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An Unsung Hero of Science Communication

By Australasian Science

The Australian Science Communicators has named the Editor of Australasian Science, Guy Nolch, as the 2012 Unsung Hero of Science Communication.

The President of ASC, Jesse Shore, said the award is “to honour a person or group who exemplify science communication, who have not yet received significant recognition for their contribution to science and its promotion, and for work done in Australia over a considerable or prolonged time".

Shore said: "The judging panel selected Guy as the standout choice from a number of worthy nominees. The judges mentioned Guy’s many notable achievements and attributes:
• his long period of distinguished science publishing;
• training and mentoring science communicators;
• making scientists’ work accessible to and understood by the public;
• dealing with controversial issues;
• his major contributions to the discussion of science policy and scientific issues in Australia;
• and for the fostering of good science journalism in Australia and for promotion of leading Australian scientists and their research.”

The award came a week after Nolch celebrated the 20-year anniversary since he first became publisher of the former ANZAAS journal Search, which merged with Australasian Science in 1998.