2018 Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellows

Visiting Fellow
Host Department / Faculty
Public Lecture Title
Lecture Details
Professor Nigel RapportProfessor of Anthropological and Philosophical Studies and Head of School of Philosophy, Social Anthropology, Film and Music, St Andrews UniversitySchool of Social and Political SciencesLoving Recognition: An anthropological inquiry into the practical efficacy of love as a public virtue. 
Professor David O'Connor UW Medical Foundation Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; Associate Director of the Wisconsin National Primate Research Centre, University of Wisconsin-MadisonDoherty InstituteFrom Aids to Zika - what's next? 
Professor Dominic WilkinsonProfessor of Medical Ethics, University of OxfordMelbourne Medical SchoolExpensive care? Rationing costly treatment at the end of life. 
Professor Richard RawlingsProfessor of Public Law, University College LondonMelbourne 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 LondonSchool 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, DavisSchool of BiosciencesCan evolution keep up with rapid climate change? 
Professor Svetlana LutsenkoProfessor of Physiology, John Hopkins UniversitySchool of Chemistry  

2017 Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellows

Visiting Fellow
Host Department / Faculty
Public Lecture Title
Lecture Details
Professor Anna Sfard Professor and Head, Mathematics Education Program, Department of Education, University of Haifa, Israel Melbourne Graduate School of Education Learning 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 Sholl Chair, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Michael Tennenbaum Family Chair and GRA Eminent Scholar in Energy Sustainability, Georgia Institute of Technology Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Melbourne School of Engineering Chemical 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 Townsend Professor 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 Oyarce Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, Faculty of MDHS Indigenous 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 Baranger Professor of Public Law at theUniversité Panthéon‐Assas (Paris II), and Co-Director, Institut Michel Villey Melbourne Law School The 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 Haslanger Ford Professor, Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, Faculty of Arts Social Practices and the Persistence of Systematic Injustice  
Professor Bernard Wood University Professor of Human Origins and Professor of Human Evolutionary Anatomy, The George Washington University Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience and Melbourne Dental School, Faculty of MDHS Situating human evolutionary history in a global context: Progress and challenges Date: Thursday 2 June 2016
Time: 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Venue: Basement Theatre B117,
Melbourne School of Design,
University of Melbourne
Professor Judith Masson Professor of Socio-legal Studies, School of Law, University of Bristol Department of Social Work, Melbourne School of Health Sciences, Faculty of MDHS Understanding children's outcomes: The role of big data Date: Tuesday, 19 April 2016
Time: 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Venue: Ian Potter Auditorium,
University of Melbourne.
Professor Sheila Sen Jasanoff Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies, John F Kennedy School of Government, Secondary Appointment School of Public Health, Harvard University Melbourne Law School and Faculty of Science Citizens of the Anthropocene: Space, time, community and polity in a changing climate Date: Wednesday 18 May 2016
Time: 6.00pm – 7.30pm
Venue: GO8, Melbourne Law School, 185 Pelham Street, Carlton
Professor Paul Dourish Professor of Informatics, Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, University of California Department of Computing and Information Systems, Melbourne School of Engineering The Social Lives of Algorithms  
Professor Lee Alan Dugatkin Professor of Biology & Distinguished University Scholar, University of Louisville School of BioSciences, Faculty of Science The 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 Kildea Independent scholar and performer Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Faculty of VCA & MCM Chopin's Piano: A Path through the Romantic Century Date: 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 Institute What 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, UK Melbourne School of Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering The emergent rhythms of health and disease: where mathematics, biology and medicine meet

Professor Paul Brand

Professor of English Legal History, University of Oxford, UK Melbourne Law School The 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, USA MDHS, Psychological Sciences Why 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 Health The 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 Studies George Bush and Saddam Hussein: Why the United States went to war in Iraq in March 2003


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Chancellery, Academic & International
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