About us

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Who are we?

The University of Queensland Effective Altruism club (EAUQ) was formed by a group of friends in 2015. Since then it has grown, shrunk and grown again to become the active community it is today. Today EAUQ is one of Australia's seven university Effective Altruism groups and is the only active EA group in Queensland.

We regularly host social events, book clubs and talks from a variety of subject matter experts. Our speakers have discussed topics ranging from Artificial Intelligence safety to alternative meat proteins and longtermist institutional policy design.

Though EAUQ is based locally in Brisbane our membership has an international outlook. Our executive have gone on to work in organisations like Oxford's Global Priorities Institute and we have hosted speakers from companies like DeepMind.

Our Executive

Kyle Leyden

I’m Kyle EAUQ's current president, right now I'm studying a Bachelor of Social Science majoring in Public Policy at UQ.

I'm fascinated by International Relations, China and Australian Foreign Policy. I'm currently figuring out how they can intersect with the two EA cause areas that interest me most, AI Governance and Great Power conflict.

I'm always keen to discuss these and other topics so please don't hesitate to reach out through the avenues below.



Mark Chiu Chong

My name is Mark and I have been involved in the Effective Altruism community since 2018. I was EAUQ's secretary for 2020 and 2021, and in that time have had the privilege of hosting many exciting events for EAUQ. In 2022 I will step back from my role as secretary, but will remain involved with the club as an executive.

My academic interests are broad and include mathematics, statistics, machine learning and econometrics, and I hope to leverage my skills in these areas towards EA cause areas. I always love discussing these topics, as well as whatever else is currently occupying my brain cycles, so feel free to get in touch.

my email is <firstname>.<lastname>@gmail.com

Philippa Evans

Philippa is EAUQ's current Health and Welfare Officer

Harry Lee-Jones

Harry is EAUQ's current Treasurer

Greg Levy

Greg is EAUQ's current Secretary

Jack O'Brien

Jack is a general Executive of Effective Altruism UQ

Justin Chen

Justin is a general executive of Effective Altruism UQ

Past Executive

Ryan Kidd

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Ben Cottier

Hayden Wilkinson

Hayden is completing his postdoc at the Oxford Global Priorities Institute

Clare Harris