Dr Amy McLennan

I’m a social researcher, educator and systems thinker with expertise in food, health, medicine and technology. I do my best work with teams finding new ways to understand and address complex societal challenges that cross multiple fields and sectors. I’m all about improving population wellbeing.

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My bio. Researcher. Ethnographer. Educator. Facilitator. Collaborator. Designer.

I’m a social researcher, educator, and facilitator with expertise in food, health, medicine and technology. My research has featured in leading journals and the global media, and I have also delivered a vibrant range of outputs for international audiences, including corporate training programs, government policy, and a public art exhibition.

I’m a systems thinker whose work crosses multiple disciplines and sectors. I have degrees in biomedical science and French (Flinders University), anatomical sciences (University of Adelaide) and medical anthropology (University of Oxford), and I completed my doctoral and post-doctoral studies in social and cultural anthropology (University of Oxford). I have professional experience working in Australian state and federal government departments, including the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and in private sector consulting.

Since 2018, I have worked at the Australian National University as part of a small team establishing the School of Cybernetics, the first new School created at the university in more than 30 years.

My publications and works can be found at amykmcl.com

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