Our Patron

Professor Ian Chubb AC

Patron of Australian Science Innovations

Professor Ian Chubb has had a distinguished career which started as a neuroscience researcher. He went on to become an influential policy maker and leader in the higher education sector, and has held senior positions within leading universities, including heading up the Australian National University as Vice-Chancellor for a decade.

In 2006 he was made a Companion (AC) in the order for “service to higher education, including research and development policy in the pursuit of advancing the national interest socially, economically, culturally and environmentally, and to the facilitation of a knowledge-based global economy”.

Ian was Australia’s Chief Scientist from May 2011 to January 2016.  As Chief Scientist he worked successfully with both sides of politics to put STEM back on the national agenda, and deliver a national science and technology strategy for Australia.

Ian promotes the importance of school science education and advocates fiercely for increased support for teachers.

Learn more about Ian in an interview with science Olympian Siobhan Tobin.