Mr Holper has a First Class Honours Degree in Chemistry from the University of Melbourne, a Diploma of Education and a Graduate Diploma in Science Communication.
He’s currently Executive Officer of CSIRO CLIMATE, and the CSIRO's Key Account Manager for the Australian Greenhouse Office. CSIRO Climate is a large multi-Divisional program that undertakes and applies research into climate variability, climate change and energy issues.
Hundreds of scientists do work of relevance to the Program. Paul manages and coordinates research activities and communicates research outcomes and applications to a range of audiences.
In his previous role, Paul was CSIRO’s State Relationship Manager in Victoria, a business development position in which he worked to strengthen CSIRO’s linkages with the State Government, universities and industry. Prior to that, he was Communication Manager at CSIRO Atmospheric Research, based in Aspendale in Victoria.
He has written numerous articles for magazines, newspapers and journals on scientific and environmental topics. His articles have appeared in The Australian, The Canberra Times, Ecos and Geo. Mr Holper is the author of the award-winning Cambridge University Press-CSIRO book, Atmosphere: weather, climate and pollution along with 15 books on science and technology including the best selling Amazing Science series, published by ABC.
Last year Mr Holper convened the international GREENHOUSE 2005 Conference in Melbourne, which attracted over 400 delegates.