Theo Murphy High Flyers Think Tanks
The Academy’s Theo Murphy High Flyers Think Tanks bring together early- and mid-career researchers (EMCRs) from a broad range of relevant disciplines to:
- Engage in thinking about novel applications of existing science (including social science) and technology to issues of national significance
- Identify issues and gaps in current knowledge, and
- Propose solutions.
Enabling participants to experience the challenges and benefits of working in diverse cross-disciplinary teams is another primary aim of the events. The Think Tanks are unique opportunities for career development and network creation among the nation’s next generation of research leaders and their institutions. Previous Think Tanks have culminated in reports offering recommendations for action that have been timely, well received and instrumental in influencing policy development.
Since 2009, these Think Tanks have been supported by the Theo Murphy (Australia) Fund, courtesy of the Royal Society of London.
Climate change challenges to health: risks and opportunities
Brisbane, 23-25 July 2014
Inspiring smarter brain research in Australia
Melbourne, 24-26 July 2013
Australia’s population: shaping a vision for our future
Adelaide, 26-27 July 2012
Stressed ecosystems: better decisions for Australia’s future
Brisbane, 29-30 September 2011
Searching the deep earth: the future of Australian resource discovery and utilisation
Canberra, 19-20 August 2010
Agricultural productivity and climate change
Melbourne, 22-23 October 2009