Dr Sue Meek

Dr Sue MeekAO FTSE FAICD Dr Sue Meek specialises in working at the interface of academe, industry, government and non-government entities to increase awareness and understanding of the economic and social implications of science. and technology and to facilitate the conduct, application and commercialisation of research and development. As Principal of Sue Meek and Associates,…

Professor Richard H Furneaux

Professor Richard FurneauxFNZIC FRSNZ As Director of the Ferrier Research Institute of Victoria University of Wellington he leads a world – renowned team of 38 research  scientists and 17 PhD students. A major focus is the discovery and commercialization of “Glycotherapeutics”  – drugs and dietary supplements based upon knowledge of the role of carbohydrates molecules…

Professor Chris Easton

Professor Chris EastonFAA Chris Easton is Professor of Chemistry at the Australian National University, where his research interests evolve around understanding and exploiting the chemistry of biological systems . He graduated from Flinders University and the University Adelaide, before holding positions at Harvard University, the Australian National University,  the University of Canterbury (NZ) and the …

Professor Catherine Waldby

Professor Catherine WaldbyFASSA Professor Catherine Waldby is Director of the Research School of the Social Sciences at the Australian National University, and Visiting Professor at the Department of Social Science and Medicine at King’s College, London . Prior to this, she was Professorial Future Fellow in the School of Social  and Political Sciences at the…

Associate Professor Claudia Vickers

Associate Professor Claudia Vickers A/Professor Vickers holds dual roles as Director of the CSIRO Synthetic Biology  Future Science Platform at CSIRO and Group Leader in the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology at the University of Queensland (UQ). She completed her PhD in cereal crop biotechnology at CSIRO Plant Industry and UQ in 2004. She…

Professor Ian Small

Professor Ian SmallFAA Professor Ian Small’s research interests into the growth and development of living organisms is largely determined by the genes they contain, but converting the genetic information into biological activity requires intermediary processes involving ribonucleic acid (RNA) and proteins that bind to and process this RNA. Professor Small aims to understand how the…

Professor Lesley Head

Professor Lesley HeadFASSA FAHA Professor Head is an ARC Australian Laureate Fellow and Director of the Australian Centre for Cultural Environmental Research (AUSCCER) at the University of Wollongong. She is a geographer who has been President of the Institute of Australian Geographers and chaired the Geography committee of the Australian Academy of Science. Most recently,…

Professor Robert C Williamson

Professor Robert WilliamsonFAA Professor Robert (Bob) Williamson’s interest in technology started at age eight tinkering with electronics, and in the 1970s operated a ham radio station (call-sign VK4ARW). He studied electrical engineering at QUT, obtained a Master of Engineering Science and PhD (in electrical Engineering) from the University of Queensland and since 1990 has been…

Professor Libby Robin

Professor Libby RobinFAHA Libby Robin FAHA, is Emeritus Professor in the Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University. She is an historian of science,  an environmental museum curator, and a pioneering scholar in the interdisciplinary environmental humanities. She has worked in universities and museums in Sweden, Germany, UK and Denmark. Her publications include…

Dr Thomas Maschmeyer

Dr Thomas MaschmeyerFAA FTSE Dr. Thomas Maschmeyer, is Professor of Chemistry and serves as Founding Director of the Australian Institute of Nanoscale Science and Technology (AINST ) and of the Laboratory of Advanced Catalysis for Sustainability (School of Chemistry). He is Honorary Distinguished Professor at the University of Cardiff and Honorary CSIRO Research Fellow. In 2011…