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Dr Emily O'Gorman

Department of Geography and Planning


Phone: +61 2 9850 9670

Emily O’Gorman researches at the nexus of environmental history, more-than-human geography, and the broader environmental humanities. Her research focuses on how people live with rivers, wetlands, and climates. She is a Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University, where she coordinates the Environmental Humanities undergraduate teaching program and co-leads the Environmental Humanities...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Donna Houston

Associate Professor
Department of Geography and Planning


Phone: +61 2 9850 8322

Donna Houston is an urban and cultural geographer in the Department of Geography and Planning at Macquarie University. Her research explores the intersections of urban political ecology and environmental justice in the Anthropocene; cultural dimensions of climate change; spaces of extinction, and planning in the 'more-than-human' city.  She is particularly interested...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Ian Collinson

Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies


Phone: +61 2 9850 2110

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Shawkat Alam

Professor
Centre for Environmental Law (CEL), Macquarie Law School


Phone: +61 2 9850 8890

Dr Shawkat Alam is Professor of Law and Director of the Centre for Environmental Law at Macquarie Law School, Macquarie University, Australia. He holds an LLB with Honours from Rajshahi University, LLM from Dhaka University and PhD from Macquarie University. Dr Alam's primary teaching and research expertise lies in the...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Nicole Anderson

Professor
Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies


Phone: +61 2 9850 2258

Nicole Anderson is Professor of Cultural Studies, and Head of the Department of Media, Music, Communications and Cultural Studies at Macquarie University, Sydney. She is the co-founder and chief editor of the journal Derrida Today published by Edinburgh University Press, and the Founder and Executive Director of the Derrida Today...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Mr Mehdi Azam

Department of Marketing, Macquarie Graduate School of Management


Phone: +61 2 9850 4803
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Dr David Baker

Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations


Phone: +61 2 9850 8805
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Lea Beness

Associate Professor
Department of Ancient History


Phone: +61 2 9850 9375

I was born in Glen Innes in northern NSW and received my tertiary education (doctorate) at the University of New England in Armidale. I served as a Lecturer in Roman History at the University of New England for two years in the early 1990s. From 1994 I have worked in...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Ms Milena Bojovic

Department of Geography and Planning


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Dr Mio Bryce

Department of International Studies Languages and Cultures


Phone: +61 2 9850 7064

Mio Bryce is Head of Japanese Studies and has been developing and teaching a diverse range of units including Japanese language (from Introductory to Advanced), literature, manga/anime and popular culture, as well as a PACE unit, aimed at capturing and magnifying students' passion for Japanese culture and language....View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Ms Ana Napoli Carneiro

Macquarie Law School


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David Christian

Professor
Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations


Phone: +61 2 9850 8769

David Christian (D.Phil. Oxford, 1974) is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Modern History.  He is by training a historian of Russia and the Soviet Union, but since the 1980s he has become interested in world history and in history at very large scales and across many disciplines.  He...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Kirsten Davies

Centre for Environmental Law (CEL), Macquarie Law School


Phone: +61 2 9850 8334

Dr Kirsten Davies has extensive: education, policy, governance, management, marketing and board experience. In her career she has held senior management, directorship and chair roles. Kirsten was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship to conduct research in USA, UK and Japan (2002) and was the recipient of the University of Sydney...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Greg Downey

Professor
Centre for Elite Performance Expertise and Training (CEPET): Application University Research Centre, Department of Anthropology


Phone: +61 2 9850 8079

Greg Downey received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Chicago in 1998. After working at Columbia University and the University of Notre Dame, he moved to Australia in 2006 to take a position at Macquarie University. Greg’s first book, Learning Capoeira: Lessons in Cunning from an Afro-Brazilian Art (Oxford University...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Ms Erin Corderoy


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Louise D'Arcens

Professor
Department of English


Louise's main current research area is medievalism. Medievalism examines post-medieval receptions and constructions of the Middle Ages, and considers the impact of these constructions on modern cultural, political, and social life. Her current research is on comic representations of the medieval past, trans-historical emotion, and how ideas about the medieval...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Linda Evans

Department of Ancient History


Phone: +61 2 9850 8802

I am an environmental historian who explores the relationship between humans and non-human animals in the ancient world as reflected in religious ideas, symbolism, philosophy, and especially art....View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Ms Corrinne Sullivan


Corrinne is an Indigenous woman from the Wiradjuri Nation, New South Wales, Australia. Corrinne was recently awarded an Australian Award for University Teaching citation for the development of a transformative and motivating learning space in Indigenous Studies that has inspired students to critically and sensitively reflect on their perspectives and worldviews. To learn more, click...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Ms Julia Featherstone


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Mr Paul Govind

Centre for Environmental Law (CEL), Macquarie Law School


Phone: +61 2 9850 7863

Paul Govind is a Lecturer at the Centre for Environmental Law at Macquarie University Law School. He completed a BA/LLB (Hons) at Macquarie and a LLM at Sydney University focusing on distributive justice and funding for climate change adaptation. He is currently a PhD Candidate at the Australian National University...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Rebecca Giggs

Department of English


Fields Environmental literature, environmental humanities, creative pedagogy and practice, eco-criticism, nature and science writing, landscape studies, writing about animals, the uncanny, ficto-criticism, literary nonfiction, the essay and Australian literature....View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Michael Gillings

Professor
Department of Biological Sciences, Genes to Geoscience


Phone: +61 2 9850 8199

Michael Gillings is in the Department of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University, where he is Professor of Molecular Evolution. In general, his interests focus on genetic diversity and its role in evolution. This allows an eclectic research program, with papers on viruses, bacteria, fungi, diatoms, green algae, invertebrates, plants, sharks,...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Usha Harris


Dr Usha Harris teaches in the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in International Communication in the Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies. She has 15 years of professional media experience which includes working as a television researcher and producer in Australia and as a print journalist in Fiji. She...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Tom Hillard

Associate Professor
Department of Ancient History


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Mr Moore Heydinger


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Dr Alison Holland

Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations


Phone: +61 2 9850 8829

Alison is a leading researcher in Australian Indigenous history in the twentieth century, with a focus on rights discourses, race, colonialism and humanitarianism. She has a BA (Hons class 1) and Diploma of Museum Studies from the University of Sydney and a PhD from UNSW. Her monograph, Just Relations. The...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Jarrod Hore

Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations


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Richie Howitt

Emeritus Professor
Department of Geography and Planning


My research focuses on Indigenous rights and the interface between Indigenous communities, natural resource development, governments and corporations at the scales of the project, the community, the landscape and the nation. Much of my work uses highly participatory social impact assessment methodologies (first discussed in a widely cited paper in...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Aline Jaeckel


Dr Aline Jaeckel is a Research Fellow at Macquarie Law School where she is a recipient of the highly competitive Macquarie University Research Fellowship (MQRF). Her work focuses on ocean resources management and is characterised by close collaboration with marine scientists. Aline has published extensively in the field of law...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Jane Johnson

Department of Philosophy


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Ms Sara Judge

Department of Geography and Planning, Indigenous Strategy


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Ray Laurence

Professor
Department of Ancient History


Phone: +61 2 9850 1430

Ray Laurence is Professor of Ancient History at Macquarie University (Australia), previous to his move to Macquarie University – he was Professor of Roman History and Archaeology at the University of Kent (UK).  His work based in Archaeology, History and Classics is characterised by a cross-disciplinary aspect that causes it...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Alison Leitch

Department of Sociology


Alison studied history, political economy and Italian, majoring in social anthropology at the University of Sydney in the early 1980s. After completing her undergraduate studies, Alison spent two years living and working in Tuscany. This experience inspired her to undertake ethnographic research into the world of work in the marble...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Justine Lloyd

Centre for Media History (CMH), Department of Sociology


Phone: +61 2 9850 9940

My research is broadly concerned with the relationship between spatial and social change, particularly investigated through cultural histories of domesticity and urban space. I've also published in the area of transnationalism and border theory. I worked as a producer and presenter in community radio after I first did a late-night...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Mianna Lotz

Department of Philosophy, PVC (Learning & Teaching)


Phone: +61 2 9850 8804

Mianna joined the Department of Philosophy at Macquarie in 2005 as Associate Lecturer in Ethics/Applied Ethics. Prior to her arrival she was a Research Fellow at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, University of Melbourne, and a Lecturer at La Trobe University. Mianna holds a PhD from Monash...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Mrs Alison Luke

Indigenous Strategy


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Mr Bryan Maher

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Dr Nicole Matthews

Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies


Phone: +61 2 9850 2152

Biography Dr Nicole Matthews lectures across media and cultural studies at the Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies at Macquarie University in Sydney.  Nicole graduated from Adelaide University with a BA (Hons) in English and Politics in 1991 and undertook her PhD at Griffith University, graduating in 1998. ...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Andrew McGregor

Associate Professor
Department of Geography and Planning


Phone: +61 2 9850 7993

I am a human geographer who studies human-environment interactions in Australia and Southeast Asia. My research explores innovative responses to global environmental change.  I am particularly interested in contributing to the development of more ethical, just and resilient multispecies societies in relation to food and forests.  I have two main research...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Jessica McLean

Department of Geography and Planning


Phone: +61 2 9850 6295

Biography Jessica McLean does research on how humans, more-than-humans, environments and technologies interact to produce geographies of change. Her research focuses on digital technologies, water politics, climate action and activism. She is a Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University where she is Deputy Director of Outreach and Engagement and teaches Anthropocene...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Fiona Miller

Associate Professor
Department of Geography and Planning


Phone: +61 2 9850 8425

Fiona Miller is a human geographer who conducts research from a political ecology perspective on the social and equity dimensions of environmental change in the Asia Pacific, notably Vietnam and Cambodia, as well as Australia. She specialises in social vulnerability, society-water relations and climate change adaptation and is currently undertaking...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Mr Luke Monks


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Ms Lara Mottee


Lara Katharine Mottee is a PhD Candidate at Macquarie University, Australia and the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Her research is investigating improvements in the assessment and management of social impacts in Urban Transport-infrastructure projects. Prior to commencing her PhD, spent 12 years’ in practice as an Environmental and Social...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Ms Harriet Narwal


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Dr Thelma Raman

Macquarie Business School


Phone: 4231
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Ronika Power

Associate Professor
Department of Ancient History


Phone: +61 2 9850 8882

Ronika K. Power is an Associate Professor of Bioarchaeology in the Department of Ancient History at Macquarie University, and the Director of the Centre for Ancient Cultural Heritage and Environment (CACHE). Ronika is an Honorary Research Fellow of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research at the University of Cambridge, an elected Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Mrs Judith Preston

Centre for Environmental Law (CEL), Macquarie Law School


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John Simons

Professor
Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts


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Ms Selina Springett

Macquarie University International College


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Dr Jo Rey

Department of Indigenous Studies, Indigenous Strategy


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Shawn Ross

Associate Professor
Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) - Office


Phone: +61 2 9850 7010

A/Prof Shawn Ross joined Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations as Deputy Director of the Big History Institute in 2015 (on a joint appointment with the Department of Ancient History). His teaching includes Big History, archaeological methods, digital archaeology, and the history and archaeology of pre-Classical Greece in...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Ben Spies-Butcher

Associate Professor
Department of Sociology


Phone: +61 2 9850 4074

Ben Spies-Butcher teaches Economy and Society and is Head of the Sociology Department at Macquarie University. Ben completed his PhD in Economics at the University of Sydney while working in the non-government sector on issues of human rights. His research focuses on the political economy of social policy and the...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Kenneth Sheedy

Associate Professor
Australian Centre for Ancient Numismatic Studies (ACANS), Department of Ancient History


Phone: +61 2 9850 9265

Associate Professor Kenneth Sheedy was appointed the founding director of the Australian Centre for Ancient Numismatic Studies in 2000. He is also a member of the teaching staff of the Department of Ancient History and a member of the Ancient Cultures Research Centre. He received his doctorate in Classical Archaeology from...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Sandie Suchet-Pearson

Associate Professor
Department of Geography and Planning


Phone: +61 2 9850 8393

I am an associate professor in Geography and Planning at Macquarie University. My research and teaching experiences over the last 25 years have been in the area of Indigenous rights and environmental management. I worked on Cape York Peninsula on community development in the context of a major mining operation,...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Jonathan Symons

Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations


Phone: +61 2 9850 8864

Jonathan Symons is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations. Jon received his PhD from the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. Prior to joining Macquarie in July 2013 Jon was a Lecturer at La Trobe University Melbourne and before that an Assistant Professor at Lingnan...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Hollis Taylor

Department of Geography and Planning


Violinist/composer, zoömusicologist, and ornithologist Hollis Taylor is a Senior Research Fellow at Macquarie University. She previously held research fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin, the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle in Paris, and the University of Technology Sydney. Taylor has an abiding interest in animal aesthetics, particularly vis-à-vis...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Eve Vincent

Department of Anthropology


Phone: +61 2 9850 8026

I studied history at the University of Melbourne, graduating with first class honours in 2003. My honours work concerned the legacy of the British atomic testing program in the northern desert region of South Australia. When I later returned to university to undertake a PhD in anthropology at the University...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Miss Amy Way


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Lisa Wynn

Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology


Phone: +61 2 9850 8095

Lisa L. Wynn is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.  She received her PhD in 2003 from Princeton University, where she subsequently held two postdoctoral research positions at the Office of Population Research and the Center for Health and Wellbeing.  Her research has...View full profile in our Researcher's database

Ms. Sophie Chao

Phd Student

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Sophie Chao is a doctoral candidate in social anthropology at Macquarie University. Her research explores the changing relations of indigenous Marind in West Papua to forest plants and animals in the context of large-scale monocrop oil palm expansion. Sophie previously worked for indigenous rights organization Forest Peoples Programme. Her professional and academic work investigates the intersections of capitalism, indigeneity, and ecology in Asia-Pacific.

Email: sophie.chao@mq.edu.au

Phone: +61420927904

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