Professor Monique Skidmore is Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President International at The University of Queensland and formerly Pro Vice-Chancellor (International and Major Projects) at the University of Canberra and an Associate Dean and Associate Professor at the Australian National University.
Professor Skidmore is a medical and political anthropologist and an internationally renowned scholar of Burma (Myanmar). She holds a BSc and BA (Hons) in anthropology from the Australian National University, and an MA and PhD in Medical Anthropology from McGill University in Canada.
Professor Skidmore has also held academic and research positions at McGill University, the University of Melbourne and the Australian National University, and was a Rockefeller Visiting Fellow at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, USA. She has won several international grants, awards and senior fellowships for her research.
An internationally renowned expert on Burma, Professor Skidmore has edited and authored several books on the country and its politics, including Karaoke fascism: Burma and the politics of fear and frequently comments on Burmese issues in the national and international media. She has also published numerous articles, book chapters and encyclopedia entries on violence and psychological wellbeing, health and human rights in Burma, and medical anthropology.