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 Lyn Parker

Lyn ParkerProfessor Lyn Parker specialises in the social and cultural anthropology of Indonesia, including environmental education and environmentalism, gender issues, family planning, religion, multicultural education, and, most recently, economic, health and social vulnerabilities. Professor Parker’s various research teams and projects have been funded mainly by the Australian Research Council, and her research for policy outcomes has included work on the governance of madrasah (Islamic schools) and environmental education.

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 Greg Acciaioli

Dr Greg Acciaioli is an environmental anthropologist who teaches in Anthropology and Sociology, International Development and Asian Studies at The University of Western Australia.

He has engaged in academic research on disputes over national parks in both Indonesia and Malaysia, as well as such topics as the relationship of the Indigenous peoples’ movement to environmental claims and sectarian conflict, environmental education, participatory development programs, agricultural development, rice intensification, food security and food sovereignty, the social effects of oil palm plantation proliferation, migration and ethnic interaction, statelessness, and State perceptions of minorities and other marginal peoples in Indonesia.

Ella S Prihatini

Ella S PrihatiniElla S Prihatini is a veteran journalist and in progress of a PhD at The University of Western Australia. She holds a BA in International Relations (University of Gadjah Mada/UGM, Yogyakarta) and a Master of Development Practice (University of Queensland, Brisbane).

Her research interests focus on electoral politics, comparative studies, gender, and Indonesia. Her study at UWA is fully supported by the Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship program (2015-2019), and she has published her works in Women’s Studies International Forum and Contemporary Politics. She is also a regular contributor for The Conversation and SBS Radio Australia.

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