Elizabeth Malcolm, FRHistS, FASSA, is an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne, having previously held the Gerry Higgins Chair of Irish Studies during 2000-2012. She studied under Professor Patrick O’Farrell in Sydney, before taking her PhD degree from Trinity College, Dublin. She worked in Irish Studies Institutes in Belfast and Liverpool and has published widely on Irish social and cultural history. Her books include: ‘Ireland Sober, Ireland Free’: Drink and Temperance in Nineteenth-Century Ireland (1986); Medicine, Disease and the State in Ireland, 1650-1940 (1999), edited with Professor Greta Jones; and The Irish Policeman: A Life, 1822-1922 (2006). Her latest book, A New History of the Irish in Australia, written with Associate Professor Dianne Hall, was published in Sydney in late 2018. She served during 2006-2012 as the first President of the Irish Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand (ISAANZ).