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. 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.

  • Prof. 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.

  • 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. Alan Lawson

    Emeritus Professor Alan Lawson’s career at the University of Queensland included periods as Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research & International), Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Dean, UQ Graduate School, and chair of the Australian Council of Deans & Directors of Graduate Studies. He was the inventor of the Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT®), 2008. Prior to those roles, Professor Lawson […]

  • 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.

  • Prof. Andrew McNamara

    Andrew McNamara is an art historian and Professor, Visual Arts, Creative Industries Faculty of QUT, Brisbane, Australia. He received his PhD in 1994 at the Power Institute, University of Sydney. His research has increasingly focused on the modernist legacy for contemporary art and culture, which he regards as contradictory or paradoxical rather than a purely […]

  • Prof. Allan Layton

    Professor Allan Layton, BEcon (1st Class Hons), MEcon, PhD (Qld), received his Doctorate in 1982 and was appointed Professor in 1992.  During his academic career he has held academic posts at Latrobe University, Griffith University, Macquarie University, University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology and University of Southern QLD in Australia, and at Columbia University […]

  • Prof. 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.

  • Else Shepherd AM

    After graduating in Electrical Engineering from the University of Queensland in 1965, Else commenced her working career in Mackay as a process control engineer in the Queensland sugar industry. In 1984 she returned to Brisbane and studied choral conducting at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music.  Returning to her engineering career, she taught at the Queensland […]

  • 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 […]