Right across the APAC Network we engage with Asia-Pacific’s brightest minds, its boldest thinkers and its genuine changemakers.
These globally-acclaimed thought-leaders are sharing their expertise and collaborating to help shape the optimal way forward for our region - and our planet - during the most critical period in human history.
Prof. Mark Howden Mark is the Director of the Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions at The Australian National University.
Renate leads UNSW Sydney's activity in the Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics and is Deputy Head of School (Engagement) for Solar PV and Renewable Energy Engineering.
A Senior Lecturer at Griffith University, Tony is an award-winning Urban and Environmental Planner with portfolios in academia, practice and the media.
Veena is Scientia Professor of Materials Science and Director of the Sustainable Materials Research & Technology Centre (SMaRT) at UNSW Sydney.
Lan is Head of School and Dean at University of Southern Queensland and has 20+ years leadership experience across both academia and industry.
Peter is a John Curtin Distinguished Professor in Sustainability at Curtin University and is globally recognised in urban planning and transport.
Professor Céline d’Orgeville is the Australian National University Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre (AITC) Deputy Director.
Raina is Professor of Global Biosecurity, NHMRC Principal Research Fellow and Head of the Biosecurity Program at the Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney.
Roberto is an Energy Economist at Curtin University’s Oil and Gas Innovation Centre and the author of The Price of Oil.
Tama is an Internet Studies Expert at Curtin University, whose research interests include children’s data, privacy and rights in an online world.
Cassandra is a Mission Specialist with the Australian National University (ANU) Institute of Space (InSpace), and a Senior Lecturer at the College of Law.
Tess is the Project Lead for the Pacific Hub at the Griffith Asia Institute and has 25 years of experience working in the Pacific Islands region.
Matthew is Deputy Director of the Cities Research Institute at Griffith University and is Griffith's Chair Professor for two transport research collaborations.
Anne is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Business Strategy and Innovation at Griffith University and has never regretted choosing Asia as an area of academic and personal interest.
Paul is an economist and Head of the Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University (ANU).
Catherine is an Associate Professor at the Australian National University (ANU) and a champion of diversity and inclusion.
John is a Professor of Economic Geology teaching undergraduates at the Australian National University (ANU) and working in the experimental petrology group.
Mark is an Honorary Associate Professor in Environment and Society at UNSW Sydney, and a senior editor for energy at the international journal, Global Sustainability.
Mattheos Santamouris is a Scientia Distinguished Professor of High-Performance Architecture at UNSW whose research focuses on energy conservation in high-performance architecture.
Greg is Director of the UNSW Global Water Institute and a professor in the School of Chemical Engineering at UNSW Sydney.
Chris is Director of the City Futures Research Centre, inaugural Professor of Urban Science at UNSW Sydney, and his expertise is in the convergence of city planning and digital technologies.
Xiaoqi is Associate Professor of Urban Health and Environment in the UNSW Sydney School of Population Health and an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the George Institute for Global Health.
John is Professor of Energy Systems and Director of the Digital Grid Futures Institute at UNSW Sydney, and specialises in power electronics, electrical machine drives, and electric propulsion.
Jonti is an astronomer and astrobiologist based at the University of Southern Queensland who is a passionate science communicator and teacher.
David is a rocket scientist the University of Southern Queensland working on spacecraft heat shields and scramjet propulsions systems with the potential to change the way we launch satellites.
Paul is the creator and Director of the Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems at the University of the Sunshine Coast.
Jacqueline joined the School of Business and Creative Industries at the University of the Sunshine Coast as Lecturer in International Business in February 2020.
Shannon is a Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University of the Sunshine Coast and specialises in Critical International Relations Theory.
Gregor is a Lecturer in Urban Design and Town Planning at the University of the Sunshine Coast and has led local, national and international projects in the nexus urban design and health.
Christian is a Senior Lecturer at the Australian Centre for Ecogenomics and his research interests include the phylogeny, taxonomy and ecology of free living and symbiotic bacteria and archaea.
Kelvin is an Associate Professor in Finance at The University of Queensland Business School who has earned a reputation as a researcher and expert in corporate finance.
Jason is Professor of Human Geography and Planning at the University of Tasmania. He researches urban greenspace, climate change adaptation, and environmental inequality.
Greg is a Director Planning at the national city making firm Ethos Urban and qualified in planning and economics. He has worked with communities across the nation on making the most of their place in the world.
Deborah is the Founder and Executive Director of the Asian Trade Centre and the President of the Asia Business Trade Association.
Mark is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Green Gravity, an innovative clean technologies start-up working on transforming historic mining legacies into green and vibrant providers of renewable energy.
Namrata is an Independent Scholar on Space Policy and Great Power Politics and teaches at the Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University.
Thomas is Senior Vice President of Symposium 365, the premier source for media and events in the global space ecosystem, offering authoritative news and information and venues for networking and conducting business.
Jared joined the ABARES in 2018 and is currently Executive Director, leading the Agricultural Forecasting and Trade Branch.
Mike is Partner in Charge, Customer & Operations | Lead Partner, Defence & Space at KPMG, Australia's national Customer & Operations Advisory group with more than 600 partners and expert consultants.
Till is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Sustainable Process Systems Engineering Lab at ETH Zurich, evaluating the sustainability of green technologies and energy systems.
Randy is a Freelance Journalist currently covering Indonesia and Timor-Leste for media titles in Asia and beyond.
Justin is an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow in the Queensland Brain Institute at The University of Queensland and leads the Sensory Neurobiology Group (Marshall Lab).
Dr Luke Kirke Luke has more than 25 years’ experience through various roles with Australia’s most reputable organisations working across sectors including infrastructure, property and international capital markets.
Kate's expertise primarily lies in vertebrate palaeontology. Her current work focuses on how the early vertebrates evolved novel morphology such as an internal skeleton and complex musculature.
Prof. Ben Newell Ben Newell is Professor of Cognitive Psychology and Deputy Head of the School of Psychology at UNSW Sydney.
Dr. Donna Ferretti Donna Ferretti is an urban and regional planner with over 35 years’ experience working in state and local government, the private sector and as an academic teaching planning at the University of South Australia.
Prof. Chris Kirkland Chris leads the Timescales of Mineral Systems Group based at Curtin University in Perth.
Dr Sofia Samper Carro Dr Sofia Samper Carro is a post-doctoral researcher at the Australian National University College of Asia and the Pacific.
Dr. Milo Barham Milo is an Associate Professor at Curtin University where he is the lead of the Bachelor of Advanced Science.
Prof. Matt Trau Matt is a 2022 ARC Australian Laureate Fellow and Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Centre for Personalised Nanomedicine at the University of Queensland.
Lee is a Senior Lecturer with the School of Government and International Relations at Griffith University, and a regular contributor to international media outlets.
Dr Caroline Riot Caroline is the Director, Games Partnerships and Engagement and is leading Griffith University's strategy for the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Steven Ciobo Australia's former Minister for Trade, Tourism & Investment, Steven currently works in an advisory role in private equity and asset management.
Dr. Anna Mortimore Anna is a Lecturer in the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics in the Griffith University Business School specialising in taxation.
Kate is the Director of Urbis and is undertaking her PhD programme about the future of Australian cities and communities at Curtin University’s School of Design and Built Environment.
Rosalind is the Head of the School of Engineering and Built Environment at Griffith University and she holds a PhD Engineering from Stanford University.
Caroline is an organisational psychologist and Research Fellow at Curtin University’s Future of Work Institute.
Assoc. Prof. Park Thaichon Park Thaichon is an Associate Professor of Marketing at the University of Southern Queensland.
Prof. Xiaojing Hao Xiaojing is a professor in the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering at UNSW Sydney and an ARC Future Fellow.
Steve Okun Steven is the Founder and CEO of APAC Advisors, is a leader on corporate public affairs, ESG, sustainability and stakeholder engagement.
Prof. Caitlin Byrne As Pro Vice Chancellor (Business), Griffith University, Caitlin is committed to the delivery of contemporary business education and scholarship.
Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto Mariana is a marine ecologist at the UNSW Sydney School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Science and co-founder of Living Seawalls.
Prof. Brendan Mackey Brendan is Director of the Griffith Climate Action Beacon and Griffith Climate Change Response Program at Griffith University.
Susanne is a scientist and educator at The University of Queensland. At the intersect of agricultural and biological science, she leads a team researching natural and agroecosystems.
Dr. Christoph Breidbach Christoph is Associate Professor of Business Information Systems at The University of Queensland Business School.
Michelle Howard Michelle Howard is a Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia and an internationally accredited facilitator and strategic planner.
Nataliea Lowson Nataliea Lowson is a PhD Candidate at the University of Southern Queensland, researching the atmospheres of exoplanets.
Dr. Ekta Sharma Dr. Ekta Sharma is an artificial intelligence Researcher at the University of Southern Queensland.
Prof. Gary Schenk A Professor at The University of Queensland, Gary's research focuses on the discovery, characterisation and optimisation of enzymes.
Dr. Mingming Cheng Mingming is an Associate Professor in Digital Marketing and Director of the Social Media Research Lab at Curtin University.
Prof. Nam-Trung Nguyen Nam-Trung is Director of Griffith University’s Queensland Micro and Nanotechnology Centre.
Prof. Justin Gooding Justin is a UNSW Sydney Scientia Professor and currently a National Health and Medical Research Council Leadership Fellow.
Jessica Heim Jessica is a PhD candidate at the University of Southern Queensland's Centre for Astrophysics.
Prof. Fred Jourdan Fred is a Professor and geochronologist / geochemist at the School of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Curtin University.
Abraham Leung Abraham is the Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellow at the Griffith University.
Karin is Professor of Human Resource Management and Organisational Psychology and Senior Deputy Dean (Research & Enterprise) at UNSW Sydney.
Prof. Bill Randolph Bill is Professor of the City Futures Research Centre, where he specialises in housing policy, housing markets and affordability, urban renewal and metropolitan planning policy issues.
Prof. Ken Baldwin Ken is the inaugural Director of the Australian National University’s Energy Change Institute now part of the ANU Institute for Climate, Energy and Disaster Solutions.
Prof. Deo Prasad Deo is a Distinguished Professor (Scientia) at UNSW Sydney and an international authority on sustainable buildings and cities.
Dr. Eun Young Song Eun Young is Lecturer in Management at the Research School of Management of the Australian National University.
Dr. Heather Shewan Heather is an Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellow at the University of Queensland.
Prof. Louwrens Hoffman Louwrens is a Meat Scientist working at the Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences.
Dr. Andrea La Nauze Andrea is a Lecturer in the School of Economics at the University of Queensland.
Peter Wainman Peter is a professional entrepreneur with a background in private equity, scientific research and innovation.
Prof. Katherine Daniell Katherine is a transdisciplinary academic at the Australian National University in the School of Cybernetics.
David is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Ethics and CyberSecurity at Griffith University's School of ICT.
Prof. Petra Tschakert Petra leads the Energy Humanities Initiative in Curtin University’s Faculty of Humanities and Curtin’s Institute for Energy Transition.
Prof. Lennert Veerman Lennert is Professor of Public Health at Griffith University, School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Prof. Steven Sherwood
At UNSW Sydney, Steven researches atmospheric science and climate change, specialising in the various roles played by humidity in the atmosphere.
Prof. Andrew Blakers Andrew is Emeritus Professor of Engineering at the Australian National University.
Assoc. Prof. Tatyana Chtanova Tatyana is the head of the Innate and Tumour Immunology laboratory, School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, UNSW Sydney.
Prof. Pall Thordarson Pall is the Director of the UNSW RNA Institute and the President of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.
Assoc. Prof. Randall Wayth Randall leads the Astronomical Instrumentation team in the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy.
Assoc. Prof. Sean O'Byrne Sean is Deputy Head of School for Research at the School of Engineering and IT at UNSW Canberra.
Michele is a Professor in the Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University.
Prof. Christine Erbe Christine is a John Curtin Distinguished Professor in the School of Earth and Planetary Science at Curtin University.
Prof. Jason Sharples An internationally recognised expert in dynamic bushfire behaviour, Jason is a mathematical scientist at UNSW Sydney.
Dr. Olaf Meynecke
Olaf is a Research Fellow at Griffith University's Coastal and Marine Research Centre.
Prof. Helen Wallace Helen is currently Acting Director of the Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security at Griffith University.
Dr. Fatemeh Vafaee Fatemeh is the Deputy Director of UNSW Data Science Centre and Founding CEO of OmniOmics.
Assoc. Prof. Natalie Taylor Natalie is Director of Research at the School of Population Health at UNSW Sydney.
Prof. Frank Jotzo Frank is Professor of Climate Change Economics and Policy at the Australian National University’s Crawford School of Public Policy.
Chris is an Associate Professor with the Griffith University School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Assoc. Prof. Andrea Taschetto Andrea is an Associate Professor at the Climate Change Research Centre and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes at the UNSW Sydney.
Prof. Natalie Klein Natalie is a Professor at UNSW Sydney’s Faculty of Law & Justice, Australia, and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow.
Dr. Luc Doucet Luc moved to Curtin University in March 2018 to join the Earth Dynamics Research Group.
Khosro is a PhD candidate at the Australian National University's Research School of Physics, ARC Centre of Excellence for TMOS.
Khawlah Alateeq Khawlah is a neuroscientist with a specialisation in neuroimaging at the Australian National University.
Assoc. Prof. Jian Zhao Jian is an Associate Professor in food science at the School of Chemical Engineering, UNSW Sydney.
Matthias is the Founding Director of the Computational Design degree at UNSW Sydney.