Confirmed Speakers


We are delighted to be hosting four international and national scholars on campus at UOW during November and December, 2017 encompassing the Transforming Vulnerability Conference on 30 November - 1 December, 2017.  The inaugural fellowship program is made possible by the McKinnon Walker Trust, fostering innovation, supporting research excellence and inspiring extraordinary outcomes.

Yoshitaka IwasakiThe keynote address will be given by inaugural McKinnon Walker Fellow

Prof Yoshitaka Iwasaki

Professor and Associate Dean, Research
Faculty of Extension
University of Alberta

Prof Yoshitaka Iwasaki Profile

Confirmed Speakers 

Prof Nicola Ansell 150 by 200Prof Nicola Ansell

Professor in Human Geography
Institute of Environment, Health and Societies
Welfare, Health & Wellbeing
Brunel University London
United Kingdom

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Prof Peter Bridgewater 150 by 200Prof Peter Bridgewater

Adjunct Professor
Institute of Applied Ecology and Institute of Governance and Policy Analysis
University of Canberra
ACT, Australia

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Dr Allan Rennie 150 by 200Dr Allan Rennie

Senior Lecturer Engineering
Faculty of Science & Technology
Lancaster University
United Kingdom

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Prof Sharon RobinsonProf Sharon Robinson

Peofessor & Co-Director, Centre for Sustainable Ecosystem Solutions 
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
University of Wollongong
NSW, Australia

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Prof Antoine van Oijen 150 by 200Prof Antoine van Oijen

Professor and ARC Laureate Fellow
School of Chemistry
Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute
University of Wollongong
NSW, Australia

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Dr Stephen Hampton 150 by 200

Dr Stephen Hampton

Executive Medical Director
Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network

Prof Catherine Lovelock 150 by 200Prof Catherine Lovelock

School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science
University of Queensland
QLD, Australia

Prof Catherine Lovelock


Prof Kristina Gjerde 150 by 200Prof Kristina Gjerde

Adjunct Professor & High Seas Policy Advisor
Middlebury Institute of International Studies

Prof Kristina Gjerde 

Prof Denny Oetomo 150 by 200Prof Denny Oetomo

Professor & Deputy Head (Academic)
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Prof Denny Oetomo