12 Macquarie academics you should be following on Twitter


Have you ever stopped to think how many clever and insightful things come out of the mouths of the people who lead and teach you? Get a daily dose of MQ wisdom by adding these inspiring Macquarie University academics to your Twitter feed.

 Innovative technologies

jim-denierJim Denier (@ImpatientMaths)
Head, Department of Mathematics
Think ‘funny mathematician’ is an oxymoron? You obviously haven’t met Jim.

ronikaRonika Power (@rkp_industries)
Senior lecturer, Bioarchaeology
This bone digger’s mission to nurture more female STEM superstars recently caught the attention of the Prime Minister himself.

Healthy people

enricoEnrico Coiera (@EnricoCoiera)
Director, Centre for Health Informatics
When someone who is trained in medicine also has a PhD in artificial intelligence, you get some very exciting ideas about improving healthcare.

angelaAngela Laird (@AngelaSLaird)
Senior Research Fellow, Neurobiology
Get an insider’s view on what it’s like to be searching for a cure for Motor Neuron Disease.

Secure planet

lizyLizzy Lowe (@LizyLowe)
Postdoctoral researcher, Biological Sciences
Everything you didn’t know you wanted to know about spiders and other creepy crawlies, from someone who loves them.

janeJane Williamson (@urchinhunter)
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
As if the ‘Urchin Hunter’ handle wasn’t a cool enough, this marine ecologist spends her days hanging out in the water with sharks.

Resilient societies

bates-gillBates Gill (@batesgill1)
Professor, Security Studies and Criminology
An expert view on Asia-Pacific politics and security, and a particular must-follow for Sinophiles.

gregGreg Downey (@GregDowney1)
Professor, Anthropology
This popular neuroanthropologist serves up a delightfully mixed bag of ‘brain, culture and sport’.

bronwynBronwyn Carlson (@BronwynCarlson)
Head, Department of Indigenous Studies
Bronwyn shines a light on what it’s like to be Aboriginal in Australia and is passionate about supporting young indigenous scholars.

david-christianDavid Christian (@davidgchristian)
Distinguished Professor, Modern History
When your course spans 13.8 billion years, there’s A LOT of things you can share on Twitter.

Prosperous economies

nickNick Parr (@NickP1963)
Professor, Marketing and Management
This demographer and self-confessed ‘data lover’ offers you fascinating insights into who we are as Sydneysiders and Australians.

martinaMartina Linnenluecke (@mlinnenluecke)
Professor, Applied Finance and Actuarial Studies
Co-author of ‘The Climate Resilient Organisation’, Martina explains the bottom line impact of climate change.





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