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Theme: Positive Disruption

This event occurred on
April 4, 2013
2:00pm - 7:30pm AEST
(UTC +10hrs)
Brisbane, QLD

TEDxQUTChange was held in support of TEDxChange 2013 and included a mixture of streamed TEDxChange talks as well as live presentations from members of the QUT community.

The Science and Engineering Centre
2 George St
Brisbane, QLD, 4000
Event type:
TEDxChange Simulcast (What is this?)
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Felicity Briody

At the age of just 26, Felicity Briody, has been named in the AFR's top 100 Most Influential Women in Australia. Felicity is the co-founder of the Power of Engineering program, a not-for-profit organisation aiming to change the perception of engineering amongst female students, their teachers and parents, and the community in general. "All you need is to be passionate, imagine what is possible and get out there and share your ideas. You never know what will happen in the conversation or where it will lead,"

Manisha Senadeera

Manisha is an Electrical Engineering student at QUT and president of the QUT chapter of Engineers Without Borders. As president, Manisha focuses on ensuring that all members within the chapter are provided with opportunities to learn and grow by being part of events and projects undertaken across the region. Manisha is extremely passionate about education and has been organising awareness events for students, such as Speaker Nights.

Stephen Hughes

Stephen Hughes is a graduate of the University of London having obtained an undergraduate degree in physics and physiology from Queen Elizabeth College, a masters in radiation physics from University College and doctorate in physics from King’s College. He was a medical physicist at King’s College Hospital 1981-1984 and St. Thomas Hospital 1984-1997, and has been a lecturer in physics at QUT since 1997. His current research interests are in physics and astrophysics education and the physics of siphons.

Bulukani Mlalazi

Bulukani is a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities. He is involved in the international collaboration between the Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities (QUT) and the National Agricultural Research Organisation (Uganda) in the aim of improving the nutritional value of staple banana varieties in East Africa using biotechnology

Organizing team


Brisbane, Australia
  • Helen Todd
    Marketing and Student engagement
  • Isaac Pursehouse
    Technical Director