BioSciences Seminar Series - Impact beyond metrics: success, failure and serendipity
As part of the 2018 BioSciences Seminar Series, Professor Lesley Hughes will present a Science-Policy Interface Lecture, hosted by Professor Brendan Wintle.
Many academic researchers are motivated by a desire to 'make a difference'. But real incentives within the traditional academic reward system can be scant. Lesley will share some experiences of what has worked, what hasn’t, and the role of luck and circumstance in leaping from the ivory tower, with particular reference to climate change and conservation policy.
This lecture will run for 30 minutes, followed by Q&A and tea, coffee and networking.
Professor Lesley Hughes, Distinguished Professor of Biology and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Integrity & Development)
Professor Lesley Hughes
Distinguished Professor of Biology and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Integrity & Development)
Lesley Hughes is a Distinguished Professor of Biology and Pro ViceChancellor (Research Integrity & Development) at Macquarie University. Her research has mainly focused on the impacts of climate change on species and ecosystems, and the impacts of climate change for conservation policy. She is a former Lead Author in the IPCC’s 4th and 5th Assessment Report, a former federal Climate Commissioner and now a Councillor with the publicly funded Climate Council of Australia. She is also a Director for WWF Australia, a member of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, the Director of the Biodiversity Node for the NSW Adaptation Hub and a member of the expert advisory committee for Future Earth Australia.