Wilson da Silva

Senior Communications Advisor
Dean's Unit
Contact details:
+61 (0)407 907 017
+61 2 9385 5456

Dean’s Office, Faculty of Engineering
Room 615, Level 6, Building K17
University of NSW 2052

As Senior Communications Advisor at UNSW, I report to the Dean of Engineering and am the Faculty’s lead in dealing with external media. I provide advice, arrange press briefings, create media kits, and produce video and multimedia collateral highlighting research at the Faculty of Engineering at UNSW, targeting domestic and international media. My role is to boost the faculty’s research standing with business, industry and in the public sphere.

I’ve had a long career as a science journalist, and was the founding editor-in-chief of COSMOS, the acclaimed Australian literary science magazine. I’m also a filmmaker, public speaker and commentator on science, technology, innovation and the future, and a former president of the World Federation of Science Journalists. I’ve been an on-air science journalist at ABC TV, Australian correspondent for New Scientist, science news editor of ABC Online, a foreign correspondent for Reuters, and a staff journalist at The Age and at The Sydney Morning Herald.