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Rongyu Li

Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice President (External Engagement), The University of Queensland

As the Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice President (External Engagement), Rongyu reports to the Vice-Chancellor and President and he works collaboratively with other senior members of the University in the effective management of the University.

Professor Mariella Herberstein

Interim Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Macquarie University

Professor Mariella Herberstein has been with Macquarie University for nearly 20 years. She joined Macquarie as a lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences. Professor Herberstein held the position of Chair of Senate from May 2016 to July 2020.

Professor Merlin Crossley

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), University of New South Wales

Merlin Crossley is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at UNSW and Professor of Molecular Biology. He has also worked or studied at the Universities of Melbourne, Oxford, Harvard and Sydney. He has been recognized by numerous awards, including a Rhodes Scholarship and the Australian Academy of Science's Gottschalk Medal.

Professor Paul Young

Head of School, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, Faculty of Science, University of Queensland

Paul Young completed his PhD at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and was appointed to a lectureship in the University of London in 1986. He returned to Australia as Senior Research Fellow at the Sir Albert Sakzewski Virus Research Centre in 1989 and joined the University of Queensland as a Senior Lecturer in 1991.

Professor Neal Menzies

Head of School, School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, University of Queensland

Neal Menzies has a passion for agriculture and the environment, and has used his role as a teacher and research leader to bring others into this highly rewarding field.
Neal's main research interests are phyto-toxicity of metals, and in particular aluminium, surface charge chemistry, and the management of nutrients in tropical farming systems.

Professor Michael Bruenig

Head of School, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology, University of Queensland

Professor Michael Brünig is Head of School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at The University of Queensland.
Professor Michael Brünig is a data innovation expert with over 20 years’ experience in research and development across industry, government and academia over three continents.  previously led the UQ Business School.

Eric Knight

Executive Dean, Business School, Macquarie University

Professor Eric Knight joined Macquarie Business School as Executive Dean and Professor of Strategic Management in September 2020. Previously he was with the University of Sydney where he was Professor of Strategic Management in the Business School.

Professor Alistair Sproul

Head of School of the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering

Professor Alistair Sproul is Head of School of the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering. Alistair Sproul has wide research interest on areas like low energy buildings, photovoltaic systems, and energy efficient fluid handling systems.

Professor Aleksandar Rakic

Associate Dean(External Engagement), Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology, University of Queensland

Aleksandar D. Rakić leads the Photonics and Microwave Engineering group at The University of Queensland focusing on the development of technologies for sensing and imaging across the electromagnetic spectrum including microwave, terahertz wave and optical systems.

Professor Mark Turner

Deputy Head of School, School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Queensland

Mark Turner is a Professor of Food Microbiology and Deputy Head of the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences at the University of Queensland (UQ).

His current research focus is in lactic acid bacteria genetics, stress signaling, cheese cultures (flavour genes and genomics), plant-based dairy alternative fermentations, anti-fungal and anti-pathogen (Salmonella and Listeria) biocontrol food applications.

Dr. Yimin (Stephanie) Huang

Associate Dean Curriculum and Learning (Pre-Experience), Business School, Macquarie University

Stephanie is Senior Lecturer in Marketing and Associate Dean (Curriculum and Learning, Pre-Experience) at Macquarie Business School, Macquarie University. Her main research interest is in investigating dynamics and evolution of business relationships and networks, consumer vulnerability and well-being, luxury branding and consumer engagement, and cross-cultural research.

Avril Robertson

Professor in Biotechnology, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, University of Queensland

Avril Robertson is a professor in the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, Faculty of Science, University of Queensland. Avirl has a research interest on areas like medicinal chemistry, synthesis of medicinal compounds, heterocyclic compounds, medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry.

Dr Sangeeta Prakash

Senior Lecturer, School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, University of Queensland

Sangeeta Prakash is an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Food Science at the University of Queensland where she has been a faculty member since 2010.
Sangeeta has collaborated enthusiastically with researchers in other disciplines of food science including fruit, vegetables and cereals along with her extensive work in diary science. 

Dr Prashan S M Karunaratne

Senior Lecturer, Department of Actuarial Studies and Business Analytics, Macquarie University

Prashan Karunaratne is an inspirational and innovative teacher of economics and business analytics at Macquarie University. His enthusiasm for teaching, and passion for improving student outcomes, have inspired and engaged tens of thousands of students for more than a decade. 

Philip Chappell

Deputy Head, Department of Linguistics, Macquarie University

Dr Philip Chappell has extensive experience in English Language Teaching (ELT; TESOL) both in Australia and overseas. He has managed language programs and developed professional development programs for language teachers. He is currently focused on engaging with the ELT/TESOL sectors in Australia and overseas to contribute to the development of the capacity for quality English language education.

Dr Nick Wilson

Director of Undergraduate Studies, Linguistics

Nick's main research focuses on the way in which language is used within organisations, particularly sports teams.
His research to date has investigated leadership development, the construction of team identity in sports teams, and the negotiation of local politeness norms and power within a hierarchy.

Stella Wang

Regional Director - Greater China (Business Development) at Macquarie University

Stella Wang was graduated in Griffith University with a master degree in marketing management. She first worked as an international project manager in the Queensland government for 4 years. During these years, Stella demonstrated a wide variety of skills including international marketing, staff development, and program management. 

Ms Angela Li

International Engagement Manager Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology, University of Queensland

Ms Grace Li

International Manager, Faculty of Science at The University of Queensland

Mr Andrew Lang

Lecture at University of the Sunshine Coast

Mr Andrew Lang is a lecturer at University of the Sunshine Coast. Andrew has a particular focus and experience in the digital space including e-commerce and e-Marketing using eMail, Search, Affiliates, websites, etc.

Ms Desiree Talbert

English language expert from the USA

Desiree Talbert, English language expert from the USA with Master's degree in English Literature and TESOL, fifteen years of experience teaching Chinese students, experienced in teaching grammar and speech.

Mr David Talbert

English language expert from Canada

David Talbert is an English language expert from Canada with Master's degrees in Philosophy and Education. David has fifteen years of professional experience in teaching Chinese students. He's also experienced in teaching English, critical thinking, Western culture, and public speaking.

Mr Monte Wynder

Associate Professor, University of the Sunshine Coast

Associate Professor Monte Wynder came to academia from the banking industry. Prior to joining the USC, he taught both management and financial accounting at the University of Southern Queensland, the University of New South Wales, the University of Lethbridge (Canada), and the University of Newcastle.

Ms Kathy Solomon

Head of the English Language Centre, University of the Sunshine Coast

Kathy Solomon is an English teacher at University of the Sunshine Coast. As a former IELTS examiner, and with more than 30 years of teaching experience, Kathy has an exceptional work record in the field of academic English and Australian culture. Kathy is currently the head of the English Language Centre.

Dr David Harris

Senior Lecturer, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Queensland

Dr David Harris began his research career in the hope that he can study and understand the marine world history and pattern. David started by studying beaches and coral reefs. These locations are iconic and complex systems where marine, ecological, geological and human processes constantly interact resulting in the ecosystems today.

Dr Hector Viveros Tapia

Lecturer, Department of Management, Macquarie University

Dr Hector Viveros Tapia has over 7 years work experience as an academic in the Department of Management, at Macquarie Business School and more recently at UNSW Business School. He has successfully taught several units in Human Resource Management, Organisational Studies and Management at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He is a supportive team player with the ambition required to succeed in collaborative and individual projects. He is bilingual (English-Spanish), ambitious and a culturally sensitive professional. His approach to challenges is solution-oriented reinforced by a professional background as an Industrial Engineer and as an academic with a PhD in Management. Combined, he has over ten years’ working experience as a university lecturer in Australia and as a professioanl in Chile.

Dr Cheong Xin Chan

Senior Research Fellow, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, University of Queensland

Dr Chan has a PhD in Genomics and Computational Biology from UQ. He underwent postdoctoral training at Rutgers University (USA) in algal genomics and evolution. He returmed to UQ in late 2011 as one of the inaugural Great Barrier Reef Foundation Bioinformatics Fellows.

Dr Chan joined the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences in 2020 as a group leader at the Australian Centre for Ecogenomics (ACE). His group uses advanced computational approaches to study genome evolution and develop scalable approaches for comparative genomics.

Dr Brett White

Management Expert, Business School, Macquarie University

Dr Brett White is an expert in management. Brett has an Executive MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management and a PhD in Entrepreneurial Finance from Macquarie University 

Brett delivers large scale multi-million dollar projects across a range of core disciplines. 

With excellent problem solving skills, intellectual independence, and a demonstrated ability to redefine existing knowledge, Brett is a well rounded professional. 

Brett is a highly experienced, well-regarded, and organised leader. He has a track record of navigating large bureaucracies, managing long-term, complex projects, and building strong relationships. He is an excellent communicator, published in leading peer-reviewed journals, and is an accomplished and engaging public speaker. 

Brett has extensive experience and knowledge of Finance, International Business, Decision-making, Strategy, Management & Leadership, and Entrepreneurship.

Dr Richard Yan

Senior Lecturer, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology, University of Queensland

Dr Ruifeng Yan received the B. Eng. (Hons.) degree in Automation from University of Science and Technology, Beijing, China, in 2004, the M. Eng degree in Electrical Engineering from the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, in 2007 and PhD in Power and Energy Systems from the University of Queensland, Australia, in 2012. He is currently an ARC DECRA Fellow and Senior Lecturer in the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering in the University of Queensland. His expertise includes renewable energy integration to power grids, big data mining in power systems, and network strength and stability analysis. He collaborates with power industries on a range of projects, such as Distribution PMU with Energy Queensland and Noja Power, Energy of Future with Powerlink, Manitoba Hydro and QGE, Smart Meter with Redback, and Wind Integration Potential with Hydro Tasmania, AEMO and Vestas. He has published over 65 papers in the field of power systems, which have been cited by a number of top power utilities, national labs and academic institutes. He is currently served as an Associate Editor of an international journal – CSEE JPES. He was also the key Committee Member and Treasurer of IEEE QLD Section, APPEEC 2015 and AUPEC 2016.

Associate Professor Jack Wang

Associate Professor, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, University of Queensland

Associate Professor Jack Wang completed a dual degree in Science and Information Technology in 2006 and went on to a PhD at the Institute of Molecular Bioscience, UQ, to study the interface between molecular bioscience and microbiology. Jack has applied his research background towards Microbiology teaching, and his educational research revolves around interactive inquiry-driven learning, as well as measuring the impact of blending online and face-to-face learning activities in large undergraduate courses. His work has been recognized through national teaching awards, and in 2020 he was awarded the Australian Society for Microbiology David White Teaching Excellence award, the Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) Award for Teaching Excellence (Biological and Health Sciences) and was named the 2020 AAUT Australian University Teacher of the Year.

Professor Susanne Schmidt

Professor, School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, University of Queensland

Susanne leads a vibrant team researching natural ecosystems and agroecosystems focussed on plants, microbes and soil. This aims to advance the circular nutrient economy, the restoration of degraded soils and landscapes, and the sustainable use of Australia's flora.

Dr Helen Siuki

Dr Helen Siuki is an award-winning lecturer in Marketing, and the Department of Marketing Director of Education, at Macquarie Business School, Macquarie University, Sydney.

Dr Chamith Abewardana Wijenayake

Senior Lecturer, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology, University of Queensland

Chamith completed his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Akron, Ohio, USA in 2014 and BSc (Hons) degree in Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering with first class honours at the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in 2007. His research interests and expertise include multidimensional signal processing, digital hardware architectures for signal processing, FPGA based system design, hardware accelerators for machine learning, and engineering education. Chamith has received a number of awards including the Outstanding Student Research Award at the University of Akron, Ohio, USA, in 2011 and he is one of the two recipients of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Pre-Doctoral Award in 2014. From 2015-2019 he was a lecturer at the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

Dr Justin Ridge

Lecturer in Biochemistry & Molc Bio, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, University of Queensland

Dr Justin Ridge graduated with a BSc (Class 2.1) in Biochemistry and Microbiology from the University of Sheffield (UK) in 1994. he then went on to gain his PhD, also from Sheffield, focussing on the role of the polypeptide chain in determining energy transduction in the bacterial photosynthetic reaction centre.

Justin then moved to Australia and between 1998 and 2008 he was a post-doctoral researcher in the School in a number of labs gaining experience in diverse fields such as environmental microbiology and molecular neuroscience.

Since 2008 Justin's role has been as a teaching-focused academic.


Professor lan Gentle

School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, University of Queensland

Professor Lan Gentle joined The University of Queensland in 1993 following postdoctoral positions at the Research School of Chemistry at ANU and at the University of New England. During 2008-2010 he was seconded to the Australian Synchrotron, Clayton, Victoria as Head of Science and returned full time to UQ in 2011. In 2013 he was appointed Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Science, while continuing to lead my group in SCMB. In 2015 he was appointed Deputy Executive Dean, Faculty of Science.

Dr Ben Wang

Associate Professor in Economics, Department of Economics, Macquarie University