Personal profile: Dr Anita Hansen
Anita has been a member of the Royal Society for a number of years, has served as a Council Member, and was Convenor of the 175 Anniversary Committee. She is currently on the Art Collection Committee. Anita co-edited the RST’s The Library at the End of the World and Poles Apart. She was on the Steering Committee of the RST/TMAG Dinosaur Evolution exhibition.
Anita holds a PhD (UTas, Nineteenth Century Natural History Art and Belonging in Tasmania), a MFA (UTas, The Illustrations and Work of William Archer), a Graduate Diploma in Art (Plant and Wildlife Illustration) University of Newcastle, and a BFA (UTas). In 2011 Anita received a Fellowship from the University of Toronto. She has published a number of journal articles and curated numerous art exhibitions.
Before returning to Tasmania in 2003, Anita worked with the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) as manager of the publications team, working with all sections of ICAC – Education, Corruption Prevention and Investigation. She was Head of the Art Department of a large design/print company in Leeds, England, and has worked as a graphic designer/artist in her home town – Copenhagen, Denmark. While completing her Graduate Diploma, she was Production Manager, Continuing Education Unit, NSW Agriculture at Tocal College.