Past engagements

The Queensland Chief Scientist's past speaking engagements:

2015

  • 2015 Australian American Leadership Dialogue
  • A Conversation with the Queensland Chief Scientist (UQ Postgraduates)
  • Australian Council of Deans of Science 2015 Teaching & Learning Conference
  • Create World 2015
  • Enhancing the Training of Maths and Science Teachers Forum
  • First Year Science, QUT
  • Fundamentals of Technology and Innovation Management (UQ)
  • GBR H2O Quality Taskforce
  • GBR Interim Report Launch Event
  • GovCampAU Innovation Dialogue
  • Independent Schools Queensland STEM Education Presentation
  • Independent Schools Queensland STEM Presentation
  • Innovation Australia Business Leaders Breakfast
  • International Year of Soils Student Awards
  • Kids STEM Convention
  • Logan Health Innovation Hub Innovation Clinic
  • Natural Resources and Mines Executive Forum
  • Opening of Trinity Anglican College Science Building, Cairns
  • Partner Up Queensland
  • Qld Government Graduates Forum
  • Queensland Academies Café Scientifique
  • Queensland Futures Summit
  • Queensland Launch of National Science Week , Cairns
  • Queensland Leaders Industry Experts Luncheon
  • Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference, Townsville
  • Queensland Police Forensic Leadership Conference
  • Science Celebration National Science Week Closing Event
  • Science in Parliament – Hot Topics Briefing
  • Science in Parliament - Speed Science Event
  • Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools, Townsville
  • Senate Committee & Innovation
  • Spatial Industries Business Association Networking Breakfast Series
  • Speed Meet a Scientist, ATSE Wonder of Extreme Science
  • Start-up Weekend for Health
  • STEM Education Think Tank (Royal Society of Qld)
  • Sugar Millers GBR Water Science Taskforce Communique Briefing
  • The CEO Institute Breakfast
  • The CEO Institute Syndicate
  • The Science Nation Panel
  • Think & Drink, UQ Business School
  • Water Forum VIP Breakfast, The University of Queensland
  • World of Tropical Opportunity Forum, Townsville
  • World Science Festival Preview Event

2014

  • 7th Asian Biological Inorganic Chemistry Conference
  • Advanced Coal Technology Conference, CSIRO and UQ
  • An Evening with Michio Kaku
  • ARC Showcase Symposium, Education Dept
  • Australian Science Communicators Network Conference
  • Bio San Diego, Vaccine Development Breakfast
  • Board of Management Workshop, Queensland Department of Housing and Public Works
  • Brisbane Global Café
  • Business Improvement and Innovation in Government (BiiG) Conference
  • Café Scientifique, Qld Academies
  • Café Scientifique, Qld Health
  • Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) Networking Event
  • Collaborate to Innovate – Workshop, Life Sciences at UQ
  • Collaborate to Innovate Conference
  • DSITIA Digital Productivity and Services Group
  • DSITIA Digital Productivity and Services, Senior Leaders Forum
  • DSITIA PhD Onboarding Day
  • Engineering Deans Group of Eight Universities
  • Engineering Technology Forum, Queensland Dept of Transport and Main Roads
  • Food4Growth Forum
  • Gap Chaplaincy Fundraising Event
  • Graduation Ceremony, Griffith University
  • Griffith University Executive Group Retreat
  • Griffith University Sciences Senior Management Planning Retreat
  • Innovation Challenge:  Ideas Factory, Queensland Dept of Transport and Main Roads
  • Innovation Series: Agriculture, Robotics & Collaboration
  • Leaders Forum, Queensland Dept of State Development Infrastructure and Planning
  • Maintaining Momentum Forum – , Queensland Health
  • MBA Presentation, UQ Business School
  • Mt Cootha Cluster of Schools, Professional Development Workshop
  • National Science Week (NSWk) Launch: Health and Food Sciences
  • NICTA Qld Laboratory Opening
  • Official Opening of Microgrid, Griffith University –
  • Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in Education
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital Annual Symposium
  • Public Sector Speaker Series, Dept of Premier and Cabinet
  • Public Sector Workforce: Key Directions, Qld Public Service Commission Workshop
  • Qld Launch of National Science Week
  • Queensland Government Procurement Conference
  • Queensland Health Innovation Forum
  • Queensland Health Strategic Planning Day
  • Queensland Leaders Industry Partners Lunch
  • Queensland Plan, Government Response: DGs Workshop
  • Research as Infrastructure: Royal Society of Queensland Symposium
  • Science in Parliament Hot Topic Briefing
  • Science in Parliament, Science Celebration
  • Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools (SMiS), Griffith University
  • SEQ Economic Development Forum
  • STEM Camp, QUT
  • Strategy and Organisational Change Group (SOCG), Health Dept
  • The CEO Institute, Syndicate Meeting
  • The CEO Institute, Syndicate Meeting
  • The CEO Institute, Syndicate Meeting
  • The Victorian Allied Health Annual Research Conference 2014
  • Therapy, Nursing and Teachers National Conference
  • Thiess Gala Dinner
  • Thinking Science Australia (Qld) Conference
  • UQ Three Minute Thesis Competition, Final

2013

  • 10th Annual Public Sector (BiiG) Conference
  • 10th National Allied Health Conference
  • 9th Australia International Public Policy Congress
  • Asia Oceania Geosciences Society 10th Anniversary Meeting
  • ATSE & UQ Energy Initiative, Nuclear Workshop
  • AusBiotech Annual Conference
  • Australian National Fabrication Facility
  • Australian Sports Technologies Network (QLD) Seminar
  • Bond University Research Week Breakfast
  • Brisbane Chamber of Commerce Breakfast
  • Brisbane Development Association Patrons Breakfast
  • Brisbane Science and Engineering Challenge, QUT
  • Cabinet Executive Strategic Planning Workshop
  • Café Scientifique at The Cube ( Qld Academies)
  • Cambridge Society of Qld
  • Cannon Hill Anglican College Science Centre Launch
  • CEDA Boardroom Trustees Lunch
  • Centenary State High School Science Expo
  • Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities, QUT
  • Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) Workshop
  • CSG Emissions Workshop
  • Defence Science and Technology Organisation Leadership Team – Dinner
  • Executive Team Lunch, University of Southern Queensland
  • Grand Challenges Lecture, QUT
  • Griffith University Chemistry Laboratories Opening
  • Health Services Information Agency Summer School Seminar
  • Hudson Innovation Workshop
  • iLab Demo Day and Germinate Program Graduation
  • Innovation in Government Senior Leaders Forum
  • Innovation Lecture 2013, QUT
  • Innovation Workshop: DGs Innovation Challenge, Dept of Transport and Main Roads
  • Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles Symposium, Int. Fedn. of Automatic Control (IFAC)
  • International Alliances Business Networking Dinner
  • Kids’ STEM Convention
  • Launch of Brisbane Innovation Scorecard
  • Launch of National Science Week in Queensland – , Queensland Museum
  • Launch of NSWk activities at Forensic & Scientific Services Facility
  • Leadership Workshop, Dept of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning
  • Life Sciences Queensland Report Launch –
  • Mathematics in Industry Study Group 2013
  • ‘Megatrends’ Ashgrove
  • Nanopatch Breakfast, UQ
  • National Laboratory Management & Design Annual Conference
  • National Youth Science Forum
  • Nudgee Old Boys Association Breakfast
  • Opening of the Australia-China Joint Laboratory for Energy and Environmental Materials, Griffith University
  • Premier’s Business Advisory Forum
  • QCAT Innovation and Excellence Day, CSIRO
  • Qld Association of Mathematics Teachers’ Workshop
  • Qld Plan Forum
  • QLD STEM Strategy  Workshop
  • Queensland Education, Science & Technology Network net2013
  • Queensland Plan Forum
  • Queensland Plan Forum – Science, R&D and Innovation
  • Queensland Plan Workshop
  • QUT eCARD Bootcamp
  • QUT STEM Camp Project Pitch
  • Science in Parliament (SIP), Science & Innovation Celebration
  • Science in Parliament Hot Topic Briefing
  • Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools
  • ‘Solitude and Solecisms: A Willis Island Notebook’: Book Launch
  • The Australasian Bioenergy and Bioproducts Symposium
  • Tropical Research Network (TRN) Annual Conference
  • University of Sunshine Coast  Research Week
  • UQ Business School MBA Program

2012

  • Academic-Industry Engagement in Health and Social Sciences Forum, UQ
  • ATSE 2013 Clunies Ross Awards Breakfast
  • Australian Council of Engineering Deans
  • Australian Science Communicators National Conference, Sydney
  • Australian Society for Microbiology Annual Scientific Meeting
  • CitySmart Green Strategy Lunch
  • CSIRO Biometics Workshop
  • Early Career Academic Recruitment and Development Program (eCard), QUT
  • Eco-efficient Comminution (CEEC) Workshop, UQ
  • Education Queensland Science Committee, Brisbane North District
  • Emerging Research Leaders Conference
  • Executive Leadership and Management in Research Conference
  • Father-Son Annual Breakfast at Anglican Church Grammar School
  • Graduate Network Tropical Research Conference, James Cook University
  • Griffith Innovation Challenge, Griffith University
  • Griffith University Senior Management Development Program
  • Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation Annual Postgraduate Research Conference
  • Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) Annual Planning Meeting
  • Launch of the Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre
  • Leading Academics Masterclass
  • Lord Mayor’s Leaders of Innovation Panel Lunch and Launch of The 2012 Brisbane Innovation Scorecard
  • Metro North Hospitals Innovation Forum
  • National Science Week Closing Celebration and Launch of Cafe Scientifique
  • National Youth Science Forum, UQ
  • Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in Science and Science Education
  • Queensland International Fellowships Awards Ceremony
  • Queensland Launch of National Science Week
  • Queensland Public Service Commission
  • Queensland School Captains’ Dinner, Government House
  • QUT Graduation Address - Science and Engineering Faculty
  • Resident Medical Officer Oration, School of Medicine, UQ
  • RxPHARMA Brisbane Breakfast
  • Science in Parliament Science and Innovation Reception
  • Science Teachers’ Association of Queensland, Conference
  • Senior Executive Service (SES) Master Class
  • Smart Engineering State Report – Launch, UQ
  • STEM Conference, Clayfield College
  • Sunnybank State High School Science Expo
  • TechNet Australia Conference
  • Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN), Fire Products Workshop
  • The Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) Graduate Winter School
  • Transit of Venus Celebration, Queensland Museum
  • Translational Research Excellence Conference 2012, and the 2012 Bioenergy and Bioproducts Symposium
  • UQ Business School
  • UQ Business School, MBA Program
  • UQ Graduation Address – Faculty of Science
  • Women in Research Leadership Program

2011

  • 27th International Symposium on the Chemistry of Natural Products & 7th International Conference on Biodiversity
  • Advisory Council on Intellectual Property
  • ATSE Report launch - Low Carbon Energy
  • Australian Academy of Science, Theo Murphy Think Tank Dinner –
  • Australian Business Deans Council
  • Australian Industry Research Group (AIRG) /ATSE  Joint Meeting –
  • Australian Institute of Biotechnology and Nanotechnology, AIBN UQ, Seminar Series
  • Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Sir George Fisher Lecture, Townsville
  • Australian Rural Leadership Foundation: Leadership, Engagement and Development (LEAD) Network Day
  • Australian Science Communicators, SEQ Chapter
  • CEDA Innovation Lunch
  • CEDA Trustees Boardroom Lunch
  • Celebration of Research Success, QUT
  • CRC Association Annual Conference
  • CRC ORE Annual Assembly
  • Cutting Edge Science Day, Griffith University
  • Eidos Institute
  • Engineers Australia (Gladstone Branch) Annual Breakfast
  • Extreme Science Event, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE)
  • Gold Coast City Council Science Fair
  • Inaugural Inspiring Australia Conference –
  • Inspiring Australia breakfast: Inspiring Tropical Australia
  • Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB), UQ: Launch of European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) Mirror
  • ITEE Seminar Series, School of Physics, UQ
  • Law and Justice Research Group, QUT
  • Megatrends Workshop: Signposts for Queensland's Future
  • Metro North Health Service District Innovation Forum
  • Minter Ellison Dinner Symposium
  • National Elite Sports Council Forum
  • National Science Week launch
  • National Science Week, ‘From Research to Reality’ Primary Science & Earth Smart Science Facilitators Conference
  • Partnerships for Research & Development Excellence
  • Perspectives on Metrics-based Research Evaluation Conference, Reuters
  • Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence for Science and Science Education
  • Queensland Education Science Technicians (ConQUEST)  – Annual Conference
  • Queensland Innovation Series Lunch
  • Science in Parliament MP ‘Hot Topic’ Briefing (Floods)
  • Science in Parliament Premier’s Science and Innovation Reception
  • Science Investigation Awards: Primary Industry Centre for Science Education (PISCE)
  • Science SES-SO Workshop, DEEDI
  • Scientists in Schools , Townsville
  • Senior Staff Conference, James Cook University
  • State Library of Queensland, Understanding Floods
  • Tropical Science & Expertise Leadership Group Breakfast
  • UQ Research Excellence Awards –
  • Vice Chancellor’s Leadership Forum, QUT
  • Vice-Chancellor’s lunch, James Cook University
  • Welding Technology Institute of Australia (WTIA) Annual Conference / 6th Asian Pacific International Institute of Welding (IIW) International Congress
  • Windaroo State School: Principal for a Day