Researcher Profiles

Dr Susan Hemer

Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Arts

Dr Susan Hemer is a Senior Lecturer in Anthropology & Development Studies, and is Postgraduate Coordinator for Anthropology, Development Studies, Gender Studies and Social Analysis. She gained her PhD in Anthropology from the University of Melbourne. Dr Hemer's research interests include the social, health and gendered impacts of mining and development projects in Melanesia, as well as social and emotional dynamics in Melanesia more generally. Dr Hemer publishes on medical or psychological anthropology, and development studies.

Professor Melissa de Zwart

Dean of Law
Faculty of the Professions

Melissa has a keen interest in the intersection between law and technology. Prior to joining academia, she was the Manager, Legal Services, CSIRO, where she advised on protection and commercialisation of technology. Her areas of research focus primarily on digital technology, as it interacts with culture, human behaviour and new areas of innovation. She has published widely on copyright, social media, surveillance and popular culture. She is the Editor of the Media & Arts Law Review.

Professor Ghil'ad Zuckermann

Prof of Linguistics & Endangered Languages
Faculty of Arts

Professor Ghil'ad Zuckermann, DPhil (Oxon), PhD (Cantab) (titular), is Chair of Linguistics and Endangered Languages, a tenured Full Professor (Level E, the highest rank), at the University of Adelaide. He is chief investigator in an NHMRC project assessing the correlation between language revival and mental health. He is a leading expert of (1) Revivalistics, a new trans-disciplinary field of enquiry surrounding language reclamation (e.g. Barngarla), revitalization (e.g. Adnyamathanha) and reinvigoration (e.g.

Dr Marilyn Clarke

Senior Lecturer
Faculty of the Professions

Marilyn Clarke joined the Business School at the beginning of 2009 as a Senior Lecturer in the Management discipline.

During her 20 year teaching career she has taught in the management discipline across all three universities in South Australia; University of SA, Flinders University and University of Adelaide. She has extensive teaching experience at undergraduate and postgraduate level, both locally and offshore in Singapore and Hong Kong.

Dr Shoko Yoneyama

Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Arts

Dr Shoko Yoneyama is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Asian Studies, where she has taught Japanese and Asian Studies courses for over 25 years. She received the 1996 Stephen Cole the Elder Prize for Excellence in Teaching in recognition for her ability to teach both language and social science. Shoko has also supervised numerous Honours, Masters, and PhD students, who now work as professionals in a large variety fields, including teachers, academics, government officials, lawyers, diplomats and international business, and environmental activists.

Dr Maryam Yazdani

Lecturer in Plant Protection
Faculty of Sciences

Maryam is an entomologist who joined the University of Adelaide in 2010. As an early career researcher, her research largely focuses on insect natural enemies and their role in biological control of insect pests. Research on predators and parasitic wasps aims to provide ecological strategies for the enhancement of biological control in agricultural systems through a combination of experimental and theoretical advances.

Mr David Wright

PhD Candidate
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

David's research focus is on influential point detection diagnostics in the context of hydrological model calibration.

Dr Julian Worrall

Associate Professor
Faculty of the Professions

Julian Worrall is an Australian architect, scholar, and critic, with an international reputation as an interpeter of the architecture and urbanism of contemporary Japan.

Dr John Willison

Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Arts

Dr John Willison has twenty five years of experience in formal education, and throughout that time has been most enthralled in how to help students to engage in research-based learning, beginning with Year 8 classes, where he strived to make science laboratories hands-on and minds-on. Dr Willison found that this necessitated a raft of scaffolding and literacy strategies, and resulted in the development of resources called writE Science (writing and reading integrated with talking about experiments).

Associate Professor Natalie Williamson

First Year Coordinator
Faculty of Sciences

Associate Professor and First Year Director, Chemistry
Course coordinator for all first year chemistry courses as well as the courses SCIENCE 7020 (Communicating Science) and SCIENCE 3200 (Communicating Science III).

My research interests include synthetic organic chemistry, heterocyclic chemistry, red wine pigments, olive polyphenols and chemical education.

My teaching interests include organic chemistry, spectroscopy and analytical chemistry and practical chemistry.

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