Macquarie University courses and instructors

Macquarie University has all the elements needed to emerge as Australia’s unique university, a leader in both research, and teaching and learning. It is a comprehensive university, with great strengths in the sciences, social sciences and the professional disciplines. It is a university that values interdisciplinary research and teaching.

Macquarie University has all the elements needed to emerge as Australia’s unique university, a leader in both research, and teaching and learning. It is a comprehensive university, with great strengths in the sciences, social sciences and the professional disciplines. It is a university that values interdisciplinary research and teaching.

Macquarie University is located in northern Sydney on a magnificent parcel of land unrivalled in any cosmopolitan city in the world. It is situated just 15 kilometres from the city centre, and is linked by fast and efficient transport. There is an additional smaller campus in the Sydney CBD, and courses are also offered in Melbourne, Singapore, Hong Kong and Beijing.

85 per cent of Macquarie’s research activity is regarded by the Australian Government as being of world standard or higher. This international research profile is one of the reasons Macquarie is Australia’s highest ranked university under the age of 50 according to the QS World University Rankings (2012).

Macquarie enrols around 38,000 students annually across four faculties and employs more than 2,000 staff. It is a popular destination for international students, but also has one of the most generous outbound programs in Australia, supporting more than 600 of its students on overseas exchange annually.

Macquarie is known for its distinctive undergraduate curriculum which has begun to incorporate national and international community engagement opportunities for all students, helping to build their own communication, problem solving and leadership skills.

The university’s researchers, teachers and students are well supported by recent investments of more than $1 billion in facilities and infrastructure. Joining Macquarie University Hospital – Australia’s only university-owned private teaching hospital – and the Australian School of Advanced Medicine, is the Australian Hearing Hub which brings together some of the country’s best researchers and service providers to advance research, education and innovation into hearing and language disorders.

Macquarie University Instructors (5)

  • Assoc. Prof. Greg Downey

    Greg is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Macquarie University.

    Greg is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Macquarie University. He has done field research in Brazil and the United States, and is an expert in neuroanthropology, the study of the relationship between brain and culture. In particular, he studies athletes, including cage fighters, capoeira practitioners and rugby players, to understand how our bodies and brains adapt as we learn skills. He is the author of a number of books and articles, and has been voted among Australia’s best lecturers by students.

  • Interviews with Tim Flannery

    Tim is one of Australia’s leading writers on climate change. An internationally acclaimed scientist, explorer and conservationist, he was named Australian of the Year in 2007.

    Tim is one of Australia’s leading writers on climate change. An internationally acclaimed scientist, explorer and conservationist, he was named Australian of the Year in 2007.
    Tim has held various academic positions including Adjunct Professor in the Division of Environmental and Life Sciences at Macquarie University, and Principal Visiting Chair in Australian Studies at Harvard University in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology.
    A well known presenter on radio and TV, he has also written a number of books including ‘Here on Earth’ (2010) and ‘The Weather Makers’ (2005).

  • Paul Clitheroe

    Paul Clitheroe AM is Professor of Financial Literacy at Macquarie University. He is also a director of ipac securities.

    Paul Clitheroe AM is Professor of Financial Literacy at Macquarie University. He is also a director of ipac securities. Founded in 1983 by Paul and four partners, ipac securities manages more than $13 billion dollars for clients. Paul is a leading media commentator on financial issues and is renowned for his ability to explain complex money issues in plain English. His books have sold over 600,000 copies. Paul is also a regular radio commentator and writes weekly newspaper columns.

  • Peter Mordaunt

    Peter is a Finance Lecturer at Macquarie University.

    Peter is a Finance Lecturer at Macquarie University. With over thirty-five years in senior management roles in the international investment industry it became apparent to him that there was a problem with financial literacy in Australia. This was best illustrated by the huge increase in credit card and personal debt within the community. About eight years ago he started putting into practise a desire to improve the situation. As a consultant, he now helps clients to better manage their money, overcome their debt burden and assist them to avoid the pitfalls that lead to their situations.

  • Prof. Lesley Hughes

    Prof. Lesley Hughes is an ecologist in the Department of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University. She has been researching the impacts of climate change on species and ecosystems for over 20 years. Over the past decade she has also become involved in many broader aspects of climate change communication and policy.

    Prof. Lesley Hughes is an ecologist in the Department of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University. She has been researching the impacts of climate change on species and ecosystems for over 20 years. Over the past decade she has also become involved in many broader aspects of climate change communication and policy. These include serving as a Lead Author on the Fourth and Fifth Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC); and membership of the Expert Advisory Group on Climate Change Impacts on Biodiversity, the Land Sector Carbon and Biodiversity Board, the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, and Climate Scientists Australia. In 2011 she was appointed a Climate Commissioner by the Australian federal government.

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