Past visitors

CPAS regularly hosts visiting researchers from across the world. Here are a few of our past visitors and their work. 

Visiting Future Research scholars from India

Sudhir Thout and Hema Ale from IIT HyderabadFrom May to August 2019, two postgraduate scholars from the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad have joined CPAS thanks to the Future Research Talent travel awards, jointly offered by ANU College of Science and ANU College of Health and Medicine to students from India.

The FRT is a competitive and prestigious program that attracts the very best international students from high-quality Indian institutions and provides them exposure to ANU research.

The program offers a valuable opportunity for India’s emerging research talent to form international linkages and develop research skills.

Sudhir Thout and Hema Ale from both research students from IIT Hyderabad.

Dr Leo Huang

Dr Leo Huang is an assistant professor at School of Language and Communication of Beijing Jiaotong University, China. He received his PhD degree on Journalism from Renmin University of China in 2013, and finished his postdoctoral research in the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2015.

Leo was a visitor scholar at CPAS in 2019. During his visit he conducted research on the comparative study of science and technology museums between China and Australia, the scientific information seeking through social network and how to evaluate the effect of scientific communication. He presented a seminar on the construction of environmental protection and risks, conducting a critical discourse analysis of organic food in China.

What does it mean to be open?

In February, a hundred academics, students and professionals gathered from across Australia and the globe to dicuss the diverse meanings of “openness” in scientific life.

The day-long public workshop, featuring speakers from The Australian National University, University of Adelaide, University of Edinburgh,, and others, aimed to explore the implications of openness and reproducibility for science and its supporting institutions.

This workshop was co-hosted by Professor Joan Leach and Associate Professor Sujatha Raman from CPAS and Professor Susan Howitt and ARC Future Fellow Dr Benjamin Schwessinger at the ANU Research School of Biology.

It was co-organised by Ros Attenborough, ANU graduate and visiting PhD student from the University of Edinburgh, whose research in the UK and in Australia explores the contemporary emergence of “open” as a priority in science, and how it is understood and experienced by (biological) scientists, policymakers, and “open” advocates.