Tagged: Peter Gluckman

Why science communication is vital - Guest Work

Guest Author Feb 21, 2011

At this morning’s SCANZ conference in Auckland, the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Professor Sir Peter Gluckman, gave a speech about the ever-increasing importance (and difficulty) of the interaction between scientists, media, policy makers, politicians and the public. The full transcript is available below. Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you. I want to talk frankly about … Read More

RIP: Sir Graham Liggins – an 'outstanding medical scientist' - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Aug 24, 2010

The respected medical research scientist, Professor Sir Graham Liggins, died today after a long illness. He was aged 84. Professor Sir Graham Liggins It was fitting that the first tribute to Sir Graham, or “Mont” as he was known to friends came from the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Professor Sir Peter Gluckman, … Read More

Gluckman: The New Zealand Science System — into a brave new world - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 22, 2010

Text of a public lecture at NIWA, Auckland given by Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister, Professor Sir Peter Gluckman Thank you for the opportunity to speak. NIWA seems a particularly appropriate venue to address what might at first glance appear to be two apparently unrelated topics — the CRI reforms and the broader issues of public confidence in … Read More

New Zealand science's most influential people - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Dec 02, 2009

The Listener has just published its list of the most powerful and influential people in the country and have included a subcategory on science and technology. I’m happy to say three of the five suggestions the Science Media Centre made to the Listener ended up on the list. Science & technology: 1: Sir Peter Gluckman – the obvious choice. The … Read More

No Relief - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Oct 08, 2009

So John Key is going to make pseudoephedrine only available on doctor’s prescription. And he’s not stopping there, either: Mr Key has asked for Medsafe to consider a total ban on pseudoephedrine, which is used to make the illegal drug “P”, pure methamphetamine. Unfortunately Mr. Key is being poorly advised on this matter by his science advisor, [...] … Read More

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