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Mary Cunnane

Mary Cunnane

www.marycunnane.com

Mary Cunnane has spent four decades in the publishing industry in the United States and Australia. A former vice president and senior editor at W.W. Norton & Company in New York, she founded The Mary Cunnane Literary Agency in Australia in 1999 and is also a former vice-president of the Sydney PEN Centre and the Australian Literary Agents Association. Since closing her agency in 2013 Mary has been a consultant and freelance editor.




Christine Dunstan

Christine Dunstan

www.christinedunstan.com.au

Christine Dunstan is one of Australia's most experienced independent theatre producers, having worked in the industry continuously for more than fifty years. The recipient of many prestigious awards, including the 2016 Sydney Theatre Critics' Lifetime Achievement Award, Christine has sat on a number of boards and chaired the Australian Theatre for Young People, Belvoir Street Theatre, and the Arts Industry Training Council.




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Tim Dean

Tim Dean

www.ockhamsbeard.com.au

Tim Dean holds a doctorate in philosophy from the University of New South Wales in morality and evolution. He is an Honorary Associate in the Philosophy Department at the University of Sydney and a core faculty member of The School of Life, Sydney. An award-winning science writer, editor, and public speaker he has held, among other posts, that of Science and Technology Editor at The Conversation.




Nicholas Jose

Nicholas Jose

www.nicholasjose.com.au

Nicholas Jose is a novelist and short-story writer, and was Chair of Creative Writing at the University of Adelaide 2005-2008 where he is currently Professor of English and Creative Writing. The Visiting Chair of Australian Studies at Harvard University 2009-2010, he is also an adjunct professor with the Writing and Society Research Centre at Western Sydney University.




Iain McCalman AO

Iain McCalman AO

www.iainmccalman.com.au

Iain McCalman AO is a Fellow and former President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, as well as a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. Until recently he was Research Professor of History and Co-Director of the Sydney Environment Institute at the University of Sydney. Iain has written numerous articles for British, American and European history and literature journals on modern cultural history. He has also written and edited a number of books including Darwin's Armada, The Seven Ordeals of Count Cagliostro and The Reef: A Passionate History. Iain been keynote speaker at major humanities conferences around the world and has also been a historical consultant and narrator for a several BBC, ABC and commercial TV and film documentaries.




Christina Slade

Christina Slade

Christina Slade, who holds at Ph.D.in the philosophy of language and logic from the ANU, has held a number of high-level positions at universities in Australia and abroad, including as Vice Chancellor of Bath Spa University in the UK, Dean of Arts and Social Sciences at City University London, Dean of Humanities at Macquarie University, Professor of Media Theory at the University of Utrecht and the Head of the Creative Communication School at the University of Canberra.

Currently she is Emeritus Professor at Bath Spa University as well as Adjunct Professor at the University of Sydney and is writing on the future of work, digital innovation, and media.