The Federal election campaign has officially kicked off, and Australians are heading to the polls on May 21.
The cost of living, climate change, health policy, and defense capability are just a few of the issues voters will be asked to take into consideration when they cast their votes to determine who will lead the country over the next three years.
The University of Queensland has a wide range of experts able to dissect and explain the issues.
Professor Graeme OrrFaculty of Business, Economics and Law
expertise: Laws and norms of electoral politics—how elections, parties, parliament, and money in politics are run. Labor and employment law.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org+61 (0) 434 525 398, @Graeme_Orr.
Professor Kath Gelber, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
expertise: Australian politics, hate speech, human rights and freedom of speech.
Contact: email@example.com+61 (7) 3365 2910, @KGelber
Dr Glenn KeffordFaculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
expertise: Australian politics, including political parties, elections, campaigning, voting behaviour, digital media.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org+61 (7) 334 69938 +61 (0) 403 174 939
Dr Frank MolsFaculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Expertise: Elections, parties, voter attitude, populism, governance, and public policy.
Contact: email@example.com +61 (7) 336 59024, +61 (0) 420 817 858
Professor Alex HaslamFaculty of Health and Behavioral Sciences.
Expertise: Leadership, social identity, decision-making, tyranny. Recently release research on leadership identitywhich describes the differences between two different approaches to leadership styles.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org +61 (7) 334 67345
Professor John QuigginFaculty of Business, Economics and Law
Expertise: Australian economic policy, public asset sales, drought and economics, water and economics/politics, environment/climate change and economics, economic growth, tax, employment policy, political economy, and “zombie economics”.
Contact: email@example.com+61 (0) 400 747 165, +61 (7) 3346 9646, @JohnQuiggin.
Dr Ian MacKenzie, Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
Expertise: Environmental and resource economics, the economics of climate change, environmental policy, mining, pollution regulation, and recycling as it translates to economics.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org+61 (7) 3365 6619.
Climate Change and Adaptation
Professor James Watson– Faculty of Science.
Expertise: Biodiversity, land use, climate change, international climate/environmental policy.
Contact: email@example.com+61 (0) 409 185 592.
A/Professor Linda Selvey – Faculty of Medicine
Expertise: Public health physician and infectious diseases epidemiologist. Covid-19 pandemic and impacts of climate change on health.
A/Professor Fiona Charlson – Faculty of Medicine
expertise: Member of the Mental Disorders and Illicit Drug Use Research Group for the Global Burden of Disease Study since 2009. Mental health impacts of climate change.
Professor Peta Ashworth, Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and IT
Expertise: Renewable energy policy and hydrogen energy. Prof Ashworth leads the Qld Government Hydrogen task force.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org +61 (7) 334 68831
Professor Kristen Lyons, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Expertise: Climate change and human and indigenous rights, impact of carbon trading, adaptation policy.
Contact: email@example.com +61 (7) 336 52020
Dr Cle-Anne Gabriel, Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
Expertise: Expert in climate change, adaptation policy, sustainability, decarbonisation, renewable energy.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org+61 (7) 334 68148
Professor Andrew Garnet, Faculty of Engineering, Architecture, and IT
Expertise: A former Shell and Schlumberger executive. Power prices, emission reductions, net zero, oil and gas, petrol prices.
Professor Amanda Lee, Faculty of Medicine
Expertise: Preventative health, public health policy with a focus on responses targeting obesity, poor diet and food insecurity, food prices and systems.
Contact: email@example.com +61 (7) 336 55550, +61 (0) 412 975 197
A/Professor Fiona Charlson, Faculty of Medicine
expertise: Member of the Mental Disorders and Illicit Drug Use Research Group for the Global Burden of Disease Study since 2009 and is at the leading edge of research into the mental health impacts of climate change.
Professor Brenda Gannon, Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
Expertise: Health economics of aging, physical activity and brain function, health shocks and health care use, and consumer-directed care and home care. Brenda was a contributing author on the UQ submission to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, +61 (7) 334 63483
A/Professor Linda Selvey, Faculty of Medicine
Expertise: Public health physician and infectious diseases epidemiologist. Covid-19 pandemic and Impacts of climate change on health.
Dr Adam Hannah, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Expertise: Public policy and administration, especially with regards to the politics of health and social policy, Health insurance, Medicare, vaccination and vaccine hesitancy, pensions, income support, superannuation
Contact: email@example.com+61 (0) 432 550 633
Professor James WardFaculty of Medicine
Expertise: A Pitjantjatjara and Nukunu man, and a national leader in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research. Urban ATSI health and an infectious diseases and associated issues.
Professor Aileen Moreton Robertson, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Expertise: Indigenous Affairs, race and the law, self-determination.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org+61 (7) 336 53150
Children and Families
Professor Karen Thorpe – Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Expertise: Childcare; child development; school readiness; early education and care parenting; children; early years workforce; childcare educators work conditions; preschool.
Contact: email@example.com+61 (0) 422 975 900.
Professor Paul Henman – Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Expertise: Impacts of automated decision making and artificial intelligence on citizens and society, including issues of surveillance, privacy, transparency, bias and fairness. He has substantive policy expertise particularly related to Department of Social Services and Services Australia (Centrelink, Child Support Agency).
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org+61 (0) 402 734 218
Professor Ryan Ko, Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and IT
Expertise: Cyber security, data privacy, critical infrastructure security
Contact: email@example.com+61 (0) 455 110 302
Associate Professor Matt McDonaldSchool of Political Science and International Studies:
Expertise: climate change and security, foreign and defense policy.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org+61 (7) 3365 3042, +61 (0) 451 302 030, @MattM_UQ.
Energy, resources and environment
Professor Andrew Garnet, Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and IT
Expertise: Professor Garnett is Director, UQ Center for Natural Gas. He is an oil and gas expert and provide commentary on fuel prices, emissions reductions, oil and gas, petrol prices, climate change.
Contact: email@example.com +61 (7) 334 67017 or via Anna Maloney +61 (0) 478 487 211
Professor John QuigginSchool of Economics:
Expertise: the economic impact of electric vehicles, how electronic vehicles reduce emissions, the introduction of electric vehicles in other countries.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org+61 (0) 400 747 165, +61 (7) 3346 9646, @JohnQuiggin
Dr Kai Li Lim Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and IT
Expertise: Electric vehicle charging – public, AC, fast-DC/supercharger, network planning, charging standards, EV uptakes – sales trends, available models, general consumer perceptions, barriers/enablers.
Contact: email@example.com; +61 (7) 3346 3883, +61 (0) 479 099 010
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