National (for Government and Public Sectors):

Chair to produce Report on National Research Priority of Environmental Change, for the Chief Scientist, Australian Commonwealth Government, Feb. 2105

Expert Advisor, Australian Commonwealth Government, Department of Innovation, Science and Research, Review of the National Research Priorities, 2012

DIIS meeting, ‘Updating and Refining the National Research Priorities’, 5 December 2011, Industry House, Canberra,  as a result of which we have recommended a new National Research Priority for the Humanities and Social Sciences, ‘Enhancing Society, Culture and Community’.

Expert Advisor, Humanities Panel, Review of Excellence in Research Assessment (ERA), Department of Education, Science and Training, Commonwealth Government of Australia, 2011

Chair, Humanities Discipline Panel (12), Research Quality Framework (RQF), Department of Education, Science and Training, Commonwealth Government of Australia., 2007

Report on ‘Creative Communities Strategy’, to, Australia Council’s Community Partnership’s Scoping Study, June 2006

Member, RQF Technical Working Group on Research Impact, DEST, 2006

Chair, Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council Committee of Inquiry into ‘Imagine Australia. ‘The Role of Creativity and the Innovation Economy’, 3 December 2005

Member, Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council (PMSEIC), 2005-2008

Member, Australian Research Information Infrastructure Committee, Aug 2003- December 2004

Advisory Group, Commonwealth Government Review of National Research Priorities, 2002-3

Chair, Selection panel, National Library of Australia, Folk Festival Fellowship, August 2003

Reference Advisory Group, ‘Australia at the Crossroads’, Commonwealth Government Inquiry into Tertiary Education, 2002

Member, Fellowship Scheme Advisory Committee, National Library of Australia, 2002-6

Member, National Library of Australia Council, September 2002-

Selection Committee, National Museum of Australia, (two positions), 2000

Selection Committee, National Library of Australia, (two positions), 1999-2000

Expert Adviser, National Museum of Australia, 1999-2002

Research Advisory Group, National Museum of Australia, 2000-1

Selection Committee National Archives of Australia Research Fellowships, 1998-9

Australian Academy of the Social Sciences Representative, Harold White Fellowships Committee, National Library of Australia, 1998-2002

Selection Committee, National Library of Australia, (two positions), 1999-2000

Selection Committee, National Museum of Australia, (two positions), 2000


Professional (for the Advancement of the Humanities in Australia and the World):

Australian Observatory Delegate to the CHCI for drafting an International Environmental Humanities manifesto, Phoenix, Arizona, May 2015

Head of the Australian Delegation to the European Consortium of Humanities Institutes and Centres, Stockholm and Nottingham, March 2013

General Editor, Routledge Environmental Humanities Book Series, 2013-> (eight books now published)

Member, Steering Committee, History of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, 2013

Chair, Advisory Board, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, 2012->

Member, Expert Working Group, Australian Council of Learned Academies, Securing Australia’s Future, 2012

Chair, Forum on the ‘Scholarly Monograph in the Digital Era’, National Scholarly Communications Forum, Melbourne, 2011

Chair, Digital Humanities Workshop, Australian Academy of Humanities, 2011

Guest Professorial Examiner, Headmaster’s Exhibition, Sydney Grammar School, 2011

General Editor, The Enlightenment World Series for Pickering and Chatto Publishers, 2007->

Member, Melbourne University Press History Editorial Advisory Committee 2006

Member, Advisory Board, Kwan Fong Cultural Research and Development Programme, University of Lingnan, Hong Kong 2003-2006

Member, Council for the Humanities Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS), Steering Committee, 2003-4

Member, Culture and Social History: The Journal of the Social History Society 2002-

Chair, Validation of Master of Cultural Studies course at Lingnan University, Hong Kong, September 2002

Australian Scholarly Editions Centre Committee, Australian Defence Force Academy, 2001-3

Steering Committee, National Institute of the Humanities, 2001-2

President, Australian Academy of the Humanities, 2001-4

International Affiliates Committee, Humanities Research Institute, University of California, Irvine, 2000-2

National Academies Forum, Advisory Committee, 1999-2004

Research Infrastructure Committee, Australian Academy of the Humanities, 1999-2002

Council member, Australian Academy of the Humanities, 1999-2002; 2004-

President, Australian Consortium of Humanities Centres and Institutes, 1998-2002

President, Australasian and Pacific Society of Eighteenth Century Studies, 1998-2002

Board of Manning Clark House, Canberra, 1998-9

Executive Member, International Advisory Committee, Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI), 1998-

Member, Fellowships Advisory Council, National Library of Australia 1995-2007


Institutional (for Australian universities):

Convenor and Chair, ‘Living in the Anthropocene The Role of Environmental Humanities,’ Sydney Environment Institute, University of Sydney, 2014

Expert Advisor, University of Sydney One Tree Island Research Station, 2014

Chair, Board, Humanities Research Institute, University of Newcastle, 2011-2

Member, Advisory Board, University Council, Charles Darwin University, 2008-2011

External Advisor, Centre for Transforming Cultures, University of Technology Sydney, 2007-

Member, Review Panel, Review of the Centre for the History of European Discourses (CHED), University of Queensland, April 2007

Member, Advisory Board, Centre for Cultural Research, University of Western Sydney, 2005-11

Member, HRC Biography Institute Board, 2005-

Advisory Board, Humanities Research Centre, ANU, July 2004-7, 2015-

Selection Committee, Indigenous Chair, ANU, 2002

Research Working Policy Group, ANU & Australian Labor Party, 2002

Senior Selection Committee, Griffith University, 2002

Advisory Board, Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, University of Queensland, 2002

Scholarly Information Services Advisory Committee, ANU, 2002

Selection Committee, Deputy Vice Chancellor, ANU, 2001

Education Committee, ANU, 2001-2

Academic Board, ANU, 2001-2

Advisory Board, Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Griffith University, 2001-2

Advisory Board, Research Institute in the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Sydney, 1999-2001

Chairman, Review of the School of Social Inquiry, Murdoch University, 2000

Chairman, Board of the National Europe Centre, ANU, 2001-2

Deans and Directors Committee, ANU, 2000-2

National Advisory Board, Centre for Cross-Cultural Research, ANU, 1999-2002

Information Policy Working Party, ANU, 1999

Coombs Fellowship Committee, ANU, 1999-2001

Creative Arts Advisory Board, ANU, 1999-2001

Board of Directors, Freilich Foundation, ANU, Chairman, 1999-2002; Member, 2003-

Member, Advisory Board, Freilich Foundation 1999-

Interim Academic Planning Coordinator, National Europe Centre, ANU, 1999-2001

Board of the Institute of the Arts, ANU, 1998-2001

Chairman, Advisory Board, National Dictionary Centre, ANU, 1998-2002