Speakers at the 2012 DASSH conference include the following. Click on a name for a short biography and photograph:
Professor Krishna Sen DASSH President and Dean, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of Western Australia Professor Krishna Sen, an internationally recognised scholar of contemporary Indonesian and media studies, human rights and gender studies commenced her appointment as Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Western Australia in January 2009. She has held teaching and research positions at Murdoch and Curtin Universities, and was the Executive Director for Humanities and Creative Arts at the Australian Research Council in Canberra. Krishna is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities (FAHA), a Member of the Hawke Research Institute Advisory Board, and President and Chair of the Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH) since September 2011. She serves on the editorial boards of several national and international journals.
Dr Peter Radoll, Director Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre, ANU Dr Peter Radoll is a descendant of the Anaiwan people of northern New South Wales and was Director of the Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre at the ANU from 2007 until July this year. Currently, Peter is an Assistant Professor in Information Systems at the University of Canberra. His PhD examined the adoption and effective use of Information Communication Technologies in Aboriginal households in remote, rural and urban communities. In 2011, Peter was awarded the ANU Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Reconciliation. Peter advocates for and mentors Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from pre-school age through to mature-age to achieve the most from education.
Peter has been involved in education at all levels, including: holding the position of President of the National Indigenous Postgraduate Association Aboriginal Corporation in 2003; being Deputy Chairperson of the ACT Government’s Indigenous Education Consultative Body in the ACT 2002–2004; and a member of the ACT Government’s Information Technology Advisory Board 2002–2005. Peter currently is: the Chairperson of the Canberra Institute of Technology Yurauna Centre’s Advisory Committee; a member of the ACT Canberra Institute of Technology Advisory Council; Deputy Chairperson of the Board of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education and Training at the University of Newcastle; a member of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Education Consortium; and a member of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples.
Professor Paul Johnson, Vice-Chancellor, University of Western Australia Professor Paul Johnson was appointed Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia in 2012 after serving as Vice-Chancellor of La Trobe University in Victoria for four years. Paul is a director of UniSuper, a member of the Advisory Council of the Australian Research Council and has served on a number of professional councils, learned societies and professional bodies in the UK. He is an expert adviser on pension reform and the economics of demographic change to the World Bank, the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, the British Government and the House of Lords.
David de Carvalho, Head of Higher Education Division, Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE) David joined DIISRTE in his current position in October 2011. The Higher Education Division contributes to the development and maintenance of a strong, diverse higher education system that contributes to Australia’s social and economic need for a highly educated population and skilled labour force. David has previously held the positions of Assistant Secretary, Health and Ageing Agency Advice Unit, and First Assistant Secretary, Social Policy Division, in Budget Group. from the Department of Finance and Deregulation (DoFD). He was promoted to the Senior Executive Service in 2005 whilst on secondment from the Department of the Treasury to the office of the Treasurer. He then served as chief of staff to the Minister for Ageing and Aged Care. In February 2007 he joined the Department of Health and Ageing as Assistant Secretary, Policy and Analysis Branch in the Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health. He moved to DoFD in November 2008. Prior to joining the Australian Public Service David worked in education and the community sector. He served as Chief Executive Officer to the National Catholic Education Commission (1998-2003) and a number of ministerial advisory roles. David is a former winner of the Sir George Murray Award and the Sam Richardson Award from Institute of Public Administration Australia, and the Australian Institute of Administrative Law Essay Prize. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and a Diploma of Education from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Theology from the Melbourne College of Divinity. He also has obtained a Masters of Public Law and an Executive Masters in Public Administration from the Australian National University.
Professor Duncan Ivison, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of SydneyProfessor Duncan Ivison teaches in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Sydney. He has also taught in the the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto; the Department of Politics at the University of York (UK) and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Research School of Social Sciences at the ANU. Duncan did his BA at McGill University in Montreal, where he grew up, and his MSc and PhD at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is currently Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney . Duncan has been Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellow, and Visiting Fellow in Ethics and Public Affairs, at the Center for Human Values, Princeton University (2002-3), as well as Visiting Fellow at the Humanities Research Centre at the ANU (1997). Duncan works in three main areas: political theory, the history of political thought and ethics. He has published four books: The Self at Liberty: Political Argument and the Arts of Government (Cornell UP, 1997); Postcolonial Liberalism (Cambridge UP, 2002), which was awarded the 2004 CB Macpherson Prize by the CPSA for best book in political theory in 2002 and 2003; Rights (Acumen and McGill Queens Press, 2008); and with Paul Patton and Will Sanders, edited Political Theory and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Cambridge UP, 2000; reprinted 2002)); and the The Ashgate Research Companion to Multiculturalism (Ashgate, 2010). Duncan is currently working on ARC funded projects to do with the uneasy alliance between justice and democracy, as well as an intellectual history of the concept of social justice.
Professor Jennie Shaw, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean, University of New EnglandProfessor Jennie Shaw is Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the University of New England. Formerly Head of School and Associate Dean (Sydney Conservatorium of Music) and Head, School of Arts (UNE), she completed degrees in music and law at the University of Sydney and Stony Brook University. She has lectured in law and musicology at a number of North American and Australian universities and worked as an alternative dispute facilitator and adjudicator. Her research focuses on musical modernism, music copyright and the intertextualities of composing and performance.
Professor Richard Maltby, Executive Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Law, Flinders University Richard Maltby is Professor of Screen Studies and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law at Flinders University, South Australia. He has been the lead investigator on two Australian Research Council Discovery projects examining the history of cinema audiences in Australia. His publications include Hollywood Cinema: Second Edition (Blackwell's, 2003), “Film Europe” and “Film America”: Cinema, Commerce and Cultural Exchange, 1925-1939, which won the Prix Jean Mitry for cinema history in 2000, and seven edited books on the history of movie audiences and exhibition history, the most recent being Explorations in New Cinema History: Approaches and Case Studies (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011).
Professor Deb Verhoeven, Associate Head of School (Research), School of Communication and Creative Arts, Deakin University Deb Verhoeven is Chair and Professor of Media and Communication at Deakin University and a Chief Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries & Innovation (CCI). She is the Project Director of Humanities Networked Infrastructure (HuNI) a two-year project establishing a Virtual Laboratory for creative arts and humanities research funded by NeCTAR (National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources). She served as inaugural Deputy Chair of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (2008-2011) and as CEO of the Australian Film Institute (2000-2002). Deb holds current appointments on the Find and Connect Web Resource Advisory Committee (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs) and on the Board of the Victorian eResearch Strategic Initiative.
Deb is a leading proponent of the Digital Humanities in Australia. Her recent research has addressed the vast amounts of newly available ‘cultural data’ that has enabled unprecedented computational analysis in her fields of research and extended the limits of conventional cinema studies, encouraging engagement with completely different research practices such as informationmanagement, geo-spatial science, statistics and economics. In addition to her publications, Deb has focused on the development of online research resources (in particular the development of databases and the introduction of digital research methodologies in media studies). In 2010 this work was recognized by the Australian Teachers of Media (Best Tertiary Education Resource Award for bonza: an online film and TV research resource).
Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Australian National University Professor Hughes-Warrington was appointed as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at ANU in November 2011. Prior to her position at ANU, Marnie was the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) at Monash University. Trained in the fields of history, philosophy and education at Oxford and the University of Tasmania, she has also worked at the University of Washington, Seattle and at Macquarie University.
Marnie is a passionate teacher of history. She brings great experience in creating and renewing curricula and encourages students to see themselves as agents of global change. Marnie has played a global role in shaping how we think about history and teaching. She is the author of five books, and has been awarded national and international grants totalling $16M.
Her achievements include the Prime Minister's Award for University Teacher of the Year (2008); the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Teaching Excellence Award in Humanities and the Arts (2008), and concurrent ALTC and ARC grants.
As Chief Executive of Universities Australia, Belinda will spearhead the sector's campaign to deepen engagement with the Australian public, build strong mainstream support and secure universities role in achieving national long-term economic and social prosperity.
Dr Carol Nicoll, Chief Commissioner, TEQSA Carol has a wealth of experience in the education sector, including as a senior bureaucrat, university academic and secondary school teacher. She has been closely involved in some of the major reforms in higher education over the last decade.
Carol held a number of senior positions in the Commonwealth public service, including head of the team that developed the higher education reform package, Our Universities: Backing Australia’s Future; manager of the Funding Branch in the Higher Education Group; Minister-Counsellor for Education, Science and Training (DEST’s senior representative in Europe, based in Brussels); Group Manager of the Industry Skills Development Group; and Group Manager of National Education System Group in the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR).
Carol was the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) from early 2010 until its closure in 2011. As well as degrees in Arts and Law, a Graduate Diploma in Education and a Master of Educational Administration from the University of Queensland, Carol has a doctorate from the University of British Columbia. She was awarded a Public Service Medal on Australia Day 2004 for outstanding public service.
Professor Phil Lewis, Director, Centre for Labour Market Research Phil is among the best-known economists in the area of the economics of employment, education and training in Australia and is the author of over 100 journal articles, books and book chapters. Apart from a distinguished academic career he has worked in government and has produced a number of major reports for the private and public sectors. Phil is a member of the editorial board of the Australian Journal of Labour Economics. He is Past National President of the Economic Society of Australia and Past President of the Western Australian and Canberra branches of the Society. In 2008 he was awarded the Honorary Fellow Award by the Economic Society for his extraordinary contribution to the economics profession.
Professor Malcolm Gillies, Vice-Chancellor, London Metropolitan University Malcolm Gillies is Vice-Chancellor of London Metropolitan University, following a period as Vice-Chancellor of its neighbour, City University London. He was previously DVC (Education) and Vice-President (Development) of the Australian National University, and an executive dean at the University of Adelaide. A musician and linguist by education, Malcolm was President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and of the National Academies Forum during 1998-2001. He is currently the Chair of London Higher, the representative body for London's HE institutions, and a Foundation Board member of Nyenrode Business Universiteit in The Netherlands.
Professor Rae Frances, Dean, Faculty of Arts, Monash University Rae Frances has been Professor of History and Dean of Arts at Monash University since 2007. She researches on Australian history, particularly on gender and labour and has written a number of prize-winning books in this field. She is also the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including the Australian Award for University Teaching in the Humanities. A former NTEU Branch President and Board member of DASSH and CHASS, she is currently a Council Member of the National Museum of Australia.
Associate Professor Sherman Young, Associate Dean, Macquarie University Sherman Young is the Associate Dean of Learning & Teaching (Faculty of Arts). He is also Deputy Head of the Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies at Macquarie, researching and teaching media theory and production. Sherman is the author of The Book is Dead, Long Live the Book (UNSW 2007) and co-author with Graham Meikle of Media Convergence: Networked Digital Media in Everyday Life (Palgrave 2012). He has a BSc in Design, a MA in Media, Technology and Law and a PhD in Media and Cultural Studies. Prior to becoming an academic, Sherman ran a multimedia production company building interactive media for a range of corporate and publishing clients.
Professor Toni Makkai, Dean and Director, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences Toni is currently the Dean and Director of the College of Arts and Social Sciences and Chair of the College Executive. Prior to joining the ANU in 2008 she was Director of the Australian Institute of Criminology from 2003-2008. She has held various research and teaching roles at the University of Queensland and the University of Salford, UK. Her first academic post was an ARC postdoctoral fellowship in the Research School of Social Sciences, ANU.She has a strong focus on policy relevant research including drugs and crime, crime statistics, drug courts, and regulation and compliance. She has published widely in these fields with over 50 peer reviewed journal articles, numerous chapters in books and government reports and monographs. Her most recent monograph is Regulating Aged Care: Ritualism and the New Pyramid (with John and Val Braithwaite) which was the culmination of a 25 year study of regulation and compliance in the aged care sector in Australia, the UK and the USA. She has held ARC, NH&MRC, and NDLERF grants during her career and is currently on the editorial board for the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology and a board member of the Ted Noffs Foundation. Toni is currently Secretary and 2012 Conference Convener of the Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities.
Professor Giselle Byrnes, Pro Vice Chancellor, Faculty of Law, Education, Business and Arts, Charles Darwin University Giselle took up the position of Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Law, Education, Business and Arts at Charles Darwin University in August 2011. Previously she held the position of Pro Vice-Chancellor (Postgraduate) at the University of Waikato in New Zealand, where she also held the posts of Professor of History and Director of the Public History Research Unit.
Giselle’s research has centred on settler-Indigenous histories, cross-cultural settlement histories, and the relationship between past histories and present realities. Her PhD from the University of Auckland was titled, “Inventing New Zealand: Surveying, Science and the Construction of Cultural Space, 1840s – 1890s”. In the mid-1990s she worked as an historian for the Waitangi Tribunal and then taught in the Department of History at Victoria University of Wellington for an extended period (1997-2007). Giselle’s publications include Boundary Markers: Land Surveying and the Colonisation of New Zealand (2001), The Waitangi Tribunal and New Zealand History(2004) and The New Oxford History of New Zealand (2009), of which she was Editor. While the focus of her work has been grounded in New Zealand historical experiences, she has expertise in comparative colonial and transnational historical methodologies. She is currently writing a transnational history of apology.
Ms Linda Addison, General Manager, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences Prior to joining ANU in june 2012 Linda worked in the Australian public service in a variety of senior executive roles. She is an experienced policy maker, regulator and negotiator having held senior executive positions with the Office of the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner (ABCC), the Department of Health and Ageing and the Department of Transport and Regional Services. Some of the more interesting aspects of her work have included successfully negotiating the National Partnership Agreement for Essential Vaccines, and the purchase of the H1N1 (swine flu) vaccine in response to the WHO declared pandemic, being part of the Sydney airport sales team, and was the Company Secretary of the Maritime Industry Finance Company established to fund the redundancies arising from the waterfront dispute.
She has significant experience in auditing, regulation and compliance in the public sector and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In 2012 she joined the Board of Beryl Women Inc. a not for profit company that provides crisis and temporary accommodation to women and children who become homeless due to domestic or family violence.
Professor Brenda Yeoh, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, National University Singapore Brenda S.A. Yeoh is Professor (Provost’s Chair), Department of Geography, as well as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore. She is also the Research Leader of the Asian Migration Cluster at the Asia Research Institute, NUS, and coordinates the Asian MetaCentre for Population and Sustainable Development Analysis. Her research interests include the politics of space in colonial and post-colonial cities; and gender, migration and transnational communities. She has published over a dozen books ranging from Contesting Space: Power Relations and the Urban Built Environment in Colonial Singapore (Oxford University Press, 1996; reissued Singapore University Press, 2003) to more recently Migration and Diversity in Asian Contexts (ISEAS press, 2012, with Lai Ah Eng and Francis Collins).
Mr Robert Lawrence, Principal, Prospect Research and Marketing Robert Lawrence is Principal of Prospect Research and Marketing. Robert possesses over twenty years experience in the three essential domains: Market Research, Market Planning and Marketing Communications.Robert has worked on over 150 research and planning projects in 24 different countries, which includes the development of numerous brand strategies for destinations, universities and employers. Robert is supported by a highly dedicated and professional team of researchers, planners and analysts who between them conduct depth interviews with thousands of people each year.
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The 2019 DASSH conference and AGM will be hosted by the University of NSW with support from the University of Technology Sydney, on 25-27 September in Sydney. Registrations will open mid-year.
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