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Biographical entry Pockley, Robert Peter Campbell (Peter) (1935 - )

20 May 1935
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Science writer


Peter Pockley is a science writer who runs courses in basic communication skills for scientists and scholars through the University of Technology, Sydney. He has been the Science and Education Columnist for the Sun-Herald since 1989 and has contributed to many other newspapers and journals, both in Australia and abroad. Pockley was educated at the Universities of Melbourne (BSc, Dip Ed) and Oxford (DPhil).



Career position - Science Master at the Melbourne Grammar School
1961 - 1964
Career position - Science Master at Wellington College, UK
1964 - 1968
Career position - Tutor at St Pauls College, University of Sydney
1964 - 1973
Career position - First Director of Science Programmes ABC
1973 - 1989
Career position - Adviser to Public Affairs and Head of the Public Affairs Unit, University of New South Wales
1974 - 1976
Career position - Founding Convenor of the Public Broadcasting Association of Australia
1989 -
Career position - Science and Education Columnist with The Sun-Herald
1989 -
Career position - Director of Peter Pockley Communications Pty Ltd
Career position - Executive Planner at the Australian Academy of Science

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Pockley, Peter, 'The Great White Oliphant', Australasian Science, 21 (9) (2000), 37-38. Details


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