Tagged: Peter Gluckman

Dealing with post normal science and post truth politics - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Oct 07, 2016

As the defacto capital of the European Union, Brussels is a bureaucrat’s Mecca. But last week it also drew some of the most senior science advisors from around the world as our own Sir Peter Gluckman held the second International Network from Government Science Advice meeting there – in the well-appointed assembly room of the European Commission’s Charlemagne Building, no less. Read More

NIWA in astonishing attack on scientist association - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Aug 28, 2015

NZ’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) has accused the NZ Association of Scientists (NZAS) of casting doubt on the integrity of NZ’s scientists, and says it will no longer pay membership fees for its staff.  This morning, news broke on Radio NZ National of an internal email within the Crown Research Institute (CRI) NIWA sent … Read More

Science funding down under – a tale of opposites - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles May 16, 2014

This week has seen budget announcements from both Australia and New Zealand and it is a story of opposites when it comes to science funding. The fabulous Keith Ng (@keith_ng) has produced a great dynamic infographic if you want to see where New Zealand is going to be spending it’s money and how this … Read More

'Impact' in science – what's in a word? - Guest Work

Guest Author May 12, 2014

by Professor Sir Peter Gluckman The word ‘impact’ has come to be the catch-all term to describe the expected benefit or ‘return’ from investing in scientific research.   Sir Peter Gluckman But what the word actually means can vary greatly depending on whom one asks and who does the asking. Indeed, as an increasingly used keyword within the science-policy … Read More

Inequality, mental models, and counterfactuals - The Dismal Science

Bill Kaye-Blake Sep 09, 2013

In the recent book Inequality: A New Zealand Crisis, Jonathan Boston has a really useful chapter. It probably should have started the book as a way of laying some intellectual groundwork, instead of being Chapter 5. It raises the same point as Matt Nolan does at TVHE, quoting Amartya Sen, but with more detail. Here’s Boston: […] … Read More

TDB Today: Missing the point by miles - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Aug 07, 2013

Following the release of a new report on climate change impacts in and around New Zealand by the prime minister’s chief science advisor last week, in my Daily Blog post today I take a look at the government’s reaction. Is it really true that Tim Groser didn’t bother reading the report before spinning out a […] … Read More

How will climate change affect New Zealand? - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Aug 01, 2013

The Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Professor Sir Peter Gluckman, says New Zealand faces significant impacts from climate change in the next 30 to 40 years requiring a risk management approach and constant environmental monitoring of changes across the country. Sir Peter Gluckman Sir Peter’s report, New Zealand’s changing climate and oceans: The impact of human activity and implications … Read More

New Zealand’s National Science Challenges announced - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles May 01, 2013

NZ’s National Science Challenges announced alongside a massive funding boost In the beautiful blue Ocean gallery at the Auckland War Memorial Museum, the Prime Minister John Key, the Honourable Minister for Science and Innovation Steven Joyce and the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor Sir Peter Gluckman, today announced the 10 National Science Challenges. The PEAK panel*, chaired … Read More

TOSP Episode 6: October 17th 2011 - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Oct 17, 2011

[Original post on the Sciblogs The Official Sciblogs Podcast site] Featuring yetis, flashing bacteria, space!, brownian motion twists, That’s What She Said, better traffic control (hint: drive slower), nanotech _helping_ cell growth, wired petri dishes, vaccination, whale fall, NZ’s freshwater, and various fabulous eventry! This week, aimee and Elf could happily have talked for hours, [...] … Read More

Peter Gluckman is introducing a blog - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Oct 13, 2011

Just got this tweet: @ChiefSciAdvisor We will be relaunching our website soon. New feature: a blog by Peter Gluckman. Watch this space! pmcsa.org.nz For those from overseas, Peter Gluckman is New Zealand’s Chief Science Advisor, whose ’primary task is to give the Prime Minister strategic and operational advice on science and science policy issues.’ … Read More

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