The Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT) is concerned with how technology impacts the world, and with how the application of technology can improve the world.

The SSIT chapter is a joint-chapter with active members in the following sections: Victoria, Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, and Western Australia. It was established in Victoria in 2005, and expanded to cover other states in 2006.

The Society focuses on issues such as: humanitarian engineering; environmental issues including climate change, green technologies, and sustainable design; privacy and security; other economic, health, and safety implications of technology; engineering ethics and professional responsibility; engineering education including k-12 and engineering education in social implications of technology; history of technology; public policy related to engineering, technology and science; health and healthcare technologies and impact; reliable energy and social issues related to energy, and social issues of information technology and telecommunications.

Please contact a member of the chapter committee if you are interested in joining the chapter or serving on the committee.


Samuli Haataja

Griffith University


Elizabeth Englezos

Griffith University

Queensland Coordinator

Tim McFarland

The University of Queensland

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