Jennie Hudson - Psychology
Jennie Hudson

Professor Jennie Hudson is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow and Director of the Centre for Emotional Health in the Department of Psychology, Macquarie University. Jennie’s research focuses on understanding the factors that contribute to children’s emotional health and working to improve the services available to children experiencing anxiety and other emotional disorders, as well as their families. Hudson co-authored the book “Treating anxious children: An evidence-based approach” (2000) and edited “Psychopathology and the Family” (2006).  Her research has been published in national and international journals and her work has been cited over 1500 times in peer reviewed journals.

She is on the editorial board: Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and Behaviour Research and Therapy. She is also on the Australian Research Council College of Experts.

Distinguished Professor of Psychology
Director, Centre for Emotional Health

Areas of expertise:
  • Emotional Health
  • Anxiety
  • Children's Emotional Health
Mark Wiggins - Psychology

Mark Wiggins

Associate Professor Mark Wiggins is a Registered Organisational Psychologist. He is currently Program Director of the Master of Organisational Psychology, Deputy Director of the Centre of Elite Performance, Expertise, and Training (CEPET), and Associate Dean (Research) for the Faculty of Human Sciences at Macquarie University. His specialities include employee assessment and training, expert skill acquisition, selection and interviewing, and human factors analysis and intervention. He is the Research Lead for the EXPERT Intensive Skills Assessment (EXPERTise) Project. His research is oriented towards improving the relationship between humans and advanced technology.

His research in cue-based processing is designed to help people understand the bases on which humans interpret and form judgments in complex, time-constrained situations. Mark has acted as an advisor to a number of national and international organisations including the United States Federal Aviation Administration and the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority. He has also been engaged as a consultant researcher with Railcorp, Powerlink, Rail Management Australia, the Victorian Department of Infrastructure, and Sydney Airports Corporation.

Associate Professor of Psychology
Associate Dean of Higher Degree Research for Faculty of Human Sciences
PhD (Psychology), MA (Honours with Distinction) Psychology, BA (Honours) Psychology, Bachelor of Social Science: Psychology

Areas of expertise:
  • Organisational Psychology
  • Employee Assessment & Training
  • Selection & Interviewing
  • Human Factors Analysis
Shawkat Alam - International Law

Shawkat Alam

Dr Shawkat Alam is an Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for International and Environmental Law at Macquarie Law School, Macquarie University. He has previously been an academic in the Law School at Dhaka University, and has also taught at Rajshahi University, Bangladesh. Dr Alam holds an LLB (Honours) from Rajshahi University, an LLM from Dhaka University and a PhD from Macquarie University. Dr Alam's teaching and research expertise are in the areas of international law, international environmental law, international trade and sustainable development. He has published extensively in his areas of expertise. He is the author of the book, Sustainable Development and Free Trade (Routledge, 2008). His recent co-edited books include Routledge Handbook of International Environmental Law, Routledge, London, 2012, Globalisation and the Quest for Social and Environmental Justice: The Relevance of International Law in an Evolving World Order, Routledge, London (2011), and International Trade Law and the WTO, Federation Press, Australia, 2013.

Dr Alam is currently the Editor of the Macquarie Journal of International and Comparative Environmental Law. He has served as an International Expert for United Nations Industrial Development Organisation's Quality Support Programme in Bangladesh and engaged in consultancy and community work in Bangladesh.

Associate Professor
Director Centre for International & Environmental Law
LLB (Honours) (Rajshahi University), LLM (Dhaka University), PhD (Macquarie University)

Areas of expertise:
  • International Law
  • International Environmental Law
  • International Trade
  • Sustainable Development
Robert Harcourt - Marine Biology

Robert Harcourt

Professor Rob Harcourt lectures in Environmental Science and is an expert in marine biology, specialising in whales, marine science ecosystems and animal behaviour and ecology. As a member of the MMRG, he has made valuable contributions to conservation of large marine vertebrates including sharks, seals, and whales. A small sample of recent work includes conservation of grey nurse and wobbegong sharks, managing human impacts and disturbance on wildlife, whale and dolphin stock structure.

Apart from academic output, he directly contributes to conservation in a hands-on fashion. He has drafted species recovery plans for the Federal Government, provided expert comments to many groups including state and federal government, NGOs and the United Nations Environment Program, made Expert Witness appearances in court, sat on Ecological Risk Assessment Technical panels and authored public submissions. Some of Robert's recent projects include: Revision of Objectives & Criteria of the Southern Right Whales Recovery Plan (2011); Map Biologically important areas for humpback and southern right whales in the East Marine Region (2010; Browse Offshore LNG Development (2010).

Professor of Environmental Science
Director, Marine Mammal Research Group
Graduate School of the Environment
PhD (Zoology), BSc (Psychology - Honours First Class), BSc (Zoology & Psychology)

Areas of expertise:
  • Marine Ecology
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Science Ecosystems
  • Whales, Seals & Sharks
  • Animal Behaviour
John McAneney - Risk Analysis

John McAneney

Professor John McAneney is the Managing Director of Risk Frontiers, an independent Research Centre set up as a R&D company at Macquarie University. Risk Frontiers seeks to provide the insurance industry with modelling expertise related to the pricing and understanding of natural hazards risks and catastrophe exposure. Risk Frontiers is also increasingly working with emergency managers.

John's specialty hazards interests are in bushfire, flood, volcanic and seismic risk and decision-making and policy issues surrounding a wide range of natural hazards. He has expertise in Probabilistic Modelling, Quantitative Risk Assessment and Cost Benefit and Real Options analyses.

John's earlier background was in physics, soil science, weather risk and financial risk analysis. He has 95 refereed publications on various aspects of weather risk, boundary layer physics and natural catastrophe risks.

Director of Risk Frontiers

Areas of expertise:
  • Probalistic Modelling
  • Quantitative Risk Assessment
  • Cost Benefit Analyses
  • Real Options Analyses
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