Who are the judges?

The winners of the FameLab semi-finals and national final are determined by a panel of judges. Our judges come from a range of disciplines and backgrounds including:

  • Science
  • Science communication, and
  • Media and members of the journalistic community.

Our 2016 FameLab judges are:

National Final:

Helen O'Neil, Country Director, British Council Australia

Gillian O'Shaughnessy, Afternoons with Gillian O, 720 ABC Perth

Professor Mark Cassidy, 2015 WA Scientist of the Year

International Final:

The 2016 International FameLab judges will be announced shortly. Last year's judges were:

Dr Matt Taylor, ESA research scientist working on the Rosetta mission

Dr Gillian Samuels, CBE, Chair of Cheltenham Science Festival

Tom Thompson, OBE, Trustee of the British Council and Chair of Albagaia Ltd, a diversified environmental technology company