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Kate Hughes is an environmental advocate and researcher with an interest in hazardous chemicals and their remediation. During her early career in the independent non-government sector, she campaigned for reform into the assessment and use of hazardous chemicals. As a professional, Kate worked in the remediation industry, providing guidance on scientific communication and community engagement. Kate has written and edited books about pollution and believes that education is essential in the creation of a safer and more just future. She also believes that humanist values rather than science per se must be the foundation of decision-making about technology risks. She holds a PhD in Politics from the University of Adelaide and has just completed her second doctoral dissertation about risk communication within the remediation industry. This body of research was undertaken at the Institute for Sustainable Future, University of Technology Sydney and supported by a scholarship from the Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE).