Jane Canestra – RSV Councillor

Dr Jane Canestra has had a life-long passion for science, particularly science education. With a career in emergency medicine, public health and emergency management, she regards effective science communication and evidence-based public policy as crucial to community well-being. Jane has expertise in risk management; executive experience in hospital management; considerable experience in state, national and international liaison representing government agencies; and is a member of the Radiation Health and Safety Advisory Council of the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency.  She joins the RSV Council to contribute to the fundamental role of the Society in the promotion of science, science education and raising public awareness of the contribution of science to daily life and future development of community welfare, considering the Royal Society of Victoria should be a key influencer in the promotion of evidence-based understanding of science in public policy.