Federal Election 2022 – UQ experts available – UQ News

The federal election campaign has officially started and Australians will go to the polls on May 21.

The cost of living, climate change, health policy and defense capability are just some of the issues voters will have to consider as they vote to determine who will lead the country for the next three years. .

The University of Queensland has a wide range of experts who can dissect and explain the issues.

Policy

Professor Graeme OrrFaculty of Commerce, Economics and Law

Skill: laws and standards of electoral politics – how elections, parties, parliament and money in politics are managed. Labor and employment law.

Contact: [email protected]+61 (0) 434 525 398, @Graeme_Orr.

Professor Kath Gelber, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Skill: Australian politics, hate speech, human rights and freedom of expression.

Contact: [email protected]+61 (7) 3365 2910, @KGelber

Dr. Glenn KeffordFaculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Skill: Australian politics, including political parties, elections, campaigns, voting behavior, digital media.

Contact: [email protected]+61 (7) 334 69938 +61 (0) 403 174 939

Doctor Frank MolsFaculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Skill: Elections, parties, voter attitude, populism, governance and public policy.

Contact: [email protected] +61 (7) 336 59024, +61 (0) 420 817 858

Professor Alex HaslamFaculty of Health and Behavioral Sciences.

Skill: Leadership, social identity, decision making, tyranny. Recently published research on Leadership Identitywhich describes the differences between two different approaches to leadership styles.

Contact: [email protected] +61 (7) 334 67345

Economy

Professor John QuigginFaculty of Commerce, Economics and Law

Skill: Australian economic policy, public asset sales, drought and economics, water and economics/politics, environment/climate change and economics, economic growth, taxation, employment policy, political economy and the ‘zombie economy’.

Contact: [email protected]+61 (0) 400 747 165, +61 (7) 3346 9646, @JohnQuiggin.

Dr. Ian MacKenzie, Faculty of Commerce, Economics and Law

Skill: Environmental and resource economics, climate change economics, environmental policy, mining, pollution regulation, and recycling as they translate into economics.

Contact: [email protected]+61 (7) 3365 6619.

Climate change and adaptation

Professor James Watson– Faculty of Sciences.

Expertise: Biodiversity, land use planning, climate change, international climate/environmental policy.

Contact: [email protected]+61 (0) 409 185 592.

Acting Professor Linda Selvey – Medical School

Expertise: Public health physician and infectious disease epidemiologist. Covid-19 pandemic and Iimpacts of climate change on health.

Contact: [email protected]

Acting Professor Fiona Charlson Medical School

Skill: Member of the Mental Disorders and Illicit Drug Use Research Group for the Global Burden of Disease Study since 2009. Impacts of climate change on mental health.

Contact: [email protected]

Professor Peta Ashworth, Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Science

Skill: Renewable energy policy and hydrogen energy. Professor Ashworth leads the Qld Government Hydrogen Task Force.

Contact: [email protected] +61 (7) 334 68831

Professor Kristen Lyons, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Skill: Climate change and human and indigenous rights, impact of carbon trading, adaptation policy.

Contact: [email protected] +61 (7) 336 52020

Dr Cle-Anne Gabriel, Faculty of Commerce, Economics and Law

Skill: Expert in climate change, adaptation policy, sustainability, decarbonization, renewable energies.

Contact: [email protected]+61 (7) 334 68148

Professor Andrew Garnett, Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Science

Skill: A former Shell and Schlumberger executive. Electricity prices, emission reductions, net zero, oil and gas, gasoline prices.

Contact: [email protected]uq.edu.au

Health policy

Professor Amanda Lee, Medical School

Skill: Preventive health, public health policy responses targeting obesity, unhealthy diets and food insecurity, prices and food systems.

Contact: [email protected] +61 (7) 336 55550, +61 (0) 412 975 197

Acting Professor Fiona Charlson, Medical School

Skill: Member of the Mental Disorders and Illicit Drug Use Research Group for the Global Burden of Disease Study since 2009 and is at the forefront of research on the impacts of climate change on mental health.

Contact: [email protected]

Professor Brenda Gannon, Faculty of Commerce, Economics and Law

Expertise: Health economics of aging, physical activity and brain function, health shocks and health care utilization, and consumer-centred care and home care. Brenda was a contributing author on the UQ’s submission to the Royal Commission on the Quality and Safety of Care for the Aged

Contact: [email protected], +61 (7) 334 63483

Acting Professor Linda Selvey, Medical School

Expertise: Public health physician and infectious disease epidemiologist. Covid-19 pandemic and Impacts of climate change on health.

Contact: [email protected]

Dr Adam Hannah, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Skill: Public policy and administration, particularly with regard to health policy and social policy, Health insurance, Medicare, vaccination and vaccine hesitancy, pensions, income support, superannuation

Contact: [email protected]+61 (0) 432 550 633

Indigenous Affairs

Professor James WardMedical School

Skill: A man from Pitjantjatjara and Nukunu, and a national leader in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research. Urban ATSI Health and Infectious Diseases and Associated Problems.

Contact: [email protected]

Professor Aileen Moreton-Robertson, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Skill: Indigenous affairs, race and law, self-determination.

Contact: [email protected]+61 (7) 336 53150

Children and families

Professor Karen Thorpe – Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Expertise: childcare; child development; school readiness; early education and parental care; children; early childhood workforce; working conditions of daycare educators; preschool.

Contact: [email protected]+61 (0) 422 975 900.

Professor Paul HenmanFaculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Skill: Impacts of automated decision-making and artificial intelligence on citizens and society, including issues of surveillance, privacy, transparency, bias and fairness. He has substantial policy expertise, particularly related to the Australian Department of Social Services and Services (Centrelink, Child Support Agency).

Contact: [email protected]+61 (0) 402 734 218

Defense

Professor Ryan Ko, Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Science

Skill: Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, Critical Infrastructure Security

Contact: [email protected]+61 (0) 455 110 302

Associate Professor Matt McDonaldSchool of Political Science and International Studies:

Skill: climate change and security, foreign and defense policy.

Contact: [email protected]+61 (7) 3365 3042, +61 (0) 451 302 030, @MattM_UQ.

Energy, resources and environment

Professor Andrew Garnett, Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Science

Expertise: Professor Garnett is director of the Natural Gas Center at UQ. He is an oil and gas expert and provides commentary on fuel prices, emission reductions, oil and gas, gasoline prices, climate change.

Contact: [email protected] +61 (7) 334 67017 or via Anna Maloney +61 (0) 478 487 211

Electric vehicles

Professor John QuigginSchool of Economics:

Skill: the economic impact of electric vehicles, how electronic vehicles reduce emissions, the introduction of electric vehicles in other countries.

Contact: [email protected]+61 (0) 400 747 165, +61 (7) 3346 9646, @JohnQuiggin

Dr Kai Li Lim Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Science

Skill: EV charging – public, AC, DC fast/supercharger, network planning, charging standards, EV adoption – sales trends, models available, general consumer perceptions, barriers/enablers.

Contact: [email protected]; +61 (7) 3346 3883, +61 (0) 479 099 010

Media: UQ communication, [email protected]+61 (0) 429 056 139.

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