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    Jennifer Deger

    Theme Leader: Creativity & Innovation

    Professor Deger is anthropologist, filmmaker and occasional curator specialising in the study of visual culture and media worlds

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    Sean Ulm

    Theme Leader: Cultural & Linguistic Transformations

    Sean’s research focuses on persistent problems in the archaeology of northern Australia and the western Pacific

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    Professor Chris Walsh

    Theme Leader: Social & Environmental Justice

    Chris specialises in teacher education and professional development in emerging and developed economies across early childhood education

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    Felecia Watkin

    Theme Leader: Indigenous Futures

    Dr Felecia Watkin Lui is a Torres Strait Islander woman and Director of Research Training at the School of Indigenous Australian Studies

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    Riccardo Welters

    Theme Leader: Sustainable Development

    Riccardo conducts applied labour market research and lectures in a broad scale of economics subjects

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    Alexandra Aikhenvald

    Tropical Leader, People & Societies in the Tropics

    Professor Aikhenvald has an international reputation for her research into languages of the Amazon and languages of Papua New Guinea

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    Chris Cunneen

    Tropical Leader, Justice & Social Inclusion

    Professor Cunneen has an international reputation as a leading criminologist specialising in Indigenous people and the law

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    Allan Dale

    Professor of Tropical Regional Development

    Professor Dale has a strong interest in integrated natural resource policy and management in northern Australia

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    Ton Otto

    Tropical Leader, People and Societies of the Tropics

    Professor Otto is recognised internationally as an expert in Pacific studies and Manus ethnography

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    Bob Stevenson

    Adjunct Professor

    Professor Stevenson’s research focuses on environmental/sustainability education and its history

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    Komla Tsey

    Tropical Leader, Education for Social Sustainability

    Professor Tsey is an expert in health, education, welfare issues concerning Australia’s Indigenous and rural Ghanaian communities

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    Matthew Allen

    Adjunct Professor

    Matthew's research has concentrated on Japan and the Pacific War and the impact of war and memory on Okinawa

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    Luca Ciucci

    Post-doctoral Researcher

    Luca is working on a descriptive grammar of Chamacoco (Ebitoso), an endangered and undescribed language spoken in Paraguay

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    Jennifer Gabriel

    Senior Research Officer

    Jennifer is an anthropologist currently working on a project involving a Tentative World Heritage Area on the Island of East New Britain

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    Susan Jacups

    Post-doc Research Fellow

    Susan specialises in analysis of data using statistics to create explanatory and predictive models

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    Andrea Lynch

    Project Manager, Teaching Quality for the UPNG/JCU Twinning Project

    Andrea coordinates the delivery of the Graduate Certificate of Education (AP) with UPNG staff in the UPNG/JCU Twinning Project

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    Elena Mihas

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Elena is documenting language revitalization projects in the native community of Asheninka Perene in Peru

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    Simon Overall

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    Simon is interested in indigenous languages of South America, and the western Amazon basin in particular

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    Anne Stephens

    Adjunct Senior Researcher

    Anne is a systems thinker, interested in holistic and integrated approaches to improve the social outcomes of interventions

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    Daniela Vávrová

    Adjunct Research Fellow

    Daniela's specialisation is in visual anthropology and experimental filmmaking

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    Sarah Warne

    Project Manager

    Project Manager for the University of Papua New Guinea and James Cook University Twinning Project

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    Vyvyen Wong

    Project Officer

    Project Officer for the University of Papua New Guinea and James Cook University Twinning Project

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    Maria Wronska-Friend

    Adjunct Senior Research Fellow

    Maria is an anthropologist and museum curator with a particular interest in people’s relationship to their material culture

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