Dr Graham Phillips
Scientist, Media Personality, Speaker, Facilitator & MC
Dr Graham Philips is one of Australia’s most accomplished science and technology journalists. Having begun his career as a scientist, he achieved a PhD in astrophysics and went on to host and report on ABC TV’s Catalyst. Graham has also presented on ABC TV’s Quantum and the Seven Network’s Beyond Tomorrow. Graham has authored several books, and for more than 20 years has been a science and technology commentator in newspapers and radio.
A highly respected keynote speaker, facilitator and MC, Graham combines his indepth understanding of science and technology with a down-to-earth approach, which makes even the most complex ideas accessible and relevant to the general public.
Dr. Graham Philips as Keynote Speaker:
Dr Philips has given keynotes that range from casual after-dinner talks, to addresses at business meetings and conferences. The topics he has presented to the general public have included, The Future: Living with Nanotechnology, his personal journey from astrophysicist to television journalist, as well as various presentations on the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). Dr Philips has also presented to more specific audiences on topics that include Science Communication to university Science and Medical PhD students; Improving the success of grant applications for university science and academics; and Using the media for success, a presentation he delivered to scientists and technologists.
Dr Graham Philips as Facilitator:
Dr. Philips has facilitated large corporate conventions and meetings for intimate groups. He has facilitated commercial events for 2,000 paying customers at the Sydney Opera House.
Dr Graham Philips as an MC:
Dr Philips has MC’d for intimate ceremonies and significant public events, including black-tie gala dinners, the one-thousand-plus audience attending the Eureka Prizes for Science held at the Sydney Town Hall; and on the smaller scale, The Department of Primary Industry Awards, with an audience of a few hundred, and the GlaxoSmithKilne Awards for Research Excellence, with an audience fewer than 100 people. He was the MC for the opening of the NBN network, attended by the Prime Minister and a number of other federal politicians and dignitaries.