Paul Mason

Paul Mason PhD




NSW, Australia

Current Positions

  • Sessional Lecturer, Discipline of Anthropology, Macquarie University
  • Volunteer, Primary Ethics NSW


Previous Positions

  • Lecturer and Coordinator, Masters of Conservation Education, Taronga Institute of Science and Learning (2019-2022)
  • School of Education and Social Work, University of Sydne7, (2019-2022)
  • Affiliate Lecturer, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney (2021)
  • Lecturer, School of Social Sciences, Monash University, Australia (2017-2019)
  • Honorary Affiliate, Department of Anthropology, Macquarie University (2017-2019)
  • Member, Early- and Mid-Career Researcher Forum (2016-2022)
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Values, Ethics, and the Law in Medicine, University of Sydney (2016)
  • Scholarly Teaching Fellow, Department of Anthropology, Macquarie University (2016)
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research (2013-2016)
  • Research Affiliate, Centre for Values, Ethics, and Law in Medicine (2014-2015)
  • Casual Teaching Staff, Macquarie University (2008-2015)
  • Casual Teaching Staff, University of Sydney (2013)
  • Casual Teaching Staff, University of Tasmania in Sydney (2013)
  • Casual Teaching Staff, Melbourne University (2011)
  • Casual Teaching Staff, Latrobe University (2011)
  • Casual Teaching Staff, University of Western Sydney (2006)
  • Freelance Writer (e.g. COSMOS) and Consultant


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Anthropology, Macquarie University (2007-2011)
  • Graduate Certificate of Arts (Anthropology), University of Melbourne (2004-2005)
  • Honours (Science), Psychophysics, Department of Physiology, University of Melbourne (2004)
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science, majoring in Neuroscience, University of Melbourne (2000-2002)
  • Certificate of Human Participant Protections Education for Research Teams, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Australian Choral Conductors Educational and Training Certificate

Research & Teaching Awards

  • President's Choice Award, Public Anthropology Competition, Australian Anthropology Society (2020)
  • Recipient of the Centenary Institute Medical Innovation Awards 2016 People’s Choice Award (1 September 2016)
  • Faculty Research Travel Scheme, Faculty of Arts, Macquarie University (2016)
  • Emerging Scholars Scheme, dissemination of research travel grant, Macquarie University (2016)
  • Ann Woolcock Early Career Researcher International Training Award (2015)
  • Ranked 3rd at Macquarie University in the Unijobs Lecturer of the Year Award (2014)
  • Ranked 3rd nationally in the Unijobs Lecturer of the Year Award (2013)
  • Outstanding Alumni Award, Global Leadership Program, Macquarie University (22 October 2013)
  • Ranked 12th nationally in the UniJobs Lecturer of the Year Award (2012)
  • Global Leadership Excellence Award, Global Leadership Program
    Macquarie University (18 October 2011)
  • Deputy-Vice Chancellor's Commendation
    Macquarie University Postgraduate Research Fund (2009)

Creative Awards

  • Australia Post Photography and Creative Writing, weekly winner (10 Dec 2014)
  • Winner, Music category of the Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards People’s Choice (2012)
  • Highly Commended, Music Category, QANTAS Spirit of Youth Awards (2012)
  • Winner, Samsonite Traveller's Tales Competition (2012)
  • Honourable mention, MUPRA 2008 Photographic Exhibition, Macquarie University, (2008)
  • Winner, Writing Category of the Noise VoteForArt, QANTAS Spirit of Youth Awards (2006)

Professional Associations

  • Fellow Member, Australian Anthropology Society (2015-)
  • Member, Globaly Young Academy (2015-2020)
  • Member, Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law (2016-2018)
  • Member, The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (2014-)
  • Member, Australian Tuberculosis Forum (2013- Present)
  • Sydney Southeast Asia Centre (2013-Present)
  • Amicale des Anciens des Centres Internationaux Francophones (AMICIF), (2005-)
  • Committee Member, Study Group on Performing Arts of Southeast Asia (PASEA) of the International Council of Traditional Music (ICTM), (2010- 2014)
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