ASC National co-vice-president
Galactic Commander, Phil Up On Science
From childhood dreams of being an astronomer, Dr Phil Dooley progressed to a PhD in laser physics at ANU.
He then worked as an IT trainer, before returning to science as a communicator, where he could talk about the fun stuff without the heavy-duty equations.
In has career he has taken on bored teenage school kids on physics excursions at University of Sydney; created digital content for the international fusion research organisation, JET; been schooled by a battle-hardened Reuters hack in the ANU media office and written for prominent science publishers Nature Cosmos Magazine, New Scientist and American Physical Society.
He regularly MCs Science in the Pub events, and has performed solo in shows and festivals from Adelaide to London, blending music, stand up comedy, fairytales and live science demos. He runs a YouTube channel, Phil Up On Science.
Dr Phil is a qualified professional trainer, with a Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment, and is National Vice-President of Australian Science Communicators.