Heather _Horst 

Professor Heather A. Horst - Institute Director

Professor Heather A. Horst is the Director of the Institute for Culture and Society (ICS) at Western Sydney University. A sociocultural anthropologist by training, she researches material culture and the mediation of social relations through digital media and technology.


Professor Brett Neilson - Deputy Director

Professor Neilson is Deputy Director of the Institute for Culture and Society. Brett Neilson’s research and writing aim to provide alternative ways of conceiving globalisation, with particular emphasis upon its social and cultural dimensions.


Professor Ned Rossiter - Director of Research

Ned Rossiter is Professor of Communication in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts, ICS Institute Fellow and the Director of Research at the Institute. Ned is a media theorist noted for his research on network cultures, the politics of cultural labour, logistical media and data politics.


Associate Professor Fiona Cameron -  HDR Director

Associate Professor Fiona Cameron is Principal Research Fellow, Contemporary Museologies and HDR Director at the Institute. Working at the intersection of social, ecological crises and digital transformation, Fiona researches contemporary global transformations in culture and society for positive change.


Professor Denis Byrne - Deputy HDR Director

Professor Byrne is a Professorial Research Fellow and the Deputy HDR Director at the Institute for Culture and Society. Denis is currently researching the history of travel and migration in the Australia-Asia sphere, focusing on the material traces which attest to this history and comprise its heritage footprint.


Terence (Terry) Fairclough - Institute Manager

Terence Fairclough is the Institute Manager at ICS, managing Institute's financial, physical and human resources. Terence has an MA (Geography); a Certificate IV in HR; and a background in public service, NGO and University administration.  His past roles have included Senior Private Secretary to a New Zealand Government Minister; New Zealand Consulate for NSW and QLD; Operations Manager at the Australian Society for HIV Medicine; and Centre Manager for the National Centre for HIV Social Research at UNSW.