Joanne Tompkins worked at the University of Queensland and at the Australian Research Council before retiring to consult on research and research management to the humanities sector. Her recent research develops virtual reality models of theatres that no longer exist to explore the performance parameters of the past. She is a founder of AusStage, the research resource for the performing arts, and is involved in several digital humanities projects. She is also a member of the Academy’s Council.
Joanne is chairing the Automating Life and Death panel.