etropic editorial board
Professor of Education, James Cook University Cairns. Professor Neil Anderson’s main area of research has concerned pedagogy; e-learning; equity and ICT (Information Communication Technologies), with an emphasis on socio-economic disadvantage and gender. Current research interests include leading an Australian Research Council funded study that involves collaborative research to address low rates of female participation in Information Technology professional occupations and education pathways. Professor Neil Anderson wrote the training and research plan for the 'Island Watch Digital Network' a $5.5 million, ‘Networking the Nation’ program to enhance the provision and use of communication networks and ICT in the Torres Strait region. Professor Anderson is the director of SiMERR QLD - the state centre for the National Centre of Mathematics, Science and ICT research for regional and rural Australia. He has also consulted on education and community uses of ICT in developing countries and has been involved in the recent United Nations World Summits on the Information Society in Geneva and Tunis. Professor Anderson serves on the editorial board of ‘Australian Educational Researcher’ and ‘Australian Educational Computing’ and the conference committee for the Asia Pacific Professional Leaders in Education Conference (http://www.qsapple.org) and was program chair of ACEC (Australian Computers in Education Conference).
Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Department of Psychology, James Cook University Cairns. Dr Caltabiano is a social psychologist with a particular interest in health psychology in the tropics. She has taught at both the Cairns and Singapore campuses of JCU. Dr Caltabiano publishes in the areas of social and development psychology. She has been the recipient of several grants. Amongst these are the 2005-2006 Education Queensland grant valued at $15000 which was co-shared with Dr Peter Boman and Annabelle Symes to determine whether the Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test is best for assessing intellectual impairment or learning difficulties of Aboriginal students living in remote communities; and in 2006, Dr Caltabiano together with Dr Peter Boman and Mr Brett O’Connor received $15,000 from Education Queensland to identify intellectual impairment of students from the Torres Strait District. Nerina's current research interest is in gerontology and in particular, successful aging, resilience and health outcomes in the elderly, and elder respect. She is also a reviewer for Sex Roles and Psychology and Aging.
Associate Professor of Archaeology, Cairns Campus of James Cook University. Associate Professor Campbell is a pioneer in the archaeology of Space and has published extensively in this area as well as in the archaeology and ecology of northern Australia and northern Europe. He has also worked on gatherer-hunter studies; quaternary sciences; marine archaeology; and Aboriginal & Islander heritage and rights. He is a committee member of the World Archaeological Congress.
Senior Lecturer in Tropical Environment Studies and Geography, James Cook University Cairns. Dr Griggs worked with the Queensland Department of Geographic Information between 1989 & 1990 as a Research Officer attached to the Atlas of Queensland Project. He joined James Cook University in January 1991and has conducted research into the Australian sugar industry.Dr Griggs is broadly interested in historical geography and environmental history. In particular, he has been pursuing research into the historical geography of the Australian sugar industry and environmental change in the sugar cane growing lands of Eastern Australia. He is also involved in an ongoing project to document the history of mapping in Queensland.
Senior Lecturer in Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Archaeology, and Sociology, James Cook University Cairns. Dr Henry’s research interests are in cultural festivals, dance and the poetic politics of performance; social dynamics of change in the Tropics: responses to climate change; ethnographic history and cultural heritage; Indigeneity and the politics of place; and ethnographic research in North Queensland (Australia), Western Highlands (PNG), Sri Lanka, and Micronesia.
Professor of Tourism, School of Business, James Cook University Cairns. Professor Ross is a pioneering and distinguished scholar in Tourism studies with an award-winning publication record on a diverse range of topics. He is Fellow of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism; Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS); Member of the Division of Research and Teaching within the Australian Psychological Society; Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS); Member of the Divisions of Teachers and Researchers in Psychology, within the British Psychological Society; Chartered Status within the British Psychological Society (CPsychol); Member of the Association of Psychological Science (formerly the American Psychological Society). Professor Ross is also an editorial reviewer for: Annals of Tourism Research, The Journal of Tourism Studies, Journal of Vacation Behaviour, Tourism Management, International Journal of Hospitality Management, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, The Journal of Sustainable Tourism, The Journal of Travel Research, Network, eTropic: Electronic Journal of Studies in the Tropics, The Australian Psychologist and The Australian Journal of Psychology.
Associate Professor of English, James Cook University Townsville. Associate Professor Taylor has published extensively on the writing of North Queensland and the tropics, especially on the works of E.J. Banfield, Sarah Campion, Jean Devanny, Archibald Meston, and Elizabeth O’Conner. She has a She has been the General Editor of LiNQ (Literature in North Queensland ) for many years. Associate Professor Taylor is the manager and major contributor of Writers of the Tropical North subset of the AustLit Database.
Senior Lecturer in English, James Cook University Cairns. Dr Torre has published on Australian and Modern literature and is the editor of the Macquarie Dictionary of Australian Quotations. His current research interests are in writing in Northern Australia and the tropics. He has been an editor and editorial board member of LiNQ (Literature in North Queensland) as well as a consultant to and current management committee member of Arts Nexus Ltd (an organization leading and facilitating strategic, sustainable development across the cultural and creative industries in Far North Queensland). Dr Torre is the founding editor of etropic: electronic journal of studies in the tropics.
Professor of History, School of Arts, Griffith University. Professof Turnbull’s publishes in the area of scientific procurement and uses of Indigenous human remains in Oceania and its legacies; the theory and practice of history and heritage research in networked digital media; Enlightenment voyaging and cross-cultural encounters in Oceania; and the historical thought of Edward Gibbon (1737-1794). He is also the author of the South Seas online resource (http://southseas.nla.gov.au/)
Lecturer in Journalism, Monash University. Dr Uko has worked for major newspapers in the United States, Nigeria and the United Kingdom. He edited two national newspapers in Nigeria and covered Nigeria for The Independent (UK). As Rotary International's Goodwill Ambassador for tertiary journalism teaching (2003-2004) he introduced and taught narrative at the University of Ghana . He was awarded the British Chevening Fellowship (Journalism) and the Hubert Humphrey Fulbright fellowships. Dr Uko’s main research interests are narrative journalism and the relationship between media and governments. He is published in both areas. In 2006, he was invited by the director of Harvard University's Nieman Program on Narrative Journalism (USA) as a distinguished international speaker in Johannesburg, South Africa and at the 2006 Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism in Boston, USA.