We are thrilled to present an inspiring and diverse range of speakers (keynotes and panellists) who will share their insights and expertise at our future-focused Summit. Additional speakers are being added as confirmed, so stay tuned for more to come!

Ginny Barbour

Ginny Barbour

Professor Virginia (Ginny) Barbour is the Editor-in-Chief of the Medical Journal of AustraliaShe is an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Health, School of Public Health & Social Work at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and was previously co-lead of the Office for Scholarly Communication at QUT and Director of Open Access Australasia. She has been involved in many international open access, innovative scholarly communication and publication and research integrity initiatives. She was involved in the final drafting of the UNESCO Open Science Recommendation in 2021. She was previously Chair of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). She is currently Co-Chair of the Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), a Plan S Ambassador, and a member of the Australian NHMRC’s Research Quality Steering Committee. She was an editorial advisor to medRxiv in the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rose Barrowcliffe

Rose Barrowcliffe

Dr. Rose Barrowcliffe is a Butchulla postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Critical Indigenous Studies at Macquarie University, an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at UQ, a member of the Global Centre for Indigenous Futures and the ENRICH Global Co-Chair for 2023-24. Rose was the inaugural First Nations Archives Advisor to the Queensland State Archives. Grounded in archival theory, Rose’s work and research examines the representation of Indigenous peoples and the enactment of Indigenous rights throughout the knowledge continuum.

Dilara Begum

Dilara Begum

Dr. Dilara Begum is currently working as an Associate Professor and Chairperson in the Department of Information Studies and Librarian (In-Charge) at East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. She is also an elected Governing Board Member of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). Dr. Dilara did her PhD in Information Literacy from Punjabi University, India. She was a former fellow of IFLA, ALP (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand), and IVLP (The U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program). With an illustrious career spanning around three decades, Dr. Dilara brings with her extensive experience and excellence in research, teaching, and information management. She has published more than eighty (80) scholarly articles published in peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, book chapters, reports etc. She is working as the Regional Editor for Digital Library Perspectives and an executive editor of the International Journal of Information and Knowledge Studies. She got the prestigious “Prof. Indira Parikh 50 Women in Education Leaders” award at the World Education Congress, recognizing her contribution in education. She was honored with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award 2023’ by COLLNET, Society for Library Professionals (SLP) and Special Libraries Association (SLA), Asia Community for her outstanding contribution in research, collaboration, and library development. In addition to her academic and organizational contributions, Dr. Dilara has also been a pivotal consultant for over 30 public and private organizations, guiding them in developing their library systems.

Fiona Bradley

Fiona Bradley

Fiona Bradley is the Chair of IFLA’s Open Science and Scholarship Advisory Committee, and Director, Research and Infrastructure at UNSW Sydney. Fiona leads the library’s design and delivery of scholarly communications and open access, physical and digital spaces and services, and corporate services. She has previously held roles with IFLA and Research Libraries UK representing libraries and their users at global and national levels. Fiona is also a PhD candidate in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Western Australia studying transnational advocacy and access to information.

Jean Burgess

Jean Burgess

Jean Burgess is Distinguished Professor of Digital Media in the Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC) and School of Communication, Queensland University of Technology (QUT). After serving as the DMRC’s founding Centre Director from 2015-2020, she became Associate Director of the national ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society, as well as Convenor of its QUT node, in August 2020. Her research focuses on the social implications of digital media technologies, platforms, and cultures, as well as new and innovative methods for studying them. She is the author or editor of more than 140 scholarly publications on these topics. Her latest book is Everyday Data Cultures (Polity Press, 2022). She is an elected Fellow of the International Communication Association, the Australian Academy of Humanities, and the Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Anna Burkey

Anna Burkey

Anna Burkey has a passion for storytelling, reading and learning. Hailing from Scotland, where she was on the founding team of Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature, she currently live in Melbourne/Naarm. After several years in leadership roles with State Library Victoria and leading the Centre for Youth Literature, Anna is working with partners across the country to grow Australia Reads – a national not-for-profit collaboration aimed at increasing reading rates. Australia Reads is on a mission to get more people reading more books, more often – because reading has the power to transform our lives.

Damian Cardona

Damian Cardona

Damian Cardona has more than 26 years of experience in strategic communications, crisis communications, outreach and campaigns within the United Nations system, serving in Africa, Latin America and Europe. Before joining the United Nations, Mr. Cardona was based in Amman, Jordan, from 1998 to 2002 as Regional Middle East Communications Delegate for the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC).   

Mr. Cardona holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Barcelona and master’s degree on international relations from the Institut d’Études Politiques in Grenoble, France. 

Catherine Clark

Catherine Clark

Catherine Clark commenced her professional career in public libraries and following experience in school and special libraries in the UK, worked in academic libraries in Western Australia for over 20 years at both The University of Western Australia and Curtin University.

Catherine is currently the CEO and State Librarian at the State Library of Western Australia and proudly leads the Library to treasure Western Australian stories, inspire possibilities and strengthen communities by ensuring stories from the past, the present, and those yet to unfold become a vibrant record of the State’s shared history.

Kate Conroy

Kate Conroy

Dr S. Kate Conroy (née Devitt) is a specialist in building trustworthy, ethical, and assured robotics, autonomous systems, and artificial Intelligence (RAS-AI) systems in both military and civilian domains. Kate is a Specialist Advisor AI Safety and Assurance Queensland Government and Specialist Capability Officer (Lead Responsible AI), Jericho Disruptive Innovation, Royal Australian Air Force. 2021-2023 Dr Conroy was Chief Scientist Trusted Autonomous Systems Defence CRC, responsible for helping build ethical, lawful, and assured trusted autonomous systems for military purposes. 2009-2015 she was an academic skills advisor QUT Library. She has a PhD in philosophy (epistemology, cognitive science and applied ethics) and graduate certificate in cognitive science, Rutgers University NJ USA and a BA (Hons) History & Philosophy of Science, Melbourne University (philosophy of statistics). She is Adjunct Professor QUT Centre for Robotics and Adjunct A/Professor Human-Centred Computing ITEE, University of Queensland. 

Paul Crosby

Paul Crosby

Dr Paul Crosby is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the Macquarie Business School, Macquarie University. He specialises in applied microeconomics, focusing on the economics of digitisation, cultural industries, social media, sports, and consumer choice. Paul’s research has been featured in numerous leading international, peer-reviewed economics journals.

His work has also attracted attention in various media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, ABC TV and Radio, The Sydney Morning Herald, and The Conversation. Currently, he serves as the Executive Secretary-Treasurer at the Association of Cultural Economics International.

Megan Daley

Megan Daley

Megan Daley is a Teacher Librarian and early years educator and has been awarded the Australian Teacher Librarian of the Year and the Queensland Teacher Librarian of the Year, as well as the national Dromkeen Librarian’s Award. Megan is the author of the bestselling book ‘Raising Readers’ (UQP, 2019) as well as ‘Teacher, Teacher’ (Affirm Press, 2023) and ‘The Beehive’ (Walker Books, 2024).   A former national vice-president of the Children’s Book Council of Australia, Megan is also a regular literary judge, curator of 2023 Brisbane Writers Festival Word Play program, a workshop presenter, the creator of the popular website Children’s Books Daily and co-creator of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast.

Michael Dezuanni

Michael Dezuanni

Michael Dezuanni is a professor in the School of Communication at Queensland University of Technology, where he leads the ‘Creating Better Digital Futures’ program in the Digital Media Research Centre.  He is also a Chief Investigator in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child.

Rebecca Giblin

Rebecca Giblin

Professor Rebecca Giblin is an ARC Future Fellow at Melbourne Law School, where she works at the intersection of law and culture. She is Director of the Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia (IPRIA) and leads the ARC-funded Author’s Interest and eLending projects, as well as Untapped: the Australian Literary Heritage Project.

Her book Chokepoint Capitalism (with Cory Doctorow, 2022) explores how we can recapture creative labour markets from Big Tech and Big Content to get artists paid. She tweets via @rgibli.

Carla Hayden

Carla Hayden

Dr. Carla Hayden was sworn in as the 14th U.S. Librarian of Congress on September 14, 2016. Hayden, the first woman and the first African American to lead the national library, was nominated to the position by President Barack Obama on February 24, 2016, and her nomination was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 13.

Prior to her latest post she served, since 1993, as CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, Maryland. Hayden was nominated by President Obama to be a member of the National Museum and Library Services Board in January 2010 and was confirmed to that post by the Senate in June 2010. Prior to joining the Pratt Library, Hayden was deputy commissioner and chief librarian of the Chicago Public Library from 1991 to 1993. She was an assistant professor for Library and Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh from 1987 to 1991. Hayden was library services coordinator for the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago from 1982 to 1987. She began her career with the Chicago Public Library as the young adult services coordinator from 1979 to 1982 and as a library associate and children’s librarian from 1973 to 1979.

Hayden was president of the American Library Association from 2003 to 2004. In 1995, she was the first African American to receive Library Journal’s Librarian of the Year Award in recognition of her outreach services at the Pratt Library, which included an after-school center for Baltimore teens offering homework assistance and college and career counseling. Hayden received a B.A. from Roosevelt University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the Graduate Library School of the University of Chicago.

Nate Hill

Nate Hill

Nate Hill is a librarian, artist, and aspiring ecologist. He’s the Executive Director of the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO), a library network which serves as the institutional home for projects like the Archipelago Commons, the Digital Equity Research Center, the Library Field, as well as many others. In the past, Nate has worked at the Brooklyn Public Library (NY), San Jose Public Library (CA), and Chattanooga Public Library (TN). Nate was a past affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, is currently a fellow with Library Futures at New York University’s Engelberg Center, and was a past participant in the International Network of Emerging Library Innovators (INELI) with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Nate studied art as an undergraduate at Skidmore College, and got his Masters degree in Library and Information Science at Pratt Institute. Nate is at his happiest when he’s making, building, or contributing to new things, whether those things are sculptures, gardens, communities, or organizations.

Daniel Hook

Daniel Hook

Daniel Hook is CEO of Digital Science, co-founder of Symplectic, a research information management provider, and also co-founder of the Research on Research Institute (RoRI). A theoretical physicist by training, he continues to do research in his spare time, with visiting positions at Imperial College London and Washington University in St Louis, Missouri.

Philip G Kent

Philip Kent

Philip G Kent is University Librarian at the University of Sydney. Following an extensive career in Australian and UK universities and Australia’s national science agency, Philip joined The University of Sydney in 2020. He has served as University Librarian at four institutions. His broader experience includes cultural collections, information technology, knowledge and information management, archives and records management, risk and audit roles.

Philip has extensive experience in new Library projects in Australian universities and Bristol, UK. From 2023, he chairs the Standing Committee of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Library Buildings and Equipment Section. Library history is another area of professional interest.

Philip’s professional activities have included:  Director, CAVAL Ltd, chairing the Council of Australian University Librarians’ procurement consortium, and the Group of Eight (Go8) Librarians. He was a member of the judging panel for the SCONUL Library Design Awards (UK) in 2019 and serves on the ALIA Library Design Awards panel. Philip is a member of the Editorial Board and reviewer for the Journal of the Australian Library and Information Association (JALIA). He served on the arXiv Members Advisory Board at Cornell University from 2012-2016 and 2020-2023.

Masud Khokhar

Masud Khokhar

A computer scientist by education, Masud Khokhar is passionate about digital leadership and innovation in the changing library and archive environments. His core interests cut across the topics of strategic leadership, digital transformation, user experience, learning spaces, innovation cultures, open education and research, and staff talent realisation. Masud joined the University of Leeds in 2021 and has had a varied career with senior roles in the private sector and higher education, including at the Bodleian Libraries (University of Oxford), Lancaster University, and the University of York. In 2023, Masud also took on the additional responsibility of Director of Learning Spaces to develop the strategic delivery programme for learning spaces at the University of Leeds. Masud is the current chair of Research Libraries UK (RLUK), a consortium of the 39 leading and most significant research libraries in the UK and Ireland. He also serves on the White Rose Libraries Executive Board, as an external member of the Cambridge University Library Syndicate and provides guidance and support to AHRC on research infrastructures.

Marek Kowalkiewicz

Marek Kowalkiewicz

Marek Kowalkiewicz is a Professor and Chair in Digital Economy at QUT Business School. Listed among the Top 100 Global Thought Leaders in AI by thinkers360, Marek has led global innovation teams in Silicon Valley, was a Founding Research Manager of SAP’s Machine Learning lab in Singapore, a Global Research Program Lead at SAP Research, and a Research Fellow at Microsoft Research Asia.

His new book is called “The Economy of Algorithms: AI and the Rise of the Digital Minions“.

Petra Lundgren

Petra Lundgren

Petra Lundgren is the Director of the International Science Council Regional Focal Point for Asia-Pacific, which is currently based at the Australian Academy of Science. In this role she heads up a team focusing on raising the voice of science from and within Asia and the Pacific.

She has over 30 years of experience working across academia, government, and the not-for-profit sector, all with a common thread of promoting evidence-based solutions to environmental and societal sustainability challenges. With a passion for incentivising collaborations around scientific solutions to global environmental challenges, she has held a multitude of roles at the intersection of science, conservation, impact, and policy. She holds a Ph.D. in molecular ecology and has spent many years working on issues relating to the impacts of climate change on socio-ecological systems.

She is an adjunct Associate Professor in Sustainability at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia.

Kepi Madumo

Kepi Madumo

Mr. Kepi Madumo is the National Librarian and CEO of the National Library of South Africa since 2019. With over two decades of experience, he has held numerous senior leadership positions, including Director of Provincial Library, Information and Archives Services in the North West Province, and Director of Information Management in the National Department of Social Development. Kepi has also served as a Strategic Executive Director for the City of Tshwane (Pretoria) and Executive Director for the City of Johannesburg’s Department of Community Development. He holds a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of Cape Town and has completed prestigious executive leadership programs. Kepi has actively contributed to professional associations, including the South African Library and Information Association (LIASA) and the African Library & Information Institutions & Associations (AFLIA). He is recognised for his expertise and currently serves as the Chairperson of the AFLIA National Libraries Section also a Member of the IFLA National Libraries Section. He is an immediate past Chairperson of the Standing Conference of African National and University Librarians-Eastern, Central & Southern (SCANUL-ECS). 

Robert dhurwain McLellan

Robert dhurwain McLellan

Robert dhurwain McLellan is a proud Gooreng Gooreng descendant of the Wide Bay region, QLD, community researcher and an experienced Director, governance and engagement practitioner. He is the Program Manager for the Language Data Commons of Australia (LDaCA) at the University of Queensland as well as an Industry Fellow within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science. A strong advocate for truth telling and speaking up for Aboriginal people’s rights and justice, economic advancement, and to ensure First Nations voices are authentically valued and embraced across all levels of society, Robert is passionate about revitalising Indigenous languages and building culturally inclusive, honourable, and cohesive communities.

Richard Misilei

Richard Misilei

Richard Misilei, also known as Richy, is a NZ-born Samoan. He is the ‘Connected Communities Lead & Coach’ for the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board area within the South Auckland region. Prior to this, he had the pleasure of managing Tupu Youth Library, New Zealand’s only youth-focused library, for over 10 years. His leadership at Tupu was marked by a commitment to creating a safe and inspiring space for tamaiti (children [Samoan]) and rangatahi (young people [Māori]) to learn and grow.

Richy’s passion for community development is deeply rooted in God’s love for him, His reverence for God, and his ‘aiga (family [Samoan]). He brings a holistic approach to his work, recognising the importance of spiritual and familial support in nurturing vibrant communities. Richy’s efforts are driven by a genuine desire to empower people and communities to reach their full potential and finding their intrinsic value in Le Atua (God [Samoan]).

Ng Cher Pong

Ng Cher Pong

Mr Ng Cher Pong is the Chief Executive Officer of Singapore’s National Library Board (NLB). He oversees a network of 28 public libraries, the National Library, and the National Archives of Singapore. Since assuming this role, he has been actively driving organizational transformation in NLB, including the implementation of LAB25 (Libraries and Archives Blueprint 2025).

Cher Pong graduated as an engineer from the University of Cambridge and holds a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD. He also attended the Advanced Management Programme at the Harvard Business School. He is a career civil servant, and has worked in different capacities across the Singapore public service. Prior to NLB, he was the founding CEO of SkillsFuture Singapore and led the nation-wide efforts to reskill and upskill the workforce.

He reads an eclectic mix of mainly non-fiction books, in both English and Chinese.

Kim Osman

Kim Osman

Dr Kim Osman is a Senior Research Associate at the Digital Media Research Centre in the School of Communication at Queensland University of Technology.  Kim’s research explores the relationship between digital and social inclusion focusing on the role of social infrastructure like libraries in improving digital literacies and wellbeing.

Victoria Owen

Victoria Owen

Victoria Owen holds a joint appointment as Information Policy Scholar-Practitioner in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto and as Special Advisor to the Dean on Information Accessibility at UTSC. Her complementary roles position her within the academic and experiential programs to contribute to the practice, principles, and scholarship of information policy. Her particular focus encompasses copyright, access, accessibility, human rights, and the public interest. Her background is in library administration in academic, special and public libraries, including the University of Toronto and the CNIB Library for the Blind. Victoria holds a Master’s in Library Science and a Master’s in Law, specializing in intellectual property. She serves on the board of the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Accessible Book Consortium, Chair of the IFLA Advisory Committee on Standards, and a member of national and provincial policy and copyright committees. She was awarded the Robert Blackburn Distinguished Paper Award, the Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship, and the Larry Moore Distinguished Service Award.

Te Paea Paringatai

Te Paea Paringatai (Waikato, Ngāti Porou)

Te Paea Paringatai (Waikato, Ngāti Porou) is Programme Director, Strategy and Mātauranga Māori at the Department of Internal Affairs, New Zealand where she leads a programme of work that supports Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa/National Library of New Zealand and Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga/Archives New Zealand. A LIS professional, spanning more than 25 years, Te Paea is also the current Chair of the IFLA Professional Council, and member of the IFLA Governing Board.

Gene Tan

Gene Tan

Gene Tan is the Chief Librarian of Singapore’s National Library Board (NLB) and watches over the professional development of all librarians in NLB. As Chief Innovation Officer, he is spearheading the development of LAB25 (Libraries and Archives Blueprint 2025), a new transformative vision for the National Library, National Archives and the public libraries in Singapore.

Previously, as the Executive Director of the Singapore Bicentennial Office at the Prime Minister’s Office, Gene helmed the Singapore Bicentennial which commemorated the 200th anniversary of Raffles’ arrival in Singapore in 1819. The commemoration included The Bicentennial Experience at Fort Canning which broke attendance records for exhibitions. He was also the Creative Director of the SG50 capstone event, The Future of Us Exhibition that captured the hopes and dreams of Singaporeans. Gene was formerly the Director of the National Library, where he developed the Singapore Memory Project, and also the former President of the Library Association of Singapore.

Kristen Thorpe

Kirsten Thorpe

Dr Kirsten Thorpe (Worimi, Port Stephens), Associate Professor, is a Chancellor’s Indigenous Research Fellow at Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education & Research, UTS. Kirsten leads the Indigenous Archives and Data Stewardship Hub, which advocates for Indigenous rights in archives and data, and develops research and engagement in relation to refiguring libraries and archives to support the culturally appropriate ownership, management and ongoing preservation of Indigenous knowledges. Kirsten has broad interests in research and engagement with Indigenous protocols and decolonising practices in the library and archive fields, and the broader GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) sector. Kirsten advocates for the ‘right of reply’ to records, and capacity building and support for the development of Living Indigenous Archives on Country.

Ana Filipa Vrdoljak

Ana Filipa Vrdoljak

Ana Filipa Vrdoljak is Professor of Law and UNESCO Chair on International Law and Cultural Heritage at the University of Technology Sydney. She is co-coordinator of the UNESCO-UNITWIN Network on Culture in Emergencies. She is author of International Law, Museums and the Return of Cultural Objects (CUP 1e 2006, 2e forthcoming); and editor of Oxford Handbook of International Cultural Heritage Law (OUP 2020) with Francesco Francioni, and The 1970 UNESCO and 1995 UNIDROIT Conventions: A Commentary (OUP, 2024) with Andrzej Jakubowski and Alessandro Chechi. She is general editor of the OUP book series Cultural Heritage Law and Policy and Oxford Commentaries on International Cultural Heritage Law and member of the management committee of the International Journal of Cultural Property. She holds a PhD in Law from the University of Sydney.

Leslie Weir

Leslie Weir

Leslie Weir is the Librarian and Archivist of Canada leading Library and Archives Canada (LAC) since August 2019. Leslie is overseeing LAC’s work on Reconciliation with First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation, and the implementation of Vision 2030 with a focus on transformation of service and IT infrastructure as LAC looks forward to the upcoming move of its public services into Ādisōke in 2026 in partnership with the Ottawa Public Library, all in support of achieving its mandate with a focus on people and access. As University Librarian at the University of Ottawa, Leslie played important roles in many transformative moments at the Canadian Research Knowledge Network and in research libraries and archives in Canada. Leslie served as President of Canadiana.org, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries and the Ontario Library Association. She is currently a member of the FAN (Forum of National archivists) Steering Committee, Vice-Chair of CDNL (Conference of Directors of National Libraries) and President-elect of IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions).

Kim Wilkins

Kim Wilkins

Professor Kim Wilkins is a recognised expert on storytelling, popular literature, and the publishing industry. She is the author of more than 30 full-length works of historical fiction and fantasy fiction, and her work is translated into more than 20 languages globally. Her research centres on creative communities, such as writing groups and fan cultures, and is currently researching the uses regional communities make of books and publishing.

Kate Zwaard

Kate Zwaard

Kate Zwaard is the associate librarian for Discovery and Preservation Services at the U.S. Library of Congress. A strategic leader with 20 years of experience in government and libraries, Zwaard leads more than 600 employees responsible for acquisitions, cataloging, preservation and discovery of Library collections. One of Zwaard’s early initiatives is spearheading the Library’s transition to the digital-forward and digitally enabled acquisitions model established in the Library’s Digital Collections Strategy.

During her tenure as the Library’s first director of digital strategy, Zwaard shepherded digital transformation across the institution, and authored the Library’s first Digital Strategy. Under Zwaard’s leadership, the Library launched the crowdsourcing program By the People, which invites the public to engage with and improve access to Library collections. Previously, Zwaard served as the first chief of National Digital Initiatives, where she launched LC Labs, the Library’s digital innovation team, which incubated popular experiments like Citizen DJ and Newspaper Navigator. Zwaard joined the Library in 2012 as a software engineering manager leading the development of IT systems used to manage digital collections. Before joining the Library, Zwaard played a key role in supporting the digital transformation of the U.S. Government Publishing Office.

Heather Zwicker

Heather Zwicker

Professor Heather Zwicker has been Executive Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at The University of Queensland since 2 October 2018. She came to UQ from the University of Alberta in western Canada. A cultural studies researcher, Professor Zwicker brings postcolonial and feminist theories to bear on problems such as stereotypes, universities, classrooms, and cities. In her role at UQ, Professor Zwicker has championed the arts and coordinated publishing, creative writing, music, museums and drama under the moniker of “UQ Arts.” Heather holds a PhD from Stanford University and is the winner of several awards, including the 3M National Teaching Fellowship.