CSU to host distinguished professor in Wagga Wagga

23 OCTOBER 2018

* CSU in Wagga Wagga to host Distinguished Professor of Biology * The free event on Tuesday 30 October will provide early career researchers, staff and students withinsight on how science can impact global policy * Visit comes at a topical time with the recently released IPCC report from the United NationsThe Charles Sturt University (CSU) Postdoctoral Society (PdCSU) will next week host Distinguished Professor of Biology Lesley Hughes (pictured) in Wagga Wagga to speak with young and early career researchers (ECRs) and students about how to make their mark in research and science. PdCSU’s central aim is to support ECRs at CSU and to enhance research culture with the University. As part of this aim, the Society identifies influential people in science, politics and society and invites them to speak to staff and students.The PdCSU committee invited Professor Hughes to address the Postdoctoral Society and University staff and students due to her notoriety as an advocate for diversity and gender equity in science, for supporting ECRs, and for her impact as an influential scientist.Postdoctoral Research Fellow Dr Adam Frew said that Professor Hughes will highlight some valuable lessons she has learnt from her career path, and attendees will gain a unique insight into how science can impact global policy.“Professor Hughes was a former lead author on the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently released report.  She is also a councillor with the Climate Council of Australia and a director for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF),” Dr Frew said. “Attendees will hear about Professor Hughes’s own research as an ecologist, how she became involved in climate change and environmental advocacy, and in policy development.” The upcoming visit from Professor Hughes not only demonstrates her support for students and researchers at CSU, but more broadly looks to enhance the quality of life in the long-term for people in Australia.All CSU staff and postgraduate students are encouraged to attend. Event details: PdCSU presents Distinguished Professor Lesley Hughes Time and date: 2pm on Tuesday 30 OctoberLocation: Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, building 229, room 182.Video conference rooms have also been booked across some of CSU’s other campuses Cost: FREE

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