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Stawell Dark Matter Lab Chair Sue Barrell Awarded by OAM | The Stawell Times-News

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A SCIENTIST currently working at the Stawell Underground Physics Laboratory is a recipient of an Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honors List. Dark Matter Lab President Sue Barrell received the award for “Distinguished Service to Earth Science by Meteorology and Research Organizations”. Dr. Barrell, former Chief Scientist of the Bureau of Meteorology, spent many years in forecasting, research, data policy and leadership, making significant contributions to climate science, climate policy, integrated earth observations, data infrastructure and data policy. She has represented Australia internationally and led high-level activities at the World Meteorological Organization, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and to the Intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations. Dr Barrell joined Stawell Underground Physics Laboratory Ltd in 2021, succeeding Acting President Leonie Walsh. READ MORE: She said she was proud to stand alongside many other scientists to receive Australian Day honours. “Right now, I feel very honored and quite special, especially considering the company I work for – a lot of excellent scientists, with strong female representation among them,” she said. “This is a great moment for science, perhaps coming from the increased recognition of the importance of science and data in informing our response to the pandemic. “Hopefully we can keep the momentum going, both at the policy level and in terms of investment, and demonstrating how investment in science and innovation can repay society at so many levels, and spanning all areas of science, including the environment, l ‘space, earth sciences and health.’ Dr Barrell acknowledged the support she has received over the course of her career, and said she appreciates the opportunity to support scientists, and women scientists in particular, during his nominal retirement.OTHER NEWS: “Throughout my ‘paid’ professional life, I have had so many opportunities and encouragement to follow my interest in science and great mentors,” said she said. “Now I’m thrilled to be able to give back r by participating in and leading exciting scientific projects, such as the Stawell Underground Physics Laboratory and the ARC Center of Excellence for Dark Matter Particle Physics. “It’s great to be able to go back to my roots in physics and astronomy and see how much knowledge has advanced in the meantime – and yet how much there is left to discover.” I also appreciate the opportunities to share experiences and perspectives with those in the early stages of their careers, men and women. It’s so exciting to see the directions they’re taking now, but also heartbreaking to hear the challenges they’re facing.” While you’re with us, you can now receive updates straight to your inbox. from the Stawell Times-News To make sure you’re up to date with all the news from across the region, sign up here.

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