Experts

Charles Sturt University has a range of experts who can provide media commentary within their areas of expertise. Journalists are welcome to contact staff directly. If you need help finding an expert, contact the University's Media Team.

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Professor Michael Friend profile

Professor Michael Friend

SPECIALTY TOPICS: Animal nutrition, Sheep production, Farming systems

Michael completed a BSc (Hons - Wool and Pastoral Science) at University of NSW (UNSW), before undertaking a PhD in ruminant nutrition at UNSW.

Michael was appointed as Centre Director at the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation in 2015.

Although Michael's training is in ruminant nutrition, he has been actively involved in research projects ranging from nutrition, both ruminant and monogastric, to farming systems research.

Professor Megan Smith profile

Professor Megan Smith

SPECIALTY TOPICS: Physiotherapy, Healthcare delivery, Allied Health, Evidence based practice

Professor Megan Smith was appointed Executive Dean in January 2019 and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Science in May 2018 following 4 years as Head of School of the School of Community Health and inaugural Director, Three Rivers UDRH in July 2017.

Originally graduating from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) and practicing as a clinical physiotherapist, Megan joined the staff at Charles Sturt University in 1999.

Associate Professor Damian Candusso profile

Associate Professor Damian Candusso

SPECIALTY TOPICS: Immersive media, Sound design, Music, Film sound

Damian has over 18 years international award-winning industry experience working in sound design for film, television, animation, games, music and immersive media including virtual reality and 360º film.

Credits include one of the Australia’s first room-scale virtual reality projects, War Torn and some of his feature film work includes: Safe Neighbourhood, The LEGO Movie, The Great Gatsby and Happy Feet.

Associate Professor Dominic O'Sullivan profile

Associate Professor Dominic O'Sullivan

SPECIALTY TOPICS: Political Science, Self-Determination, New Zealand, Citizenship

Dominic came to Charles Sturt in 2008. He has over 50 refereed research publications including more than 30 refereed journal articles and book chapters and six books. He also has extensive political commentary experience for ABC Radio and has written for The Conversation, OpenForum, the New Zealand Herald, the Policy Space, Nursing Review and a number of other newspapers.

Dominic's work has had significant public policy influence.