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The 38 influential University of Sydney people you should follow on Twitter


9 March 2015

Do you want to fill your Twitter feed with intelligent, inspiring and interesting content? Here are 38 of our most influential people you should follow on Twitter.


SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS AND TECHNOLOGY

POLITICS AND LAW

ENVIRONMENT AND ANIMALS

BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS

HEALTH

HISTORY, CULTURE AND EDUCATION

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSARTS, MUSIC AND DESIGN

SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS AND TECHNOLOGY

Adam Spencer

@adambspencer

Ambassador for mathematics and science at the University of Sydney, comedian and ex-broadcaster.

Professor Nalini Joshi

@monsoon0

A champion of mathematics and increasing the number women studying mathematics

Professor Rafael Calvo

@Rafael_A_Calvo

Director of the Positive Computing Lab, interested in designing systems that support wellbeing in areas of mental health, medicine and education.

Associate Professor Alex Holcombe

@ceptional

Studying visual cognition. Improving scientific practices.

Associate Professor Mat Todd

@MatToddChem

Tropical diseases and open source methods to create drugs.

Dr Vanessa Moss

@cosmicpudding

CAASTRO-physicist/astronomer with an interest in all things galactic, currently chasing the shadows of absorbing gas-guzzler galaxies.

POLITICS AND LAW

Professor Ben Saul

@profbensaul

Human rights lawyer. Tweets about refugees, human rights, terrorism, war and foreign policy.

Professor Pippa Norris

@PippaN15

Political scientist and expert on democracy. Director of the @ElectIntegrity.

Ariadne Vromen

@ariadne_syd

Australia politics and social media.

Dr Christopher Neff

@christopherneff

Focuses on emotive policymaking, from sharks to LGBT rights

ENVIRONMENT AND ANIMALS

Christopher Wright

@ChristopherWr11

Affect of climate change on businesses and organisations and business responses to climate change.

Dr Cameron Webb

@Mozziebites

Australia's pre-eminent mozzie expert, mosquito-borne disease management, insect repellents.

Professor Kathy Belov

@KathyBelov

Comparative geneticist who works on Tasmanian Devils, expert on Australian native animals.

Dr Anne Fawcett

@fawcettanne

Companion animal veterinarian and veterinary ethicist.

Lizzy Lowe

@LizyLowe

Researcher on diversity and behaviour of spiders.

BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS

Associate Professor Rae Cooper

@Raecooper1

Women, work and flexible careers, women and leadership, Industrial Relations policy.

Professor Colm Harmon

@colmharmon

The importance of economics in Australia and internationally, with particular expertise in the economics of education.

Kai Riemer

@karisyd

Interest in digital business and disruption and how social media can be used effectively in the workplace.

HEALTH

Dr Becky Freeman

@DrBFreeman

Tobacco control, social media, public health and junk food marketing.

Professor Chris Semsarian

@CSHeartResearch

Cardiologist who focuses on genetic heart disease and sudden death in young

Professor Rebecca Ivers

@rebeccaivers

Prevention and management of injuries.

Associate Professor Tricia McCabe

@tricmc

Speech pathologist working to improve treatments for severe childhood speech disorders.

Professor Kathryn Refshauge

@Kathy_Refshauge

Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, expert in musculoskeletal injury

Dr Kieron Rooney

@kieron_rooney

Interested in diet, cancer and sugar metabolism. Campaigning for real foods in schools.

Dr Melanie Nguyen

@MelanieDNguyen

Focus on eHealth and using technology for improving healthcare and engaging students.

HISTORY, CULTURE AND EDUCATION

Tara Moss

@Tara_Moss

Author, doctoral candidate at the University of Sydney and UNICEF ambassador for Child Survival.

Dr Victoria Grieves

@VictoriaGrieves

Researcher on indigenous culture, family and identity.

Chris Rodley

@chrisrodley

Digital cultures and new media with an interest in our relationship with big data. Contributor at Buzzfeed.

Professor Shane Houston

@SHoustonUSyd

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Indigenous Strategy and Services tweets about increasing opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Michael Turner

@michaelmuseums

Senior Curator at the Nicholson Museum with an interest in art and archaeology.

Jen Scott Curwood

@jensc3

Interested in literacy, technology and teaching.

Professor Duncan Ivison

@Duncanivison

Philosopher, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Professor Kerry Brown

@Bkerrychina

Director of the China Studies Centre, tweets about contemporary Chinese politics and society.

Dr Aim Sinpeng

@aimsinpeng

Politics in Southeast Asia, interested in the impact of social media on politics and society

Amro Ali

@_amroali

Egypt and Middle East analyst.

Professor Adam David Morton

@AdamDavidMorton

Political economist interested in Latin America.

ARTS, MUSIC AND DESIGN

Dr James Humberstone

@JamesHumbers

Composer and music educator at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Dr Martin Tomitsch

@martintom

Interaction design researcher -design of new interactive technologies for everyday life.

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