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Paul Willis – Director

Paul Willis – Director

Dr Paul Willis is a respected leader in the science community, and joined RiAus in 2011, continuing an impressive career in science.

Dr Willis has a background in vertebrate palaeontology, studying the fossils of crocodiles and other reptiles. He also has an extensive career in science communication 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 now, as Director of RiAus, he’s finding new ways to engage the people of Australia with the science that underpins their world.

Dr Willis has a solid research career in vertebrate palaeontology, and has the distinction of having discovered a number of significant vertebrate fossil specimens, including a small dinosaur and a large ichthyosaur. He has led eight public expeditions to Antarctica, authored and co-authored seven books on dinosaurs, rocks and fossils and authored many popular articles on science subjects across a wide range of topics.

At home in front of an audience, Paul is passionate about informing, educating and exciting people about science and is keen to talk about science in a variety of public forums. A skilled facilitator, speaker and host, Paul’s unique style and personality make him a popular choice for a wide range of events and audiences.

Dr Willis is available as a host or guest speaker for your event. Contact diana@riaus.org.au for further information.

Follow Paul on Twitter @Fossilcrox

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