Toss Gascoigne and Associates


Toss Gascoigne helps organizations establish their strategies, organise events and communicate the results of their work.

He has extensive experience in training researchers in media and presentation skills, developing communication plans, and the art of successful collaboration. His clients include CSIRO, CRCs, universities and state and federal Government Departments.

He works at the interface between people working in research and tertiary education, and policy makers in Parliament and Government.

Toss devised and organised the Science meets Parliament event in 1999, and has run five such events for scientists and technologists and four for people working in the humanities, arts and social sciences.

He has served as Executive Director for FASTS and CHASS, two peak councils representing the interests of Australians working in research, education and practice.

In 2008 Toss organised a CHASS workshop on the future of the PhD. The workshop involved all the major tertiary bodies, and resulted in an agreed set of recommendations for Government and the universities.