Chief Scientist & Engineer

Final Report Published

Professor Mary O'Kane published the Final Report from her Independent Review of Coal Seam Gas Activities in New South Wales in September 2014. It followed a 19-month examination of human health and environmental impacts. More info »

Professor Mary O'Kane

About the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer

Professor O'Kane consults widely with academia, industry and government to ensure scientific knowledge and research can be adapted and used to benefit NSW.

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Highlighted Events

NSW Premier's Prizes for Science & Engineering

The Prizes recognise and reward researchers whose cutting-edge work has generated economic, environmental, health, social and technological benefits for NSW. Read more »

Australian Engineering Week

Australian Engineering Week (AEW) is a chance to celebrate the engineering achievements and profession around the country. Read more »

National Science Week

National Science Week is an annual celebration of science in Australia and an opportunity to join together to enjoy and explore the wonders and benefits of science. Read more »

Science & Research Breakfast Seminar Series

The Chief Scientist & Engineer hosts regular seminars to showcase the state's best and brightest, and highlight areas of research strength in NSW. Read more »

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Latest news

NSW scoops pool at PM's Prizes for Science

PMs Prizes The State's best and brightest have been recognised with Australia’s most prestigious awards for outstanding achievements in scientific research, research-based innovation and excellence in science teaching. Full Story »

Toad-fighting scientist Shines at Premier’s Prizes

shine University of Sydney ecologist Rick Shine AM has been named the 2016 NSW Scientist of the Year. Full Story »

Four NSW ARC Centres of Excellence announced

The NSW Government will invest $4 million in the prestigious research hubs to be based at UNSW and the University of Wollongong. Full Story »

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