Professor Michael Innes has been appointed Adjunct Professor at UniSA, and will work with and advise the Hawke EU Centre team on various projects pertaining to robotics, artificial intelligence and global transformations. Professor Innes is internationally renowned for his research into psychological approaches to the changing relations between society, science and technology, and will make valuable contributions to the work currently being undertaken through funding from the ARC, the Toyota Foundation, the European Commission and others.
Professor Innes has been elected to Fellowships of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, the Australian Psychological Society, the British Psychological Society, the Association for Psychological Science (USA), and the Society of Experimental Social Psychology. Professor Innes’ currently holds the position of Professor of Psychology at the Australian College of Applied Psychology (Sydney), where he was Head of the School of Psychological Sciences from 2011 to 2015. He has previously held the positions of Inaugural Pro-Vice Chancellor, Murdoch University (Dubai), and Executive Dean (Humanities and Social Sciences) at Adelaide University.
Since the 1970’s Professor Innes has been making significant contributions to international research and scholarship on attitude change, organisational leadership and change management, the dissemination of innovations in groups and organisations, and the health and behavioural effects of stress arising from emergencies and social change. His current research is pioneering the incorporation of psychological approaches into the social scientific study of science and technology, with a particular focus on the implications of automation, robots and artificial intelligence for the professions. His research has resulted in over 120 peer-reviewed scholarly publications to date. Professor Innes has considerable experience with major research projects, including two ARC Linkage funded projects worth a combined total of $1.06 million, as well as a further seven ARC funded projects.