Associate Professor Mehmet Ozalp is an Islamic theologian, intellectual and community leader. He is the Founder and the President of ISRA Australia – Islamic Sciences and Research Academy of Australia. In 2009, Mehmet established the Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation at Charles Sturt University, Australia. Under his leadership the centre pioneered undergraduate and postgraduate Islamic Studies programs. Mehmet lectures in theology, Islamic history and contemporary issues on Islam and Muslims. Mehmet is a prolific speaker on Islam and Muslims in Australia. He was awarded Australian Muslim Role Model of the year in 2012.