FASTS welcomes appointment of Chief Scientist.
FASTS welcomes the appointment of Professor Ian Chubb AC as Australia’s Chief Scientist.
“As the peak body for science and technology in Australia, FASTS looks forward to working with Professor Chubb and offer him our full support” said FASTS President Dr Cathy Foley.
“His background in neuroscience, together with an unparalleled understanding of the research environment and the higher education sector, stand Professor Chubb in good stead to be an effective Chief Scientist.
“I am pleased that the Cabinet approved Professor Chubb’s appointment, a signal that the government is serious about incorporating scientific advice in their decision making.
“More than ever, parliamentarians look to science for answers to issues of national importance and rely on the highly skilled research workforce to boost productivity and ensure Australia can compete and prosper.
“Professor Chubb has a long track record of being a strong advocate for science and FASTS looks forward to his continued advocacy” Dr Foley concluded.