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Peter Gluckman: The changing culture of science

Peter Griffin posted in on December 20th, 2013.

The Prime Minster’s Chief Science Advisor, Professor Sir Peter Gluckman reflects on the forces of change in the world of science – from the shifting priorities of publically-funded science to the impact of the internet and social media, in this essay The Changing Culture of Science. The essay can be read in full here. Some […]

Two hard for whom? Sir Peter Gluckman on science education concerns

Peter Griffin posted in on October 4th, 2013.

The Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Professor Sir Peter Gluckman has written a hard-hitting blog post in response to schools considering dropping science as a compulsory subject in year 11. The issue generated headlines last month when the Ministry of Education established an advisory group to look into the issue. Sir Peter writes: “If Year 11 […]

Chief science advisor on changing climate and oceans

Peter Griffin posted in on August 1st, 2013.

The Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Professor Sir Peter Gluckman, says New Zealand faces significant impacts from climate change in the next 30 to 40 years requiring a risk management approach and constant environmental monitoring of changes across the country. Sir Peter’s report, New Zealand’s changing climate and oceans: The impact of human activity and […]

Using science in policy formation – Sir Peter Gluckman

John Kerr posted in on February 27th, 2013.

The Institute of Public Administration New Zealand (IPANZ) invited the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor Professor Sir Peter Gluckman to speak at Te Papa last week.  His lecture was entitled: “Communicating and using evidence in policy formation: the use and misuse of science”.  A copy of the speech is now available here. An excerpt: Despite […]

Sir Paul Nurse – Making Science Work

John Kerr posted in on January 24th, 2013.

Sir Paul Nurse, Nobel Laureate and President of the UK Royal Society, gave a lecture in Auckland last week, highlighting pitfalls and opportunities for how scientific research is funded and undertaken. You can watch a video or listen to audio of of Sir Paul’s lecture, titled Making Science Work, here. Sir Paul, was in New […]

Dialogue or Direct Action? – Prof Sir Peter Gluckman

John Kerr posted in on May 18th, 2012.

In the wake of anti-GM sentiments at home and abroad, the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Prof Sir Peter Gluckman, writes on his blog about science, society and the all-important “understanding of risk”. An excerpt (read in full here): Dialogue or Direct Action? There is a very interesting initiative to create a dialogue under way […]

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