The Australian Science Communicators is managed by the National Council and the National Executive.

National Executive 2016

  • Joan Leach (President), Director, Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS), email president@asc.asn.au
  • Bianca Nogrady (Vice President), Freelance Science Journalist, Broadcaster and Author
  • Pete Wheeler (Treasurer), Manager, Outreach & Education, ICRAR
  • Sarah Lau (Secretary), Manager Communications and Media Liaison, Department of Water, WA
  • Phil Dooley, Senior Communications Officer, ANU
  • Tara Roberson, Communications and Engagement, EQUS
  • Kali Madden (Executive Officer, non-voting), Multi-skilled facilitator, email office@asc.asn.au

The National Executive meets six to seven times a year.

The President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer form the National Executive of the Association and are responsible for the management of the affairs of the Association between meetings of the National Council. The Executive can have up to seven members.

Some of the tasks the National Executive has the authority to do include the following:

(1) sponsor and promote national conferences and related activities on issues of national scientific and technological significance and topicality

(2) assist in the development of courses and training in science awareness, communication and journalism at all levels

(3) arrange professional workshops on science journalism and communication and its ethical practice

(4) sponsor and present awards for science journalism and communication

(5) sponsor scholarships and/or overseas travel for talented individuals, or arrange sponsorship for them

(6) arrange exchanges with overseas science and technology communication professionals

(7) publish a journal

(8) defray all expenses of all meetings

(9) organise Association travel, and determine charges to cover their cost.

Other appointed national positions, projects and portfolio leaders are listed here.


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