Ben's Notable career moments
Working up close and personal with Elephant seals in the sub-Antarctic
Circumnavigating Australia on RV Investigator
Receiving the CSIRO Support Excellence Award
Training the next generation of marine experts at-sea
About Ben Arthur
Ben is a science educator/communicator and marine ecologist. After finishing his Honours at the
University of Tasmania and escaping to the sub-Antarctic for a while, he returned to Hobart to work as
a research assistant. With no science outreach experience, Ben agreed to help out a friend who was
coordinating Young Tassie Scientists by visiting schools to talk about his work. Turns out, he loved it.
Shortly after, he started working in science outreach for CSIRO. Wanting to do more research, but not wanting to give up science communication, Ben started a PhD in marine zoology, while juggling work
at the same time. Several years later, Ben still has a passion for science outreach and engagement and
he currently coordinates engagement programs for the Marine National Facility, where he spends time
aboard Australia’s research vessel Investigator.
In his spare time, Ben chairs the National Science Week Committee in Tasmania and is an active
member of the SES Search & Rescue Team in southern Tasmania.