IAS Masterclasses provide opportunities for advanced honours, postgraduate students and academic and professional researchers to meet and discuss their research with a distinguished visiting 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 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.

28 October
The 101 of IEC 60601s: Safety of medical electrical equipment for university researchers and ‘Makers’
An IAS masterclass with Kiyoyuki Chinzei, Deputy Director of Health Research, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Japan and 2019 UWA Robert and Maude Gledden Senior Visiting Fellow.

28 October
Personal Network Mapping: an introduction to illuminating the social context of everyday health and illness using network mapping in practice
UWA Social Care and Social Ageing Living Lab Postgraduate and ECR Workshop: A masterclass with Professor Anne Rogers and Dr Ivaylo Vassilev, University of Southampton.

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.

31 October
Understanding Pornography and The Pornocratic Condition: ‘The good’, ‘The bad’, and ‘The disgusting’
A masterclass with IAS Visiting Fellows, Professor Alan McKee, Associate Dean (Research and Development), University of Technology Sydney and Dr Zahra Stardust, Law, University of New South Wales; and Associate Professor Paul J. Maginn, Urban/Regional Planning, The University of Western Australia.

1 November

Deep Time Heritage. Histories, challenges, potentials.
A workshop with Mylene Lising, Cultural Deputy Officer, National Museum of the Philippines; Lecturer, Sociology and Anthropology, Ateneo de Manila University and 2019 Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

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.

14 November
Selecting Survey Instruments
A Masterclass in Education Research, for Research Students from Engineering and Physical Science Backgrounds with Dr Johannes Strobel, Information Science & Learning Technologies, University of Missouri and Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

22 November

Psychedelic Therapy: unbinding the self
An IAS Masterclass with Professor Philip Gerrans, Professor of Philosophy, University of Adelaide and 2019 Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow and Dr Chris Letheby, Philosophy, The University of Western Australia.