Shaun Hendy writes today on stuff.co.nz saying Dirty Politics damages science.
While it‚Äôs a bit of a whaa whaaa whaaaa piece, it did make me wonder who Shaun Hendy is, particularly seeing that he‚Äôs now an expert in dirty politics and seems happy to enter the fray.
So for our WOBH readers, here‚Äôs a bit on who Shaun Hendy is.
Sean is a researcher with the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and nanotechnology at The University of Auckland. He‚Äôs a smart cookie and has done well. Good for him.
He also blogs at Sciblogs where he attracts a monthly audience of more than 1000 readers, many of them policy makers in NZ‚Äôs innovation sector.¬† It‚Äôs here that he starts crossing over from being a theoretical physicist and expert in nanotechnology, to playing in the political environment.
In his post ‚ÄėScientists need to hold policy-makers to account‚Äô he pimps Nicky Hager‚Äôs stolen emails, and clearly is very supportive of a bunch of troughers who don‚Äôt like the Health Promotion Agency having industry representative Katherine Rich on its board. ¬† Read more »