Meet the world-leading nuclear scientist advising the Prime Minister

Karen Barlow
February 8 2024 - 5:30am

Nuclear scientist and new member of the National Science and Technology Council Mahananda Dasgupta welcomes what she calls a political "sense of dependence or trust in science", but acknowledges the science community could to be more "savvy" in public communication.

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Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on

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