Anna-Maria Arabia is Chief Executive of the Australian Academy of Science. She was Principal Adviser to the Hon Bill Shorten.
Anna-Maria has had experience as General Manager of Questacon – the National Science and Technology Centre – and CEO of Science & Technology Australia.
Anna-Maria has worked in senior policy roles in both social and economic portfolios. She has worked extensively with parliamentarians, the business and community sectors, and the media.
She is a passionate advocate for science, social justice and gender equity.
Anna-Maria obtained her Bachelor of Science (Hons) from the University of Melbourne and has undertaken medical research in the field of neuroscience both in Australia and abroad.