Physicist Cathy Foley appointed Australia’s next chief scientist
ABC Online, Other, 09/11/2020, Belinda Smith
Australia’s next chief scientist will be renowned physicist Cathy Foley, who will commence the appointment in January. Dr Foley is currently chief scientist at CSIRO. And while stepping into the national role during a pandemic might put most people off, Dr Foley said this is “an absolutely fantastic time” to be appointed. “We’re seeing government looking to advice from people who are experts to lead Australia out of COVID,” she said.