Science, Technology and Public Policy

Katherine Daniell

Dr Katherine Daniell

Katherine Daniell coordinates Australia’s involvement in the PACE-Net EU project on strengthening bi-regional dialogue on science and technology between Europe and the Pacific. She also works in the H.C. Coombs Policy Forum at the Crawford School of Public Policy on a range of Australian Public Service - ANU cooperation projects. She was chair of the scientific programme for the recent Engineers Australia “Practical Responses to Climate Change” conference on the theme Water and Climate: Policy Implementation Challenges, and is a co-convenor of the French-Australian Water and Land Management Initiative. She also teaches executive development courses for the Australian National Institute for Public Policy (ANIPP) on multi-level governance.

Paul Harris

Paul Harris

Paul Harris was the Program leader and Deputy Director of the HC Coombs Policy Forum in the Crawford School of Public Policy at the ANU and a Special Advisor to the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia’s national science agency until his appointment as Science Councillor at the Australian Embassy in Japan. Paul remains a Visiting Fellow with the Crawford School of Public Policy.

Prior to this, Paul was General Manager of CSIRO’s Government and International Engagement group and a Visiting Fellow at the ANU Centre for Policy Innovation.


Dr Mark Matthews

Dr Mark Matthews

Dr Mark Matthews is the Executive Director of the HC Coombs Policy Forum at the Crawford School of Public Policy. The Forum is a joint Australian Government and The Australian National University policy think tank that focuses on experimental and exploratory policy work carried out at the interface between government and academia. Mark’s own research and policy engagement work focuses on governments’ role as uncertainty and risk manager of last resort and the implications of this distinctive role for policy formulation, program evaluation and review, and also the specific implications for science and innovation policy. In addition to a previous career as a management consultant, from 2007 to 2010 Mark ran a science diplomacy unit hosted by ANU that was jointly funded by the European Commission and the Australian Government. Prior to becoming a management consultant, Mark held academic positions in the UK universities of Sussex, Bath and Warwick. His major qualifications include a BA (Hons) in Geography, an MSc in Science, Technology and Industrialisation and a Doctorate (D Phil) in Science and Technology Policy, all from the University of Sussex, UK.

International visitors:

  • Professor Daniel Sarewitz, Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes, Arizona State University [link]

  • Professor Roger Pielke Jr., Center for Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Colorado Boulder [link]

  • Dr Ryan Meyer, Senior Scientist, California Ocean Science Trust [link]

  • Professor Julia Lane, American Institutes for Research [link]

  • Professor James Wilsdon, SPRU, University of Sussex [link]

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