Dr Ann Moyal AM is an historian of Australian science, technology and telecommunication. Ann graduated from the University of Sydney in 1947 with a first class honours degree in History and her early career took her to research positions in London, and four years as personal research assistant to the eminent Lord Beaverbrook.
Her books include A Bright & Savage Land: Scientists in Colonial Australia, Clear Across Australia: A History of Telecommunications, Portraits in Science, and most recently,Platypus: The Extraordinary Story of How a Curious Creature Baffled the World. Her first autobiography Breakfast with Beaverbrook: Memoirs of an Independent Woman was well received.
She has held teaching positions at the New South Wales Institute of Technology and at Griffith University where she was Director of the Science Policy Research Centre. She holds a Doctor of Letters from the Australian National University, and also from the University of Sydney. She is an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, and holder of the Centenary Medal. Dr Moyal also founded the Independent Scholars Association of Australia.