Science Policy, Advocacy and Communication
One of the best ways to make a real impact is to get the right people talking to one another. In the sciences, this means recognising and including expertise, but this expertise means little if nobody is listening. Convening scientific expertise with communities and key influencers in government and industry is vitally important, as is the publication of robust science conducted in and about Victoria to inform debate and discussion.
Bringing the big picture together for a community of interest takes time, diplomacy, patience and resources. We aim to convene events that enable our members to share their professional experiences and expertise, contribute to public debate and deliberation, raise major issues in science and society, and bring the collective scientific wisdom of this accomplished community to bear on challenges facing our home here in Victoria, Australia. We publish the peer-reviewed work of Victorian scientists in the Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, along with the occasional monograph, to establish an enduring and engaging reference to an evidence base.