Professor Stephen Buckman 

Professor Stephen BuckmanExecutive Director for Physical Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics and Information Sciences
Phone: +61 2 6287 6600

Professor Stephen Buckman joined the ARC in November 2016 as Executive Director for Physical Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics and Information Sciences. Professor Buckman brings to the ARC a wealth of experience in the physical sciences.

Professor Buckman is a PhD graduate in Atomic Physics from Flinders University (1979). Following postdoctoral positions at the University of Manchester and the University of Colorado, he returned to Australia in 1983 to take up a position in the Research School of Physics and Engineering (RSPE) at the Australian National University (ANU), and was appointed Professor of Physics in 1999. Between 1996 and 2000 Professor Buckman was Head of Department of the Atomic and Molecular Physics Laboratories within the RSPE. Between 2002 and 2006 he was Deputy Director (Academic) in the RSPE and from 2006 to 2012 he was Research Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Antimatter-Matter Studies at ANU. In 2012 Professor Buckman was appointed Director of the RSPE and remained in this position until his retirement from the ANU in July 2015. Since his retirement from the ANU Professor Buckman has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology organisation (ANSTO).

Professor Buckman is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics UK and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Physics. In 2006, he was awarded one of 40 inaugural Distinguished Alumni Awards by Flinders University to celebrate its 40th Anniversary. In 2008 he was awarded the ANU Vice Chancellor's Award for Distinguished Service to the University, and in 2012 he received the Flinders University Convocation Medal for outstanding achievement of Flinders alumni.  In 2013 he was awarded an AM in the Order of Australia for significant service to science in the field of experimental atomic physics as a leading researcher, academic and author.

Professor Buckman has published more than 220 refereed journal articles and book chapters on atomic collision physics and spectroscopy.


Dr Fiona Cameron

Professor Fiona CameronExecutive Director for Biological Sciences and Biotechnology
Phone: +61 2 6287 6600

Dr Fiona Cameron joined the ARC in July 2012 as Executive Director for Biological Sciences and Biotechnology. Prior to this, Dr Cameron led the Innovation & Consulting Unit at the University of Western Sydney (UWS) as the Associate Director. In this role, she worked closely with the University Executive, academics, active researchers and the University Research Office at UWS to identify opportunities to protect, develop and commercialise Intellectual Property and to build relationships with Industry and Government.

Between 1986 and 2007 Dr Cameron worked at the CSIRO, where she was appointed a Principal Research Scientist of its Division of Molecular Science, and a member of the executive team of the CSIRO National Research Food Futures Flagship. Dr Cameron was also a key developer of the CSIRO Nanotechnology Centre. Active in gene control research, Dr Cameron's work at CSIRO included the development of molecules for better gene delivery into cells and gene therapy.

Being heavily involved in commercially funded medical research, Dr Cameron's most recent publications take the form of a suite of patents.

Dr Cameron originally trained at the University of Sydney and the Australian National University. She was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in 1990 from Macquarie University, having studied the regulation of gene control using engineered ribonucleic acids.