Ana Heitor, LicEng, MEng, PhD, MieAust

Position & Affiliation: Senior Lecturer at the School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia.

Current research focus: Behaviour of compacted materials in transport infrastructure (road and rail), ground improvement using chemical stabilisers and biological agents, liquefaction of partially saturated soils.

Ana Rita Barreiros, MSc

Position & Affiliation: Research Assistant at the Brain Dynamics Centre – Westmead Institute for Medical Research / University of Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Current research focus: Integrative Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Biomarkers of mental disorders (Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Anxiety Disorders), Neurofeedback.

Andreia V. Pinho, PhD  

Position & Affiliation: Senior Research Officer, Cancer Research Division, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney NSW Australia; Conjoint Lecturer, St Vincent’s Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Current research focus: Cancer genomics, pancreatic cancer, tumour microenvironment, cancer immunotherapies.


Armando Teixeira-Pinto, BSc, AM, PhD

Position & Affiliation: Associate Professor of Biostatistics and researcher at the Centre for Kidney Research, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Current research focus: Biostatistics, joint modelling, causal inference, kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, neurology and mental health.

 Carla Guedes

Position & Affiliation: Master by Research Candidate and Casual Academic (sessional tutor), University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Current research focus: Exploring Cultural Competence for Astronomers interested in building astronomical facilities in Indigenous lands (research areas – Indigenous Studies, Anthropology, Cultural Astronomy and Cultural Competence).

David Aragao, PhD

Position & Affiliation: Beamline Scientist at the Australian Synchrotron, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Current research focus: Membrane structural biology namely membrane metalloproteins, ABC- transporters, ATP synthases but also crystallography and beamline method developments related to micron-beams, lipid cubic phase, multi-crystal diffraction data merging.

Gonçalo Borges, PhD

Position & Affiliation: Service Integration Lead for Research, Information and Communication Technology, The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Current research focus: Distributed computing, Cloud computing, Distributed storage, Container technologies.


Joana Carvalho, MSc Philosophy

Position & Affiliation: PhD Candidate.

Current research focus: Paulo Freire’s Critical Pedagogy. Liberating Education. Critical consciousness. Literacy and empowerment.


José Gomes Sakakibara, PhD

Position & Affiliation: Lecturer, Marketing, School of Business, University of Notre Dame Australia
Chair, Australian and New Zealand Third Sector Research (ANZTSR).

Current research focus: Not-for-profit marketing, individual and corporate giving behaviour, social marketing, retail marketing, digital marketing, consumer behaviour.

Liliana Laranjo, MD, MPH, PhD

Position & Affiliation: Research Fellow at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation  Centre for Health Informatics – Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Current research focus: Person-centred health informatics, artificial intelligence and behaviour change informatics.


Loïc Pedras, BSc, Hons, MExec, LLM, PhD Candidate

Position & Affiliation: Guest Lecturer and Sessional Tutor, The University Technology Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Current research focus: Social innovation, social entrepreneurship, strategy.


Pedro Barroso, PhD

Position & Affiliation: Senior Lecturer, Finance at the School of Banking and Finance, UNSW, Sydney, Australia.

Current research focus: financial markets, anomalies, risk management, the foreign exchange market and portfolio management.