Asia Pioneers

Professor Emeritus Russell Trood

Professor Emeritus Russell Trood first joined Griffith University in 1991. As Director of the Griffith Asia Institute from 2015-2016 and as Director of Griffith’s Centre… Read More

Sir Theodor Bray CBE DUniv

Sir Theodor Bray (1905-2000) – Griffith’s First Chancellor In 1970, Sir Theodor Bray accepted the challenge of the State Education Minister of the time to plan… Read More

Professor Emeritus Ho Peng Yoke

Professor Ho Peng Yoke joined Griffith University in April 1973 as Foundation Professor and Chairman of Australia’s first School of Modern Asian Studies. He came to… Read More

Professor Nancy Viviani AO

Nancy Viviani came to Griffith from Harvard in 1978 to set up the Centre for the Study of Australian Asian Relations (CSAAR) in the School of… Read More

Professor Colin Mackerras AO

Professor Emeritus Colin Mackerras AO began his association with Griffith University in 1974 as Foundation Professor in Modern Asian Studies. Griffith’s founders decided in the early 1970s… Read More

Professor Cordia Chu AM

Cordia Chu joined Griffith University in 1987 as a teaching fellow with a PhD in medical sociology and medical anthropology and is currently the Director… Read More