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Chief Scientist, CSIRO

Dr. Cathy Foley is Chief Scientist CSIRO, formerly the Deputy Director and Science Director of the CSIRO Manufacturing Flagship.

She has worked in Superconducting Devices and Applications Project which is developing superconducting systems for mineral exploration and the detection of metal for quality assurance in manufacturing, terahertz imaging, submarine and UXO detection. Cathy has a world-class reputation in her field, serving as a Fellow of the Institute of Physics in the UK.


  • 1984–present
    Chief, CSIRO


  • 1985 
    Macquarie University, PhD in Physics