2 December, 2021
Come and listed to three speakers from the Independent Science Council talk about climate research.
This month’s panel all work and teach in the field of climate research, with research interest spanning from the science of forests, ocean and climate art.
Dr Jen Sanger Dr Lisa Gershwin Prof Ben Richardson Watch the livestream here Thursday, 2 September 2021 How a team of dedicated public health researchers and policy makers are turning science into policy and practice
Every scientist (well most of them!) dreams of having their research make a real difference in the world. So how do we actually get science to translate into action on the ground?
Dr Verity Cleland: Physical activity researcher, UTAS Dr Kim Jose: Public health researcher, physiotherapist and social scientist, UTAS Kate Garvey: Manager, Partnership Development and Acting CEO, Public Health Services Watch the livestream
Meme your science! Find out what happens when we challenge three scientists to explain their research with memes!
Watch the livestream here
Dr Thomas Botterill-James, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Natural Sciences, University of Tasmania Ash Russell, PhD Candidate, Bioinformatics, Tasmanian School of Medicine, University of Tasmania Dr David Hamilton, School of Natural Sciences, University of Tasmania Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of breathing! Who knew there was so much involved, and how many ways there are to do it?
Please join Prof Graeme Zosky, Dr Glen Bain and Shasta Henry for an inspiring and entertaining journey into the ways that humans, birds and insects breathe.
For more details about our panellists, follow the links below:
Professor Graeme Zosky, Professor in Physiology, School of Medicine, UTAS Dr Glen Bain, Bird Ecologist, School of Natural Sciences, UTAS Shasta Henry, Entomologist (insect genius!), School of Natural Sciences, UTAS
Watch the livestream of this event at out
Special Day of Immunology 2021 event with a focus on COVID-19
Professor Katie Flanagan, Head of Infectious Diseases at Launceston General Hospital Guna Karupiah, Associate Professor in Biomedicine, UTAS Andrew Flies ( @WildImmunity), Senior Research Fellow, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, UTAS
Science in the Pub April will be a celebration of the wonderful world of beer- the perfect SciPub topic!
Thursday, 1 April 2021
Kelsey Picard and Matthew Fielding – Science Made Beer-able Dipon Sarkar – Food Microbiologist and Sourdough Enthusiast Harriet Walker – Wine Scientist 4 February 2021
This event will be held *
in person* as well as live-streamed for folks to view from home. The in-person event will ahdere to strict social distancing and hygiene restrictions at the Black Buffalo. If you are feeling sick or part of a high-risk population for COVID, we ask that you participate from home via the live stream. Panellists Michael Charleston, Associate Professor in Bioinformatics, UTAS Nick Fountain-Jones, Disease Ecologist, UTAS Barbara Holland , Professor in Mathmatics, UTAS son attendance)
Thursday, 05 November 2020, 6-7:30 – *in-person* event
Panellists Prof Greg Lehman – Pro-Vice Chancellor, Aboriginal Leadership, UTAS Jacob Prehn, Lecturer and Indigenous Fellow Academic Development, Social Work, UTas Dr Tanya Schramm , GP and Senior Lecturer, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Education, UTas, UTAS Thursday, 20 August 2020 – Online event #SciPubNatSciWeek
A special National Science Week event featuring short film and panel discussion, bringing together scientific and artistic perspectives on fire-affected Tasmanian landscapes.
Panellists Prof David Bowman, Professor of Pyrogeographpy, University of Tasmania Rowena Hamer, Conservation Scientist, Tasmanian Land Conservancy Megan Walch, Tasmanian Artist Thursday, 9 April 2020
*Talks will be distributed on the Science in the Pub Tasmania facebook page, and by @SciPubTas on twitter.
18:00 Bob Holderness-Roddam, Associate, School of Land and Food, University of Tasmania 18:15 Dr Romane Cristescu, Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of the Sunshine Coast. 18:30 Dr Simone Blackman, Lecturer in Commercial Law, Tasmanian School of Business & Economics, UTas 18:45 Professor Christopher Johnson, School of Natural Sciences, University of Tasmania 19:00-19:20 Speakers (Bob, Romane, Simone and Chris) will answer your questions via facebook and twitter by tweeting to #SciPubDogs. 19:00-19:20 Speakers (Bob, Romane, Simone and Chris) will answer your questions via facebook and twitter by tweeting to #SciPubDogs.
cancelling our 2nd annual Science in the Park events due to Coronavirus concerns. We plan to bring you this event again next year.
Time: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location: Music Bowl in Tolosa Park
Hands-on activities include guided hikes, solar printing, DNA extraction, crystal chemistry, experimentation of ocean and climate, science of the brain and body and much more.
This event is a great opportunity to share the fun SciPub style with the family! So come and learn and play in the park.
Thursday, 5 March 2019 SciPub’s Inspiring Women in STEM winners
Mercy Ndalila (Kenya) – PhD candidate in pyrogeography (School of Natural Sciences, UTas)
Stephy Libera (India) – PhD candidate in Oceanography (IMAS, UTas)
Gabriela Paniagua Cabarrus (Guatemala) – PhD candidate in Chemistry (School of Natural Sciences, UTas)
Abigail Smith (Fiji) – PhD student in Marine Science (IMAS, UTas)
Thursday, 6 February 2019
14 Federal Street, North Hobart TAS 7000
Ben French, PhD Candidate, School of Natural Sciences, UTAS James Furlaud, PhD Candidate, School of Natural Sciences, UTAS Dr Grant Williamson, Senior Research Fellow, School of Natural Sciences, UTAS
Thursday, 5 December 2019 Wild diseases – the answers are out there
Featuring speakers from the
Wild and Comparative Immunology (WACI) 2019 workshop in Hobart, 5-6 December
Travis Beddoe, La Trobe University Chrissie Ong, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania Liana Wait, Princeton University
Thursday, 7 November 2019
Dr. Martin Jutzeler, Lecturer in Earth Sciences, Earth Sciences & CODES, UTAS Associate Professor Joanne Whittaker, IMAS, UTAS Dr Karin Orth, UTas Thursday, 3 October 2019 #SciPubBioethics: how to save the masses without forsaking the individual
Dr Rebekah McWhirter, Research Fellow, Centre for Law and Genetics, Faculty of Law, and Menzies Institute for Medical Research, UTas Dr Lisa Eckstein, Lecturer in Law and Medicine/Health Law in the Faculty of Law, UTas Dr Frederic Gilbert, ARC DECRA Research Fellow with the School of Humanities, UTas Click here to RSVP
Understanding Multiple Sclerosis (MS), University of Tasmania
Understanding Dementia MOOC, University of Tasmania Greg Jordan, Understanding Earth Shaping, Head of Discipline of Biological Sciences, University of Tasmania Wednesday, 14 August 2019
SciPub is teaming up with local director Rowan Harris and a fantastic team of local improvisation artists for an evening blending SciPub style science communication with improvisation theatre.
Thursday, 15 August 2019
Thursday, 4 July 2019
Hamish Maxwell-Stewart, Professor of History, University of Tasmania Imogen Wegman, Project Officer, History & Classics, University of Tasmania
Port Arthur’s archaeological team
Thursday, June 6, 2019
David Green – PhD Student at the University of Tasmania
Angus Henderson – Master Student at the University of Tasmania
Madeline Green – PhD Student at the University of Tasmania
#SciPubEnviroHealth: from climate change to therapeutic landscapes Thursday, 2 May, 2019
From therapeutic landscapes to urbanisation, climate change and the microbial world: how our environment shapes our health
Panellists Dr Pauline Marsh, therapuetic landscapes researcher, Centre for Rural Health, UTAS, Dr Emily Flies, health ecologist and spatial scientist, School of Natural Sciences, UTAS Sharon Campbell, PhD candidate, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, UTAS, and Heatwave Preparedness Project Officer, Public Health Services, Department of Health Thursday, April 4, 2019 #SciPubSex: Lets talk about (the science of) sex, baby!
Laura Parsley, PhD, postdoctoral research fellow, UTAS Tiana Pirtle, postgraduate student, UTAS Bill Watkins, MD, fertility specialist, TasIVF *** Special event – Science in the Park *** Sunday, March 31, 2019
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Science in the Pub is hosting their first-ever family-friendly event: Science in the Park!
This event will be hosted in Tolosa Park, in Glenorchy, on the 31 March. Scientists and teachers will present a series of workshops and hands-on activities for kids of all ages including guided hikes, aboriginal science and dance (with NITA guides), DNA extraction, sun art chemistry, create your own ocean climate change in a bottle, anatomy, geology, poo and much more!
This event is a great opportunity to share the fun SciPub style with the family (alcohol free)! So come and learn and play in the park.
Activities will be designed for children between 5 – 12 years old, parents must accompany children at this event.
Sponsored by University of Tasmania
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Dr Ruth Pye, veterinarian, postdoctoral research fellow, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, UTAS, Ten Lives Cat Centre Matthew Pauza, wildlife biologist, Invasive Species Branch, DPIPWE Calum Cunningham, PhD candidate, School of Natural Sciences, UTas RSVP for #SciPubCats here Thursday, Feb 7, 2019
Angela Escolme, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Geometallurgy, UTas
Lawrence Meinert, Center for Space Resources, Colorado School of Mines, USA
Dr Mark Duffett, Geophysicist, Mineral Resources Tasmania
Thursday, Dec 6, 2018
The nature of conservation and the conservation of nature: a philosophical, legal and scientific discussion
Aidan Davison, Assoc. Prof, Human geography and Environmental Studies, UTas
Phillipa McCormack, Lecturer, School of Law
Andrew Balmford, Professor of Conservation Science, University of Cambridge
Thursday, Nov 1, 2018
Panellists Prof Lisa Foa, Associate Head of Research, School of Medicine, UTAS Dr Owen Marshall, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, UTAS Prof Coral Warr, School of Medicine, UTAS
Thursday, 4 October, 2018
Jill Downing, Program Director of the Bachelor of Education (Applied Learning) and the Bachelor of Adult and Applied Learning Faculty of Education; “Learners, learning, and technology” David Pretorius, Chief Executive Officer of Eaglecreast Technologies: “How does virtual reality fit in Education?” John Kertesz, Lecturer in Applied Learning, School of Education: “Enough of the big words already!! What’s the evidence you can actually do it??”
Panellists Dr Karen Alexander, Research Fellow n the Centre for Marine Socioecology, University of Tasmania Chris Sharples, Senior Research Fellow (coastal geomorphology), University of Tasmania Jess Feehely, Principle Lawyer, Environmental Defenders Office Tasmania
*** Special event for national science week featuring NASA scientists !***
Dr Jonathan Fraine – Staff Research Scientist at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), science operations center for the Hubble Space Telescope
Dr Andrew Rushby is a NASA Postdoctoral Fellow at NASA Ames Research Center
Jake Clark – PhD candidate & Science Communicator, University of Southern Queensland
Panellists Lecturer, Journalism, Media and Communications, UTAS Dr Claire Konkes, Professor Martin Grimmer, Executive Dean, Head of Discipline of Marketing,
Tasmanian School of Business & Economics, UTas Dr Meredith Nash, Deputy Director for the Institute for the Study of Social Change, Senior Lecturer, School of Social Sciences, UTas
Panellists Stephen Richards, Senior Lecturer, UTAS Renee Dwyer, Lecturer in Biomedicine, UTAS Dino Premilovac, Lecturer / Postdoctoral Research Fellow Medicine, UTAS
Panellists Robert Ollington, Lecturer, Information and Communication Technology, UTAS Michael Negnevitsky, Professor, Engineering, UTas, Director of the Centre for Renewable Energy and Power Systems Penelope (Penny) Jones, Researcher, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, UTas
Panellists Tom Ross, Director, ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre in Innovative Horticultural Products, UTAS Margo Adler, Founder of Beaker Street Raj Eri,Senior Lecturer in Biosciences & Immunology, UTAS
Panellists Dr Ian Lewis, Lecturer at the School of Engineering and ICT, UTAS Dr Kristy de Salas, Senior Lecturer at the School of Engineering and ICT, UTAS The Secret Lab, Tasmanian game development company
Panellists Steve Smith, Professor of Plant Genetics and Biochemistry, UTAS Stephen Quarrel – Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Dairy Centre in the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, UTAS Megan Verdon, Research Fellow at the Dairy Centre in the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, UTAS
Taryn Noble, John Stocker Postdoctoral Fellow, IMAS, UTAS Will Hobbs, Physical Oceanographer, UTAS Matt McDowell, Postdoctoral researcher fellow, DEEP lab, UTAS
Panellists , Senior Lecturer – Honours Coordinator, UTAS Peter McQuillan , PhD student, Invertebrate Ecology, School of Land and Food, UTAS Shasta Henry , Australian Antarctic Division Melissa Houghton
Panellists , Professor of Oncology, UTAS Ray Lowenthal , Professor of Immunology, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, School of Medicine, UTAS Greg Woods , Principal Research Fellow (ARC Future Fellow), Menzies Institute for Medical Research, UTAS Joanne Dickinson
Panellists , Deputy Director – Menzies Institute for Medical Research, UTAS James Sharman , PhD, Senior Research Fellow, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, UTAS Dawn Aitken (@verity_cleland), PhD, Senior Research Fellow, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, UTAS Verity Cleland
Part of the
BeakerStreat@TMAG pop-up science bar
Central Gallery, Tasmanian Museum and Art GalleryDunn Place, Hobart, TAS, 7000
Panellists , Deputy Vice Chancellor (research) leading UTAS pilot of the Athena Swan initiative Dr Brigid Heywood , former researcher, now senior science teacher at Fahan School Dr Anu Verma , animal reproduction specialist and current L’Oreal Women in Science fellow Dr Angela Crean , Epidemiologist turned Greens politician Dr Rosalie Woodruff , PhD, Postdoctoral fellow, UTAS Dr Lila Landowski , first female Chief Scientist of the Australian Antarctic Division Dr Gwen Fenton
Part of the Festival of Bright Ideas (Princes Wharf 1)
Panellists , marine biogeochemist, former “SciPubPoo” panelist, current postdoctoral researcher at IMAS, UTAS Dr Lavenia Ratnarajah , Cell biologist-law academic and director of the Centre for Law and Genetics, UTAS Prof Dianne Nicol , Neuroscientist, Associate Head of Research, School of Medicine, UTAS A/Prof Lisa Foa , Chief Scientist, Marinova biotechnology company Dr Helen Fitton , Former scientist, now science educator A/Prof Sharon Fraser
Panellists , Professor, UTAS Christopher Lueg , Associate Professor, UTAS Michael Charleston , PhD, co-founder of Secret Lab Jon Manning , Lecturer, Journalism, Media and Communications, UTAS Claire Konkes
Panellists , PhD, Postdoctoral fellow, UTAS Lila Landowski , PhD, Postdoctoral fellow, UTAS Emma Eaton , PhD, Senior Research Fellow, UTAS Brad Sutherland
Panellists , Stas Shabala – ARC Early Career Fellow, UTAS Radio Galaxy Zoo , Stewart Frusher – Director, Centre for Marine Socioecology, UTAS Red Map , Rick Stuart-Smith – IMAS, UTAS Reef Life Survey
International Pint of Science Festival – Hobart event
Panellists , ARC Future Fellow, UTAS Jim Weller , Associate Professor, UTAS Greg Jordan , ARC Future Fellow, Senior Lecturer, UTAS Eloise Foo
Panellists , Associate Professor, UTAS Menna Jones , Director of Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Founder of Tasmania’s Wildlife Rescue Program Greg Irons , Associate Dean (Research), UTAS Erik Wapstra
Panellists , Senior Research Fellow, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, UTAS Kathryn Burdon , Research Fellow in Earth Informatics, ARC TMVC Research Hub, UTAS Matthew Cracknell , PhD student, UTAS Jim Palfreyman
Panellists , ARC Future Fellow – Ocean Sea Ice Interactions, IMAS Marine & Antarctic Futures Centre (MAFC), UTAS Guy Williams , Senior Research Scientist and Lecturer, UTAS Vanessa Lucieer , Associate Professor in Remote Sensing, UTAS Arko Lucieer
Panellists , Professor Emeritus, University of Albany, and author of Peter Johnston Choice Words , Professor in Mathematics Education, UTAS Kim Beswick , School of Education, UTAS Judith Hudson
Two metre Tall Brewery
A sciencey tour of the brewery (with explanation of their brewing process) followed by beer tasting, first full drink free and a BBQ lunch of hamburgers and sausages made from their sustainably farmed “beer-fed beef” (veggie options will also be available). As a safe, economical, environmental and friendly option, we will have round-trip bus tickets available to get folks to-and-from the brewer!
Cost: $10 for just the tour, drink & lunch OR $25 for the bus to and from the brewery plus the tour, drink & lunch!
You don’t have to be a SciPub regular to attend either of these events! First-timers and friends are welcome so if you have been looking for a reason to come to a SciPub event, join us for one of these friendly (and slightly nerdy) events!
Please note that this event is on Thursday Just like a normal SciPub but without the presentations. We will provide free hot nibbles and you buy your own drinks. We will be inviting all of our former panellists as well!
Panellists , Professor, ARC Future Fellow and Professor of Polar Geodesy School of Land and Food, UTAS Matt King , Research Fellow (IMAS) / Adjunct Researcher (CODES & Earth Sciences), UTAS Jacqueline Halpin , PhD Candidate, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), UTAS Sally Watson
Panellists , PhD candidate, UTAS Roger Latham , PhD candidate, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, UTAS Julie McInnes , PhD candidate, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, UTAS Lavenia Ratnarajah
Panellists , PhD, Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre Laurence Clarke , PhD, , Associate Professor of English and ARC Future Fellow, UTAS Elizabeth Leane , PhD, Leader, Australian Marine Mammal Centre, Australian Antarctic Division Mike Double
This special event at the Granada Tavern to kick off National Science Week.
Panellists , Head of School, Mathematics and Physics, UTAS John Dickey , Professor, School of Biological Sciences, UTAS David Bowman , Associate Professor, Sociology Director, Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies (TILES), UTAS Roberta Julian , PhD, Member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly for Franklin Rosalie Woodruff , ARC Research Fellow & Deputy Associate Dean of Research, UTAS Gretta Pecl
Panellists , Head of School of Social Sciences, UTAS Catherine Palmer , Head of School of Social Work, UTAS Bob Pease , Lecturer, Journalism, Media and Communications, UTAS Claire Konkes
Panellists , Head of School, Mathematics and Physics, UTAS John Dickey , Post Doctoral Research Fellow, UTAS Lucia Plank , ARC Early Career Fellow, UTAS Stas Shabala
Panellists , Director, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, UTAS Alison Venn , Senior Research Fellow, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, UTAS Michelle Keske , Junior Research Fellow, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, UTAS Ryan Russell
Panellists , Professor, School of Biological Sciences, UTAS David Bowman , Senior Research Fellow, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, UTAS Fay Johnston , Professor of Forestry, Deputy Director, ARC Centre for Forest Value, UTAS Mark Hunt
Panellists , Professorial Research Fellow, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, UTAS Bruce Taylor , Senior Research Fellow, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, UTAS Kaylene Young , Associate Professor Menzies Institute for Medical Research, UTAS Ingrid van der Mei
Panellists , ARC DECRA Fellow at UTAS Frederic Gilbert , Young Tassie Scientist 2014, former UTAS Engineering student Lauren Ward , Secret Lab Secret Lab
Panellists , Professor of Environmental Sustainability, UTAS Barry Brook , Head of Discipline of Geography and Spatial Sciences, UTAS Jamie Kirkpatrick , PhD student, UTAS Jessie Buettel
Panellists , PhD, UTAS Matthew Kirkcaldie , PhD, Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre, UTAS Bill Bennett , PhD, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, UTAS Katherine Southam
Lord of the Rings themed SciPub event!
Panellists , PhD, UTAS, CODES Distinguished Professor Ross “Gandalf” Large , PhD student, UTAS, Indrani “Galadriel” Mukherjee , PhD, UTAS Jeff “Aragorn” Steadman
Dr Scott Carver, PhD, UTas, Lecturer in Wildlife Ecology Dr Andy Flies, PhD, UTas and UniSA, Morris Animal Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow Alynn Martin, PhD student, UTas
, PhD, CSIRO and the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre Steve Rintoul , PhD, Department of the Environment, Australian Antarctic Division Dr Jessica Melbourne-Thomas , PhD Candidate, CSIRO-UTAS PhD Program in Quantitative Marine Science Nicholas Roden