Science ambassador

The Queensland Chief Scientist acts as an ambassador for Queensland science, fostering cooperation and collaboration amongst the government, research, industry and community sectors, raising Queensland's profile as a smart region characterised by world class research and investment opportunities, and engaging the community in better understanding the importance of science, research and innovation in the state's future economic, social and environmental wellbeing.

To this end, the Queensland Chief Scientist undertakes many speaking engagements and is leading the development of a statewide communication and engagement strategy to increase public awareness of Queensland science and research. The Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist also runs the annual Science in Parliament program—the longest-running science communication program for state MPs, bringing together scientists and MPs to discuss the impact of science and research on Queensland’s future.

The Queensland Chief Scientist is also the state's ambassador for science-oriented initiatives such as National Science Week and CSIRO’s Scientists in Schools program.