Hugh Mackay

Hugh Mackay is a social researcher and writer. He is the author of thirteen books, including six bestsellers. His latest book, What makes us tick? The ten desires that drive us, came out in 2010.

In recognition of his pioneering work in social research, Hugh Mackay has been awarded honorary doctorates by Charles Sturt, Macquarie, NSW and Western Sydney universities. He is a fellow of the Australian Psychological Society and, in 2004, he received the University of Sydney’s alumni award for community service.

Hugh is an honorary professor of social science at the University of Wollongong, a former deputy chairman of the Australia Council, a former chairman of trustees of Sydney Grammar School, and was the inaugural chairman of the ACT government’s Community Inclusion Board. He has been a newspaper columnist for over 25 years, and is a frequent guest on ABC radio.

Hugh Mackay is coming to Parramatta Library on Monday, 23rd April for a lunch hour author talk at 1 pm. Hugh’ll talk about and sign his book What makes us tick? The ten desires that drive us.