Following outcomes of our 2023 call for nominations, we are delighted to welcome Associate Professor Anita Goh to the Council of the Royal Society of Victoria for a two year term, commencing from our Annual General Meeting in May 2024. Anita has provided the following message to our members:
“I see serving on the RSV Council as a key opportunity to promote scientific knowledge for the benefit of Victoria.
“My dedication to the Society’s mission and vision is evident in my long-standing commitment to science and science literacy, promotion and communication. As a Homeward Bound alumna (global leadership initiative for women in STEMM), and as a previous Science and Technology Australia Superstar of STEM, I developed advanced communication skills to connect with broad audiences, including via the media. I value opportunities to promote science to students, and regularly contribute to National Science Week.
“Working strategically to achieve common goals is a personal strength, and I have skills in strategy, diplomacy, engagement, and networking, and expertise in providing evidence to policy-makers and government.
“I have extensive experience in leadership in Australian STEMM, including skills in governance and as a Board Director (most recently Vice President of Science and Technology Australia from 2021- 2023 and Co-Chair of its Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion committee).
“I will bring my unique perspectives, expertise, networks, and energy to RSV, to work with the team to contribute significantly to the Society’s mission and enhance its success.”
You can learn more about Anita’s work as a researcher and clinician in neuropsychology from her profile as a Principal Fellow of the University of Melbourne. We once again welcome Anita to the fold, and look forward to her contribution to the affairs of Victoria’s science society.
CEO, The Royal Society of Victoria