HERDSA 2018 is pleased to introduce the following Keynote speakers

Professor Tim Flannery

Professor Tim Flannery is one of Australia’s leading voices on climate change – An internationally acclaimed scientist, explorer, conservationist and inspiring community leader.  In 2005 he was named Australian Humanist of the Year and in 2007 Australian of the Year. In 2007 he co-founded and was appointed Chair of the Copenhagen Climate Council. In 2011 he became Australia’s Chief Climate Commissioner, and in 2013 he founded the Australian Climate Council.

A well known media personality, he has hosted numerous TV series, including The Future Eaters (1998), Wild Australasia (2003), Islands in the Sky (1992) and Bushfire (1997), ABC’s Two in a Tinnie series (2000-2011), and Foxtel’s Coast Australia series (2013-2-16). His books include the global best seller The Weather Makers (2005) and most recently Sunlight and Seaweed (2017).

Professor Tim Flannery is an inspiring and motivating leader, with a proven track record for engaging people around critical issues, and creating community groups that can effectively respond.

Associate Professor Barbara Grant

Barbara Grant is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Auckland where she teaches, supervises and researches in the field of higher education. For six years (2011-2016), she served as the Executive Editor for Higher Education Research & Development and she is currently a member of several international editorial boards for journals of higher education. Currently, she teaches social theories of education, with a particular focus on higher education, and the idea of the university student. Previously, she has taught workshops on graduate research supervision as well as on academic and thesis writing for many institutions in Aotearoa/New Zealand and overseas; she has also facilitated residential and non-residential writing retreats for academic women (and sometimes men) within NZ and without. Barbara’s research and writing interests lie in the area of post-critical accounts of higher education with a particular focus on the supervision of graduate research students, doctoral education, academic identities and work. She has also published on research methodologies for education and the social sciences, and academic writing.