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A Chief Social Scientist?

Does Australia need a chief social scientist? ABC News, 9 December 2015

Dr Ann Moyal. Source: Australian National University.

Dr Ann Moyal. Source: Australian National University.

In Australia is there an unhelpful division between science and the humanities? Could the creation of a new chief social scientist position help bridge that gap ? Dr Ann Moyal argues that just as Australia has a chief scientist the country would be well served by also having a chief social scientist who would advise government and policy makers, contribute to achieving national goals, advocate and promote the social sciences and act as a knowledge broker across disciplines.

Highlights of Does Australia need a Chief Social Scientist, the Council for Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences national forum, October 2015 on this ABC podcast.

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