Dr Tara Roberson is an experienced communicator with a background in research management and stakeholder engagement. She has worked professionally and in research in a range of areas with emphasis on responsible development of emerging technology, including quantum technologies and autonomous systems. She is an associate investigator in responsible innovation and science communication at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS).
Tara is passionate about equity and diversity in higher education and STEM; she has previously co-edited a book on queering science communication. She is currently a member of the Science and Technology Australia Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee.
Associate investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems
Research fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems
Australian National University, PhD, Science Communication
University of Queensland, Master of Communication
Talking about responsible quantum: Awareness is the absolute minimum... that we need to do, NanoEthics
Queering Science Communication Representations, Theory, and Practice, Bristol University Press and Policy Press
A method for ethical AI in defence: A case study on developing trustworthy autonomous systems, Journal of Responsible Technology
Queer world-making: a need for integrated intersectionality in science communication, Journal of Science Communication
On the Social Shaping of Quantum Technologies: An Analysis of Emerging Expectations Through Grant Proposals from 2002–2020, Minerva
Talking about public good for the second quantum revolution: Analysing quantum technology narratives in the context of national strategies, Quantum Science and Technology
On social change, agency, and public interest: what can science communication learn from public relations?, Journal of Science Communication
Can hype be a force for good?: Inviting unexpected engagement with science and technology futures, Public Understanding of Science
Charting the Australian quantum landscape, Quantum Science and Technology
Challenging local realism with human choices, Nature