Open access to the research and science literature would help unlock the benefits of the fast-changing tools of science, Dr Cathy Foley says

Cathy Foley

Cathy Foley addressed the National Press Club on Wednesday on her agenda to improving connections between the research sector, industry and government..

Cathy Foley

Increasing diversity in the STEM workforce is about realising the full human potential, Dr Cathy Foley says.

Dr Foley at AusIMM event

Keen for a science policy bootcamp?

Applications for the 2021-22 cohort of the Australian Science Policy Fellowship Program are now open.

SPF Applications Open 2021

“I’m inspired by the talent and passion of our Science Policy Fellows and excited to see the how their contributions elevate and embrace the role of science in policy,” says Dr Foley.

Office of Chief Scientist SPF 2021

"The development of vaccines for COVID-19 has been described as a modern day miracle, with more than 200 million people already vaccinated around the world, barely a year after the seriousness of the pandemic became clear." Australia's Chief Scientist, Dr Cathy Foley, on the vaccine development.


Earlier this month, Australia's Chief Scientist, Dr Cathy Foley, appeared on the ABC's Radio National Science Show, outlining her vision for the role.


In one of her first public appearances as Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Cathy Foley chaired a discussion exploring collaborations and innovative contributions between Australia and the US in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Headshot of Dr Cathy Foley

Australia’s Chief Scientist, Cathy Foley, congratulates recipients of Australian honours this week, including mathematician Emeritus Professor Cheryl Praeger, who received the nation’s highest award. Professor Praeger was one of four people appointed Companions of the Order of Australia.

Professor Cheryl Praeger.

An Overview of Activities – Australia’s Chief Scientist: January 2016 – December 2020 has recently been released.

Headshot of Dr Alan Finkel