Academic committee

Associate Professor Simon Reay Atkinson
Acting Director, Complex Civil Systems Research Group, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies, University of Sydney
Professor David Lowe
Associate Dean (Education), Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies, University of Sydney
Professor Richard Hall
Associate Dean (Management Education), University of Sydney Business School
Professor David Hensher
Director, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, University of Sydney Business School


Associate Professor Simon Reay Atkinson

Simon Reay Atkinson

Simon Reay Atkinson is Associate Professor and Acting Director of the Complex Systems Research Group and Project Management Programme. A Fellow of the IET, he held senior positions as UK Chief of Defence Staff Liaison Officer to the Australian Department of Defence, Capability Development Group; Senior Systems Adviser to UK MoD during the Strategic Defence and Security Review; Cambridge University, Hudson Naval PhD Research Fellow; co-Lead General Petraeus’ Command and Control and Knowledge Management Cell, Joint Strategic Assessment Team; Senior Research Fellow / Asymmetrics Director, Advanced Research Assessment Group, UK Defence Academy.

Widely published, his area of expertise is Complex Adaptive Systems, networks, socio-info/techno (Cyber-) systems, network law and System Identification specifically with regard to how people, technology and institutions are gradated, work and are best applied. Twice mentioned in dispatches, he took the UK Aircraft Carrier HMS OCEAN from build as its first systems engineering officer and Head of Department.

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Professor David Lowe

Professor David Lowe

David Lowe is the Associate Dean (Education) and Professor of Software Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies at The University of Sydney. He has active research interests in the areas of remote access technologies, software engineering, and real-time control of embedded systems in the web environment.

Professor Lowe has published widely, including three books. He is on numerous conference committees and journal editorial boards and has undertaken many consultancies related to software evaluation, Web development and Web technologies. He also has considerable consulting experience in the areas of web systems and software engineering, as well as running industry short courses in these areas.

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Professor Richard Hall

Richard Hall

Richard Hall is Professor of Work and Organisational Studies and Associate Dean (Management Education) at the University of Sydney Business School. He has published and taught in the fields of Leadership, New Technology, Change Management, Human Resource Management, and Organisation Studies. He is Co-Leader of the Leadership Module for the University of Sydney Global Executive MBA. Richard has extensive experience in designing and conducting executive programs and professional workshops in fields such as Leadership, strategic HRM, Performance Management, Organisational Development and Change Management.

Professor Hall has also consulted widely to business, government and unions and has undertaken research and consultancy work with a wide variety of large Australian and international organisations including Accenture, AMP, ANZ, Citi Group, Computershare, CSR Limited, UXC Connect, the International Labour Organization, PT Telkom Indonesia, the NSW RTA, the Government of Sarawak, Malaysia, TAFE NSW and Unisys as well as with business groups including the Australian Business Foundation, the Australian Industry Group, NSW Business Chamber and various national Industry Training Advisory Bodies.

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Professor David Hensher

David Hensher

David Hensher is Professor of Management, and Founding Director of the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS) at The University of Sydney. A Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences, Recipient of the 2009 International Association of Travel Behaviour Research (IATBR) Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition for his long-standing and exceptional contribution to IATBR as well as to the wider travel behaviour community; Recipient of the 2006 Engineers Australia Transport Medal for lifelong contribution to transportation.

Professor Hensher is Honorary Fellow of Singapore Land Transport Authority, and a Past President of the International Association of Travel Behaviour Research. He has published extensively (over 525 papers) in the leading international transport journals and key journals in economics as well as 12 books. He has advised numerous government and industry agencies in many countries (notably Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA and The Netherlands), with a recent appointment to Infrastructure Australia’s reference panel on public transport, and is called upon regularly by the media for commentary.

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