Deputy Director, Australian National Centre for Public Awareness of Science, Australian National University

Dr Rod Lamberts is Deputy Director of the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS) at the Australian National University and a former National President of the Australian Science Communicators (retired injured in 2013).
He has more than 20 years’ experience as a science communication practitioner and researcher, and designed and delivered some of the first university science communication courses in Australia. He is also the Chair of the ANU Science and Medicine Delegated Research Ethics Committee and a member of the ANU Human Research Ethics Committee.

Rod has provided science communication advice to a wide variety of private and public science-related agencies in Australia and overseas (including the CSIRO, UNESCO & DIIS) and is a regular public commentator on science, science communication, and science and public policy. Rod is a strong proponent of getting academia well beyond the hallowed halls of academe. When not lurking at the ANU, he can be heard around the ABC radio network doing things like Research Filter and Nightlife, read in places like The Conversation, and caught every week on The Wholesome Show podcast.

His professional and research interests include: science communication and public intellectualism/activism; science and ethics; perceptions of expertise in science; risk perception and communication; and science and public policy.

Experience

  • –present
    Deputy Director, Australian National Centre for Public Awareness of Science, ANU

Education

  • 2005 
    The Australian National University, PhD
  • 1998 
    University of Canberra, Post Grad Diploma, Applied Psychology
  • 1995 
    The Australian National University, BA(hons)