Inaugural Lectures

Inaugural Lectures

An inaugural lecture is an occasion of significance in an academic staff member’s career at the university. It provides our professors with the opportunity to share their achievements in research, innovation, engagement and teaching activities before an audience of members of the University community and the general public.

Inaugural lectures in 2021

Professor John Devane

Professor of Painting

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

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John Devane

Professor Sylvester Arnab

Professor of Game Science

Date: Wednesday 24 February 2021

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Sylvester Arnab


Professor Damien Foster

Professor of Statistical Physics

Date: Tuesday 9 March 2021

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Damien Foster

Nathan Lael Joseph

Professor of Accounting and Finance

Date: Thursday 18 March 2021

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Nathan Joseph


Professor James Brusey

Professor of Computer Science

Date: Tuesday 30 March 2021

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James Brusey

Benny Tjahjono

Professor of Sustainability and Supply Chain Management

Date: Thursday 15 April 2021

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Benny Tjahjono


Scott deLahunta

Professor of Dance

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

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Scott Delahunta


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