Prof Ian Lowe
Ian Lowe is Emeritus Professor of Science, Technology and Society at Griffith University and an adjunct professor at two other universities. His principal research interests are in the broad area of policy decisions influencing use of science and technology.
He was Director of the Commission for the Future in 1988 and chaired the Australian government's advisory council which produced the first independent national report on the state of the environment in 1996.
He was named Australian Humanist of the Year in 1988 and gave the ABC Boyer Lectures in 1991. A regular columnist for New Scientist and various other publications, he has recently completed a term of office as President of Australian Science Communicators.
Professor Lowe was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2001 for services to science and technology, especially in the area of environmental studies. He is currently President of the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF).