Dr Mustafa Ally OAM

Mustafa lectures in Information Systems, e-Commerce and Crypto-Currencies in the at the University of Southern Queensland where he specializes in the areas of social media, digital enterprises, e-learning, and research methodologies. He has published several academic research articles and presented papers at local and international conferences on online consumer behaviour, Internet payment systems and software development methodologies.

Dr Ally is the president of Crescents of Brisbane Inc. a not-for-profit community group that initiates community and charity events and is the founder, Editor-in-Chief and producer of the award winning weekly online eNewsletter, Crescents Community News (CCN).

Mustafa has served as a Director on the Boards of the Ethnic Community Council of Queensland (ECCQ) and the Islamic College of Brisbane and on a number of State advisory boards. Amongst a long list of initiatives, Mustafa founded and co-ordinated the CCN Young Muslim Writers Awards and the Queensland Muslim Historical Society and facilitated several democracy awareness workshops across the state. He is the author of “Hundred Years of History: The Holland Park Mosque 1908-2008”.

Mustafa has been the recipient of a number of awards over the years in recognition of his charity and community work. In 2011 he was recognized by the Islamic Council of Queensland (ICQ) with a Community Service Award in recognition for “his long and dedicated service to the Muslim community of Queensland” and was a finalist in the Courier Mail in the 2012 Pride of Australia Medal Awards.

Dr Ally was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in the 2012 Australia Day Awards for his services to various communities and for his promotion of interfaith harmony and was appointed a People of Australia Ambassador in the same year by the Australian Government “in recognition of (his) significant contribution to (his) community and the wider Australian society”.