Paul Richards is the Director of Communications and Outreach for the Australian Academy of Science. He joined the Academy in 2017 to establish a video production capability with the goal of engaging the public and improving scientific literacy.
Paul has collaborated with the International Science Council to launch and develop Global Science TV. He is the Australian Hub Manager for Falling Walls Engage and has participated on the jury, judging international science communication projects in the annual competition.
Before joining The Australian Academy of Science, Paul spent 20 years working in mainstream media in television news production and radio journalism.