Dr Amy McLennan

DPhil MPhil BSc(Hons) BMedSc DipLang(Fr)
Senior Fellow
ANU College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics
T: +61 2 6125 6744

Areas of expertise

  • Anthropology 1601
  • Social And Cultural Anthropology 160104
  • Anthropology Not Elsewhere Classified 160199
  • Pacific Peoples Health 111715
  • Public Nutrition Intervention 111104
  • Nutrition And Dietetics Not Elsewhere Classified 111199
  • Medical And Health Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified 119999
  • Public Policy 160510
  • Other History And Archaeology 2199
  • Technology Not Elsewhere Classified 109999
  • Globalisation And Culture 200206
  • Cultural Studies 2002
  • Information And Computing Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified 089999
  • Public Health And Health Services Not Elsewhere Classified 111799

Research interests

Fields of research

  • Medical anthropology
  • Health and human wellbeing
  • Social change
  • Social cohesion
  • Food and nutrition 
  • Global health governance
  • Human anatomy
  • International development
  • Social and cultural anthropology
  • Loneliness

National policy work

  • Gender violence
  • Cybercrime and cyber security
  • Innovation
  • Migration
  • Cities
  • Health technology
  • Sustainable development goals (SDGs)

Places of research and/or professional experience

  • Pacific islands (especially Nauru)
  • UK
  • France  
  • Germany
  • EU
  • Australia


Dr Amy McLennan works at the intersections of technology, society, food and health. She is currently a Senior Fellow at the ANU School of Cybernetics, and is affiliated with the University of Oxford's School of Anthropology and UniSA Creative.

Amy is trained in medical science, anthropology and cybernetics, and her research and teaching focus on cross-disciplinary and cross-sectoral topics, including food systems, non-communicable diseases and artificial intelligence. She has professional experience in masterclass design, facilitation and government policy making, including several years based in Australia's Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, where her work included projects relating to cyber resilience, women's safety, technology procurement, cybercrime, and the innovation ecosystem. 


Projects and Grants

Grants information is drawn from ARIES. To add or update Projects or Grants information please contact your College Research Office.

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