Professor Bruce Wilson
Bruce Wilson is Director of the European Union Centre at RMIT. In this role, he provides insights to and leads research and debate on EU-Australian relations, encouraging mobility for staff and students, and for building partnerships between Australian universities and organisations and their European counterparts. He leads all of the EU Centre’s major projects. He has had long experience in working with all levels of government on organisational and social change, and is committed to linking researchers and policy makers with city and regional governments in policy formation related to social and economic policy, innovation, lifelong learning and environment. He was a founding Co-Director of Pascal International Observatory.
Emma joined the EU Centre in June 2018. A historian by training, Emma’s research interests include global environmental governance, environmental history and diplomacy, and the relationship between history and climate change adaptation. In 2017-18, Emma was a Fox-Zucker International Fellow at Yale University. She is currently completing her PhD in History at the University of Melbourne. Emma is often asked to provide media commentary on historical connections to current events in the United States and Europe, tailored for an Australian audience. Emma holds a Master’s Degree in International and European Studies from Monash University, and a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Melbourne.
Dr Sophie Di Francesco - Mayot
Sophie joined the EU Centre in September 2018. A political scientist by training, Sophie’s research interests include European politics, European integration, EU institutions, political parties, culture, religion and identity. In 2014, she was offered an internship at the European External Action Service (EEAS) in Brussels in the Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Maldives division. Sophie has lectured in French studies and European politics at Monash and Deakin University. She holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor with Honours in EU politics from the European and EU Centre at Monash University.
T: +61 3 9925 9214
Matthew joined the European Union Centre in 2014. Matthew’s interest in EU-Australia relations includes the EU Digital Single Market and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), psephology (statistical analysis of elections), trade and regional development for international business, and European film festivals as tools for cultural diplomacy and soft power. Matthew is also an Executive Committee Member of the Contemporary European Studies Association of Australia (CESAA).
Anna joined the EU Centre in 2016. She is a lawyer by training and was admitted to practice in 2010. From 2016 to 2018, she was Editor of APO’s Regional and Urban Policy Collections. Before that, she worked in legal policy and research at the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission and the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department. She has research interests in regional policy, planning and cultural heritage management. She holds a Bachelor with Honours in Law, a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Art Curatorship from the University of Melbourne.
T: +61 3 9925 0858
Professor Chris Duke, Visiting Professor with the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, RMIT University
Associate Professor Bruno Mascitelli, School of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, Swinburne University
Michael Nolan, Director, UN Global Compact – Cities Programme
Professor Michael Osborne, Chair of Adult & Lifelong Education, School of Education, University of Glasgow
Todd Williams, Director, NSW Cyber Security Network