Getting to Know Research Scientists

Members are contributing to remarkable research projects, that provide important insights into understanding disease. In this article we speak to Research Scientist Dr. Martin Donnelley. Today, South Australia has many promising young researchers, working as part of global networks with the aim of changing lives. Dr Martin Donnelley explains, “My research is focused on cystic…

Geoscience Australia moves to redundancies to plug $40 million budget hole.

Professionals Australia’s Executive Officer Dave Smith has raised concerns about Geoscience Australia’s announcement of potential redundancies.   Listen: Interview with David Smith the current constraints and issues faced by Geoscience Australia , ABC 666 Radio, 25 February 2013.   Geoscience Australia to cut jobs over $40 million budget hole, Noel Towell, The Canberra Times, February…

Getting to Know: A Clinical Diagnostic Scientist

Jenny Myers has joined the call for greater recognition of medical scientists. She sees science as a vital mission enabler within healthcare. As a clinical diagnostic scientist specialising in Oesophageal Function, Jenny’s work involves daily interaction with patients, the interpretation of complex data and making pivotal treatment decisions which inform medical teams how to provide…

Getting to Know Medical Science – Member Casey Moore

Professional Scientists Australia member Casey Moore is one of the many Pathology Scientists working to enable effective health care. Pathologists perform precise study and diagnosis of disease, without which patients could not be effectively treated. A very large part of the Pathology sector is employed in large, central diagnostic laboratories, where scientists receive, study and…

2014 Science meets Parliament – Applications Open

Want to learn the best ways to communicate your science message and influence decision-makers in Canberra? Professionals Australia believes strongly in supporting members to develop interesting and rewarding careers. To support young members in the process of establishing careers in science, we are offering two scholarships to attend Science meets Parliament (SmP) – a two…

It’s Time to Recognise Medical Scientists: Professor Tony Ferrante

It’s time to recognise the vital work of medical scientists in our health care system, says Professional Scientists Australia member Professor Tony Ferrante. Internationally-recognised for his contribution to child health through translational research advancements in immunopathology, Professor Ferrante is calling on medical scientists to come together and work to achieve greater investment and support for…

Impact of restrictions already being felt on APS recruitment

Professionals Australia has voiced its concerns about the impact APS recruitment restrictions are having on science and engineering capability. In the State of the Service Report overview the APS Commissioner, Steve Sedgwick, notes that if the new restrictions on APS recruitment “are sustained over the longer term this could have unpredictable impacts on the capability…