12 Macquarie academics you should be following on Twitter

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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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