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Our team of academic experts seeks to identify key opportunities and use these to harness the potential of our society, both at a local and international level. Learn more about our team below.

Professor Anu Rammohan


Anu RammohanProfessor Anu Rammohan is Professor of Economics and the Associate Dean (International) for the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education. Her research expertise is in development, health and agricultural economics, especially maternal- and child-health outcomes, gender discrimination, and food-security issues in South and South East Asia. This research has been published internationally, and has been funded by competitive research grants from the Australian Research Council, DFAT and the Australia-India Institute. Professor Rammohan is currently serving on the editorial board of the Economic Record, Australia’s top-ranked economics policy journal.

Professor Kadambot Siddique


Kadambot SiddiqueProfessor Kadambot Siddique is the Hackett Professor of Agriculture Chair and Director of The UWA Institute of Agriculture. He has more than 30 years' experience in agricultural research, research training and management in Australia and overseas. He has a national and international reputation in various aspects of agricultural science, including crop physiology, production agronomy, farming systems, genetic resources and breeding, with a focus on wheat, grain legumes (especially chickpea) and oilseed crops. Kadambot’s most outstanding achievement has been the promotion and development of agricultural research and education among agricultural stakeholders within Australia and overseas.

Professor Krishna Sen


Krishna SenProfessor Krishna Sen is Professor Emerita in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Western Australia, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and a member of the Reference Group for the New Colombo Plan, which is appointed and chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Krishna was Dean of the Faculty of Arts at UWA 2009-2017. She is internationally recognised for her work on the media and has written extensively on Indonesia. She is also editor of several monographs and is a member of editorial boards of several international refereed journals.

Krishna grew up and completed her undergraduate education in India and continues to maintain her networks in India.

Dr Alka Sabharwal


Alka SabharwalDr Alka Sabharwal lectures at the School of Social Sciences. Her research focuses on state, bureaucracy and environmental policymaking in India, and she has been published both in Australia and abroad. Dr Sabharwal has worked for ten years in non-governmental organisations in the Indo-Pacific region, coordinating development-policy research programs at the likes of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). She is also a member of the South Asian Association of Australia and has been invited to present her research around the world.

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