Professor of Sociology and Pro Vice-Chancellor, Aboriginal Research and Leadership, University of Tasmania
Maggie Walter (PhD; FASS) is Palawa and a member of the larger Briggs Tasmanian Aboriginal family. She is a Distinguished Professor at the University of Tasmania. The centre of Maggie’s intellectual passion are Indigenous data and she has published extensively in the field including, Indigenous Statistics: A Quantitative Research Methodology (co-authored with C. Andersen 2013 Routledge) and is co-editor (with Karen Martin and Gawaian Bodkin-Andrews, Palgrave McMillan, 2017) of Indigenous Children Growing Up Strong. She holds numerous national and international service positions relating to Indigenous research, policy and evaluation. Roles include: Chair of the Indigenous Panel in the Impact and Engagement Assessment conducted by the Australian Research Council (2018), Chair of the Indigenous Evaluation Committee at the National Agency for Indigenous Australians (current); a member of the AIATSIS Research Committee (current) and a founding member of the Global Indigenous Data Alliance (current).
Professor of Health Economics, University of York, United Kingdom
Michael Drummond (BSc, MCom, DPhil) is Professor of Health Economics and former Director of the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York. His particular field of interest is in the economic evaluation of health care treatments and programs. He has undertaken evaluations in a wide range of medical fields including care of the elderly, neonatal intensive care, immunisation programs, services for people with AIDS, eye health care and pharmaceuticals. Michael is the author of two major textbooks and more than 650 scientific papers, and has acted as a consultant to the World Health Organization and the European Union. He has been President of the International Society of Technology Assessment in Health Care, and the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. In October 2010 Michael was made a member of the National Academy of Medicine in the USA. He has advised several governments on the assessment of health technologies and chaired one of the Guideline Review Panels for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the UK. He is currently Co-Editor-in-Chief of Value in Health and has been awarded three honorary doctorates, from City University (London), Erasmus University (Rotterdam) and the University of Lisbon).
Professor Emeritus, Gallaudet University, USA
Donna Mertens is Professor Emeritus at Gallaudet University with a specialisation in research and evaluation methodologies designed to support social transformation. She has authored, co-authored, or edited many books related to evaluation methods and human rights, most recently Program Evaluation Theory and Practice 2nd ed; Mixed Methods Design in Evaluation; Research and Evaluation in Education and Psychology: Integrating Diversity with Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods 5th ed.; Indigenous Pathways into Social Research; and Transformative Research and Evaluation. She focuses on the intersection of evaluation with social justice and human rights within the philosophical assumptions of the transformative paradigm. Donna served as the Editor for the Journal of Mixed Methods Research 2010-2014. She was President of the American Evaluation Association in 1998 and served on the Board from 1997–2002; she was a founding Board member of the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation and the Mixed Methods International Research Association.
Policy and Knowledge Lead, Wellbeing Economy Alliance; Co-founder, WEAll Scotland, UK
Dr Katherine Trebeck is Policy and Knowledge Lead for the Wellbeing Economy Alliance and co-founder of WEAll Scotland. She has over eight years’ experience in various roles with Oxfam GB – as a Senior Researcher for the Global Research Team, UK Policy Manager, and Research and Policy Advisor for Oxfam Scotland.
Katherine, with Lorenzo Fioramonti, instigated the group of Wellbeing Economy Governments; developed Oxfam's Humankind Index; and led Oxfam's work on a 'human economy'. She was Rapporteur for Club de Madrid's Working Group on Shared Societies and Sustainability and is on the advisory board for the Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity (University of Surrey); the Living Well Within Limits project (University of Leeds); A Good Life for All Within Planetary Boundaries (University of Leeds); the Economic Democracy Index project (University of Glasgow); and the Omina Foundation.
Katherine has Bachelor Degrees in Economics and in Politics and holds a PhD in Political Science from the Australian National University. She is Honorary Professor at the University of the West of Scotland and Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Strathclyde (based at the Fraser of Allander Institute). Her most recent book The Economics of Arrival: Ideas for a Grown Up Economy (co-authored with Jeremy Williams and published by Policy Press) was published in January 2019.