Speaker Date Topic
Professor Ross Young Sep 24, 2018
Advancing our knowledge of PTSD in Defence Force Veterans
Advancing our knowledge of PTSD in Defence Force Veterans

Professor Ross Young was appointed Executive Dean, Faculty of Health QUT in January 2013 following seven years as Executive Director, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI), QUT.

Professor Young is a Clinical Psychologist and his research interests lie in the integration of psychological and biological risk factors in mental illness. His research includes work in substance misuse, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, mood disorders and more broadly in behavioural medicine. This includes work in pharmacogenomics and personalised medicine. Professor Young has over 250 published book chapters and papers in genetic, medical, psychiatric and psychological journals.  His work in post-traumatic stress disorder includes studies of risk factors, treatment outcomes and comorbidity with PTSD, such as substance abuse. This work has extended to other behaviours with compulsive elements, such as mobile phone use. Professor Young serves on several Queensland Boards related to mental health and medical research.

Professor Margaret Sheil AO Mar 06, 2019
Achieving diversity, the experience of the Queensland University of Technology
Achieving diversity, the experience of the Queensland University of Technology

Professor Margaret Sheil AO will be one of the two distinguished guest speakers at the 2019 Rotary International Women's Day Breakfast. She will introduce the experience of the Queensland University of Technology in achieving diversity amongst its empolyees. 

Professor Margaret Sheil AO was appointed Vice-Chancellor and President of QUT in February 2018, having previously been Provost at The University of Melbourne since 2012.

Professor Sheil has been an academic in chemistry and held a number of senior roles at the University of Wollongong. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI), the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE), and was inaugural Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Mass Spectrometry (ANZSM). 

Professor Sheil is a Director of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) and a member of the Advisory Council of the CSIRO Science Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF).   She was Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Research Council (2007-2012) and has previously been a member of the Advisory Board for Coursera; she has also been a member of the Prime Minister’s Science, Innovation and Engineering Council, the National Research Infrastructure Council and the Cooperative Research Centres Committee. 

In June 2017 Professor Sheil was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for her distinguished service to science and higher education as an academic and administrator, through significant contributions to the national research landscape, and to performance standards. Professor Sheil holds a Bachelor of Science and a PhD in Physical Chemistry from The University of New South Wales, and was presented with the Science and Technology Alumni Award from UNSW in 2016.

 

Councillor Adrian Schrinner Mar 06, 2019
Achieving diversity, the experience of the Brisbane City Council
Achieving diversity, the experience of the Brisbane City Council

Councilor Adrian Schrinner will be one of the two distinguished guest speakers at the 2019 Rotary International Women's Day Breakfast. He will introduce the experience of the Brisbane City Council in achieving diversity amongst its empolyees. 

Adrian Schrinner has served as the Councillor for Chandler Ward since 2005 and Deputy Mayor since 2011.

Adrian has been a member of Civic Cabinet since 2008 and is currently the Chairman of the Public & Active Transport Committee. In this role, he has special responsibility for the development of the Brisbane Metro project.

Former roles include Chairman of the Finance and Economic Development Committee (2008-2012) and Chairman of the Infrastructure Committee (2012-16).

In previous positions he has overseen many major projects including the $1.5 billion Legacy Way tunnel and the New Farm Riverwalk.
Adrian is passionate about Brisbane and his local area and is working hard to help make sure our city and its suburbs are even better in the future. He and his wife Nina live in Carindale and have four young children, Octavia, Wolfgang, Monash and Petra.

 

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