Natalie Stoianoff is a Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology Sydney and the Director of the Master of Intellectual Property Program. She is the Chair of the Faculty Research Network for Intellectual Property, Media and Communications and the Convenor of the China Law Research Group.
Natalie’s interdisciplinary research is concerned with the legal, ethical and commercial aspects of biotechnology. In particular, her research interests range from the Patenting of Living Organisms, Technology Transfer and Environmental Taxation. She is a co-author of the Federation Press publication, Intellectual Property Law: Text and Essential Cases. She has been the author of numerous Patent Law Bulletins and has edited the multidisciplinary book, Accessing Biological Resources, Complying with the Convention on Biological Diversity, published in 2004 by Kluwer’s International Environmental Law & Policy Series.
Dr Michael David has extensive experience as a consultant historian and policy specialist, and has also taught Aboriginal studies. His research interests include Indigenous/European histories and encounters, the relationships between Indigenous and other knowledge systems, Indigenous knowledge, ecology and place, and ethical research and protocols for Indigenous studies. Michael has held research fellowships at the State Library of New South Wales, and at Manning Clark House in Canberra. He has published many papers, and a major work, Writing Heritage: the Depiction of Indigenous Heritage in European-Australian Writings (2007, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne and National Museum of Australia Press, Canberra).
Devleena Ghosh is an Associate Professor in the Social and Political Change Group, UTS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. She is particularly interested in the enmeshing of cultures and technologies, in ideas of borders and space and in the constructions of migrant cultures and identities. She also has a deep interest in performance, having been cultural advisor to the performance project Suburban Masala: from Mumbai to Marrickville (Sidetrack Theatre, 2002) and was a participant in firstname.lastname@example.org (Urban Theatre Project, Carnivale, Riverside Theatre, 2003).
Nicole Graham is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Technology Sydney. Her research explores the relationship between law and the natural environment in legal and cultural discourses and land use practices. In particular, Nicole is interested in the use of property rights and environmental markets in natural resource management and climate change policy. She is author of Lawscape: Property, Law, Environment (2011), which examines in depth the intersection of property and environmental change. Nicole has received awards for her teaching and has taught in law, cultural studies and environmental management programs at UTS and Macquarie University.
Dr John Chelliah is a lecturer in strategy, entrepreneurship and human resource management at the University of Technology Sydney in Australia. He has a PhD from RMIT University, Melbourne. Prior to joining academia, he held senior management positions in several organisations located in the UK, USA, Malaysia, New Zealand and Australia. He has published widely in reputable international management journals covering strategy, management consulting, human resource management, change management, international management, supply chain management and entrepreneurship. John also contributes to management education through delivering lectures as an invited speaker at business schools in Europe, Asia and the South Pacific. John is currently research commercialisation of tribal people’s traditional medicinal knowledge in South India, specifically benefit sharing business models with pharmaceutical companies.
Dr Alpana Roy is a Senior Lecturer in intellectual property law at the TC Beirne School of Law University of Queensland. Alpana’s research falls within the broad terrain of international intellectual property law, trade marks law, copyright law, and postcolonial theory. She is widely published in intellectual property law, and is a commissioned author for several major legal publishers including Thomson/Lawbook, LexisNexis Butterworths, Federation Press, CCH, and the Oxford University Press. She is regularly invited to speak at seminars and conferences on a wide range of intellectual property topics. Alpana maintains strong links with the legal profession, and is frequently invited to act as a consultant to law firms. She has practised as a barrister, and also as a solicitor for a number of years both internationally and in Australia. In Sydney, she has practised as a solicitor for two large corporate law firms, and has also been employed as a government lawyer. Alpana is also an accredited mediator.
Steve Fox is a Professor of Organisational Leadership and Learning, in the School of Business and Management, Queen Mary University of London. Steve’s research is focused on knowledge management and situated social, organisational and management learning processes and practices, informed by a variety of social learning theories. He has acted as a consultant and change agent in several long-term change processes including change from Administration to Management amongst the top 200 managers in the NHS and the formation of the ERASMUS credit transfer system spanning the EU, along with consulting assignments with a number of large organisations including the Bank of England, Haringey Council, House of Commons Vote Office, and Zetex plc.
Dr Ann Cahill is a registered patent attorney who has practiced in the biotechnology field for over 20 years. Ann has lectured in intellectual property law subjects fulfilling the knowledge requirements for registration as a patent attorney and is involved in research projects relating to use of intellectual rights in relation to specific technologies. Ann has been working as a research associate with the Indigenous Knowledge Forum on the project Recognising and Protecting Indigenous Knowledge Associated with Natural Resource Management.