Science meets policymakers

Crawford School of Public Policy | Asia & the Pacific Policy Society
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Event details


Date & time

Wednesday 11 February 2015


Molonglo Theatre, Level 2, JG Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing, ANU


Karen Andrews, Dr Michael Keating AC, Professor Brian Schmidt AC, Professor Veronica Taylor, Professor Gabriele Bammer, Professor Hugh White AO, Professor Emily Banks, Rona Mellor PSM.


David Semmens
02 6257 2891

Science meets Policymakers will bring together researchers from a range of disciplines and policymakers from various government departments to take a closer look at the intersection between the evidence base and policy development.

Speakers from the highest levels in the public service, government, public and private sector research, will take a warts-and-all look at how well the current science/policy nexus works and identify ways to improve. Case studies will be examined with the key players both on stage and in the audience.

This event will inform and enable policymakers and scientists, and ultimately lead to better public policy. Participants in the event will include policymakers, parliamentarians, academics, practicing scientists, representatives from scientific societies and industries employing scientists.

Confirmed speakers and session chairs include:

  • Karen Andrews
  • Dr Michael Keating AC, FASSA, FIPAA
  • Professor Brian Schmidt AC
  • Professor Veronica Taylor
  • Professor Ian Chubb AC
  • Professor Gabriele Bammer
  • Martin Hoffman
  • Professor Hugh White AO
  • Professor Tom Kompas
  • Professor Emily Banks
  • Professor Bruce Chapman
  • Professor Aidan Byrne
  • Rona Mellor PSM
  • Ann-Marie Lansdown
  • Dr Rhondda Dickson

To deliver this event, Science & Technology Australia is proud to partner with the Asia and the Pacific Policy Society at Crawford School of Public Policy at The Australian National University (ANU). This project has been funded by the Australian Government Department of Industry.

Registration by
 6 February 2015 at

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