Emeritus Professor Chris Bryant AM was, successively, Professor of Zoology, Dean of Science and Head of the (then) Division of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the Faculty of Science, ANU. He has written more than a hundred papers and articles on his special subject, the evolutionary biology and biochemistry of parasites and has coauthored several books.
In 1988, jointly with Adjunct Professor Mike Gore AM, founding Director of Questacon, the National Science and Technology Centre, he established at ANU the first graduate program in science communication in Australia, probably in the world. In 1994 he retired early to devote himself to the rapidly growing graduate program. Two years later, the appointment of Dr Sue Stocklmayer to the first Australian lectureship in Science Communication provided the stimulus for the establishment of CPAS. Chris somewhat reluctantly became its first Director but after two years engineered his second retirement and happily handed the reins to Sue.
Chris remains an enthusiastic member of CPAS and, although he has reduced his work load, he is still available to graduate students for advice, continues to write on science communication and participates in the activities of the Centre.
Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
- Searle, S., & Bryant C. (2009). Why students choose to study for a Forestry degree and implications for the Forestry Profession. Australian Forestry, 72, 71-79.
- Bryant, C., Howell, M.J., McManus, D.P., & Thompson, R.C.A. (1999). James Desmond Smyth (1917-1999). An Appreciation. International Journal for Parasitology, 29, 1869-1884.
- Bryant, C., & Gore, M. (1991). Cleaning up after the elephant. Australian Biologist, 4, 168-170.
Refereed Conference Papers
- Bryant, C., Gore, M., & Stocklmayer, S. (1996, November). Sharing the Big Ideas: What research says about interactive science centres and the public understanding of science.. Symposium presented at the International Conference on Science Communication, SCICOMM '96, Melbourne, Victoria.
- Bryant, C., Gore, M., & Stocklmayer, S. (1996, November). Science Communication: An academic discipline? Paper presented at the International Conference on Science Communication, SCICOMM '96, Melbourne, Victoria.
- Stocklmayer, S.M., Gore, M.M., & Bryant, C. (Eds). (2001). Science communication in theory and practice. Dordrecht: Kluwer.
- Bryant, C. (2009). Between Animals: Thoughts of a Member of the Biota. (a response to David Horton). In Art, Science and the Environment. pp83-91. University of Western Australia Press, Crawley, WA.
- Bryant, C. (2009). A History of Parasitology at the Australian National University, in A History of Parasitology in Australia and Papua New Guinea. pp 218-233. (eds. Beveridge, I. and O’Donoghue, P.J.) Published under the auspices of the Australian Society for Parasitology by Raw Publishing, Victoria.
- Bryant, C. (2009). A History of the Australian Society for Parasitology, in A History of Parasitology in Australia and Papua New Guinea. pp 419-437. (eds. Beveridge, I. and O’Donoghue, P.J.) Published under the auspices of the Australian Society for Parasitology by Raw Publishing, Victoria.
- Stocklmayer, S., Gore, M., & Bryant, C. (2005). Science communication for scientists: reshaping a culture. In M. Keen, V.A.Brown, R.Dyball (Eds) Social Learning in Environmental Management. Earthscan, London. (pp. 207-223)
- Bryant, C. (2001). The Anatomy of a Science Circus: The Evolution of a Graduate Program in Science Communication. In: Stocklmayer, S., Gore M. and Bryant, C. (Eds) Science Communication in Theory and Practice. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht.
- Bryant, C., & Sommerville, R.I. (2000). William Percy Rogers 1914-1997. Historical Records of Australian Science, Australian Academy of Science, 13, 161-178.
- Bryant, C., & Gore, M. (1999). The Evolution of a Masters Course in Scientific Communication: Some Reflections on Experience at the Australian National University. In: Schiele, B. and Koster, E. (Eds) Science Centers for this Century. Editions Multimondes, Quebec.