Dr Ann Moyal is a leading historian of science. She has written some ten books and many papers on social and institutional aspects of science, telecommunications, technology, and science policy in Australia for which she was made a Member of the Order of Australia and awarded the Centenary Medal. Her recent books include the prize-winning Platypus, the Extraordinary story of how a curious creature baffledthe world. She has taught and researched in several Australian Universities, including The Australian National University, the New South Wales Institute of Technology, and Griffith University, Queensland. She married Joe Moyal in 1963.