Researcher biography

Dr Curtis is a recipient of the 2018 'ABC Top 5 Scientist Media Residency Award'.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-06/meet-the-abcs-top-5-scientists-for-2018/9839468.

Dr Curtis is interested in science and technology and their impacts on society. She comes from a robust science foundation in genomics with subsequent training and experience in policy and communication. More recently, her work has expanded to be more interdisciplinary, investigating the impact of science and emerging technology on society - with a particular focus on trust in artificial intelligence and emerging genomics technologies She has a deliberate focus on public and stakeholder engagement to foster the important debates required for the responsible introduction of technology.

Dr Curtis was honoured with a 2019 'Australian Institute of Science & Policy Tall Poppy Science Award', recognizing excellence in both research and science communication.

https://www.uq.edu.au/news/article/2019/09/no-limits-uq%E2%80%99s-tall-poppies

Research

She is also a Queensland 2019 Flying Scientist, with the Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist and Wonder of Science.

Caitlin's research spans both science and humanities to look at some of the emerging ethical, legal and social issues being created by the advances in genetic technology, in order to inform policy debate on these important issues. Dr Curtis has been with the UQ Centre for Policy Futures since 2018, and has a depth of experience in engaging with government and the public, and interpreting research into policy.