Misha Schubert is a visiting fellow at the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science at ANU. She is also Chief Executive Officer of Science & Technology Australia – the nation’s peak body for the science and technology sectors.
She has abiding interests in science communication, strengthening the standing and impact of the professional scientific workforce, and drawing scientific expertise and evidence ever more deeply into public policy making.
Misha has also had a long and distinguished career as a journalist and public policy commentator. She has worked for major media outlets including The Australian, The Age, the Sunday Age, the ABC and commercial radio. She spent a decade covering federal politics from the Parliamentary Press Gallery in Canberra, and subsequently held senior roles in the movement for constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and at Universities Australia. She has taught and mentored teams in journalism, communications and speechwriting.
She has a Master of Science (Journalism) from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts (Media) from RMIT. She is also a Vice-President of the National Press Club of Australia. She tweets at @mishaschubert