Prof Richards spent time at APCF discussing with the Director (Dr James) the inter-cultural complexities of ethical review committees, which Dr James found valuable as it is an area of personal interest for Dr James and because it is an extremely relevant topic as APCF seeks AAALAC accreditation
Prof Richards with APCF senior staff
Dr. Cameron Richards’ is an Australian professor of interdisciplinary studies with extensive experience in the Asia-Pacific region – including at QUT, Nanyang Uni. Singapore, Hong Kong Institute of Education, University of Western Australia, UTM in Malaysia and Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. He has a multi-disciplinary background for a current/future focus on sustainability studies, policy research, academic research and writing methodology, leadership and organizational learning, educational technologies, intercultural communication, curriculum innovation, and new literacies. He currently holds adjunct positions with Southern Cross University and Chulalongkorn University. He also continues to collaborate with NGOs and other agencies (recently including the Indonesian Rainforest Foundation, Arbonaut, and Worldview) on ‘sustainable policy’ projects and proposals in South-East Asia focused on the global and local challenges of better reconciling economic, social and environmental sustainability. He continues : (a) to assist with the academic capacity and policy studies professional development of colleagues (and PhD students) within higher ed. institutions within the region, and (b) to further explore how future academics and universities (e.g. in terms of the complex problem-solving applications of interdisciplinary frameworks) can better work with governments, industries/business, and local community contexts of/for future sustainability.