CHASS welcomes new Chief Scientist – Professor Ian Chubb


19 April 2011

The Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences President Professor Sue Willis today welcomed the appointment of Professor Ian Chubb as Chief Scientist for Australia.

“Professor Chubb is an outstanding member of Australia‚Äôs higher education and research community and will provide a strong voice within the broader scientific community regarding the issues affecting society, in particular the application of knowledge and scientific thinking to tackle the big challenges Australia faces.” Professor Willis said.

The Council wrote to the Australian Government in March this year to advocate for Australia’s next Chief Scientist to be someone who possesses the skills and expertise to enable collaboration across sectors and innovation between the physical, biological, humanities and social sciences.

‘The Council is greatly looking forward to engaging with Professor Ian Chubb in order to ensure there remains space for multi-disciplinary approaches in how Australia addresses the complex social and scientific problems in our future,’ Professor Willis said.

Established in 2004 the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences promotes and provides advocacy services for the humanities, arts and social sciences sector. The Council serves as a coordinating forum for teachers, researchers, professionals and practitioners in the sector.

For more information contact:

Ms Angela Magarry
Executive Director
+61 2 6201 2740