Sean Perera

Sean Perera earned his Ph.D. in 2010 in Science Communication from the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra. His research and teaching, at the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science, focuses on communicating science cross-culturally, by exploring issues of access and participation by culturally and linguistically diverse community groups in science.

Sean is also a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, and he is passionate about research-oriented university education that extends beyond academia. In 2015, he received the ANU Colleges of Science Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, and was a recipient of the ANU Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Public Policy and Outreach. With Australian Federal Government funding in 2012, he pioneered the Opening Doors project that works to inspire young, disadvantaged, humanitarian immigrants in Australia to pursue science studies and careers. In 2007, Sean was awarded recognition by the Australia Sri Lanka Council, and he continues to promote bilateral relations through science communication with Sri Lanka, which is his motherland.