Public profile

Dr Carol Oliver
Deputy Director ACA; Director of Postgraduate Studies BEES
Phone: 
+61 417477612
Fax: 
+61 (0)417 477 612
Postal Address: 
Australian Centre for Astrobiology, Room 611, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, 2052, Australia
Biography: 

RESEARCH AND TEACHING SYNOPSIS

I spent the first half of my career as a mainstream print, radio and television journalist, in the later years as a specialist in both science and personal finance. In the second half of my career I have remained in the university environment, concentrating on pushing back the frontiers of teaching and learning in the online digital space from primary through to postgraduate education.

SUMMARY

·      Leading development of new UNSW third level online course The Science of Science Communication to be introduced second semester 2018

·      Led transformation of UNSW third level course Astrobiology; Life in the Universe from face-to-face to fully online raising enrolments from 26 to about 65 per year (2015 to present)

·      Accepted to convert to education focussed role, July 2017

·      Postgraduate Coordinator (Candidature) for School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES) January 2017 ongoing

·      Developed and established an in-person and Internet-accessible national and international science education and research facility, television studio and mobile classroom at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney (UNSW, University of Sydney, MAAS and Cisco, 2010-2015)

·      Led the development and deployment of four personalised online learning modules in science across Australian schools (UNSW, UWA, Flinders and ASU, 2014)

·      Partner on three UNSW internal teaching and learning related grants totalling $736,000, 2014-2017

·      23 journal papers and published abstracts; 43 national and international conference presentations

·      Primary supervisor for four PhD students, co-supervisor for a fifth PhD student, completed one PhD student and two first class Honours students

·      Transformed a UNSW third year science course from face-to-face to fully online mode (2015)

·      Collaborating with iCinema in translating its fixed-facility Immersive Virtual Experiences onto to laptop and mobile technologies platforms and adding intelligent student field guidance (UNSW internal grant).

·      Led evaluation in transformation of online physics course that attracts 2,800 students per year (UNSW internal grant approved late 2014)

·      Finalist in the Australian Innovation Challenge for The Mars Lab (2013)

·      Pioneered first immersive astrobiology-related Virtual Field Trip in partnership with NASA (2007)

·      Developed three more VFT’s in partnership with the NASA Astrobiology teams at MIT and Arizona State University (2009-2014)

·      Won the Science Education in Partnership Fulbright Symposium and the International Bioastronomy Conference held in tandem on the Great Barrier Reef (2002)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Current role: Deputy Director, Australian Centre for Astrobiology, UNSW (BEES)

2012 – present   Deputy Director, Australian Centre for Astrobiology, UNSW (BEES)

2016 – present   Postgraduate Coordinator (Candidature) BEES

2017 – present   Education Focused role, first cohort July 2017

2010 – 2012      Senior Research Fellow, Australian Centre for Astrobiology, UNSW (BABS)

2008 – 2010    Science communication specialist, Australian Centre for Astrobiology (BABS)

2002 – 2007    Assistant Director (Management and Outreach), Australian Centre for Astrobiology, Macquarie University, Sydney

1994 – 2002    Science Journalist, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, and producers with the 2SER radio science show “Discovery”

1990 – 1994      Freelance journalist specialising in science and personal finance, Australia

1988 – 1990      Personal Finance Editor ‘Your Money’ Oracle Teletext Service (highest circulation personal finance magazine in the UK at that time)

1979 – 1988      City, news and science reporter, Independent Television News

1976 – 1979      Sub-editor and later deputy chief sub-editor Portsmouth News

1972 – 1976      Features editor, Lincolnshire Standard Newspaper Group

1971 – 1972      News reporter, Havering Recorder newspaper

1968 – 1971      Journalism apprenticeship, Hornchurch and Upminster Echo newspaper

EDUCATION

§  PhD, University of New South Wales (2008)

§  Research Masters in science communication, Central Queensland University (2003)

§  Three-year indentured apprenticeship in journalism (1968-1971)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

§  Member Australian Academy of Science’s National Committee for Space and Radio Science

§  Member NASA Astrobiology teams at MIT and Arizona State University http://astrobiology.asu.edu/Astrobiology/People.html

§  Member of the NASA Astrobiology Institute Advent of Complex Life team http://www.complex-life.org/about

§  Past chair International Academy of Astronautics Study Group Future Directions in Space Education

§  Co-chair NASA Astrobiology Institute Science Communication Focus Group 2003-2005

§  Chair, Local Organising Committee, 2002 International Bioastronomy Conference, (Bioastronomy 2002: Life Among the Stars), Hamilton Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia

§  Co-Chair, Australian-American Fulbright Symposium held in tandem with the International Bioastronomy Conference, Hamilton Island, Great Barrier Reef

GRANT FUNDING RECORD

Title of Project and partners

Role

Funding Source

Start

Completion

Total $

Digital assessment: empowering students and supporting teachers through innovative student-oriented educational practices

Co-CI

Education Focused Foundation UNSW

January 2018

December 2018

$200,000

Intelligent and Generic Cross-Platform Virtual Reality for Next Generation Student Experiences: New Frameworks for Immersive Pedagogy

Co-CI

SEF#2 UNSW

2015

2017

$359,000

Scientia AVIE multi-function integration: distributed data visualisation and robotic interaction functionality

Participant

MREII UNSW

2015

      2016 

$99,055

Enhancing a Large Online Course using Interactive Web Technology

Project team member

SEF#2 UNSW

2015

2016

$278,000

Smart Science Initiative (UNSW (lead), Flinders University, UWA, and technology partner Smart Sparrow) http://www.smartscience.com.au

CI

Australian Maths and Science Partnerships Programme

DICCSRTE

September, 2013

October, 2014

$1.64m

The Mars Lab (UNSW (lead), University of Sydney, and Powerhouse Museum)

www.themarslab.org

CI

Broadband-Enabled Education and Skills Services Programme (DEEWR)

January 2013

July, 2015

$2.9m

Pathways to Space  (UNSW (lead), University of Sydney, Powerhouse Museum, and Cisco)

CI

Australian Space Research Programme (DICCSRTE)

May, 2010

June, 2013

$987,573

A Virtual Field Trip to the Pilbara, Western Australia

(Macquarie University in partnership with NASA Learning Technologies)

Co-CI

Australian Schools Innovation in Science, Technology and

Mathematics

DICCSRTE

2005

2006

$119,500

International Astronomical Union Symposium 213

Macquarie University and the Australia Telescope National Facility

Co-CI

International Astronomical Union

July 2002

July 2002

$30,000

Science Education in Partnership Symposium (Macquarie University)

Co-CI

Australian-American Fulbright Association

July, 2002

July 2002

$20,000

 

TOTAL

$6,633,128

WORKSHOPS, PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLIC TALKS

 Australian Academy of Science, Shine Dome, Canberra public presentation – last in the 2017 monthly series of public talks on the Dawn of the Space Age. Talk entitled Australia’s role in the search for life on Mars. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFVAP6BZbGU&t=2361s

Australian National University June 2016 ANU Science Teaching and Learning Colloquium, “Adopting, adapting, adjusting: using technology in your teaching” Keynote speaker

Australian National University January 2016 5th Australasian University Geoscience Educators Network (AUGEN) conference, “New opportunities for teaching and learning in universities and high schools: Moving from the field to museums and into the digital space”, Plenary

University of New South Wales October 2015 Blended Learning Forum, “Transforming a face-to-face course to fully online” Invited speaker

University of Western Sydney Penrith Observatory May 2014Mum’s and kids night: “Women in astronomy” invited speaker

Astronomy from the Ground Up, Parkes radio telescope, May, 2013, live cross to Mars Yard to demonstrate use of Mars rovers in variety of curriculum-related classroom activities for teachers from around Australia. Invited speaker

Sydney Skywatchers, Sydney Observatory, February 2013. Mars on Earth – Right here in Sydney, invited speaker

The National Science Communication Officers’ Forum, December 2010. Essential tools and approaches for developing communication strategies within scientific and technical research environments, featured speaker. http://researchmanagement.org.au/docs/SCO1110_Q.pdf

Australian Science Communicators, University of New South Wales, June 2009. Presented an evidence-based science communication workshop for science journalists and science communicators. Invited workshop leader. See http://www.asc.asn.au/blog/2009/08/24/nswscicomm_workshop/

Harley Wood Astronomy Winter School, Freemantle, July 2008, workshop for university students and researchers on how to communicate like cosmologist Carl Sagan. Invited speaker. http://www.asa2008.conf.uwa.edu.au/hwws2008/

AWARDS

Australia’s Academic and Research Network (AARNet) 2014 Award for Excellence (first prize).  For the Mars Lab project - see grant funding record, page 2. The award recognises the innovative leadership and expertise of the Australian Research and Education community for using AARNet’s high-speed network and services in new ways to support collaboration, online learning or interactive teaching environments.

The Australian Innovation Challenge 2013, finalist in the education category for the Mars Yard project located at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.

Staff excellence award, University of Western Sydney, 2000.

American Field Service scholarship, 1966-1967.

OPINION PIECES

March, 2009, UNSW, C. Oliver:  Science communication - the importance of evidence

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT INVITED PRESENTATIONS

Digital Productivity Conference, Brisbane, June, 2013: A live demonstration of controlling rover in Mars Yard at the Powerhouse, Sydney, via the Internet.

Australian Information and Communications Technology in Education Committee, Brisbane, July, 2013, presentation on use of Mars Yard in the classroom to 57th AICTEC meeting.

2017 MEDIA

Sunday Times, Perth, 29 December, 2017 Australian scientists aid NASA in the search for life on Mars, https://www.perthnow.com.au/technology/space/australian-scientists-aid-nasa-in-search-for-life-on-mars-ng-b88700908z

Noosa FM Friday Forum with Pete Dillon, The search for life on Mars, 15 mins live to air, 29 December, 2017.

Radio Canberra 2XX, 6 December, 2017 pre-recorded interview with Karolina FIrman

Australian Associated Press, 5 December, 2017 feature story for January 2018 with Marnie Banger, Australia’s role in the search for life on Mars

Video interview with the Australian Academy of Science, 5 December, 2017 at University House, 15 minutes.

Capital Radio, Canberra, 24 November, 2017 ten minutes live to air Kirstie Fitzwilliams on Australia’s role in the search for life on Mars

The Conversation, 29 September, 2017, Australia’s new national space agency will help students in STEM reach for the stars, https://theconversation.com/australias-new-national-space-agency-will-help-students-reach-for-the-stars-in-stem-84702

OTHER SELECTED MEDIA

The Australian Weekend Magazine, Matthew Bailes’ $100m SETI challenge: Find the aliens, December, 2015. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/life/weekend-australian-magazine/matthew-bailes-100-million-seti-challenge-find-the-aliens/news-story/34156f081d44bcf9452ad4ad0c37c5a2

Forbes Magazine “Does Australia have a space future?” 6 December, 2013. http://www.forbes.com/sites/brucedorminey/2013/12/06/does-australia-have-a-space-future/2/

The Australian “ Martian discovery used to lure students into science”, 6 November, 2013. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/innovationchallenge/martian-discovery-used-to-lure-students-into-science/story-fn9dkrp5-1226753626040

Sydney Morning Herald (syndicated also to all Fairfax city newspapers and some regional areas “Students take rovers for test drive on museum’s red planet” April, 2013.  http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/students-take-rovers-for-test-drive-on-museums-red-planet-20130408-2hh78.html

702 ABC Radio April, 2013.  A piece of Mars in the middle of Sydney. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJNUwh1IgfY

The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, March 2013. Students click onto Mars’ program. http://www.examiner.com.au/story/1395034/students-click-on-to-mars-program/

Sydney Morning Herald (syndicated also to all Fairfax city newspapers and some regional areas “Curious students aim to reach for the red planet” August, 2012. http://www.smh.com.au/technology/curious-students-aim-to-reach-for-the-red-planet-20120807-23sbv.html

Daily Telegraph “Run the red planet computer rover” April, 2011. http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/run-the-red-planet-computer-rover/story-fn6b3v4f-1226031586247

Robyn Williams Science Show, May, 2011. Mars created in Sydney aids rover research. http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/scienceshow/mars-created-in-sydney-aids-rover-research/2947478

Big ideas: ABC TV Café Scientific “Are we still alone?” August, 2010. http://www.abc.net.au/tv/bigideas/stories/2010/08/17/2984127.htm#comments

Mornings with Margaret Throsby, ABC Classic FM, August 2010. http://www.abc.net.au/classic/throsby/stories/s2893177.htm

Otago Daily Times, Most people believe in angels. January, 2010. http://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/89170/most-people-believe-angels-poll

Podcast, Mr Science ShowAstrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

http://www.mrscienceshow.com/2009/11/ep-118-astrobiology-and-search-for.html

Space.com “Walking into the past” June, 2006.

http://www.astrobio.net/interview/skepticism-with-wonder/

Astrobiology Magazine “Skeptism with wonder” November, 2003.

http://www.astrobio.net/interview/skepticism-with-wonder/

BBC News, June 1999.  Australia searches for ET

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/364833.stm

PUBLICATIONS

1.     Hwong, Y., Oliver, C.A., Van Kranendonk, M., and Seroussi, Y. (2016) What makes you tic? The psychology of social media engagement in space science communication, Computers in Human Behaviour 68:480-492.

2.     Oliver, CA. and Morrison, I. (2015) The Cradle of Life: The cosmic search for ourselves, Australasian Science, 36:6 (34-360.

3.     Oliver, C.A., Fergusson, J., Kingsley, I., Oliver, J., Mahony, P., and Browne, C. (2015) The Mars Lab – Connecting authentic science with the classroom, Scan Journal (Department of Education NSW).

4.     Dougherty, K., Oliver, C.A. and Fergusson, J. (2014) Pathways to Space: A mission to foster the next generation of scientists and engineers, Acta Astronautica (99) pp184-192.

5.     Fergusson, J., Oliver, C.A.. and Walter, M.R. (2012) Astrobiology outreach and the nature of science: The role of creativity, Astrobiology, 12:12 (1143-1153). (cited by 2)

6.     Oliver, C.A., Fergusson, J. and Dougherty, K. (2012) Pathways to Space and student outcome: Does a day on ‘Mars” make a difference? Conference proceedings of the 12th Australian Space Science Conference, Melbourne, Victoria, 24-26 Sept

7.     Fergusson, J., Oliver, C.A. and Walter, M.R. (2010) Future space scientists: Will Australians be ready for lift-off? Refereed proceedings of the 9th Australian Space Science Conference, Sydney, 28-30 Sept, 2009.

8.     Oliver, C.A. and Walter, M.R. (2009) Outback search for life on Mars, Australasian Science 30:7 (18-21).

9.     Oliver, C.A. (2008) Australian space science education and outreach: an overview of current programs, Refereed proceedings of the 7th Australia Space Science Conference, Sydney, September 24-27, 2007.

10.  Oliver, C.A. (2008) Communicating astrobiology in public: a study of scientific literacy, doctoral thesis, University of New South Wales http://www.unsworks.unsw.edu.au/primo_library/libweb/action/dlDisplay.do?docId=unsworks_3533&vid=UNSWORKS (cited by 2)

11.  Oliver, C.A. and Fergusson, J. (2007) Astrobiology: A pathway to science literacy?, 56th International Astronautical Congress, Fukuoka, Japan, October 16-21. Acta Astronautica, Elsevier 61 (716-723)  (cited by 8).

12.   Oliver, C.A. (2007) TheVirtual Global Space Exploration Education Portal Acta Astronautica, Elsevier 61 (548-552) (cited by 5)

13.  Fergusson, J. and Oliver, C.A. (2006) Adult science illiteracy: Does it begin at high school? Refereed proceedings of the 5th Australian Space Science refereed conference proceedings, 14-16 September, 2007, Melbourne http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=044979399830460;res=IELENG

14.  DeVore, E., Oliver, C.A., Wilmoth, K.L. and Vozzo, L. (2004) Science Education in Partnership: The 2002 Australian-American Fulbright Symposium, Advances in Space Research, Elsevier 34 (2116-2120) (cited by 1)

15.  Vozzo, L., Oliver, C.A., Silburn, K. and Tweed, D. (2000) Science education using SETI as a context for the NSW Stage 4 and 5, Bioastronomy 1999 refereed conference proceedings.

16.  Shostak, S.G. and Oliver, C.A. (2000) Immediate Reaction Plan: A strategy for dealing with a SETI detection, A new Era in Bioastronomy, Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series, 21 (635-640) (cited by 3).

17.   Oliver, C.A. (1997) Is there anybody out there? The search for extraterrestrial intelligence, Australasian Science, (28) 8:241-243

18.  Anbar, A.D., Bruce, G., Semken,S.C., Summons, R.E., Buxner, S., Horodyskyj, L., Kotrc, B., Swann, J., Klug Boonstra, S.L., Oliver, C. (2014) Virtual exploration of Earth’s evolution, American Geophysical Union Fall meeting.

19.  Bruce, G., Anbar, A.D., Semken, S.C., Summons, R.E., Oliver, C., Buxner, S. (2014) iVFTs-immersive virtual field trips for interactive learning about Earth’s environment, American Geophysical Union Fall meeting.

20.  Fergusson, J., Oliver, C. and Walter, M. (2011) Engaging in science through astrobiology outreach, American Geophysical Union Fall meeting.

21.  Oliver, C.A., Walter, M.R. and Davies, P. (2008) How a novel international astrobiology education projected changed the understanding of science for almost half the participating students, Astrobiology, 8:12 (403-417)

22.  Fergusson, J. and Oliver, C.A. (2006) Learning in authentic Earth and planetary contexts, American Geophysical Union Fall meeting. (Cited by 1)

23.  Oliver, C.A., Fergusson, J., Ryde, S., Anitori, R., Walter, M. and DeVore, E. (2004) High school students in an international NASA mission: Unexpected outcomes, International Bioastronomy Conference, Reyjavik, Iceland, July 12-16, Astrobiology (4) 2:232-308

SCHOLARLY REPORTS

1.     Boyce, R., Clayfield, K., Menk, F., Oliver, C., Rizos, C. and Stacy, N. (2017), A vision for space science and technology in Australia, Australian Academy of Science, Canberra. https://www.science.org.au/files/userfiles/support/documents/vision-space-science-technology-2017.pdf

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

1.     Oliver, C.A. (2017) Moving beyond rote learning for tests: A novel approach to cheat proof assessments in the online environment, Social Learning Conference, University of New South Wales, November 27-28.

2.     Oliver, C.A. (2017) Bobbie Vaile: A short life dedicated to SETI research, SETI Session II, International Astronautical Congress, Adelaide, 25-29 September.

3.     Oliver, C.A. (2016) Transforming a face-to-face course to fully online, Australasian Astrobiology Conference, Curtin University, Perth July 5-8.

4.     Oliver, C.A. (2016) SETI Research in Australia: A brief history, Australasian Astrobiology Conference, Perth July 5-8.

5.     Kingsley, I., Browne, C., Oliver, J., Mahony, P., Fergusson, J. and Oliver, C.A. (2014) Using the Mars Lab and Project Based Learning to deliver authentic science experiments, 14th Australian Space Research Conference, Adelaide, Sept 29-Oct 1.

6.     Dougherty, K., Oliver, C. and Fergusson, J. (2013) Pathways to Space: a mission to foster the next generation of scientists and engineers, 64th International Astronautical Congress, Beijing, People’s Republic of China, September.

7.     Dougherty, K. and Oliver, C. (2013) Pathways to Space: ASRP Project Review, Australian Space Science Conference, University of New South Wales, September.

8.     Oliver, C.A. (2012) Pathways to Space and Beyond: News on the future of the project, 12th Australian Space Science Conference, Melbourne, Victoria, 24-26 Sept.

9.     Oliver, C.A., Dougherty, K., Fergusson, J. and Connell, M. (2012) Pathways to Space: Bringing research and education together in a museum environment, Museums Australia National Conference, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia 24-28 Sept.

10.  Oliver, C.A., Connell, M., Sukkarieh, S., O'Brien, M. and Walter, M.R. (2011) A new unique multi-million dollar astrobiology and space robotics education and research project, Origins, Joint ISSOL and Bioastronomy International Conference, Montpellier, France, July. (poster)

11.  Dougherty, K., Oliver, C.A. and Fergusson, J. (2012) Pathways to Space: A first year report card, 12th Australian Space Science Conference, Melbourne, Victoria, 24-26 Sept.

12.  Chan, R., Baloch, A., Chen, J., Epstein, J., Gleeson, S., Mac, L., McKinlay, W., Smith, J., Telalovic, B., Tran, S., Zhou, J., Stanger, J., Oliver, C.A. and Fergusson, J. (2012) Are ancient hydrothermal systems present in some types of Martian craters?, 12 Australian Space Science Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 24-26 September.

13.  Dougherty, K. and Oliver, C.A. (2011) Pathways to Space: A mission to foster the next generation of scientists and engineers, 11th Australian Space Science Conference, Canberra.

14.  Oliver, C.A., Connell, M., Sukkarieh, S., O'Brien, M. and Biddington, B. (2010) Pathways to Space: Empowering the Internet generation, 10th Australian Space Science Conference, Brisbane, 27-30 Sept.

15.  Oliver, C.A. (2010)  Social media: Implications for post-detection strategies, International Astronautical Congress, Prague, September.

16.  Oliver, C.A. (2010) SETI in Australia: Past, present and future, American Association for the Advancement of Science, San Diego, February.

17.  Oliver, C.A. (2008) Professional SETI to restart in the Southern Hemisphere, International Academy of Astronautics symposium, Searching for Life Signatures, UNESCO, Paris, September 2008.

18.  Oliver, C.A. (2007) Australian space science education and outreach: laying the foundations? Presented at the 7th Australian Space Science Conference, Sydney, September 24-27. Invited keynote speaker.

19.  Oliver, C.A., Fergusson, J., Bruce, G., Gaskins, T., Evans, R. (2006) The NASA-Macquarie University Pilbara Education Project: Connecting the public to ‘science in the making’ via virtual reality and the Internet, invited paper, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 11-16.

20.  Oliver, C.A. (2006) The Virtual Global Space Exploration Education Portal, 57th Astronautical Congress, Valencia, Spain. October 2-6.

21.  Oliver, C.A., Fergusson, J., Bruce, G., Gaskins, T. and Evans, R. (2006) Hi-tech tools capture astrobiology in the making at Mars analog site in Western Australia, UK Astrobiology Conference, University of Kent, UK, April 18-21.

22.  Oliver, C.A., Fergusson, J., Bruce, G., Gaskins, T. and Evans, R. (2006) NASA Macquarie University Pilbara Education Project: A hi-tech approach to astrobiology education, AbSciCon 2006, Washington DC, March 27-30.

23.  Oliver, C.A., Fergusson, J., Bruce, G., Gaskins, T. and Evans, R. (2006) Getting connected to the future: It's virtually here, CONTACT Cultures of the Imagination 2006, NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, California, March 17-19.

24.  Oliver, C.A. and Fergusson, J. (2005) Astrobiology: A pathway to science literacy?, 56th International Astronautical Congress, Fukuoka, Japan, October 16-21.

25.  Oliver, C.A. and Fergusson, J. (2005) Does adult science illiteracy begin at high school?, 5th Australian Space Science Conference, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, September 14-16.

26.  Oliver, C.A., Fergusson, J., Scalice, D., Evans, R.H., Gaskins, T., Walter, M.R.W. and Hogan, P. (2005) Evolving a new approach for science education using astrobiology, NASA Astrobiology Institute General Meeting, Boulder, Colorado. April 10-14.

27.  Oliver, C.A. and Morrow, C.A. (2005) NAI Science Communication Group: The First Year, NASA Astrobiology Institute General Meeting, Boulder, Colorado. April 10-14. (cited by 1)

28.  Oliver, C.A., Fergusson, J., Ryde, S., Anitori, R., Walter, M. and DeVore, E. (2004) Education project provides interesting results, International Bioastronomy Conference, Reyjavik, Iceland, July 12-16.

29.  Oliver, C.A. and Morrow, C.A. (2003) Communicating Astrobiology: A New Approach, SETI Session II IAA 9.2.04, 54th International Astronautical Congress, Bremen, Germany, Sept 28-Oct 3.

30.  DeVore, E., Oliver, C.A., Wilmoth, K.L. and Vozzo, L. (2002) Science Education in Partnership: The 2002 Australian-American Fulbright Symposium, 34th Scientific Assembly of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) at the World Space Congress, Houston Oct 9-19.

31.  Oliver, C.A. (2001) Astrobiologists and Journalists: Closing the Communication Gap, Astrobiology Workshop, Macquarie University, July 12-13.

32.  Stootman, F., Wellington, K.J., De Horta, A.Y. and Oliver, C.A. (2000) Galactic Plane SETI Candidates - Results from the Southern SERENDIP Spectrometer, IAA SETI I:Technical Session of the 51st International Astronautical Congress, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Oct 2-6.

33.   Oliver, C.A., DeVore, E. and Vozzo, L. (2000) SETI in High Schools Down Under, 51st IAF Congress, IAA.9.2. SETI Session II, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Oct 2-6.

34.  Dierdrich, J., Wright, S. and Oliver, C.A. (2000) The Convergence of Intelligences: Learning, Symbols and Efficient Communication, 51st IAC Congress, IAA.9.2. SETI Session II, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Oct 2-6.

35.  Oliver, C.A., DeVore, E. and Vozzo, L. (1999) SETI in Australian High Schools, CONTACT Cultures of the Imagination 1999, Santa Clara, USA.

36.  Stootman F.H., Wellington, K.J., De Horta, A.Y. and Oliver, C.A. (1999) The Southern SERENDIP Project, International Bioastronomy Conference, Kohala Coast, Hawaii, USA. (cited by 4)

37.  Shostak, G.S. and Oliver, C.A., (1999) Immediate Reaction Plan: A Strategy for Dealing with a SETI Detection, International Bioastronomy Conference, Kohala Coast, Hawaii, USA

38.  Vozzo, L., Oliver, C.A., Silburn, K. and Tweed, D. (1999) Science Education using SETI as a Context for the NSW Stage 4 and Stage 5 Science Syllabus, International Bioastronomy Conference, Kohala Coast, Hawaii, USA.

39.  Oliver, C.A., Shostak, G.S. and Sim, H. (1999) The Case of EQ Peg: Challenge and Response, 50th International Astronautical Congress, IAA 9.2 SETI Session II, Amsterdam, Holland. (cited by 7)

40.  Oliver, C.A. (1999) Is anyone out there?, Skeptics Annual Conference, Adelaide, Australia, November.

41.  Oliver, C.A. (1998) SETI and the Media Response, SETI into the 21st Century Conference, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

42.  Oliver, C.A. (1998) SETI and the Media in the 21st Century, 49th International Astronautical Congress, IAA 9.2 SETI II Interdisciplinary Session, Melbourne, Australia. (cited by 1

43.  Oliver, C.A. (1997) SETI and the Media, 48th International Astronautical Congress, IAA 9.2 SETI Session II, Turin, Italy.