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    Professor Tom Spurling

Tom Spurling is Professor of Innovation Studies in the Centre for Transformative Innovation at Swinburne University of Technology. He is a physical chemist by training who in recent years has written extensively about the history of Australian science and innovation. He is a Member of the CSIRO Board.

His recent work includes a book on the development of Australia’s polymer banknotes, The Plastic Banknote (with David Solomon), an article World War 1: a turning point for Australia’s innovation system (with John Webb) and The Science and Industry Endowment Fund-supporting the development of Australian science (with Susan Smith).