Professor Ian Lowe
Professor Ian Lowe AO is an outstanding Mudjimba-based writer, academic and environmentalist. Apart from the following, he is also Queensland’s fastest Over 60s cricket bowler and a member of the Noosa Chorale. Prof Lowe is emeritus professor of science, technology and society at Griffith University in Brisbane, as well as being an adjunct professor at the University of the Sunshine Coast University and Flinders University.
He is the author of 20 books and more than 500 other publications including his latest book The Lucky Country – reinventing Australia. Prof Lowe’s contributions to environmental science have won him a Centenary Medal, the Eureka Prize for promotion of science, the Prime Minister’s Environment Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement, the Queensland Premier’s Millennium Award for Excellence in Science, and the University of NSW Alumni Award for achievement in science. He was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2001 for services to science, technology and the environment; a member of the Australian delegation to the 1999 UNESCO World Conference on Science and has served on many advisory bodies to all levels of government. He was president of the Australian Conservation Foundation from 2004–2014, and in 2009 the International Academy of Sciences, Health and Ecology awarded him the Konrad Lorenz Gold Medal. In 2015, Prof Lowe was appointed to the Expert Advisory Committee for the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission in South Australia.