Professor David T Hill AM is the Consortium Director and Founder of ACICIS (Australian Consortium of ‘In-Country’ Indonesian Studies). The Consortium Director is responsible for the overall management of ACICIS, chairing the National Reference Group which determines ACICIS policy.
Professor Hill is an Emeritus Professor at Murdoch University in Perth, having recently retired from his position in the Asian Studies Program at Murdoch University where he was a Fellow of the Asia Research Centre for Social, Political and Economic Change. His research interests are in Indonesian media, literature, biography, and cultural politics, and he is a NAATI-accredited professional English-Indonesian interpreter and translator. In 2009 Professor Hill was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council to develop a national strategic plan for the advancement of Indonesian language in Australian universities. Professor Hill has been a Visiting Senior Research Fellow in the Asia Research Institute of the National University of Singapore (2006), an invited participant in the Government’s “Australia 2020 Summit” (April 2008), was a Board Member of the DFAT Australia-Indonesia Institute (2011-14) and has previously chaired the Board of Management of the Asia Research Centre at Murdoch University.
In 2015, Professor Hill was inducted as a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2015 Australia Day Honours.