Concurrent Session 2D SA & WA Chief Scientist: a closer look at science communication and outcomes in SA & WA

Hear your state Chief Scientist explore their region’s science & public policy, and how they interact with other states and the Commonwealth agencies. The Chief Scientist will discuss their views of key science issues in their region and how science communication plays a role or falls short in affecting public and political support for action. Find out how and who they work with to achieve outcomes. They may address positive interactions in their region and might also discuss areas where initial work was less effective and the lessons learned.

Pre-conference materials/links to be viewed prior to attending the session

Jesse Shore (session producer), Science Communicator, Prismatic Sciences & ASC President

Cobi Smith (chair), PhD researcher at the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science and Science in Society and Facilitator at the Royal Institution of Australia

Don Bursill (speaker), Chief Scientist of South Australia, Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology

Simon Carroll (chair), Director, Science partnerships

Lyn Beazley (speaker), Chief Scientist of Western Australia, Department of Commerce

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About Kali Madden

Kali is fascinated by communication in all its forms, especially when it comes to group dynamics and collective efforts to transform worldview. She reckons science communication is one of the primary stomping grounds for important communication activities across the globe. She has worked in research, science and technology roles for the last twenty years and is currently ASC's Executive Officer and national Conference Director.

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