Professor Sue Stocklmayer AO

Professor of Science Communication
Physics Link Building 38a, Science Road
 +61 2 6125 8157

Profile

Career awards

  • Officer of the Order of Australia, 2016
  • Vice-Chancellor's Award for Public Policy and Outreach, 2015
  • Membership of the International Faraday Club, 2010
  • ANU Top Supervisor Award for supervisory excellence, 2009
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Career Achievement, 2007
  • ANU Award for Outreach, 2005
  • Member of the Order of Australia, 2004

Qualifications

BSc, Grad Dip AppSci, MSc, PhD

Biography

Professor Sue Stocklmayer was the Director of the Centre for the Public Awareness of Science from 1998 to 2015. As part of the University's outreach programs, she has presented festival science shows, lectures and workshops on all five continents.

Sue grew up in Zambia, graduated in physics and chemistry from the University of London and worked on the Zambian copper mines as a chemist. She emigrated to Australia with her family in 1982 after co-directing an extensive hands-on science program for rural village students in Zimbabwe. She returned to postgraduate study at Curtin University in Perth, where she gained a Graduate Diploma in Applied Science and an M.Phil. Her early experiences in physics laid the foundation for a deep and abiding interest in gender issues in science.

In 1994, she completed her doctorate as a very mature-aged student and was awarded the University's graduate medal. In 1996, Sue moved to The Australian National University. She was awarded an AM in 2004 for science communication initiatives, and an AO for science communication and science education in 2016. Sue thinks that science communication is the best possible mixture, combining science, theatre (a lifelong interest), multicultural and gender issues and a host of other things at the interface between science and the public.

Research

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Publications

Books, monographs and book chapters

  • Gilbert, J.K., & Stocklmayer, S. (Eds). (2013). Communication and Engagement with Science and Technology: Issues and Dilemmas: A Reader in Science Communication. New York: Routledge.
  • Gilbert, J.K., & Stocklmayer, S. (2013). Preface: The Changing Face of Science Communication. In Gilbert, J.K., & Stocklmayer, S. (Eds). Communication and Engagement with Science and Technology: Issues and Dilemmas: A Reader in Science Communication. New York: Routledge, pp. viii-xii.
  • Perera, S. & Stocklmayer, S. (2013). Science Communication and Science Education. In Gilbert, J.K., & Stocklmayer, S. (Eds). Communication and Engagement with Science and Technology: Issues and Dilemmas: A Reader in Science Communication. New York: Routledge, pp. 180-196.
  • Stocklmayer, S. (2013). Engagement with Science: Models of Science Communication. In Gilbert, J.K., & Stocklmayer, S. (Eds). Communication and Engagement with Science and Technology: Issues and Dilemmas: A Reader in Science Communication. New York: Routledge, pp. 19-38.
  • Stocklmayer, S.M., & Cerini, B. (2013). The importance of informal learning in science for innovation education. In L.V. Shavinina (Ed.) The Routledge International Handbook of Innovation Education. London: Routledge, pp. 372-384.
  • Stocklmayer, S.M. (2012). Science Communication. In Gunstone, R. (Ed). Encyclopedia of Science Education. Springer, online.
  • Stocklmayer, S.M., & Gore, M.M. (2011). Interactive science centres in Australia. In D.Griffin (Ed.) The History of Australian Museums. Canberra: National Museum of Australia, online.
  • 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. London: Earthscan, (pp. 207-223)
  • Stocklmayer, S.M., Gore, M.M., & Bryant, C. (Eds). (2003) Science communication in theory and practice. Translation into Japanese – Tokyo: Marazuen Planet Co.Ltd)
  • Stocklmayer, S., & Gilbert, J.K. (2002). Informal chemical education. In J.K.Gilbert, O. De Jong, R. Justi, D.F. Treagust, J.H. Van Driel (eds.). Chemical Education Towards Research-based Practice. Dordrecht: Kluwer (pp. 143-164)
  • Stocklmayer, S.M., Gore, M.M., & Bryant, C. (Eds). (2001) Science communication in theory and practice. Dordrecht: Kluwer.
  • Keen, M., & Stocklmayer, S. (1999). Overview of Communication Planning Requirements and Evaluation Procedures of Research Funding Agencies. Canberra: RIRDC

Journal papers

  • Shah, M.M.I., Grant, W.J. & Stocklmayer, S. (2014). Adoption of hybrid rice in Bangladesh: Farm level experience. Journal of Agricultural Science, 6(7), 157-171.
  • Shah, M.M.I., Grant, W.J., & Stocklmayer, S. (2014). Underlying reasons for non-adoption, disadoption and continuing adoption of hybrid rice in Bangladesh. Rural Extension and Innovation Systems Journal, 10(1), 11-21.
  • Shah, M.M.I., Grant, W.J. & Stocklmayer, S. (2014). The influence of technological attributes and growers' satisfaction with household consumption of hybrid rice in Bangladesh. Bothalia Journal, 44 (4), 2-19.
  • Walker, G.J., Stocklmayer, S.M., & Grant, W.J. (2013). Science theatre: Changing South African students' intended behaviour towards HIV AIDS. International Journal of Science Education Part B: Communication and Public Engagement 3(2): 101-120.
  • Stocklmayer, S., Rayner, J.P., & Gore, M.M. (2012) Changing the order of Newton's Laws - Why & how the Third Law should be first. The Physics Teacher, 50(7): 406-409.
  • Stocklmayer, S.M., & Bryant, C. (2012). Science and the public – what should people know? International Journal of Science Education B: Communication and Public Engagement, 2, 81-101.
  • Stocklmayer, S., & Gilbert, J.K. (2011) The launch of IJSE (B): Science communication and public engagement. [Editorial.] International Journal of Science Education Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, 1 (1), 1-4.
  • Stocklmayer, S.M., Durant, I., & Cerini, B. (2011). Giving mothers a voice: Towards home involvement in high school science. International Journal of Science Education Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, 1(1): 23-46.
  • Stocklmayer, S.M. (2010). Teaching direct current using a field model. International Journal of Science Education, 32,1801-1828.
  • Stocklmayer, S.M., Rennie, L.J. & Gilbert, J.K. (2010). The roles of the formal and informal sectors in the provision of effective science education. Studies in Science Education, 46, 1-44.
  • Stocklmayer, S.M. (2007). Training science communicators through collaborations between universities and museums. Journal of Science Education in Japan, 31, 4, 1-8.
  • Stocklmayer, S. (2005). Public awareness of science and informal learning – a perspective on the role of science museums. A position paper for the US National Academies. The Informal Learning Review, 72, 14-19
  • Rennie, L.J., & Stocklmayer, S.M. (2003). The communication of science and technology: Past, present and future agendas. International Journal of Science Education, 25, 759-773
  • Stocklmayer, S.M., & Gilbert, J.K. (2002). New experiences and old knowledge: towards a model for the public awareness of science. International Journal of Science Education, 24, 835-858.
  • Gilbert, J.K., Stocklmayer, S.M., & Garnett, R. (1999). Mental modelling in science and technology centres: What are visitors really doing? In S. Stocklmayer & T. Hardy (Eds). Proceedings of the conference “Learning Science in informal contexts”, Canberra: Questacon (pp.16-32)
  • Stocklmayer, S.M. & Treagust, D.F. (1994). A historical analysis of current electricity in textbooks: A century of influence on physics education. Science and Education, 3, 131-154.

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