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Appointment of Science and Research Adviser.

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Media Release


2 December, 2004 MIN 1019/04

I am pleased to announce that Dr Jade Sharples has accepted an appointment as my Science and Research Adviser.

Dr Sharples is a researcher and science policy analyst with a highly credentialed background.

Dr Sharples commenced her studies in the Biological Sciences at the University of Western Sydney (UWS) before going on to complete her PhD in Biology at UWS and the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology at Monkswood, United Kingdom.

Dr Sharples is also a qualified lawyer, with specific experience in the area of intellectual property analysis and protection for scientific research.

More recently, Dr Sharples managed the science portfolio for the British High Commission, providing her with broad exposure to international science and innovation policies.

In addition to her role as my Science and Research Adviser, Dr Sharples will also provide a contact point within my office for peak science bodies, research agencies and the broader scientific community.

Media Contact: Dr Nelson’s office: Yaron Finkelstein 0414 927 663