Our Researchers

Professor Colm Harmon
PROFESSOR COLM HARMON - SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS
THE ECONOMICS OF EDUCATION:HOW TO INCREASE THE RETURN
“Education is the great policy ‘superpower’ on a range of fronts, and is rare amongst policy choices in promoting equity for individuals and generating returns for society more generally.”
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Professor Sheila Fitzpatrick
PROFESSOR SHEILA FITZPATRICK - DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY
LIVING HISTORY:MEMOIRS OF THE SOVIET UNION
“It was incredible to go there [Soviet Union] as a postgraduate student in the late 1960s, when access to that society was still very difficult. Then it was a great moment when formerly closed archives opened with the collapse.”
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Associate Professor Liam Semler
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR LIAM SEMLER - DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
SHAKESPEARE IN SCHOOLS: EXAMINING THE LEARNING GAP
“The thing that preoccupies me is systems of learning in opposition to creativity. What [high school] students think learning is isn’t what we [university academics] think learning is.”
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Dr Minglu Chen
DR MINGLU CHEN - DEPARTMENT OF GOVERNMENT AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
RISE OF THE ‘TIGER GIRLS’: CHINA'S FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS
“Whenever I tell people about the term ‘Tiger Girls’ in China, people just laugh! Female Tiger Girls, or tigresses, refer to a very powerful female character. She’s dominant, bossy, and capable, but it’s not always a positive idea.”
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Dr Minglu Chen
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR MICHELE FORD - DEPARTMENT OF INDONESIAN STUDIES
BUILDING ASIA-LITERACY: FORGING A DIALOGUE WITH SOUTHEAST ASIA
“Asia, especially Southeast Asia, offers an opportunity for Australian graduates to really give something back. They can really put in practice all the values we try to impart to students. The Centre is built on the premise that the same is true for our academics. It’s a way of getting out of the ivory tower and really turning our academic insights into something very real.”
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