Prof. Joan Leach

AI Leach is a world leader in science communication, an interdisciplinary field which she helped create. She is the Director of the National Centre for Public Awareness of Science at the Australia National University. Her research centers on public engagement with science, medicine and technology and she has been active in the Australian government's recent initiatives toward “Inspiring Australia.”  

AI Leach will play a significant role in the Centre through her expertise in science communication. She will provide strategic advice to the Outreach Program and will work closely with Centre Director Andrew White. 

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.