Paul Willis


Paul is a respected leader in the science community with an impressive career in science. He has a background in vertebrate palaeontology, studying the fossils of crocodiles and other reptiles. He also has a long history as a science communicator, with a career spanning as Director of The Royal Institution of Australia, presenter and host for Australia’s Science Channel, working for the ABC on TV programs such as Catalyst and Quantum as well as radio and online. He’s written books and articles on dinosaurs, fossils and rocks and is finding new ways to engage the people of Australia with the science that underpins their world. Follow him on Twitter @fossilcrox.


The Royal Institution of Australia is an independent charity, and the sister organisation of the prestigious Royal Institution of Great Britain, tasked with promoting public awareness and understanding of science.


The Royal Institution of Australia is passionate about building and connecting communities engaged with science, and as such works closely with scientific organisations, institutions, universities from Australia, and leaders to inspire the next generation of innovators and to create a lasting legacy for Australia.


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Postcard from Paul: Episode 4 Stonehenge
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Postcard from Paul: Episode 1 The British Museum
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Postcard from Paul: Episode 3 London's Roman Wall
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On the Road with Paul: Episode 1 Arkaroola
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Postcard from Paul: Episode 2 The Royal Institution of Great Britain
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Wonders of Witchelina
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Special Investigation - Australia's Antarctica
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Inventors in the Trenches
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Science Meets Parliament 2017 - Australian of the Year
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Science Meets Parliament 2017 - Chief Scientist
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Special Investigation - No Alternative to Cancer
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Special Investigation: Science Denial
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Science Update: Climate

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