Speakers Profile - Graham Phillips

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Dr Graham Phillips, presenter Catalyst

With more than 20 years experience as a journalist and commentator, Graham is one of the most accomplished science communicators in Australia.

He has been the presenter of Catalyst since 2007 and has been a reporter on ABC TV's science programmes: Catalyst, Quantum and Hot Chips. He was also a co-presenter on Channel Seven's Beyond Tomorrow.

Graham has a PhD in astrophysics and has lectured and researched at various universities as well as the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). He has penned columns for almost every major Australian newspaper and has somehow found the time to write four popular science books, including Our Fabulous Future and The Missing Universe. He has devised and taught university courses in journalism, Science & Environmental journalism and TV journalism.

Graham combines his detailed understanding of science with a down-to-earth approach making even the most complex of stories accessible and relevant.