Graeme Were has a PhD in Anthropology and is convenor of the Museum Studies postgraduate programme at the University of Queensland and director of Postgraduate Studies in the School of English, Media Studies and Art History.

His work includes the monograph Lines that Connect: Rethinking Pattern and Mind in the Pacific (University of Hawaii Press, 2010) and the co-edited volume Extreme Collecting (Berghahn Books, 2012).

He was recently awarded the University of Queensland’s Foundation Research Excellence Award (2012) for his work on digital technologies and participatory design in Melanesia.