Peter Ridd

Adjunct Fellow

Peter is a former Professor and Head of Physics (2009-2016) at James Cook University (Townsville). His consultancy work while at the university resulted in the development of specialist instrumentation for measuring aspects of water quality, with the profits used to fund student scholarships and research projects.

Peter has published more than 100 papers in international science journals and supervised many successful PhD students. His most recent book is Reef Heresy? Science, Research and the Great Barrier Reef (Connor Court, 2020)

Assault On Farmers, Fishers And Foresters Will Only Harm The Environment
7 November 2023

Assault On Farmers, Fishers And Foresters Will Only Harm The Environment

In this article, Dr Peter Ridd contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the Great Barrier Reef, conducted as part of the IPA’s Project for Real Science Program. The Project for Real Science is an initiative of the Institute of Public Affairs to rebuild the integrity of scientific research in Australia. Governments across Australia are forging ahead
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The Astonishingly Woke Australian Academy Of Science
30 August 2023

The Astonishingly Woke Australian Academy Of Science

In this article, Dr Peter Ridd contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the Great Barrier Reef, conducted as part of the IPA’s Project for Real Science Program. The Project for Real Science is an initiative of the Institute of Public Affairs to rebuild the integrity of scientific research in Australia. The Australian Academy of Science (AAS)
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Canadian Speech Is Free – Except For Jordan Peterson
30 August 2023

Canadian Speech Is Free – Except For Jordan Peterson

In this article, Dr Peter Ridd contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into quality assurance in science, conducted as part of the IPA’s Project for Real Science Program. The Project for Real Science is an initiative of the Institute of Public Affairs to rebuild the integrity of scientific research in Australia. A Canadian court has ruled that
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Reef ‘Doomsayers’ Show Breakdown In Our Science Institutions
10 August 2023

Reef ‘Doomsayers’ Show Breakdown In Our Science Institutions

In this article, Dr Peter Ridd contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the Great Barrier Reef, conducted as part of the IPA’s Project for Real Science Program. The Project for Real Science is an initiative of the Institute of Public Affairs to rebuild the integrity of scientific research in Australia. The latest statistics on the amount of
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Peter Ridd Discussing The Integrity Of Scientific Institutions On Outsiders Sky News Australia
18 June 2023

Peter Ridd Discussing The Integrity Of Scientific Institutions On Outsiders Sky News Australia

On June 18, IPA Adjunct Fellow Peter Ridd joined Outsiders on Sky News Australia to discuss the integrity of scientific institutions. All media appearances posted onto the IPA website are directly related to the promotion and dissemination of IPA research. Below is a transcript of the interview. Rowan Dean: Scientists are usually the ones doing the testing, but this time
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Dr Peter Ridd Discussing The Health Of The Great Barrier Reef On Sky News Australia
21 April 2023

Dr Peter Ridd Discussing The Health Of The Great Barrier Reef On Sky News Australia

Dr Peter Ridd joins Outsiders on Sky News Australia to discuss the current health of the Great Barrier Reef, as well as University of Queensland research that has found the red decorator crab is a predator to crown-of-thorns starfish. Rowan Dean: Well, scientists at the University of Queensland may have found the unlikely key to protecting the Great Barrier Reef
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Science Betrayal
11 April 2023

Science Betrayal

The author’s intention in this article is to summarise the research that he has done on the corals in the Great Barrier Reef and contextualises and disseminates the findings of research conducted as part of the IPA’s Project for Real Science Program. The Project for Real Science is an initiative of the Institute of Public Affairs to rebuild the integrity of
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One Misstep For Science, One Giant Leap In Distrust
8 March 2023

One Misstep For Science, One Giant Leap In Distrust

The author’s intention in this article is to summarise the research that he has done on the corals in the Great Barrier Reef and contextualises and disseminates the findings of research conducted as part of the IPA’s Project for Real Science Program. The Project for Real Science is an initiative of the Institute of Public Affairs to rebuild the integrity of
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Chicken Little Propaganda Dressed Up As Science
26 November 2022

Chicken Little Propaganda Dressed Up As Science

This article first appeared in The Australian. In this article, Dr Peter Ridd contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the Great Barrier Reef, conducted as part of the IPA’s Project for Real Science Program. The Project for Real Science is an initiative of the Institute of Public Affairs to rebuild the integrity of scientific research in
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New Great Barrier Reef Video Series By Peter Ridd And True Arrow Events
29 September 2022

New Great Barrier Reef Video Series By Peter Ridd And True Arrow Events

This article first appeared on the author’s social media page. The author’s intention in this article is to summarise the research that he has done on the corals in the Great Barrier Reef and contextualises and disseminates the findings of research conducted as part of the IPA’s Project for Real Science Program. The Project for Real Science is an initiative of
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