Dr Peter Tangney

Lecturer in Science Policy and Communication

Flinders Centre for Sc Edu in the 21st Century

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GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
  • PhD, Political Science, Griffith University (2015);
  • MSc, DIC, Environmental Technology - Water Management, Imperial College London (2006);
  • BSc, Industrial Chemistry, University of Limerick (2004).
Honours, awards and grants


  • Crisp Prize 2018 - Australian Political Studies Association
  • Vice-Chancellor's Award for Early Career Researcher 2017 - Flinders University
  • Geoff Anderson Memorial Prize 2017 - Australia & New Zealand Public Policy Network
  • Environment Agency of England & Wales - Local Contribution Awards 2009 & 2010
  • Arcadis Water Management Prize 2006 - Imperial College London


  • Star, C., Tangney, P., Newman, J., Clarke, B. (2019) "Developing policy expertise and a toolkit for evidence-based coordination of national climate resilience using a co-design professional development approach", Dept. of Defence Strategic Policy Grants Program- $114,434
  • Westwell, M., Tangney, P. (2016) "Reinventing Teaching & Learning Grant", Flinders University- $20,900
  • Tangney, P., Caliaba, C., Bruschi, M. (2015) "Content Development Grant", Community Broadcasting Foundation of Australia- $20,000
Key responsibilities

Peter coordinates the BSc program in Science Policy & Communication

Research expertise
Environmental science and management
Policy and administration
Political science
Research interests

I welcome expressions of interest from potential RHD candidates in the following areas:

  • Evidence-based policy
  • Climate policy and politics
  • Science and technology policy
  • Expert authority in public decision-making
Topic coordinator
SPOC2702 Science & Influence
SPOC2701 The Nature of Science II
SPOC1701 The Nature of Science I
SPOC3701 Science & Decisions
Expert for media contact
Science Policy, Environmental Science for Policy, Climate Change Adaptation
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Media expertise
  • Climate
  • Environment
  • Science Policy, Environmental Science for Policy, Climate Change Adaptation
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