I am a wildlife forensic scientist and conservation geneticist and a senior science leader. I currently hold the role of Chief Scientist and Associate Director of Science at the Smithsonian, National Museum of Natural History.
There is an increasing realisation in our world that we need science, and scientific expertise, more than ever before in living memory. As both a science leader and museum scientist I am very passionate about the need for high quality and effectively communicated science.
As a wildlife forensic scientist and conservation geneticist I have spent most of my career explaining the importance and impact of science. As a science leader, previously as Chief Scientist of the Australian Museum, and now as Chief Scientist and Associate Director of Science at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, I am more passionate than ever about the importance of science and good science leadership. Here you can learn more about me, my values and why I believe that museums can save the world through knowledge and open access information for all.