008 Emma Johnston – Going from Science to government policy

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008 Emma Johnston – Going from Science to government policy

Emma Johnston is the Dean of Science at the University of New South Wales, the president of Science and Technology Australia, the host of the TV show Coast Australia and Professor of Marine ecology.

Professor Johnston is a high-profile science communicator, winning the 2015 Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of Australian Science Research. She is a regular media commentator and, as co-presenter for the Foxtel/BBC television series, Coast Australia , has helped take Australian marine science to an international audience. Her research investigates the ecology of human impacts in marine systems, combining the diverse disciplines of ecology, microbiology and ecotoxicology to expand fundamental understanding and provide recommendations for management. Her research is conducted in such diverse field environments as Antarctica, the Great Barrier Reef and temperate Australian estuaries.

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