Andrew is the Editor-in-Chief and Director of 360info. He is the architect of the project which he developed while at RMIT University with the support of Melbourne, Deakin, Western Sydney and RMIT universities and a development grant from the Victorian State Government of Australia. From 2020, the project moved to Monash University, which now hosts 360info. Monash has provided substantial seed-funding and back-office support.
Andrew is the Founder of The Conversation, Australia’s largest independent news and commentary site. He also raised the funding and helped set up The Conversation’s operations in UK, US, South Africa, France, Indonesia, Canada, and Spain. Previously Andrew edited The Observer (London), Scotland on Sunday (Edinburgh), The Scotsman, The Sunday Herald (Glasgow), The Melbourne Age and The Sunday Age (Australia); was Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of The Big Issue (London) and worked at The Times and The Sunday Times (London).
Tracy is General Manager of 360info. After working in a variety of roles in Telecommunications (Uecomm), National Centre for Sustainability (Swinburne University), and Industry Solutions (Swinburne University), Tracy most recently served as Operations Manager for BehaviourWorks Australia, based at the Monash Sustainable Development Institute. Tracy has an MBA from the Australian Institute of Business.
Charis is Strategic Lead Editorial and Product at 360info. A leader of numerous Australian media startups, Charis ran her own subscription publishing company before serving as editor of Business Spectator, Technology Spectator and iTnews, Chief of Staff & Head of Digital Strategy for The Conversation Australia and CEO of Schwartz Pro.
Josh is Partnerships and Audience Development Manager for 360info. Josh has an extensive publishing and partnerships background, having worked closely with researchers, universities, professional societies and think tanks from many diverse fields. Former Publisher at Taylor & Francis, Managing Editor at Routledge, Senior Commissioning Editor at Springer Nature, and Editorial Manager at Informa Healthcare.
Bharat is South Asia Editor for 360info. A senior Indian journalist and columnist and former television show host on Foreign Affairs for RajyaSabha TV, Bharat has served as Editor of Catch News, founding Editor of Mail Today, Executive Editor of the Hindustan Times, Editor of The Telegraph in Delhi, Editor of the Express-News Service, Washington Correspondent of the Indian Express and an Assistant Editor with The Times of India.
Sara is a Senior Commissioning Editor with 360info. An award-winning science writer and editor based in Melbourne, Australia, she was formerly executive editor for the Asia-Pacific region of Nature Research Group’s custom media arm. She has also worked for the ABC, Cosmos and G magazines.
James is Data and Digital Storytelling Lead with 360info. A researcher, data scientist and digital storyteller, James sits on the edge of academia and media. James previously worked with the Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub using his data visualisation skills to help Australians understand climate change. He has a PhD in Climate Science from UNSW.
Michael is a Multimedia Producer with 360info. He previously served at The Pod, a multimedia firm focused on corporate and government projects, doing work with museums and delivering content across every medium. Michael has diverse multimedia skills including design, video, animation, motion graphics and photography.
Tasha is a Commissioning Editor with 360info. She previously worked as a journalist and producer in the ABC’s Asia Pacific Newsroom, and as a video journalist in regional Western Australia. She holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations from Monash University and completed her post-graduate diploma in broadcasting at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts.
Reece is an Assistant Producer with 360info with experience producing, writing and editing content. He has served as a digital producer for Melbourne’s Herald Sun and holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Arts from Monash University.
Ria is a Senior Commissioning Editor based at Monash Indonesia’s Jakarta campus. Ria was formerly a reporter in Luputan6 SCTV and producer in TransTV Indonesia and joined international organisations like Free Press Unlimited, Hivos, Save the Children and GIZ. Ria holds a Master’s Degree in TV Documentary Production, Salford University UK and Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from Unpar, Bandung. She was a lecturer in University of Indonesia and Paramadine University for Documentary, TV Production and News Script-writing.
Vicknesan is a Senior Commissioning Editor based at Monash Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur campus. He comes with wide experience in traditional and digital newsrooms spanning the South East Asian region. Besides major tech companies, he has done stints with both local start-ups and established media groups.
Shahirah is a Commissioning Editor based at Monash Malaysia’s Kuala Lmpur campus. She began her career as a broadcast journalist at Malaysia’s free-to-air channel, ntv7. She was a founding team member and writer for the now-defunct #edGY pullout in The Edge Malaysia Weekly. She was also a broadcast journalist for the publication’s web TV, The Edge TV. She moved to corporate communications as a writer at Gamuda Berhad and later on as communications manager at GDP Architects. Prior to 360info, Shahirah was the communication and content programme officer for a non-profit media advocacy outfit, Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ).
Brendan is based at Osaka university, Japan, working to support the development of 360info North East Asia. He has two decades of practical experience in documentary production, science communication and virtual educational projects and has produced a number of award winning documentaries, interactive websites and the bi-lingual Our World magazine. He served as Head of Online Learning and Communications with the United Nations University, Tokyo from 2002 to 2015, before taking up academic positions at RMIT University and then at Osaka University (https://researchmap.jp/barrett). He retains a position as adjunct professor in the RMIT School of Media and Communications, Australia.
The Hon Professor Marilyn Warren – AC QC, Chair, 360info
Associate Professor Melissa Castan – Associate Dean, Faculty of Law and Co-Director, Castan Centre for Human Rights
Professor Kim Cornish – Director, Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health and Head of School of Psychology
Mr Trent Gillam – Chief of Staff, Office of the Provost
Ms Belinda Hayes – Director, Communications, University Marketing, Admissions and Communications
Ms Dani Howden – Director, External Relations, Development & Alumni
Professor Andrew Jaspan – AM – Director, 360info
Professor Andrew MacIntyre – Pro Vice-Chancellor, South East Asia Partnerships
Professor Ann Nicholson – Dean, Faculty of Information Technology
Professor Mike Ryan – Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Professor Andrew Walker – President & Pro Vice-Chancellor, Malaysia
Professor Simon Wilkie – Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics
Editorial & Research Advisory Panel
Dr Seye Abimbola
Health systems researcher from Nigeria and senior lecturer at the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney. Initial training in medicine at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in Nigeria. Editor-in-chief of BMJ Global Health and a member of the WHO Health System Governance Collaborative and serves on the advisory council of Global Health 50/50.
Vice President Education at the UN SDSN and Founder of the SDG Academy.
Professor Tony Capon
Directs the Monash Sustainable Development Institute and holds a chair in planetary health. Member of the International Advisory Board for The Lancet Planetary Health and the Lancet Covid Commission.
Maria Cortés Puch
Vice President of Networks at UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and based in Madrid. Previously she worked for Unesco.
Former Editor-in-Chief, Australian Associated Press with full editorial responsibility for the national newswire agency. President of the global news agency network, MINDS International until June 2020.
Charles “Chuck” Lewis
Professor, American University School of Communication, DC; Founder, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Previously: Producer, ABC News and CBS News 60 Minutes.
Dr Selina Lo
Executive Director Global Health Alliance, Selina has been Medical Director for Essential Medicines for Medecins sans Frontieres, Senior Editor for the Lancet in London and Beijing, inaugural CEO for Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA), consultant to the UN International Institute of Global Health and most recently invited to join the World Pandemic Research Network. Consulting editor to The Lancet.
Dr Linje Manyozo
Senior Lecturer in Communication for Development, School of Media and Communication, RMIT University, Australia. He has held posts at LSE, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa and University of Malawi where he introduced Africa’s first Bachelor’s Degree Program in Media for Development.
Professor Ramesh Mashelkar
FRS, was President of Indian National Science Academy and led the transformation of India’s Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, now listed among the top ten achievements of Indian Science & Technology in the 20th century. He has received 44 honorary doctorates from universities around the world. He has been Sir Louis Matheson Distinguished Visiting Professor at Monash University for a record twelve years.
Professor Michael Mintrom
Professor of Public Policy, Director, Better Governance and Policy, Monash University ‘Funmi Olonisakin Vice President (Global Engagement) and Professor of Security, Leadership & Development, King’s College London; Founder, African Leadership Centre, University of Nairobi.
Professor Rob Moodie
Deputy Head of School, Professor of Public Health, School of Population and Global Health (MSPGH), University of Melbourne; Professor of Public Health, College of Medicine, University of Malawi.
Director of News, ABC, Australia
Journalist at the Associated Press bureau in Amsterdam for five years. He conducts cross-disciplinary research in media at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, where he is a Professor of Journalism. Much of his research has taken a non-Western approach with a focus on Zimbabwe and more broadly his Africa experiences.
Professor Peter Newman
Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University in Perth, Australia. He is the Coordinating Lead Author for the UN’s IPCC on Transport.
Professor Lauren Rickards
IPCC panel member; Associate Professor and Co-leader of the Climate Change and Resilience research program, RMIT University. Research Adviser to 360info
Former BBC World Service Business Development Manager, Pacific and South-East Asia.
Director of Democracy 2025, Museum of Australian Democracy, Canberra; Director and Professor of Governance, Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, Canberra. Previously: Director, World-wide Universities Public Policy Network.
Professor R Sudarshan
A social science student, is the founding Dean of the Jindal School of Government and Public Policy, India, since 2012. He was a former Rhodes Scholar. He worked with the Ford Foundation and the United Nations Development Programme for 30 years.