Life Member Profile: Barbara Hardy AO

Barbara Hardy has been working in the environment field in a voluntary capacity since the early 1970s.   During this time she spent five years at the Flinders University of South Australia studying the Earth Sciences (1974-79), following a Science Degree at The University of Adelaide in 1947 (majoring in Chemistry).
She has been a Commissioner of […]

Member Profile: Chris Krishna-Pillay

Chris Krishna-Pillay is one of Australia’s most prominent science communicators and performers. His writing and performing credits include, Howard Florey – a Tale of Tall Poppies, Somnium, Pre-Coital, Dante’s Laboratory and the Great Big Science Gig. He recently directed Faraday’s Candle for re-science.
Chris has performed across Australia, as well as in the UK, New Zealand and Japan. Recent engagements have been with BHP Billiton, […]

Past President and Life Member Profile: Toss Gascoigne

Toss Gascoigne has been part of ASC since it began in 1994.
He helped convene the historic first meeting at the National Press Club in February that year.  The leading lights in science communication met to discuss the formation of a new national association to provide a forum for science communicators.
Alison Leigh, the executive Producer of […]

Member Profile: Dr Maia Sauren

Dr Maia Sauren
Victorian National Representative
As a stubborn six-year-old, Maia Sauren heard about the scariness of bees (‘your whole hand gets huge! and then they DIE!’), so she decided to find out for herself. She resolutely stalked a poor, helpless creature and poked it until it duly gave its life for science. As an adult, Maia […]

Member Profile: Sally Miles

Sally Miles has always had a strong interest in Science Communication. Upon completing a Bachelor of Science at Melbourne University in 1997, she sought ways to communicate environmental issues and practical solutions to the public. Sally has worked in communications roles with Clean Up Australia, The Wilderness Society, Planet Ark and Conservation Volunteers Australia. In […]

Member Profile: Silvia Piviali

Silvia Piviali
It didn’t take Silvia very long to settle into the way of life in Perth, Western Australia after she immigrated from Italy, at age 6.  Its hard to believe that this is her 25th year of living in Perth, where she is happily settled with her 2 young children and husband of 6 years. […]