Person

Alan Finkel

Dr Finkel commenced as Australia’s Chief Scientist on 25 January 2016. He is Australia’s eighth Chief Scientist. Prior to becoming Chief Scientist, he was the eighth Chancellor of Monash University and the eighth President of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE).
Commentary

‘There is a problem’: Australia’s top scientist Alan Finkel pushes to eradicate bad science

The temptation to judge a researcher’s performance through simple metrics, such as the number of published research papers, is strong. These metrics are incentives that drive behaviour - not all of it good, writes Alan Finkel.
Report

Precision medicine

The paper explores the potential for Precision Medicine to shift the focus of the health system from the treatment of illness to the protection of health, at the individual level.
Report

Taking charge: the energy storage opportunity for Australia

This occasional paper provides an overview of energy storage technologies already in Australia and on the horizon, and the opportunities for Australia to lead the world in these fields.
Strategy

2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap

The 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap outlines national research infrastructure required for the coming decade, so that Australia’s world class research system continues to improve productivity, create jobs, lift economic growth and support a healthy environment.
Audio podcast

Security and stability in the NEM: energy futures seminar

Dr Alan Finkel and a panel of experts discussing the recently released 'Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market', with an emphasis on achieving security, reliability, cost and emissions objectives for the NEM.