Susan Stocklmayer

Emeritus Professor Susan Mary Stocklmayer, AO, is an internationally recognised science communicator.[1] She was Director of the Centre for the Public Awareness of Science at the Australian National University (ANU) from 1998 to 2015.[2]

Early life and educationEdit

Born in Zambia, Stocklmayer completed her undergraduate education at the University of London with a Bachelor of Science in physics and chemistry. With her family, she migrated to Australia in 1982 and settled in Western Australia. There she attended Curtin University studying for a graduate diploma in applied science and masters of philosophy (MPhil). She was awarded a PhD in 1994, together with the Curtin University graduate medal.[2]

CareerEdit

Stocklmayer began her career as a physics teacher, before moving into science communication.[3] On graduating with her PhD, she joined the Australian National University in 1994 as lecturer in science communication. She became Director of the Centre for the Public Awareness of Science in 1998.

She has been editor-in-chief of ‘’The International Journal of Science Education (Part B): Communication and Public Engagement’’ since 2010. In 2011 Stocklmayer became Australia's first chair in science communication.[1]

Awards and recognitionEdit

Sue Stocklmayer Prize for Science Communication MajorEdit

In 2013 the Sue Stocklmayer Prize for Science Communication Major was established in recognition of Stocklmayer's career achievements. It is awarded annually to the student, Australian or international, who receives the highest aggregate mark in their major in science communication.[6]

Winners[6]
  • 2013:  Aneeta Nathan
  • 2014:  Caroline Faulder
  • 2015:  Adam Huttner-Koros
  • 2016:  Michaela Ripper

PublicationsEdit

  • Stocklmeyer, Susan M; Gore, Michael M; Bryant, Chris (2001), Science communication in theory and practice, Kluwer Academic, ISBN 978-1-4020-0130-7
  • Honeyman, Brenton; Errington, Sharyn; Stocklmeyer, Susan M (2001), Using museums to popularise science and technology, Commonwealth Secretariat, ISBN 978-0-85092-668-2
  • Fetherston, John (John M.); Stocklmayer, Sue, (author.); Stocklmayer, V. C., (author.); Geological Survey of Western Australia (issuing body.) (2013), Gemstones of Western Australia, East Perth, Western Australia Geological Survey of Western Australia, ISBN 978-1-74168-449-0CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Professor Sue Stocklmayer". The Faraday Club. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Emeritus Professor Sue Stocklmayer AO". 27 November 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Stocklmayer, Sue". Encyclopedia of Australian Science. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  4. ^ "STOCKLMAYER, Susan Mary". Australian Honours Search Facility - Dept of Prime Minister & Cabinet. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  5. ^ "STOCKLMAYER, Susan Mary". Australian Honours Search Facility - Dept of Prime Minister & Cabinet. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Sue Stocklmayer Prize for Science Communication Major". Retrieved 7 November 2018.