Our researchers

Our researchers are motivated by a vision of a better world.

They are people who devote many hours to investigating concepts, gathering evidence, and analysing and synthesising findings to make ground-breaking discoveries and contribute genuinely to public good.
Each one of them has their own story about what inspires them, and how their work impacts the world.
You’ll find some of these stories here.
Associate Professor Felicity Meakins is
surveying colonial language change
Professor Karen Thorpe is studying Early Childhood Education and care
Associate Professor Anna Johnston examines Australian settler colonies
Professor Rhema Vaithianathan is leading ISSR’s Centre for Social Data Analytics
Associate Professor Shahar Hameiri explores emerging competition in international development financing
Dr Alison Crowther is solving mysteries of Madagasca with ancient rice