Professor Anne-Marie Grisogono is a complex systems scientist and Adjunct Professor in the College of Science and Engineering at Flinders University. She holds a PhD in Mathematical Physics, and has worked in experimental and theoretical atomic and molecular physics, and lasers and nonlinear optics in various universities, followed by 20 years of applied R&D in the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (now DST Group), working on systems design, modelling and simulation, and future concept development and experimentation.
Professor Grisogono led the development of DSTO’s Synthetic Environment Research Facility. Subsequently appointed Research Leader, she raised an enabling research program into complex systems science for defence, winning a prestigious DSTO Long Range Research Fellowship for 3 years. She worked closely with Army leaders to incorporate research results into their doctrine, operations, organisational design and reframing of their approach to strategic research and development planning.
Professor Grisogono has held several national and international leadership roles within DSTO, in NATO and in The Technical Cooperation Program, in the fields of simulation, systems engineering and systems science, human sciences and complexity science. Professor Grisogono has delivered many keynotes, conducted workshops for the US Office of the Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness), lectured at the US Army’s School of Advanced Military Studies, the Institute of Defense, the US Marine Corps Training and Education Command and the Potomac Institute. She was invited join the US Strategic Multilayer Assessment program, which supports the development of the US strategy in Afghanistan. Professor Grisogono has regularly taught at the Australian Defence College’s Command & Staff College, and the Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies, as well as many Army units.
Professor Grisogono was appointed to the Australian Research Council’s College of Experts in 2013. In 2015 she joined the faculty of SigmaCamp, a unique US maths and science summer camp for gifted students, organised by researchers from SUNY (Stony Brook), Brookhaven National Laboratory and Harvard Medical School, teaching a course on wicked problems. Her current research interests include fundamental questions of complexity science and improving the methodologies and tools that can be applied to dealing with complex problems. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) and a PhD from the University of Adelaide.