Queensland Local Organising Team

Soapbox Science Queensland

Ali and Nathalie have been involved in organising Soapbox Science events in Queensland, Australia, since 2016 when they organised the first event down under in Brisbane. They are both conservation scientists whose research interests range from threatened animals and plants, to entire ecosystems, and who share a passion for promoting women in science, and working for diversity and equality in academia and elsewhere. Ali and Nathalie enjoy organising Soapbox Science events in Queensland, as every events has been very well received by the public, and the team feel they are making a difference for women in science.

In 2019, they are organising Soapbox Science Gold Coast, to be held on Saturday 17th August 2019, 1 – 4 pm (location TBC).


The Team

Dr Ali Chauvenet, Lecturer in Ecology, (Twitter: @AChauvenet)




Dr Nathalie Butt, ARC DECRA Research Fellow






Past events

2016 Brisbane

2017 Townsville