Professor Sue Stocklmayer is the Director of the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science. Research at the Centre deals with the interface between science and the public across a broad range of issues. As part of the University’s outreach programs, Sue has presented festival science shows, lectures and workshops on all five continents. Sue has a U. London science degree and worked on the Zambian copper mines as a chemist. She emigrated to Australia with her family after co-directing an extensive hands-on science program for rural village students in Zimbabwe. This experience opened Sue’s eyes to the importance of hands-on, multicultural, relevant science. She gained her doctorate at Curtin University in Perth and joined the ANU in 1996. She was awarded an AM in 2004 for science communication initiatives. Sue thinks that science communication is the best possible mixture, combining science, theatre (a lifelong interest), multicultural and gender issues and a host of other things at the interface between science and the public.