded research programmes, including the Ministry of Science and Innovation's $3.2 million Integration of Immigrants and the $5.5 million Capturing the Diversity Dividend of Aotearoa New Zealand since 2004.
In 2010, he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the University of California Berkeley and in 2013, a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Max Planck Institute of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand and received the Science and Technology Medal in 2009 for his contribution to cultural understanding.
Professor Jennie Shaw is Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts at The University of Adelaide where she oversees the Schools of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education, the Elder Conservatorium of Music, several university research centres, and the University of Adelaide’s node of the ARC Centre of Excellence in the History of Emotions. Previous roles include that of Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the University of New England, inaugural Director of Arts New England - UNE Centre for Research and Innovation in the Arts, and Associate Dean and Head of School at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney.
Jennie has a BA Honours (First Class and Medal) and LLB (First Class) from the University of Sydney and an MA and PhD from Stony Brook University. Her research and teaching interests cross the arts and humanities broadly, with a particular focus on the Second Viennese School and on creative practice as research. Recent publications include Music’s Immanent Future: The Deleuzian Turn in Music Studies (Routledge 2016), edited by Sally Macarthur, Judy Lochhead and Jennie Shaw.
An active oboe and cor anglais performer, Jennie also currently sits on the advisory boards of the Helpmann Academy (SA) and the Australian Music Examinations Board (SA & NT), is a Trustee of AMF (Australia), and Deputy Chair of the federal AMEB board.
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DASSH has published the "HASS Engagement & Impact" collection at Australian Policy Online.
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New Zealand Bachelor of Arts Infographic sheet now available.
The 2017 DASSH conference will be held in Melbourne, Victoria from 13th to 15th September.
DASSH has prepared a briefing paper following the Australian Government's 2017-18 Budget. A New Zealand commentary will follow shortly after its release on 25 May.