Emeritus Professor Sue Stocklmayer AO
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.
- A comparison of the nature of science within five international curricula, Supervisor
- Bibs, boards and bathrooms: an investigation into teaching introductory organic chemistry, Supervisor
- Culturally-appropriate science communication in the South Pacific, Supervisor
- Dialogue and science communication, Supervisor
- Diffusion and adoption of hybrid rice in Australia and some developing countries in the Asia Pacific, Supervisor
- Exploring the implication of science communication practices on a model for teacher professional development: Serving up the Pierian Waters, Supervisor
- Fictional and real female scientists as role-models for girls and young women, Supervisor
- Global approaches to local issues: UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere programme - a multilateral instrument for natural resource management, Supervisor
- Heuristics, risk and uncertainty and their influence on farmers decisions to adopt technologies and strategies in Integrated Weed Management (IWM) and Nitrogen Use Efficiency (NUE) programs, Supervisor
- Influences on the science teaching self-efficacy beliefs of Australian primary school teachers, Supervisor
- Informing and engaging young girls about engineering: An evaluation of Robogals robotics workshops, Supervisor
- Institutionalising the agora: investigating the evolution of public accountability in Australian medical research institutes, Supervisor
- Molecular models in chemical education: teaching with three dimensions, Supervisor
- Push-button exhibits and informal learning in science museums, Supervisor
- School-Based DRR Program in Disaster Prone Areas, Supervisor
- Solving the physics teaching problem using emotions, Supervisor
- The effect of scholarly communication practices on open access: an Australian study of three disciplines, Supervisor
- The importance of role models for women in Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM) at ANU, Supervisor
- The representation of science and scientists on postage stamps, Supervisor
- Visual strategies for communicating science, Supervisor