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Australia’s next Chief Scientist, Dr Cathy Foley, has an incredible life story

- November 9, 2020 2 MIN READ

Physicist and CSIRO chief scientist Dr Cathy Foley will become Australia’s next Chief Scientist, replacing Dr Alan Finkel in 2021. She’s just the second woman to lead the nation’s scientific endeavours, 13 years after Professor Penny Sackett ‘s tenure from  2008-2011. Dr Foley was appointed the CSIRO’s chief scientist in 2018, having risen through the… Read more »