Academy Council

  • Dr Graham Baker

    President

    Graham spent the first six years of his career in engineering practice, in the UK, Oman and Nepal, before embarking on a 30-year career in academe.

  • Hamish Bain

    Treasurer

    A consultant business economist whose work has been heavily involved in regional and rural development issues at a national level.

  • Prof. Virginia Slaughter

    Virginia Slaughter is Professor and Head of the School of Psychology at the University of Queensland, Australia.¬† She earned a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence College (New York) in 1985 and a PhD in Developmental Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1994.¬† She became a lecturer at the University of […]

  • Prof. Justin J. Cooper-White

    COUNCILLOR

    Prof Cooper-White, a chemical and biological engineer, graduated with his Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) in 1991, UQ. Prior to commencing his Ph.D. in Polymer Rheology and Thermodynamics at UQ in 1996, he worked for Shell (Australia) Pty. Ltd. for 5 years as a design engineer and processing manager. In 2004 he was recruited to head […]

  • Prof. Neal Ashkanasy

    COUNCILLOR

    Neal Ashkanasy is a Professor of Management at the UQ Business School at the University of Queensland. He came to academe in after an 18-year career in water resources engineering. He received his PhD in social/organizational psychology from the University of Queensland.

  • Dr Greg Bamford

    Councillor

    Greg Bamford is an Honorary Senior Fellow in the School of Architecture at the University of Queensland.

  • Professor Kaye Basford

    COUNCILLOR

    Kaye is a Professor of Biometry at The University of Queensland (UQ), undertaking teaching and research at the interface between statistics, quantitative genetics and plant breeding.

  • Dr Stewart Gill

    COUNCILLOR

    Originally from Scotland, Stewart has been in Australia since 1985 – prior to his current appointment, he was Warden of Ridley College and Dean of Trinity College at the University and Melbourne and a Senior Fellow in the History Department.

  • Dr Joseph McDowall

    COUNCILLOR

    Dr Joseph McDowall has a PhD from the University of Queensland in social psychology.
    He has lectured both there and at Griffith University in the areas of research methods, statistics, social skills and interpersonal interactions, as well as teaching both the theory and practice of Photography.

  • Professor Suzanne Miller

    COUNCILLOR

    Professor Miller commenced as CEO and Director of the Queensland Museum Network on 2 July 2013 after six years leading the South Australia Museum as Director. Previously the Edinburgh native spent 12 years with National Museums Scotland, latterly as Keeper of Natural Sciences.

  • Dr Julia Playford

    COUNCILLOR

    Dr Julia Playford is Director of Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Sciences for the Queensland Government. Her team of approximately seventy five staff include ecotoxicologists, chemists, biologists, and engineers working on water and air monitoring, providing science assessments for activities regulated under the Environmental Protection Act, and scientific studies related to water and air quality.