Members

Leaders and organisations in the Network of Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Research Organisations – Oceania are listed here. Members of the Executive (2022-2023) are listed at the bottom of the page.

At the 2020 business meeting two new categories of members were approved:

  • Honorary members – previous members who have stepped down from leadership positions in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research organisations and who continue to support the aims of NITRO-Oceania
  • Global members – members who hold leadership positions in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research organisations outside Oceania and who support the aims of NITRO-Oceania.

To identify members who are honorary or global look under “role and organisation” in the full list of members.

At the 2022 business meeting, Iain Gordon was elected President, replacing Gabriele Bammer, who led NITRO-Oceania since its inception in 2019.

Previous members of the Executive are:

  • Andrea Byrom, Director, New Zealand’s Biological Heritage National Science Challenge (2019-20)
  • Tayanah O’Donnell, Director Future Earth Australia, Australian Academy of Science (2019-2021)
  • Rachel Parker, Director, Global Change Institute, University of Queensland (2020-21)
  • Allanah Ryan, Director Sustainability, Massey University (2019-2022)
  • Dan Walker, Chief Scientist, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) (2019-2022).

If you hold a leadership role in an interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary research organisation in the Oceania region (or beyond) and agree with the aims of the Network, join us!

 

Full list of members

NameRole and organisation
Paul ArbonDirector, Torrens Resilience Institute, Flinders University
Derrick ArmstrongVice Principal, Pacific Theological College, Fiji; member of the Executive since 2019
Ken BaldwinDirector, ANU Grand Challenge: Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia-Pacific and inaugural Director, of the former ANU Energy Change Institute, The Australian National University
Gabriele BammerHead, Integration & Implementation Sciences, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University; member of the Executive since 2019; President 2019 to 2022
Paul BertschScience Director, CSIRO Land and Water, and former Queensland Chief Scientist; member of the Executive since 2019
Mindy BlaiseCo-Director, Strategic Research Centre for People, Place, & Planet, Edith Cowan University
Martin BliemelDirector Research, TD School, University of Technology Sydney; member of the Executive since 2022
Paul BolgerGlobal member, Manager, Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork, Ireland
Andrew CampbellCEO, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
Chris CocklinProvost, James Cook University
Timothy ColmerDeputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), University of Western Australia
Ana CorbachoGlobal member, Academic Coordinator, Espacio Interdisciplinario (Interdisciplinary Space), University of the Republic. Montevideo, Uruguay (joined September 2021)
Saul CunninghamDirector, Fenner School of Environment and Society, The Australian National University
Jenny DixonDeputy Vice-Chancellor Strategic Engagement, University of Auckland
Alec EkeromaVice-Chancellor & President, National University of Samoa
Eman ElnacharGlobal member, Dean of the Postgraduate Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies and Research, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt
Nicholas EvansDirector, ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language (CoEDL), The Australian National University
Susan FordeDirector, Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research, Griffith University
Beth FultonDeputy Director, Centre for Marine Socioecology, University of Tasmania and Research Group Leader, CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere (joined September 2021); member of the Executive since 2022
Nicola GastonCo-Director, MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Victoria University of Wellington
Iain GordonHonorary member, Adjunct Professor, Central Queensland University, Adjunct Professor, Fenner School of Environment and Society, The Australian National University; formerly Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Tropical Environments and Societies, James Cook University; member of the Executive since 2019; President since 2022
Pablo GregoriniHead, Centre of Excellence for Designing Future Productive Landscapes, Lincoln University
Nicky GriggHonorary member, Team Leader, Environmental Futures Team, CSIRO Land & Water; formerly, Chair, Land and Water Science Council, CSIRO
Bronwyn HarchHonorary member, formerly Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), University of Queensland
Libby HarrisonDirector, New Zealand Food Safety Science and Research Centre
Kate HenneDirector, School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet), The Australian National University
Pierre HorwitzCo-Director, Strategic Research Centre for People, Place, & Planet, Edith Cowan University
Mark Howden Director, ANU Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions, The Australian National University
Jennifer HowellPro Vice-Chancellor, Global Engagement, University of Western Australia (joined September, 2022)
Ken HugheyHonorary member, Professor, Department of Environmental Management, Lincoln University; formerly Chief Science Advisor, NZ Department of Conservation
Duncan IvisonDeputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), University of Sydney
Jacek Jasieniak Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research Infrastructure, Monash University
Lynda JohnstonAssistant Vice-Chancellor Sustainability, University of Waikato (joined November 2021)
Chalapan KaluwinDirector, Centre for Climate Change & Sustainable Development, University of Papua New Guinea
Susan KinnearDean, School of Graduate Research, Central Queensland University (joined November 2021)
Ariel LiebmanDirector, Monash Energy Institute, Monash University
Stewart LockieDirector, The Cairns Institute, James Cook University
Enzo LombieStrand leader, Environmental Science and Engineering, Future Industries Institute, University of South Australia
Petra LundgrenDirector, Future Earth Australia, Australian Academy of Science (joined March 2022)
Fethi MansouriDirector, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University
Teatulohi MatainahoVice-Chancellor, Pacific Adventist University, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Aroha MeadResearch Associate, Mātauranga Māori/Indigenous Knowledge & Biocultural Diversity
Louise McWhinnieHonorary member, Retired; formerly Dean, Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation, University of Technology Sydney
Janet NelsonDeputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), University of Newcastle
Mark NewGlobal member, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Climate Change and Director, African Climate & Development Initiative, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Tayanah O'DonnellHonorary member, formerly Director, Future Earth Australia, Australian Academy of Science; member of the Executive from 2019 to 2021
Andrew PagePro Vice-Chancellor (Research), University of Western Australia
Rachel ParkerDirector, Global Change Institute, University of Queensland; member of the Executive from 2020 to 2021
Gretta PeclDirector, Centre for Marine Socioecology, University of Tasmania
Anna PeetersDirector, Institute for Health Transformation, Deakin University
Sarah PinkDirector, Emerging Technologies Research Lab, Monash University
Jason PriorProgram Lead, Higher Degree Research Program and Responsible Academic Officer,
Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney (joined June 2022)
Rob RavenDeputy Director (Research), Monash Sustainable Development Institute; member of the Executive since 2021
Laurent RivoryPro Vice-Chancellor (Research), University of Sydney
Roger Robson-WilliamsChief Sustainability Officer, NZ Plant and Food Research
Briony RogersDirector, MSDI Water, Monash Sustainable Development Institute, Monash University and Chief Research Officer, Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities
Allanah RyanDirector Sustainability, Massey University; member of the Executive from 2019 to 2022
David Schlosberg Director, Sydney Environment Institute, University of Sydney
Emilie Sila'ila'iResearch Manager, National University of Samoa
Stephen SimpsonAcademic Director, Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney
Huhana SmithHead, School of Art Whiti o Rehua, Massey University Te Kūnenga ki Pūrehuroa
Grant StanleyVice-President (Research), Central Queensland University (joined November 2021)
Kristin StockDirector, Massey Geoinformatics Collaboratory, Massey University (joined November 2021)
Paul TapsellProfessor of Indigenous Studies, University of Melbourne; and Director, Te Pōtiki National Trust (NZ)
Ken TaylorHonorary member, Retired; formerly Director, Our Land and Water National Science Challenge, New Zealand; member of the Executive since 2019
Erika TecheraHonorary member, Former Director, Oceans Institute, University of Western Australia
Upolu Luma Va’ai Principal, Pacific Theological College, Fiji
Peter VethHonorary member, Former Director, Oceans Institute, University of Western Australia
Dan WalkerChief Scientist, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR); member of the Executive from 2019 to 2022
Iain WalkerDirector, Melbourne Centre for Behaviour Change, University of Melbourne
Liz WedderburnHonorary member, Retired; formerly Assistant Research Director, NZ AgResearch
Stuart WhiteDirector, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney; member of the Executive since 2021
Cathy WilkinsonHonorary member, formerly CEO, Environmental Protection Agency, Victorian Government
Kerrie WilsonPro Vice-Chancellor (Sustainability Strategy), Queensland University of Technology

 


 

Executive

NameRole and organisation
Derrick ArmstrongVice Principal, Pacific Theological College, Fiji
Gabriele BammerHead, Integration & Implementation Sciences, Research School of Population Health, The Australian National University
Paul BertschScience Director, CSIRO Land and Water, and former Queensland Chief Scientist
Martin BliemelDirector Research, TD School, University of Technology Sydney;
Beth FultonDeputy Director, Centre for Marine Socioecology, University of Tasmania and Research Group Leader, CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere
Iain GordonPresident NITRO-Oceania; Honorary member, Adjunct Professor, Central Queensland University, Adjunct Professor, Fenner School of Environment and Society, The Australian National University; formerly Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Tropical Environments and Societies, James Cook University
Rob RavenDeputy Director (Research), Monash Sustainable Development Institute
Ken TaylorHonorary member, Retired; formerly Director, Our Land and Water National Science Challenge, New Zealand
Stuart WhiteDirector, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney