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Australian Science Policy Fellowships

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 …

6 December 2018

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Australian Science Policy Fellow: Bryant

What were you researching before you started as a Science Policy Fellow?

My research evaluated the stress effects of aquatic pollution on freshwater invertebrates. Unfortunately, rivers and wetlands are commonly subject to chemical pollution. My work investigated insect stress responses …

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Australian Science Policy Fellow: Danielle

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What were you researching before you started as a Science Policy Fellow?

Before starting as a Science Policy Fellow I worked in public health research. My main area of research was working with migrant and refugee-background communities to understand the …

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Australian Science Policy Fellow: Sarah

What were you researching before you started as a Science Policy Fellow?

I recently graduated from my PhD in marine geochemistry. I studied how the chemistry of the shells reflected the temperature or other environmental conditions of the water they …

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Australian Science Policy Fellow: Kim

What were you researching before you started as a Science Policy Fellow?

My field of study was coal and mineral beneficiation. Beneficiation is the process by which valuable particles within a mined ore are separated from the unwanted particles. My …

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Australian Science Policy Fellow: Roisin

What were you researching before you started as a Science Policy Fellow?

The ability of bacteria to escape the action of current antibiotics (antimicrobial resistance) is a serious global health problem that threatens our ability to treat common infections and …

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Australian Science Policy Fellow: Melanie

What were you researching before you started as a Science Policy Fellow?

My research career focused on understanding how cells in our immune system turn inflammation on, with the purpose of developing new therapies to turn inflammation off when it …

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Australian Science Policy Fellow: Helen

What were you researching before you started as a Science Policy Fellow?

I was researching Nature Based Solutions and how to translate ecological research into policy and practice at the local council level. Nature Based Solutions are creative approaches to …

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Australian Science Policy Fellowship Pilot Program

The Australian Science Policy Fellowship Pilot Program gives Australian scientists the opportunity to work in a Commonwealth Government Department for one year.

The pilot program seeks to grow the diversity of expertise in the Australian Public Service workforce by providing …

8 November 2018

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