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Climate change, fluoride and cannabis: the role of expert advice on issues of the moment

In a world of social media and fake science, it is more important than ever that there are trusted independent sources of information and advice for the public and government.

Royal Society Te Apārangi is seeking to fulfil this role, leveraging its multidisciplinary research networks and engaging with government and community stakeholders to broaden its reach and relevance. 

This talk will describe how the Society goes about this, including how topics are selected and the different ways the Society prepares and publishes the material. 

Dr Roger Ridley leads the team at Royal Society Te Apārangi that prepares and publishes information and advice on important matters to government and the public. Roger spent the first half of his career as an atmospheric scientist, first as a meteorologist at the MetService and then as a senior research in meteorological modelling in NIWA. Roger then switched to government and spent 15 years in senior roles related to economics, science and innovation policy, and science investment. Roger also worked in Industrial Research Ltd and its transition into Callaghan Innovation. 


Dr Roger Ridley

Royal Society Te Apārangi


Palmerston North Central Library, George Street

7:30pm Tue 25 February, 2020 - 8:30pm Tue 25 February, 2020