Members

Members

Director:
Dr Debra Dudek

Members:
Dr Lisa Anderson
Mr Ernie Blackmore
Associate Professor Brian Cambourne
Dr Georgine Clasen
Associate Professor Anne Collett
Ms Diana Covell
Dr Debra Dudek
Dr Mario Fernando
Mr Samuel Fosso Wamba
Ms Annalise Friend 
Associate Professor Samuel Garrett-Jones
Ms Penny Harris 
Garry Hoban
Dr Michael Jacklin 
Dr Dorothy Jones
Iain Lockie
Dr Lori Lockyer 
Ms Kimberley McMahon-Coleman
Professor Luke McNamara
Dr Joseph Meloche
Dr Glenn Mitchell 
Amiri Moghadam
Dr Richard Mohr 
Dr Robyn Morris
Professor Wenche Ommundsen
Maret Oser-Tamm
Associate Professor Gaetano Rando
Mr Colin Salter 
Professor Linda Tapsell
Ms Trish Tindall
Kendall Travis
Associate Professor Wilma Vialle
Mr Alan Wearne
Ms Annie Werner
Dr Alison Wicks
Associate Professor Heather Yeatman

Associate Member:
Dr Paul Babie

Affiliated Group:
Research Unit for the Study of Society, Law and Religion, University of Adelaide

 


Member Profiles

Associate Professor Anne Collett 
Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

Anne CollettResearch Interests:
Pauline Johnson Tekahionwake - poetry, performance and shorts stories.

Anne Collett is a lecturer in the English Studies Program at the University of Wollongong. She has published primarily in the area of Caribbean, Canadian and Australian women's writing and her current research brings together the work of three women of the Americas, Pauline Johnson Tekahionwake, Frida Kahlo and Jamaica Kincaid. She is also editor of Kunapipi, a journal of postcolonial creative and critical writing. She is an executive member of The Association for Canadian Studies in Australia and New Zealand (ACSANZ).

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 Ms Diana Covell

Diana CovellI live in Wollongong and am currently employed as a Casual Tutor at UOW while  working on my doctoral thesis (based at University of Sydney) which involves a  comparative study of women in the Canadian and Australian steel industries. In 2006 I was awarded the International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS) Graduate Travel Scholarship and spent seven weeks doing research in Canada and this year I will be presenting a paper at the ICCS Conference in Ottawa from 27 - 29 May. I am also a current member of ACSANZ and presented a paper at the ACSANZ conference in Dunedin, New Zealand in 2006.

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Dr Debra Dudek 
Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

Debra Dudek Dr Debra Dudek received her BA and MA from the University of Manitoba and her PhD from the University of Saskatchewan. She is a Lecturer in the School of English Literatures and Philosophy. Her areas of research and teaching are Canadian literature and Children’s literature. She has published internationally in these areas including in Keywords for Children’s Literature (2011) and in journals such as Ariel, Children’s Literature in Education, and Overland. She is President of the Association for Canadian Studies in Australia and New Zealand (ACSANZ).

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Dr Mario Fernando 
Faculty of Business

Mario FernandoDr Mario Fernando received his BCom (Special) and MBA from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, and his PhD from the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Management and Marketing at the University of Wollongong, and his areas of research and teaching are business ethics, spiritual leadership and organisational virtuousness. He has published internationally on business ethics and the role of religion in management. His latest publication is a book titled Spiritual Leadership in the Entrepreneurial Business: A Multifaith Study (Edward Elgar, 2007). Currently Mario is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society, University of Victoria working on a project titled Self-Growth Based Ethics: Humanistic, Kantian and Psychology of Religion Perspectives.

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Mr Samuel Fosso Wamba 
Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences

Samuel Fosso WambaDr Samuel Fosso Wamba is a lecturer at the School of Information Systems & Technology (SISAT).

He earned an MSc in mathematics, from the University of Sherbrooke in Canada, an MSc in e-commerce from HEC Montreal, Canada, and a Ph.D. in industrial engineering, from the Polytechnic School of Montreal, Canada.

His current research focuses on business value of IT, inter-organisational system (e.g., RFID technology) adoption and use, supply chain management, electronic commerce and mobile commerce.

He published in European Journal of Information Systems, International Journal of Production Economics, Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research, Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science (HICSS) and Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS).

Dr Wamba is organizing special issues on RFID for the Business Process Management Journal and Pacific Asia Journal of the Association for Information Systems. He has been served as mini-track chair on the same topic for the 15th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), The 6th, 7th and 8th Workshops on e-Business, A Pre-ICIS Workshop Sponsored by AIS SIGeBIZ.

Dr Wamba is CompTIA RFID+ Certified Professional, Academic Co-Founder of RFID Academia and Founder and CEO of e-m-RFID.

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 Ms Annalise Friend
Postgraduate Member

Annalise Friend is a performer, teacher, and student of rhythm, movement and writing.  A doctoral candidate in the School of English Literature, Philosophy and Languages at the University of Wollongong, her topic is identity performance by contemporary hip hop artists outside the USA. Using key MCs from the Pacific, Australia, and Canada as case studies, she argues that they use (and intervene in) notions of cultural authenticity, being truly 'hip hop', or representing a particular (g)local community. To do this, their performance is discussed as particular instances of 'performative' speech, in conjunction with a semiotic reading of their costume, movement, promotional imagery and online presence. 

 

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  Ms Penny Harris
Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

Penny HarrisPenny is a lecturer in Visual Arts at the University of Wollongong. Her doctoral research explored a body of photography taken by her grandfather as a child on the Canadian prairies as a recent migrant. In March 2006 she coordinated an exhibition in the Faculty of Creative Arts gallery of work by studio arts staff at Capilano college, Vancouver, curated by Toni Latour and titled 'Art from a Southern Colony'. She is currently curating a return exhibition of Visual Arts faculty staff to be exhibited at Capilano college in February 2007. She has links with Concordia University in Montreal and in March 2006 with UIC funding invited Barbara Layne to the Wollongong University to speak about Hexagram Research Institute and electronic textiles. She was a visiting fellow at Hexagram in April 2006.

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 Dr Michael Jacklin
Associate Research Fellow
Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

Michael JacklinDr Michael Jacklin gained his PhD from Deakin University in 2005 for his thesis 'Cross Talk: Collaborative Indigenous Life Writing in Australia and Canada.' In 2002 he had received a Postgraduate Travel Grant from the Association of Canadian Studies in Australia and New Zealand, funding travel to Canada to interview participants in collaborative Indigenous life writing. Publication of this research has appeared in the journals Australian Canadian Studies (2002), Life Writing (2004) and Kunapipi (2007), with an article forthcoming in ARIEL (2008). In 2007 he joined the University Of Wollongong as an Associate Research Fellow contributing to the AustLit database and continuing to pursue research in the fields of life writing and Indigenous literatures from Australia and Canada. He has been a member of ACSANZ since 2002.

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 Dr Dorothy Jones
Honorary Fellow

Dorothy Jones was an academic staff member of the English Department at Wollongong University from 1971 to 1996 and is currently a senior fellow of the School of English Literatures, Philosophy and Languages. She has published widely in the field of Post Colonial women's writing and developed a particular interest in Canadian writing during the 1980s and has made several visits to Canada in connection with her research. In 1987 she initiated a course in Comparative Canadian/Australian writing at Wollongong University which she taught that year along with Canadian Writer Aritha van Herk who spent a semester as writer in residence at the university. She is currently engaged in a research project with colleague, A/Professor Anne Collett undertaking a comparative study of the work of Canadian artist, Emily Carr and Australian poet, Judith Wright.

Sample Publications:

  • "Living the Country; a Woman's Reading", Australian-Canadian Studies, vol. 10, no.2, 1992pp.86-98
  • "Mapping and Mythmaking: Women Writers and the Australian Legend", Ariel, vol.17, no.,4, pp.63-86, Fall 1986
  • "'Waiting for the rescue': a Discussion of Margaret Atwood's Bodily Harm", KunapipiI, vol. 6, no.3, 1984, pp. 86-100

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 Dr Lori Lockyer
Faculty of Social Sciences

Lori LockyerDr Lori Lockyer is an Honorary Professional Fellow in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Wollongong.  Lori received her BA(Hons) and MLIS from the University of Western Ontario.  Prior to moving to Wollongong to complete her PhD, Lori helped to establish and manage the Centre for Behavioural Research and Program Evaluation at the National Cancer Institute of Canada. Lori has maintained links with her Canadian colleagues working on ICTs in education research with collaborators at York University and Queen's University and medical education research with collaborators at the University of British Columbia.  Lori's research interests focus on the use of information and communication technologies to support learning in K-12 education, professional education, and health education and heath service initiatives.

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 Ms Kimberley McMahon-Coleman 
Postgraduate Member

Kimberly McMahon-ColemanKimberley McMahon-Coleman completed her doctorate at the University of Wollongong in 2009. Her thesis is a comparative work, examining the use of shamans in the works of Alootook Ipellie and Sam Watson.

In addition to tutoring English at the Shoalhaven campus of the University and Learning Development at the Batemans Bay education centre, she is an HSC English marker and has published more than thirty workshops for HSC English students. She has had interviews and articles published in Australasian-Canadian Studies and Kunapipi and has presented papers on her research in Australia, Canada and New Zealand.  Since August 2005 she has been a committee member on the Executive of the Association for Canadian Studies in Australia and New Zealand (ACSANZ) and is editor of its newsletter.

In her spare time she is completing a Masters of Educational Leadership through Charles Sturt University, as well as raising two children, two cats and three understandably nervous chickens.

Publications arising from this Thesis:

  •  "Interview with Alootook Ipellie." Australasian Canadian Studies. Turcotte, Gerry, Guest Editor.  Volume 23.2. (December 2005). Sydney: University of Sydney Publishing Service.
  • "Indigenous Diaspora and Literature." Australasian Canadian Studies. Turcotte, Gerry, Guest Editor. Volume 23.2. (December 2005). Sydney: University of Sydney Publishing Service.
  • "Dreaming an Identity Between Two Cultures: The Works of Alootook Ipellie." Collett, Anne, Ed. Kunapipi: Journal of Postcolonial Writing. Vol 28.1 (2006)
  • "Heritage and Regional Development: An Indigenous Perspective." Conference Proceedings. 2006 ANSRAI Conference (Australia and New Zealand Regional Science Association International), Beechworth, September 2006.
  • "Arctic and Outback-Indigenous Literature at the 'Ends of the Earth'." Australasian Canadian Studies. Volume 26.1 (2008).

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Professor Luke McNamara, 
BA LLB (UNSW), LLM (Manitoba), PhD (Wollongong)
Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

Luke McNamara

Dr Luke McNamara is Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Wollongong. Since completing his LLM at the University of Manitoba in 1992, he has maintained a strong association with Canadian Studies - as a member of ACSANZ for over a decade, as a co-editor of Australian-Canadian Studies (1993-1996), and as a member of the University of Wollongong's Centre for Canadian-Australian Studies (since its establishment in 2000). His most recent book, supported in part by an International Council for Canadian Studies Faculty Research Program grant in 2005 is a comparative study of human rights laws in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK (Human Rights Controversies: The Impact of Legal Form, Routledge-Cavendish, 2007).

Selected Publications

  • "Negotiating the Contours of Unlawful Hate Speech: Regulation Under Provincial Human Rights Laws in Canada" (2005) 38(1) University of British Columbia Law Review 1-82
  • "Appellate Court Scrutiny of Circle Sentencing" (2000) 27(2) Manitoba Law Journal 209-240
  • "The Locus of Decision-making Authority in Circle Sentencing: The Significance of Criteria and Guidelines" (2000) XVIII Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice 60-114
  • "The Recognition Of Indigenous Land Rights As 'Native Title': Continuity And Transformation" (1999) 3(2) Flinders Journal of Law Reform 137-162 (with Scott Grattan)
     

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 Dr Richard Mohr
Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

Richard MohrDr Richard Mohr is a legal sociologist with an interest in legal theory, judicial evaluation and decision making. He is Director of the Legal Intersections Research Centre and a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Wollongong.

As managing editor of the interdisciplinary, peer reviewed international journal Law Text Culture he has worked on special issues with guest editors at two Canadian universities. W Wesley Pue and Catherine Dauvergne of UBC guest edited volume 8 (2004), 'Challenging Nation', while Desmond Manderson of McGill, who is also on the editorial board of the journal, edited volume 9 (2005), 'Legal Spaces'. Volume 8 and the previous volume 7 featured covers and other  photographs by the Canadian photographer and lawyer Efrat Arbel.

Rick has paid three visits to the Law Faculty at McGill University in Montréal, where he has:

  • led reading group discussions on works by Seyla Benhabib (2003) and Walter Benjamin (2005)
  • developed and taught two new courses: 'Subjects and Objects' (winter 2005) and 'Qualitative Research Methods' (Summer 2009)
  • been guest speaker at a symposium on graduate research in law, 'Professing to educate and educating to profess' (July 2003)
  • participated in planning and attended the International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law, held at McGill in April 2005
  • been the first visiting research fellow at McGill's newly formed Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas, where he gave seminars on 'Architecture, courts and communication' and 'The search for a methodology of the human sciences' (2009).

In August 2009 Rick visited the University of Victoria, giving a lecture in a course in Indigenous law run by Professor John Borrows, and participating in a seminar on 'Law and Suffering' with Professor Louis Wolcher from the University of Washington, chaired by Prof Benjamin Berger of UVic.

Rick has also written for journals edited by David Howes of Concordia University in Montréal:

  • a review for the first volume of the innovative journal The Senses and Society (2006), and
  • an article for a special edition of the Canadian Journal of Law and Society: Richard Mohr. 2005 'Some Conditions for Culturally Diverse Deliberation', Canadian Journal of Law and Society 20(1): 87-102.

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Ms Robyn Morris
Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

Robyn MorrisDr Robyn Morris teaches in the English Studies Program at the University of Wollongong, Australia. Her research interests include studies of race, whiteness, gender, cultures of surveillance, and the visualisation of difference. Her focus is contemporary Asian Australian and Asian Canadian women's writing. She has published widely on the work of writers such as Larissa Lai, Joy Kogawa, Hiromi Goto, Evelyn Lau, Lillian Ng, Simone Lazaroo and Hsu-Ming Teo in articles, book chapters, interviews and reviews. She is the Editor of Australasian Canadian Studies and an executive member of the Association for Canadian Studies in Australia and New Zealand (ACSANZ).

Key  Publications:
- "Food, Race and the Power of Recuperative Identity Politics within Asian Australian Women's Writing." Journal of Australian Studies. Special Edition. Asian@Home: New Directions in Asian Australian Studies. 32: 4 (December 2008): 499-508. ISSN 1444-3058
-"Japanese Canadian Border Poetics." New Dimensions in Canadian Studies: Asia-Pacific Perspectives. Eds. Stewart Gill & R.K. Dhawan. New Delhi: Prestige Books, 2008. 39-50. ISBN 81 7851 039 1
-"growing up an Australian" Renegotiating Models of Mateship and Australianness in Hsu-Ming Teo's Behind the Moon.-  Special Issue Journal of Intercultural Studies-Locating Asian Australian Cultures. 27: 1& 2 (Feb-May 2006). 151-66. ISSN 0725-6868
-"'many degrees of dark and light': Sliding the Scale of Whiteness with Simone Lazaroo."  Eds. Kam Louie & Tseen Khoo. Culture, Identity, Commodity: Diasporic Chinese Literatures in English. Hong Kong: Hong Kong UP, 2005. 279-98. ISBN 962 209 760 X
-"Re-visioning Representations of Difference in Larissa Lai's When Fox is a Thousand and Ridley Scott's Blade Runner."  West Coast Line. No 44: Vol 38. 2 (Spring 2005). 69-87. ISSN 1182-4271
-"What does it mean to be Human?: Racing Clones, Monsters and Replicants." Foundation: International Review of Science Fiction. 33:91 (Summer 2004): 81-96. ISSN 0306-4964258

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Professor Wenche Ommundsen 
Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

Wenche OmmundsenWenche joined the University of Wollongong in 2006 as Professor of English Literatures. Formerly of Deakin University, she has taught and published across a number of fields in Australian and comparative literature, cultural studies and critical theory, with particular emphasis on multicultural, postcolonial and diasporic writing. She is the author of Metafictions (1993) and the editor (or co-editor) of five collections of essays: Refractions: Asian-Australian Writing (1995), From a Distance: Australian Writers and Cultural Displacement (1996), Appreciating Difference: Writing Postcolonial Literary History (1998), Bastard Moon: Essays on Chinese-Australian Writing (2001), Cultural Citizenship and the Challenges of Globalisation (forthcoming).

Wenche is a member of the executive committee of EASA (European Association of Australian Studies) and of the board of the AustLit database, with particular responsibility for the multicultural subset.

Her current research projects include:

  • Australian Literature and Public Culture (ARC Discovery 2002-2005, with Michael Meehan and David McCooey)
  • Building Cultural Citizenship: Multiculturalism and Children’s Literature (ARC Discovery 2005-2008, with Clare Bradford)
  • AustLit: The Resource for Australian Literature (ARC Linkage Infrastructure funding 2001-2003, 2006, joint project involving eight universities and the National Library of Australia)
  • Refugees in contemporary Australian literature
  • Literatures of the Chinese diaspora

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 Mr Colin Salter
Postgraduate Member

Colin Salter is a social scientist and environmental engineer, currently undertaking comparative research on contemporary grass-roots community activism in Australia and Canada. He adopts cultural and activist ethnological approaches to his current research, within a broader framework of hegemony, power relations, and nonviolence in (never quite post) colonial societies. He is currently focusing on the implications of hegemonic whiteness and patriarchal white sovereignty on community campaigns explicitly supporting the actions of Aboriginal and First Nations peoples in Australia and Canada, respectively. He is completing a PhD in the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts.

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 Professor Linda Tapsell PhD FDAA
Director, Smart Foods Centre

Linda TapsellProfessor Linda Tapsell is a leading research dietitian with a focus on diet and metabolic syndrome.  With an early career in the health system, her research track record lies in the conduct of clinical trials to test the effects of dietary patterns on health outcomes.

Through her role as Director of the UOW Smart Foods Centre, Linda has established a strong international network and is currently working with a new international food research collaboration with Canada, Greece and New Zealand. This network has been largely driven by the Canadian Advanced Foods Materials Network (AFMNet), and is in its early stages of becoming an international knowledge bank for the food industry on R &D outcomes in nutrition and health. It aims to provide industry with evidence-based information on scientific, technical, regulatory and social issues relating to food, health and wellbeing.

Linda Tapsell was a plenary speaker at the Food Meets Function Conference in London, Ontario, 17-18 June 2009.

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 Associate Professor Wilma Vialle
Faculty of Social Sciences

Wilhelmina VialleDr Wilma Vialle is a Professor in Educational Psychology in the School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Wollongong. This role entails recruiting students from Ontario and Vancouver to undertake a one-year teaching preparation course at UOW. Her research interests focus on maximising intellectual potential and she is particularly interested in issues of social justice. She has active research collaborations with faculty from the University of British Columbia. Ongoing research projects include an international study of effective teachers of the gifted, a longitudinal study of adolescent academic and social-emotional outcomes, the development of expertise in competitive Scrabble players, and the development of spiritual understanding in children. She has published extensively on topics related to giftedness and children's learning.

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 Mr Alan Wearne
Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

Alan WearneAustralian poet Alan Wearne has been part of this nation's literature since the late 60s/early 70s.

He has taught in at the University of Wollongong since 1998 & is best  known for his verse novels though his most recent work The Australian Popular Songbook returns him to briefer narrative verse forms. He has had an interest in Canadian poetry, history and politics for about 40 years.

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 Annie Werner
Postgraduate Member

Annie Werner is a PhD candidate in the school of English Literature, Philosophy and Languages at the University of Wollongong. Her thesis examines representations of Indigenous tattooing in colonial and postcolonial literature from the Pacific and North America. Annie is currently working on an article exploring the resurgence of traditional tattooing in the Indigenous community in Haidia Gwaii, British Columbia. She is also co-convening the Fabulous Risk circus conference, in association with the CCAS, ACAPTA and Circus Monoxide.

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 Dr Alison Wicks
Australasian Occupational Science Centre (AOSC)
Shoalhaven Campus

Alison WicksDr Alison Wicks* is Founding Director of the Australasian Occupational Science Centre (AOSC), an occupational science education and research centre at Shoalhaven Campus. She is also a part time Senior Lecturer in the Faculty Science, Medicine and Health and Honorary Research Fellow with the Centre for Health Service Development. Her current work involves translating evidence from occupational science into community-based programs that promote participation in community activities to enhance the health and wellbeing for older people. In her role as President of the International Society of Occupational Scientists she is also active in mainstreaming occupational science through interdisciplinary collaboration. Since July 2006 she has been an Adjunct Professor at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and has been a visiting scholar at the University of Western Ontario. She has recently organised an agreement with the University of Western Ontario to supervise occupational therapy students at AOSC during their international fieldwork placement.

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 Associate Professor Heather Yeatman
Faculty of Social Sciences

Heather YeatmanAssociate Professor Heather Yeatman is in the School of Health Sciences, in the discipline of public health. She has qualifications in science, nutrition & dietetics and public health. She has been involved in the area of food and nutrition policy for over 25 years, both as a policy adviser and researcher.  Her interests focus on public engagement in the policy setting processes and opportunities to make links between different areas of food policy, such as nutrition, food security, agriculture and climate change. She currently holds a number of statutory appointments to national bodies involved in furthering animal welfare in Australia, regulating complementary medicines and agricultural products and setting food standards.  She has a collaborative grant through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research with colleagues at the University of Victoria, BC and has incorporated comparative Canadian health policy studies within public health subjects through a Canadian Scholars grant in 2005.

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Last reviewed: 10 March, 2017