Advisory Board

The Institute for Culture and Society Advisory Board fosters connections between the Institute and the University's schools, the community, government, philanthropic organisations and the commercial sector. The Advisory Board is a key element in enhancing public relations, communications and interactions with these external organisations. The Board also aims to provide fresh insights, advice and business strategies for the Institute.

Board Members 2021/2023


Professor Gerard Goggin (Chair)

Wee Kim Professor of Communication Studies
Nanyang Technological University

Board Members 2019/2020


Professor Mandy Thomas (Chair)

Executive Dean
Creative Industries Faculty
Queensland University of Technology
Musk Avenue
Kelvin Grove, QLD 4059
Phone: 07 3138 8108

Professor Chris Gibson

Chris Gibson

Director, Global Challenges Program
Australian Centre for Cultural Environmental Research
Faculty of Social Sciences
University of Wollongong
Wollongong, NSW 2522
Administrative Assistant Kate Piccirillo:
Phone: 02 4221 3218

Dr Georgie McClean

Georgie McClean

Head of Corporate Strategy and Governance
Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS)
Building 130, The Entertainment Quarter,
Moore Park, NSW 2021
PO Box 2286, Strawberry Hills, NSW 2012
Phone: 02 9805 6439

Hon Peter Collins AM QC

Barton Deakin
Level 29, 20 Bond Street
Sydney, NSW, 2001
Phone: 02 9191 7888

Professor Paul James

Profile photo of Paul JamesDirector, Institute for Culture and Society
Western Sydney University
Building EM, Parramatta Campus
Locked Bag 1797
Penrith, NSW 2751
Phone: 02 9685 9628

Professor Deborah Sweeney

Deborah SweeneyPro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation)
Western Sydney University
Building AD, Werrington North Campus

Locked Bag 1797 
Penrith NSW 2751

Phone: 02 9678 7417

Associate Professor Linda Taylor

Photo of Linda TaylorPro Vice-Chancellor (International)
Western Sydney University
Bulding EB, Parramatta Campus
Locked Bag 1797
Penrith, NSW 2751
Phone: 02 9683 8108