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I've been the CEO at the IC since August 2016.

In my previous roles as a strategist, culture consultant and futures researcher, I specialised in researching and consulting to and about the cultural sector.

I am one of the co-authors of the 2104 CSIRO report "Innovation Study: Challenges and Opportunities for Australia’s Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums" which used foresight methods as a way to integrate perceptions of the chief challenges facing the GLAM sector in Australia.

I have held senior research roles at Queensland University of Technology in the Smart Services CRC, at NICTA (now Data61) and I spent ten years working in collaboration and social media research at the Enterprise Distributed Systems CRC.

I have a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Queensland.


Here are some publications that had an impact from my time in research –

  1. Mansfield, Tim, et al. "Innovation study: challenges and opportunities for Australia’s galleries, libraries, archives and museums." (2014).
  2. Fitzpatrick, Geraldine, Simon Kaplan, and Tim Mansfield. "Physical spaces, virtual places and social worlds: A study of work in the virtual." Proceedings of the 1996 ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work. 1996.
  3. Robertson, Toni, Tim Mansfield, and Lian Loke. "Designing an immersive environment for public use." Proceedings of the ninth conference on Participatory design: Expanding boundaries in design-Volume 1. 2006.
  4. Rittenbruch, Markus, Gregor McEwan, Nigel Ward, Tim Mansfield, and Dominik Bartenstein. "Extreme participation-moving extreme programming towards participatory design." In Participatory Design Conference (PDC 2002), pp. 29-41. 2002.
  5. Ramos, Jose, Tim Mansfield, and Gareth Priday. "Foresight in a network era: Peer-producing alternative futures." Journal of Futures Studies 17.1 (2012): 71-90.

You can see the rest of my publication record at Google Scholar.

This video is an interview with Pili from the IC from when I was a futures researcher, before I became CEO of the IC.