Dr Ben Arthur

Engagement Programs Coordinator

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Ben is a science educator/communicator and marine ecologist. After finishing his Honours at the University of Tasmania and escaping to the sub-Antarctic for a while, he returned to Hobart to work as a research assistant. With no science outreach experience, Ben agreed to help out a friend who was coordinating National Science Week events by visiting schools to talk about his work. Turns out, he loved it. Shortly after, he started working in outreach for CSIRO. Wanting to do more research, but not wanting to give up science communication, Ben started a PhD in marine zoology, while juggling work at the same time. Several years later, Ben still has a passion for science outreach and he currently coordinates engagement programs for the Marine National Facility. And that PhD is finally finished!

Current Roles

  • Engagement Programs Coordinator
    Science Engagement

Academic Qualifications

  • 2007

    Bachelor of Science
    University of Tasmania

  • 2009

    Bachelor of Science with Honours
    University of Tasmania

  • 2016

    PhD (Life Sciences)
    University of Tasmania

Professional Experiences

  • 2009-2010

    Research Assistant
    Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, UTas

  • 2010-2010

    Science Outreach Officer
    University of Tasmania

  • 2011-2011

    Research Assistant
    Integrated Marine Observing System

  • 2010-2015

    Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies

  • 2011-2017

    Education Specialist

  • 2018-present

    Adjunct Researcher
    Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, UTas

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2015-current

    National Science Week Tasmania Committee

  • 2015-current

    Hobart Site Management Advisory Committee


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