Anne Bardsley – Research Analyst, Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor
Anne’s role involves synthesizing and communicating scientific evidence to inform the public and policy-makers on a broad range of topical issues.
Anne leads the group’s work programme on risk and emergencies, and is a contact point for coordinating and synthesising science advice in crisis situations. She also leads the development of expert reviews of evidence on key issues impacting the environment and public health. Typically, these projects involve close collaboration with leading scientific experts both within New Zealand and internationally.
Anne has a PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA. In addition to laboratory research, she has over 18 years experience in research analysis and science communication, including to policy-makers and the general public. Prior to joining the PMCSA office, Anne was the Commissioning Editor for a number of international peer-reviewed scientific journals spanning multiple disciplines. In this role, she helped identify emerging lines of scientific enquiry and facilitated the quality assurance of publications through robust peer review.
Anne has considerable expertise in knowledge assimilation and dissemination to multiple audiences.