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Public Lecture by Ian Chubb


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Science for the Future

A public lecture by Ian Chubb, Chief Scientist of Australia

Ian-ChubbIn this inaugural Rio Tinto-UWA Education Partnership lecture, Professor Ian Chubb discussed the importance of science to Australia’s future and its place in the world.

Australia’s Chief Scientist

Professor Ian Chubb was appointed to the position of Chief Scientist on 19 April 2011 and commenced the role on 23 May 2011.

Professor Chubb was formerly Vice-Chancellor of the Australian National University from 2001-2011. He was Vice-Chancellor of Flinders University for six years and the Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Monash University for two years.
From 1986-1990, Professor Chubb was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wollongong. During the period 1978-1985 he was Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor in the School of Medicine of Flinders University. Before that he was at Oxford University where, during the period 1971-1977, he was a Wellcome Foundation Scholar, a Junior Research Fellow of St John’s College, and a Royal Society Research Fellow. He spent 1969-1971 as a JF & C Heymans Research Fellow at the University of Ghent, Belgium.

Professor Chubb’s research focussed on the neurosciences. He has co-authored some 70 full papers and co-edited one book, all related to his research.

In 1999 Professor Chubb was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) and in 2006 he was made a Companion (AC) in the order. In 2000, Professor Chubb was awarded a Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) from Flinders University. He was made the ACT’s Australian of the Year in 2011 for his contribution to higher education.

This lecture is sponsored by Rio Tinto, the Faculty of Science and the Institute of Advanced Studies at The University of Western Australia.