Australia's Chief Scientist

Meet the Fellows

In 2018 seven scientists took part in the first round of the Australian Science Policy Fellowship Pilot Program. The program seeks to grow the diversity of expertise in the Australian Public Service workforce by providing a pathway for early and mid-career scientists to become skilled policy practitioners. Follow the links below to read about their experiences joining the Australian Public Service and contributing their skills to policy development.

 

Helen has a research background in ecology and is working on a program funding environmental science research at the Department of Environment and Energy.

Danielle has a research background in public health and is working on a policy to prevent elder abuse at the Attorney General’s Department.

Sarah has a research background in marine geochemistry and is working on policy to support research in Australia’s universities at the Department of Education and Training.

Bryant has a research background in aquatic pollution and is working on policy to improve innovation, science commercialisation and collaboration outcomes at the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.

Kim has a research background in chemical engineering and is working on policy outlining Australia’s long-term vision for the resources sector at the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.

Roisin has a research background in antibiotic resistance and is working on policy to improve access to safe and effective medical services at the Department of Health.

Melanie has a research background in immune system responses and is working on the Genomics Health Futures Mission at the Department of Health.