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Speakers participating in AFOI 2018

These people are leading or taking part in one or more event.

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Elyas Alavi

Art facilitator

Born in Afghanistan, Elyas is an emerging visual artist and poet, now based in Adelaide. He has a Masters in Visual Arts from UniSA and has exhibited nationally...

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Dr Kristin Alford

Inaugural director, MOD, University of South Australia

As a futurist based at the futuristic Museum of Discovery, Kristin thrives on asking provocative questions about the role of science at the intersection...

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Kari Allen

Co-founder, The Sparkke Change Beverage Company

Sparkke is an all-female alcohol company tackling entrenched biases of a male-dominated industry worth billions per annum. Kari’s extensive international marketing experience is now...

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Dr Jane Andrew

Senior lecturer & director, Match studio

Match studio is an inspiring model for inter-disciplinary teaching and research.  Jane’s students are developing knowledge and skills within a context and reinforcing them...

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Robyn Archer AO

Singer, writer, artistic director and public advocate for the arts

Awarded the International Society of Performing Arts Citation of Merit, Robyn combines artistic direction with performance, strategic advice, mentoring of younger artists and artistic...

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Edwin Kemp Attrill

Artistic director, ActNow Theatre

Edwin won a 2015 SA Ruby Award and the Australia Council’s 2018 Kirk Robson Award. His work focuses on interactive theatre and participatory storytelling, exploring social justice themes.

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Dan Aubin

Daring human

From the vantage of a handstand on top of a tall stack of wooden chairs, Dan’s mission is simple: To dare himself, and those...

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Dr Marnie Badham

Vice chancellor and post doctoral research fellow, CAST Centre for Art, Society, and Transformation

Marnie is an artist-researcher at RMIT University.  She’s had the enviable task of exploring the relationship between food, sociality and sustainability through a series of...

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Professor Jason Bainbridge

Head, School of Creative Industries, UniSA

Jason is an internationally recognised researcher in media, merchandising, screen studies, and popular understandings of law.  He occasionally finds his previous experience as a stand-up comedian very...

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Jani Baker

General Manager, Customer Innovation & Brand, ACH Group

Having 20 years’ experience in the health industry under her belt, Jani has a passion for ensuring South Australians live good lives.

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Tully Barnet

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Dr Stephen Berry

Renewable energy and decarbonisation manager, UniSA

Stephen is a scientist with a passion for investigating how we can improve the quality of people’s lives through better building and precinct design,...

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David Bevan

Reporter and broadcaster

David co-presents ABC Radio Adelaide’s breakfast program. His account of the Ivan Polyukhovich prosecution, A case to answer, was republished this year to mark...

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Graham Blewitt AM

Specialist magistrate, Children's Court

As deputy chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Graham helped to create an enforceable body of international criminal law.

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Ellen Broad

Data adviser and writer

Ellen is a respected expert in data sharing, open data and artificial intelligence (AI) ethics. Her forthcoming book Made by humans: the AI condition is about...

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Professor Frank Bruno

South Australian chair in energy, UniSA  

Frank has been involved in research, consultancy and teaching in the areas of thermal storage, low energy buildings, air conditioning, refrigeration and solar thermal...

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Dr Ingrid Burkett

Director systems innovation at TACSI

With two decades of experience in leading systems innovation, Ingrid is changing the ways that we approach place-based disadvantage, and fund and commission social...

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Jane Caro

Social commentator

Jane has published ten books, including the two novels Just a girl and Just a queen and memoir Plain speaking Jane. She created and...

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Dr Jennifer Caruso

Lecturer, Department of History, School of Humanities, University of Adelaide

Jenni is an Eastern Arrente woman who lectures in Aboriginal cultures and histories. Her research focuses on the impacts of removal on the Stolen...

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Dr Tim Causer

Senior research associate, Bentham Project, University College London Faculty of Laws

Tim is working on Jeremy Bentham’s writings on Australia for a project funded by UK Research and Innovation’s Arts and Humanities Research Council.

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Dr Megan Clark AC

Director general, Australian Space Agency

Megan recently led the review of Australia’s space industry capability.  She is a director of Rio Tinto, CSL Limited and CARE Australia, and former...

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Taasha Coates

Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist

Taasha is best known as the front woman for the highly successful, multi-ARIA-winning Australian band The Audreys. She released her first solo album in 2016.

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Professor Marcello Costa

Neuroscientist, Flinders University

Born in Italy, Marcello is dedicated to public education in neuroscience. He’s a member of the Australian Academy of Science, and holds the title...

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Marshall Cowan

Director, Fire Hazard Australia; immersive performer and entrepreneur

Having left a successful career in IT and software engineering, Marshall uses improvisational theatre with corporate clients and educational institutions. He’s won awards at the...

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Nick Crowther

Managing director, Freerange Future

Nick is an AFoI board member and runs creative agency, Freerange Future. He believes our values are the key to personal happiness and the...

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Michael David QC

Barrister, Justice of the SA Supreme Court

Michael was senior defence counsel in Australia’s only war crimes trials. He has a keen interest in modern history, in particular the Nuremberg trials.

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Aaron Davis

Match Tournament workshop leader

Aaron is a design educator and researchers at UniSA, who develops innovative inter-disciplinary teaching models in higher education. His research focuses on understanding the...

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Emeritus Professor Graeme Davison AO

Emeritus professor of History, Monash University

Graeme is Australia’s leading urban historian, interested in national identity, public history and family history. His books include The rise and fall of marvellous...

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Assistant professor Katie Dawson

Director, Drama for Schools Program, University of Texas

Katie Dawson has written two books and presents locally and globally about ways to increase student engagement and ownership of learning through the arts.

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Dr Mark Diesendorf

Honorary associate professor in environmental humanities, UNSW Sydney

Mark believes science, technology and economics should serve the community at large. He looks for ways to achieve ecologically-sustainable and socially-just development.

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James Dodd

Visual artist

James exhibits regularly across Australia in publicly-funded institutions, commercial galleries and artist-run spaces. His particular interests are in painting, machines as art, graffiti, adventure...

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Katrina Donaghy

Co-chief executive officer and co-founder, Civic Ledger

Katrina’s interest in blockchain technologies is driven by her curiosity of the potential they offer to replace government legacy systems, thereby delivering efficiencies, stimulating...

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Peter Drew

Australian street artist

Peter is known for his clandestine poster installation campaigns challenging Australian identity, most notably Real Australians say welcome, and for works based on the...

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Assistant professor Noura Erakat

Assistant professor George Mason University, Virginia, USA

Writer, activist and co-founding editor of the e-zine Jadaliyya, Noura is also a human rights attorney. She researches humanitarian law and refugee law.

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Associate professor Nick Falkner

Foundation director, University of Adelaide’s Australian Smart City Consortium

Nick conducts research into computer network design and development, blockchain, network security, privacy preservation and the Internet of Things. His educational research focuses on...

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Guy Fisher

Building construction manager, LendLease

With 35 years’ experience in the construction industry, Guy’s passion is sustainable design.  His industry perspectives were gained through corporate property management, cost consultancy,...

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Nick Fletcher

Head, military heraldry & technology, Australian War Memorial, Canberra 

Based at the Australian War Memorial for over 20 years, Nick knows a lot about military heraldry. He’s visited Afghanistan twice and regularly leads...

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Sally Francis

Manager arts in health at FMC, Flinders Medical Centre 

Ambassador for the Institute for Creative Health, Sally works towards having arts in health programs validated and integrated into the delivery of health services.

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Professor Peter Fray

Co-director of the Centre for Media Transition, University of Technology Sydney

As a reporter, editor and academic, Peter has lived through the digital revolution in news media – and spends his waking hours wondering how...

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Nina Funnell

Freelance journalist and author

Nina is a Walkley Award-winning journalist and anti-sexual-assault advocate. She headed up New Matilda’s exclusive #MeToo investigation into workplace sexual harassment.

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Courtney Gibson

Chief executive, South Australian Film Corporation 

Courtney’s experience in TV production and commissioning has been extensive.  She’s held executive and senior management positions at Screen NSW, ABC TV, Endemol Australia,...

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Morris Gleitzman

Author, Australian Children’s Laureate 2018–2019

Morris writes fiction for children and young adults. His hugely popular and internationally-published books explore serious and sometimes confronting subjects in funny and unexpected...

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Dr Alice Gorman FSA

Space archeologist, Flinders University

An advisory council member of the Space Industry Association of Australia, Alice is an internationally-recognised leader in the field of space archaeology. She tweets...

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Dr Julie Gough

Artist, independent curator and writer

Based in Hobart, Julie loves uncovering – through her research and art practice – subsumed histories, many of which refer to her family’s experiences...

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Chris Graham

Editor, New Matilda

Chris founded National Indigenous Times and the magazine Tracker. He’s won a Walkley Award, a Walkley High Commendation and two Human Rights Awards for his reporting.

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Professor Steve Graves

Director, Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry

Steve is the international expert in arthroplasty registries. He conducts research and contributes to policy development and has presented and published extensively on the...

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Professor Tom Griffiths AO

Professor of history, Australian National University

Tom is a prize-winning author whose works include Forests of ash: an environmental history, Slicing the silence: voyaging to Antarctica and The art of...

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Paul Grillo

GetUp Organiser

Paul has been involved in community organising for nearly 20 years and, before he knew it, doing something about the state of the world...

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Nicholas Gruen

Visiting professor, Kings College London Policy Institute

As well as being founder of Lateral Economics and Peach Financial, Nicholas is adjunct professor, UTS Business School, and a policy economist, entrepreneur and...

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Sarah Gun

Founder and director, GOGO Events

Sarah is an international award-winning innovator, disruptor, thought leader and crusader for a socially-equitable world.

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Professor Fiona Haines

Professor of criminology, University of Melbourne

Fiona explores how businesses create harm and commit crime, and what can be done about it. Her research projects include how to rethink regulation...

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Trish Hansen

Strategic consultant and founding principal, Urban Mind

From health, wellbeing, creative cities, public art and urban life, Trish has initiated, led and managed social enterprises, projects and programs in the tertiary...

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Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith

Astrophysicist, CSIRO

Astronomer, black-hole wrangler and author of When galaxies collide, Lisa is also a presenter of ABC television’s popular science series Stargazing live.

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David Hobbs

Rehabilitation engineer, Medical Device Research Institute, Flinders University

Awarded a Churchill Fellowship and Fulbright Scholarship, David has extensive experience in disability, rehabilitation engineering and assistive technologies. He recently represented Australia at the...

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David Homburg

Principal, HASSELL

Former president of the Australian Institute of Architects (SA), David regularly contributes to the public conversation on cities, cycling and design thinking and is...

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Victoria Hunt

Director, Dancer, Choreographer

Victoria Hunt is an Australian-Maori performance artist, living on Gadigal land in Sydney. She works to reinstates the power of Indigenous creativity and knowledge...

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Sophie Hyde

Producer and director

An award-winning filmmaker and co-founder of film collaborative Closer Productions, Sophie’s currently busy directing the feature film Animals, producing a feature doc Gayby Baby...

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Aldo Iacobelli

Artist

Aldo’s four decades of distinctive practice is informed by political, religious and socio-cultural concerns. Working across painting, drawing, sculpture and installation, he has exhibited...

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Tim Jarvis

Environmental scientist, author, adventurer

Perhaps best known for his Antarctic expeditions, Tim is passionate about helping to solve climate change issues through his 25zero project. He now focuses...

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Stephanie Johnston

Independent urban and rural planning consultant

A former book publisher turned urban and rural planner, Stephanie has been working on the bid for UNESCO world heritage listing of Adelaide’s Mount...

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Professor Jon Jureidini

Child psychiatrist, Robinson Research Institute, University of Adelaide

Jon advocates non-pathologising approaches to mental health as well as safer, more effective and more ethical research in mental health. He regards parents and...

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Fotis Kapetopoulos

Founding director, Kape Communications Pty Ltd

Former senior government multicultural media and policy adviser, and former head of Multicultural Arts Victoria, Fotis writes for Daily review and Neos kosmos and...

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Ofer Karliner

Portfolio manager, Infrastructure, Magellan Financial Group

Ofer is a portfolio manager at Magellan, with responsibility for company analysis and portfolio management functions. He also a member of the Magellan Investment...

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Professor John Keane

Professor of politics, University of Sydney and Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin

Distinguished professor at Peking University, John is renowned globally for his creative thinking about democracy. He’s currently working on a book about its decline...

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Dr Fiona Kerr

Industry professor, neural and systems complexity, University of Adelaide

Fiona speaks and consults on a range of topics including the neurophysiology of human-human and human-technology interaction, neurogenesis, and how good leaders create organisations...

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Professor Alison Kitson

Vice-president and executive dean, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University

Alison Kitson is an internationally recognised researcher and nursing leader and is the Vice President & Executive Dean of the College of Nursing &...

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Carl Kuddell

Co-founder and creative producer, Tallstoreez / Change Media

As a filmmaker and change agent, Carl has won national acclaim delivering workshops across the nation to remote, regional and urban communities and working...

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Charles Landry

Fellow of the Robert Bosch Academy, Berlin

Charles is an international authority, author, speaker and adviser on the use of imagination and creativity in urban change.  His latest book is The...

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Benjamin Law

Author, journalist, columnist and TV screenwriter

Benjamin has written The family law, Gaysia: adventures in the queer east and Quarterly essay 67: moral panic 101. The first of these is now an award-winning TV series for SBS.

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Professor Carmen Lawrence

Director, Centre for the Study of Social Change in the School of Psychological Science, University of Western Australia

Carmen, former Premier of WA, held portfolios across fields including education, environment, industry and innovation, and Aboriginal affairs, and was minister assisting the prime...

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Chris Leishman

Director, Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research, University of Adelaide

A recent migrant himself, Chris is well placed to comment on factors (including migration) that drive house prices, and the role that supply plays...

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Michael Lennon

Managing director, Housing Choices Australia

Michael is national chair of the Community Housing Industry Association, a member of the South Australian Planning Commission and a trustee of the History...

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Gabrielle Leonello

Account director, littlelion PR

Gabrielle heads up littlelion PR, a boutique agency specialising in luxury, lifestyle and community brands. She has more than 25 years experience and works...

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Professor Enzo Lombi

Barbara Hardy chair of environmental science and engineering, UniSA

Enzo is strand leader at the Future Industries Institute, UniSA, where his major research focuses on the behaviour and fate of contaminants and nutrients...

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Ken Long

Chairman, Adelaide Sustainable Building Network

A sustainability consultant at dsquared Consulting, Ken is passionate about creating built environments which enable a positive quality of life. His work has ranged...

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Miriam Lyons

Climate Justice Co-Director, GetUp!

Miriam, who has been a frequent guest on media programs including the ABC shows Q&A and The drum, is a policy analyst, writer and...

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Jen Lyons-Reid

Co-founder and artistic director Tallstoreez / Change Media

Since 2002, Jen has explored creative multi-disciplinary ways of addressing social justice, environmental and human rights issues.  She and Carl Kuddell are high impact trouble-makers.

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Justin Macdonnell

Executive director, Anzarts Institute

Justin has held executive roles in major arts organisations in Australia, NZ and the USA. He’s provided strategic advice to a diverse range of...

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Professor Stuart Macintyre

Emeritus laureate professor and professorial fellow, University of Melbourne

Stuart’s most recent books are No end of a lesson, on what happened to our universities, and Australia’s boldest experiment, on the extraordinary national...

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Greg Mackie OAM

CEO, History Trust of SA

Culture broker’ and ‘ageing provocateur’, Greg’s service has been recognised nationally with a Medal of the Order of Australia (2002), the Dame Elizabeth Murdoch...

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Dr Martina Skrubbeltrang Mahnke

Match Tournament lead academic, Copenhagen

Martina is a researcher in the University of Copenhagen’s Human Impact project. She’s experienced in media and communication studies and is a creative educator...

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Dr Amrita Malhi

Visiting fellow, ANU

Amrita is a researcher, writer, instructor and adviser on the histories and politics of Muslim movements in Southeast Asia – especially in Malaysia –...

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Dr Rob Manwaring

Senior lecturer, College of Business, Government and Law, Flinders University

Rob teaches and researches into politics and public policy. His research is in the area of social democratic politics, and his 2018 co-edited collection...

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Peter Mares

Contributing editor, Inside story

Peter’s work helps people, through dialogue, to access new ways of thinking about their challenges. His most recent book is Not quite Australian: how...

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Sandy McCathie

Programs and partnerships coordinator, Carbon Neutral Adelaide

Sandy is an environmental and sustainability adviser. She’s been implementing innovative solutions to advance sustainability practices in a variety of industries for over 20...

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Professor Stephen McDonald

Executive officer, ANZ Dialysis and Transplant Registry (ANZDATA)

Stephen, a kidney specialist at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and SAHMRI, is researching the epidemiology of chronic kidney disease – who is affected, their...

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Professor Alexander McFarlane AO

Director, Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies, University of Adelaide

Alexander is a psychiatrist with international expertise in the field of traumatic stress. He has extensive experience as a researcher and clinician dealing with...

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Pamela A Melroy

Director of space technology and policy, Nova Systems

A military test pilot (retired colonel, US Air Force) and former NASA astronaut, Pam flew on three space shuttle missions. Her first flight aboard...

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Amy Milhinch

Creative director, Freerange Future

Motivated by beauty and excellence, Amy is a visual communicator striving for deeper meaning and human/universal connection. She is deeply committed to culture and the...

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Dr Amy Milka

Researcher, ARC Centre for the History of Emotions, University of Adelaide

Amy researches eighteenth century history, literature and culture. Her interests include radical politics, legal history, and print culture.

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Simon Molloy

Freelance economist, musician and software entrepreneur

Simon co-founded a software company in the 1990s and has been an economic consultant to most Australian arts and screen agencies. He’s managing director...

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Professor Stephen Muecke

Jury chair of English language and literature, University of Adelaide

Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, Stephen has long worked with Indigenous people and his current research involves ethnographic documentation of Goolarabooloo...

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Julie Munk

Programme leader, Social Innovation Exchange Organisation, London

Julie has extensive experience, in both public and academic platforms, in enabling collaborative learning environments, knowledge exchange and co-designed solutions to deal with complex...

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Professor Peter Murphy

David Klingberg chair in energy and advanced manufacturing, UniSA

Peter is strand leader within UniSA’s Future Industries Institute. He was one of UniSA’s inaugural industry professors, in recognition of his extensive research engagement...

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Jane Mussared

Chief executive, Council on the Ageing in South Australia

Jane actively promotes the rights, interests and futures of South Australians as they age. She’s won an SA Telstra Business Women’s Award and a...

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Jennifer Nielsen

Founder, ekko.world

Jennifer is founder of ekko.world, a tech platform supporting eco products and services and the Global Eco Alliance (G-ECO-A) – a movement focused on making...

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Thea O’Connor

Personal sustainability specialist

Thea is dedicated to re-humanising our work ethic.  She is also a Naptivist, aiming to normalise the powernap in our personal and professional lives.

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Ruby-Rose O’Halloran

Senior democracy campaigner, GetUp! 

Ruby-Rose works across issues such as electoral law reform, maintaining a free and independent media landscape, and fighting mass surveillance.

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Gary Outten

Torture and trauma counsellor

Gary specialises in working with survivors of torture and trauma. From 2012 to late 2017, he worked as a trauma counsellor in the Nauru...

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Peter Owen

Director, Wilderness Society South Australia

Peter, who was Australian Environmentalist of the Year 2016, has been instrumental, with his team, in protecting vast areas across the State from practices...

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Veronica Pardo

Executive director, Arts Access Victoria

Veronica is currently handing over her position to an artist living with a disability. Arts Access Victoria has an agenda of social and artistic transformation for people...

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Julianne Parkinson

Chief executive officer, Global Centre for Modern Ageing

With over 25 years’ experience as a global financial and legal consultant under her belt, Julianne has played a leading, collaborative role in supporting...

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Amanda Pepe

Publishing director, Opinion Media

With a long career in media, communications and management under her belt, Amanda now oversees print and online publications including the iconic Adelaide masthead,...

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Yaara Plaves

Senior architect, Hames Sharley

Yaara has extensive experience in the construction industry. She has managed design development and implementation and been contract manager across industrial, residential, commercial and...

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Professor Jason Potts

Economist

One of Australia’s top economists, Jason specialises in how new technology, innovation and creative industries drive economic and institutional change. 

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Lindy Powell QC

Barrister

Lindy’s areas of practice are civil and commercial litigation and criminal law. She briefed for the defence in the three Australian war crimes prosecutions.

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James Rickard

Creative Director, Writer & AADC President

An independent creative consultant, James has been responsible for creating some of the state’s most recognisable and globally awarded campaigns for iconic local brands...

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Dr Damien Riggs

Associate professor in social work at Flinders University, Australian Research Council future fellow

Damien has written many publications on gender, family, and well-being, including (with Clare Bartholomaeus) Transgender people and education. As a practising psychotherapist, Damien works...

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Clyde Rigney Jnr

Former CEO, Ngarrindjeri Regional Authority

A Ngarrindjeri man, Clyde is a cultural competency leader, creative producer, writer and long-term collaborator with Change Media. He led recent treaty negotiations with...

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Dr Philip Roetman

Discovery Circle citizen science initiative, UniSA

Philip runs innovative citizen science projects. He has engaged thousands of people in activities like tracking pet cats, counting koalas, and recording bat calls.

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Professor Lyndall Ryan

Author

Lyndall has produced the first digital map of frontier massacres in eastern Australia 1788-1872. Its purpose is to reframe the way Australians understand the...

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Jeremy Ryder

Producer, Art by Prisoners

A criminology PhD candidate at Flinders University, Jeremy has been producing annual public exhibitions of prison art since 2012. He studies what it does...

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Rev’d Professor Peter Sandeman

CEO, AnglicareSA 

Before joining AnglicareSA, Peter served in leadership roles for Anglicare in NSW and ACT, and for Mission Australia. He has a long history of working for...

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Caroline Seow

Head of sustainability, Family Business Network International

As connector-in-chief, Caroline passionately advocates conscious and inclusive capitalism, aiming to build trust between sectors, foster cross-pollination of ideas, and catalyse profit and non-profit partnerships.

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Professor Pierre Serna

Directeur de l'Institut d'Histoire de la Révolution Française (2008-2015), Université de Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne

Pierre has been professor of the history of the French Revolution and the Empire at the Sorbonne. He’s written works about the place of...

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Darren Sharp

Sharing economy researcher and consultant. Director, Social Surplus

Darren works on programs that amplify the strengths of people and communities through sharing. He is the Australian editor of Shareable and the Melbourne...

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Lisa Slade

Assistant director, artistic programs, Art Gallery of South Australia

A curator and writer, Lisa developed the exhibition Sappers & shrapnel: contemporary art and the art of the trenches. She chairs ArtlinkAustralia and Arts SA’s...

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Adam Smith

General manager, education and corporate affairs, Torrens University

BOSS Magazine’s Young Executive of the Year in 2009, Adam volunteers as a mentor, facilitator and adviser for many non-profit organisations, especially those supporting...

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Dr Thomas Smith

Head of aerospace physiology and consultant anaesthetist, King’s College London

Former South Australian Rhodes scholar and Churchill fellow, Thomas runs a masters course in space physiology and health. Working clinically as an anaesthetist, he’s...

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Dr Ashleigh Smith

NHMRC-ARC dementia research development fellow, UniSA 

Ashleigh’s work focuses on reducing age-related disability through novel, sustainable and enjoyable exercise interventions and on exploring the nexus between physical activity, brain function...

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Garry Stewart

Artistic director, Australian Dance Theatre

Since taking on his current role at ADT in 1999, Garry has created over 15 original contemporary dance works which have toured extensively to...

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Dr Zygmunt L Szpak

Senior research fellow, Australian Institute for Machine Learning, University of Adelaide

Zygmunt is a computer scientist whose research interests lie at the interface of computer vision, image processing, machine learning, and statistics. He is passionate...

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Dr Duncan Taylor

Principal scientist of forensic statistics, Forensic Science SA

An associate professor of biology, Duncan has worked in forensic biology for 13 years, supervising hundreds of cases and testifying around Australia. He pioneers...

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Professor Gillian Triggs

Emeritus professor, vice chancellor’s fellow, University of Melbourne

Chair of non-profit organisation Justice Connect, Gillian is dedicated to connecting those locked out of the justice system with free legal help. She has provided...

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Guy Turnbull

Former managing director, Care & Share Associates (CASA)

Guy nurtured CASA into an employee-owned enterprise delivering domicilary care services across northern England and created an innovative training approach to social enterprise development with people with a disability.

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Chris Vanstone

Chief Executive Officer, TACSI

Chris’s first career was product designer, designing biscuits, cameras and razors. He’s spent the last 14 years working with interdisciplinary teams and communities to...

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Dr Niki Vincent

Commissioner for equal opportunity (SA)

Niki helped to deliver the Governor’s Leadership Foundation. She’s a member of the SA Women in Sport Taskforce and, on weekends, a foster carer...

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Peter Walker

National president – Australian Association of Special Education

Peter, a former principal who spent over 20 years in diverse educational settings across NSW and SA, now lectures at Flinders University. In 2016,...

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Rev’d Dr Robyn Whitaker

Senior lecturer in biblical studies, University of Divinity

Robyn is interested in the contemporary use of the Bible in debates about sexuality, gender, race, and ethics. She has published in academic journals...

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Associate professor Paul Willis

Palaeontological researcher and science communicator

Paul is passionate about dinosaurs, fossils, trains, his great dane Caesar and his son Chester, but do not ask him to rank these passions!...

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Rob Wilmot

Founder and CEO, Crowdicity

Rob is a technology entrepreneur with a passion for helping people to succeed by giving them the power to unlock their own potential on...

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Jarod Winders

Director and wealth manager, Hopscotch Wealth

Jarod thinks of himself as a ‘fun’-ancial adviser. As a master aerospace engineer turned wealth manager, his passions and skillsets lie in understanding people,...

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Maria Zagala

Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs, Art Gallery of South Australia

Maria specialises in Italian Renaissance art. She has followed Iacobelli’s career for over a decade, with particular interest in the way he draws on...

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Professor Ghil’ad Zuckermann

Chair of linguistics and endangered languages, University of Adelaide

Ghil’ad researches language revival and mental health. He’s been working with the Barngarla Aboriginal communities on reclaiming their language and also been a consultant...

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