2019 Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellows

Visiting Fellow
Public Lecture Title
Lecture Details
Professor Andrew O'ShaughnessyVice President of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation; The Saunders Director of the Robert H Smith International Centre for Jefferson Studies at Monticello; Professor of History, The Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello; The University of VirginiaSchool of Culture and Communication, and School of Historical and Philosophical Studies'The Illimitable Freedom of the Human Mind': Thomas Jefferson's Ideas of a University 
Professor Sheila Blair & Professor Jonathan BloomNorma Jean Calderwood Professor, Islamic and Asian Art, Boston College/ Hamad Bin Khalifa Endowed Chair in Islamic Art, Viriginia Commonwealth UniversitySchool of Culture and CommunicationA History of Paper as a Transformative Medium: from ancient China to contemporary Australia 
Mx Julie McNamaraArtistic Director, Vital Xposure, Disability-led Theatre Company, LondonVictorian College of the ArtsCripping it Up. When Disability-led theatre awakens our critical consciousness to the non-normative body and unruly mind unleashed in public spaces. 
Professor Matthias MehlProfessor of Psychology, University of ArizonaMelbourne School of Population and Global Health, and Melbourne School of Psychological ScienceQuotidian Psychology: How the Little Things in Life Matter for Our Lives 
Professor Nadine FosterProfessor of Musculoskeletal Health in Primary Care, Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences, Keele University; Director of Keele Clinical Trials Unit; National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Senior Investigator, Keele University, UKSchool of Health SciencesCommon pain conditions: Rising to the global challenge 
Professor Murray CoxProfessor of Computational Biology, Massey UniversityMelbourne Integrative Genomics and School of BioSciencesA Brief History of Us 
Professor John LygerosHead, Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, ETH ZurichDepartment of Electrical & Electronic Engineering"Feedback everywhere" 

2018 Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellows

Visiting Fellow
Public Lecture Title
Lecture Details
Professor Nigel RapportProfessor of Anthropological and Philosophical Studies
Head of School of Philosophy, Social Anthropology, Film and Music
St Andrews University
School of Social and Political SciencesLoving Recognition: An anthropological inquiry into the practical efficacy of love as a public virtue.Date: Thursday 4 October 2018
Time: 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Reception: 6:15pm
Venue: Kathleen Fitzpatrick theatre, Arts West
Professor David O'ConnorUW Medical Foundation Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Associate Director of the Wisconsin National Primate Research Centre,
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Doherty InstituteFrom Aids to Zika - what's next? 
Professor Dominic WilkinsonProfessor of Medical Ethics,
University of Oxford
Melbourne Medical SchoolExpensive care? Rationing costly treatment at the end of life.Date: Monday 30 July, 2018
Time: 5:30pm Venue: Ian Potter Auditorium, Brain Centre, Kenneth Myer Building
Professor Richard RawlingsProfessor of Public Law,
University College London
Melbourne Law SchoolBrexit: Law, Constitution and Market.Date: Tuesday 20 March 2018
Time: 6.00pm - 7.30pm
Venue: Public Lecture
G08 Theatre, Ground Floor
Melbourne Law School
185 Pelham St, Carlton
Professor Edward HindsChair in Physics and Director of the Centre for Cold Matter,
Imperial College London
School of PhysicsThe quantum revolution in science and technology.Date: Tuesday 26 April 2018
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Basement theatre (MSD-B117), Melbourne School of Design (Building 133)
Professor Johanna SchmittDistinguished Professor,
University of California, Davis
School of BiosciencesCan evolution keep up with rapid climate change?Date: Wednesday 17 October, 2018
Professor Svetlana LutsenkoProfessor of Physiology,
John Hopkins University
School of Chemistry Date: Thursday 15 November, 2018

2017 Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellows

Visiting Fellow
Host Department / Faculty
Public Lecture Title
Lecture Details
Professor Anna SfardProfessor and Head, Mathematics Education Program, Department of Education, University of Haifa, IsraelMelbourne Graduate School of EducationLearning About Human Learning: How to Know More About It and Why We Will Never Know EnoughDate: Thursday 25 May 2017
Time: 6.00pm–7.20pm 
Venue: Theatre Q230, Level 2, Kwong Lee Dow Building, Melbourne Graduate School of Education
Professor David ShollChair, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Michael Tennenbaum Family Chair and GRA Eminent Scholar in Energy Sustainability, Georgia Institute of TechnologyChemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Melbourne School of EngineeringChemical Separations: A Critical Area in the World's Energy BudgetDate: Tuesday 16 May 2017
Time: 5.30pm reception for 6.00pm lecture
Venue: Woodward Conference Centre, Level 10, Melbourne Law School, 185 Pelham St, Carlton  
Professor Ellen TownsendProfessor of Psychology, University of Nottingham

Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, and Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, Faculty of MDHS

Understanding Self-harm and Suicide in Young PeopleDate: Thursday 6 April 2017
Time: 7.00pm
Venue: Basement theatre (MSD-B117), Melbourne School of Design (Building 133), University of Melbourne
Professor Ana Maria OyarceAssistant Professor, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of ChileMelbourne School of Population and Global Health, Faculty of MDHSIndigenous Traditional Medicine and Biomedical Care: Contradictory or Complementary?Date: Tuesday 22 November 2016
Time: 5.30pm–6.30pm, reception to follow
Venue: Prest
Theatre, Faculty of Business and Economics, 111 Barry St, Carlton
Professor Denis BarangerProfessor of Public Law at theUniversité Panthéon‐Assas (Paris II), and Co-Director, Institut Michel VilleyMelbourne Law SchoolThe Boundaries of Public LawDate: Wednesday 26 July 2017
Time: 6:00pm–7.30pm
Venue: G08 Theatre, Ground Floor, Melbourne Law School, 185 Pelham Street, Carlton
Professor Jörg WrachtrupProfessor of Experimental Physics, Institute Director, Stuttgart University, and Max Planck Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in StuttgartSchool of Physics, Faculty of ScienceThe Diamond Quantum RevolutionDate: Tuesday 3 October 2017
Time: 6:15pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Kathleen Fitzpatrick theatre, Arts West, University of Melbourne

2016 Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellows

Visiting Fellow
Host Department / Faculty
Public Lecture Title
Lecture Details
Professor Sally HaslangerFord Professor, Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologySchool of Historical and Philosophical Studies, Faculty of ArtsSocial Practices and the Persistence of Systematic Injustice 
Professor Bernard WoodUniversity Professor of Human Origins and Professor of Human Evolutionary Anatomy, The George Washington UniversityDepartment of Anatomy and Neuroscience and Melbourne Dental School, Faculty of MDHSSituating human evolutionary history in a global context: Progress and challengesDate: Thursday 2 June 2016
Time: 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Venue: Basement Theatre B117,
Melbourne School of Design,
University of Melbourne
Professor Judith MassonProfessor of Socio-legal Studies, School of Law, University of BristolDepartment of Social Work, Melbourne School of Health Sciences, Faculty of MDHSUnderstanding children's outcomes: The role of big dataDate: Tuesday, 19 April 2016
Time: 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Venue: Ian Potter Auditorium,
University of Melbourne.
Professor Sheila Sen JasanoffPforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies, John F Kennedy School of Government, Secondary Appointment School of Public Health, Harvard UniversityMelbourne Law School and Faculty of ScienceCitizens of the Anthropocene: Space, time, community and polity in a changing climateDate: Wednesday 18 May 2016
Time: 6.00pm – 7.30pm
Venue: GO8, Melbourne Law School, 185 Pelham Street, Carlton
Professor Paul DourishProfessor of Informatics, Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, University of CaliforniaDepartment of Computing and Information Systems, Melbourne School of EngineeringThe Social Lives of Algorithms 
Professor Lee Alan DugatkinProfessor of Biology & Distinguished University Scholar, University of LouisvilleSchool of BioSciences, Faculty of ScienceThe evolution of goodness, empathy and justice

Date: Thursday 28 April 2016
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Venue: GM15, The David P. Derham Theatre, Law Building, 185 Pelham St.


Dr Paul KildeaIndependent scholar and performerMelbourne Conservatorium of Music, Faculty of VCA & MCMChopin's Piano: A Path through the Romantic CenturyDate: Thursday 19 May 2016
Time: 6.00pm
Venue: Melba Hall, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne 

2015 Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellows

Visiting Fellow
Host Department / Faculty
Public Lecture Title

Professor Hugo Bellen

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Distinguished Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, USA

Bio21 Molecular Science & Biotechnology InstituteWhat can flies tell us about human neurodegenerative disease?

Professor John Terry

Professor of Biomedical Modelling, Director of Research (Mathematical and Computer Science), College of Engineering, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter, UKMelbourne School of Engineering, Electrical & Electronic EngineeringThe emergent rhythms of health and disease: where mathematics, biology and medicine meet

Professor Paul Brand

Professor of English Legal History, University of Oxford, UKMelbourne Law SchoolThe first century of Magna Carta and the law: the diffusion of texts of Magna Carta and their use and citation by litigants, lawyers and justices, 1215-1315.

Professor Paul Rozin

Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, USAMDHS, Psychological SciencesWhy we eat what we eat (the psychology of chocolate, vegemite, meat, chilli pepper, edible insects and portion size)
Professor C Cecily Kelleher

Professor of Public Health Medicine and Epidemiology, Dean and Head of School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Population Science, University College Dublin, Republic of Ireland

MDHS, Melbourne School of Global Population HealthThe long shadow of history on Irish people's health, both at home and abroad,

Professor Joan Steitz and Professor Thomas A. Steitz

"Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute  and Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Professor of Chemistry; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Yale University, USA"

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute‘Lupus and Snurps: From bedside to bench and back again’, and ‘Basic science research explains how biology works and leads to new drugs’
Professor Melvyn P. Leffler

Edward Stettinius Chair of American History and Faculty Associate, Miller Centre for Public Affairs, University of Virginia, USA

Faculty of Arts, Historical and Philosophical StudiesGeorge Bush and Saddam Hussein: Why the United States went to war in Iraq in March 2003

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