Visiting Fellow, CPAS, ANU
His book charts the emergence of modern science communication in 39 countries ranging from Mexico and Iran, to Ghana,Japan and Spain. It is an ambitious project with 103 authors.
He has published on the history of modern science communication, on whether the field could be considered a discipline, and science advocacy. He has also written on the establishment of ‘Science meets Parliament’.
Toss is a former President and life member of both Australian Science Communicators and the PCST Network.
For 15 years he headed national organisations in Australia. He worked as Executive Director of the Federation of Australian Scientific and Technological Societies (FASTS) and the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS).
He has run hundreds of training workshops for scientists in Australia and other countries including Namibia, Zanzibar, Colombia, Belgium, PNG, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Indonesia, Ethiopia, New Caledonia, India, Uganda, mostly working with Jenni Metcalfe. These have focussed on reaching different audiences and explain complex concepts.