Dr. Tara Roberson

Tara is a postdoctoral researcher at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS). 

Tara is a science communicator and social scientist who works with quantum physicists to understand the implications of emerging technologies in their field. These potential technologies could be applied in a range of areas, such as health, finance, defence, and telecommunications. Tara's work helps pre-empt positive and negative impacts of quantum technologies. This will help shape technologies that are both socially desirable and created in the public interest.

Tara completed her PhD in Canberra at Australia's National Centre for Public Awareness of Science at ANU. She completed both her Bachelor and Masters degrees at the University of Queensland.

Qualifications: 
PhD (Science Communication), Australian National University (Australia), 2020
MCommun (Science Communication), University of Queensland (Australia), 2015
BCommun (Public Relations), University of Queensland (Australia), 2013

Major funding support

Australian Research Council

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS) acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders past and present.