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.
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 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.
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 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.
Professor Robert Greenberg is the Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Auckland. He received his PhD from Yale University in 1991, and held teaching positions at Yale, Georgetown University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has served in academic leadership roles since 2000.
A specialist in Slavic languages, he conducts research on the link between language, nationalism, and ethnic conflict in the former Yugoslavia. His publications include numerous books and articles on the Slavic peoples and their languages, with a special emphasis on language policies, language and society, and language and politics. His book, Language and Identity in the Balkans received an award in 2005 for the best book in Slavic Linguistics from the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages. In 2010 he was the recipient of the William Clyde DeVane medal for excellence in teaching and scholarship at Yale University.
As Dean, Professor Greenberg has been a staunch advocate of the value of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences disciplines. He has worked to increase his Faculty’s endowments, grow its research capacity, and introduce new programmes that will respond to the changing higher education landscape.
Mary Spongberg has been Dean of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Technology Sydney since 2013. Prior to her appointment at UTS, she was Professor of Modern History and Associate Dean of Research in the Faculty of Arts at Macquarie University, where she had been for eighteen years.Mary was formerly Head of the Department of Modern History and the Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations, and was Interim Executive Dean of the new Faculty of Arts when it was established.
Prior to being at Macquarie she was an NHMRC postdoctoral fellow in Women’s Studies at the University of Sydney. She was editor of the international journal Australian Feminist Studies between 2005 and 2014 and is currently on the editorial board of Women’s History Review. She is author of Feminizing Venereal Disease (1995), which was shortlisted for the Premier’s History Prize in 1998. She is currently working on the New Historia Project with colleagues at the New School, New York.
Professor Matthew Clarke is currently the Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Deakin University. Matthew has held this role since 2011. During his time as Head of School, Matthew has overseen considerable growth in both student load and staff numbers across three physical campuses and the Cloud. Whilst leading this School, Matthew has continued his own research and teaching within the area of International Development. His research has been supported by 7 nationally competitive category 1 grants valued over AUD2.5 million. This research has focused on issues of aid effectiveness, child sponsorship, and children with disability in the Pacific. Indeed, much of Matthew’s research has focused on the Pacific region.
Before working in the tertiary sector, Matthew worked for a number of years with a large international non-governmental organisation. In late 2017, Matthew will spend three months in the United States after being awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholarship in Non-Profit Leadership. Linked directly to his work in Deakin’s Centre for Humanitarian Leadership, this period will allow him to visit similar entities at Harvard and Tufts Universities as well as spend time with Save the Children, United States.
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The 2017 DASSH conference was in Melbourne, Victoria from 13th to 15th September.
DASSH has published the "HASS Engagement & Impact" collection at Australian Policy Online.
DASSH has prepared briefing papers following the Australian and New Zealand Governments' 2017-18 Budgets.