IAS Masterclasses provide opportunities for advanced honours, postgraduate students and acadmic and professional researchers to meet and discuss their research with a distinguished visting scholar. Masterclasses are designed to be cross-disciplinary and registrants are welcome across all relevant disciplines and from all WA Universities. Participants are encouraged to discuss their research within the framework of the stated topic.

Masterclasses are free, but registration is essential. To register, select the masterclass listed below that you wish to attend.


24 September
Hyperspectral Imaging – An engineering tool for agricultural applications
A masterclass with Dr Seung-Chul Yoon, Research Electronics Engineer, Quality & Safety Assessment Research Unit, US Department of Agriculture and 2019 Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.
18 October
Social Wellbeing: Emotion and Community
This masterclass is part of the WA Institute of Advanced Studies, Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group, Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies and ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions conference “Mental Health in the Medieval and early Modern World”.

22 October
The Great Song Cycle: Mastering the art of doing everything you love, and getting away with it
An IAS Masterclass with Internationally acclaimed musician and author, Joanna Wallfisch

24 October
Toward Innovations in the Foundations under our Feet
An IAS Masterclass with Dr Lijun Deng, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta and 2019 UWA Robert and Maude Gledden Senior Visiting Fellow.

30 October
Women’s Migration and Carework in Asia
A masterclass with Tiffany Hsu and Yow-Jiun Wang, National Cheng Kung University and 2019 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellows.

Chaired by Professor Susan Broomhall, History, UWA

4 November

Looking Backward to Shape the Future: towards an ecology of hope
An IAS Masterclass with Graeme Wynn FRSC, Emeritus Professor of Geography, University of British Columbia and 2019 Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.