Amy Wardrop

PhD Candidate

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Cybernetics Enthusiast. Commercial Innovation & Creative Producer. Biodiversity Nerd#

Amy is a PhD scholar at the ANU School of Cybernetics. She is a long-time advocate for artistic, scientific and technical endeavours and innovators from all walks of life.

Working from both NZ and Australia, Amy has spent over 20 years in animated and immersive entertainment, embedded within the most highly regarded studios in the world and part of the global community of protected area management. Through this work Amy has built product technologies, programs, teams, and communities aiming to strengthen people’s connection with what they love. By enabling and applying principles of autonomy and creativity, as well as scientific and indigenous perspectives in system design, she seeks to extend empathy beyond human awareness to ecosystem interactions.

Currently she is undertaking research for her PhD studying features of natural systems and implications of AI with the School of Cybernetics in partnership with the Institute of Water Futures, which looks at the implications and opportunities of new and applied technologies at scale in governance, leadership and policymaking.

You are on Aboriginal land.

The Australian National University acknowledges, celebrates and pays our respects to the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people of the Canberra region and to all First Nations Australians on whose traditional lands we meet and work, and whose cultures are among the oldest continuing cultures in human history.

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