Program Advisory Committee

“Brilliant and clever people make up the AFoI program advisory committee.”

Ian Gibbins

Ian Gibbins retired in 2014 after 30 years as a neuroscientist including 20 years as Professor of Anatomy at Flinders University. He is internationally recognised for his research on the microscopic organisation of nerves connecting between the internal organs and the spinal cord. Ian is also a widely published...

Kristin Alford

Futurist and Director of MOD, at the University of South Australia, a futuristic museum of discovery.

Darryl Gobbett

Currently Chief Economist and Financial Adviser at Baillieu Holst Ltd. Previously worked in senior financial advisory, economic analysis and executive management roles in the Federal Government and private sector.

Helen Loudis

Clinical Trial Project Manager at SAHMRI. Passionate about research and innovation within diverse platforms. Interests spanning from health and medical research to improve health outcomes, through to space exploration and technology development to progress the human experience.

Peter Mares

Peter Mares is contributing editor with the magazine Inside Story and senior moderator with The Cranlana Programme, a not-for-profit foundation that promotes ethical leadership. He is the author of Not Quite Australian: how temporary migration is changing Australia (Text 2016) and Borderline (UNSW Press 2001 & 2002), an award-winning...

Amy Milhinch

Amy is the creative director of Freerange Future, an Adelaide agency that creates for Cause and Culture. She has had 20+ years of visual communication experience and branding. She has now has extended into design thinking, strategic problem solving and experiential installation. Amy’s drivers are a commitment to beauty...

Liz Nowell

Liz Nowell is the inaugural CEO of ACE Open and former Executive Director of the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia (CACSA). During her time as Executive Director, Liz oversaw the merger between two significant contemporary arts organisations, CACSA and AEAF, which led to the formation of ACE Open...

Vic Pisani

WOMADelaide Planet Talks Program Manager; Arts Projects Australia

Jacinta Thompson

Executive Director, The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre Prior to joining UniSA, Jacinta was the Artistic Director of the OzAsia Festival at Adelaide Festival Centre from 2007-2014, and Executive Producer for the Adelaide Cabaret Festival from 2003-2006. She has previously worked as the Education Manager for Sydney Theatre Company,...

Sarah Tooth

Director of Writers SA. Former Director of Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, Arts Producer and Writer with the ABC’s international television service, Convenor of Asian Studies at Charles Darwin University, Lecturer in Indonesian Studies and Language at Flinders University, Program Manager at the MRC, Manager of the Darwin Fringe...