WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO

At DeadlyScience Ltd, our first aim is to provide science books and early reading material to remote schools in Australia. We have shipped over 16,000 books, 500 telescopes, and other STEM resources to over a hundred schools, with more to come.

DeadlyScience Ltd started after Corey Tutt found out that remote schools were often critically under-resourced. We know from personal experiences that books & resources change lives, and these kids deserve nothing but the best. DeadlyScience wants to ensure all schools have access to our history of Science by providing resources that connect schools to the First Scientists of Australia Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people.

DONATING TO DEADLY SCIENCE

We receive donations from people all over the world. Scientists and authors Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith, Professor Brian Cox, and Dr Karl have generously provided many signed copies of their books. We are working on creating primary school STEM learning resources in First Nations languages, STEM career programs for Indigenous high schoolers, and cultural competency resources for STEM professionals. We hope to create platforms to create equal education for all in Australia.

Donate now or contact us for more information.

OUR BOARD

Corey Tutt: CEO and Director

Corey Tutt is a proud Kamilaroi man and Young Australian of the Year for NSW 2020. He is the CEO and founder of DeadlyScience, which provides science resources, mentoring and training to over a hundred remote and regional schools across Australia with a particular focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. When Corey found out there was remote schools in Australia with hardly any STEM resources he set out to make change. To date, DeadlyScience has provided over 16,000 culturally appropriate books focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) as well as telescopes, microscopes and other equipment to spark student interest. Schools involved with DeadlyScience have reported a 25% increase in engagement in STEM and increased attendance. As a board member of Science Technology Australia, Corey is contributing to the development of their first ever Reconciliation Action Plan to further encourage participation and inclusion of First Nations peoples in STEM. Corey’s passion for Indigenous education has also been recognised through various awards including the CSIRO Indigenous STEM Champion 2019; AMP Tomorrow Maker 2019 and ABC Trailblazer 2019, 2020 Eureka prize finalist. In 2020 Corey was named a human rights hero by the Australian human rights commission. In his spare time Corey is a Research assistant and writes for K-Zone magazine and is currently authoring a children’s book called ‘The First Scientists”.

Zoe O’Hara: Director and Acting Chair

Zoe has worked in Aboriginal Schools since 2010 in a variety of teaching and leadership roles. In addition to teaching K-10 classes, Zoe has worked as a specialist staff mentor and Acting Principal. Leadership work has included programs to foster school-readiness including working with babies and carers, adult education, Aboriginal language program development as well as curriculum, planning and policy development.

Particular areas of experience and interest include language and language revival, early years education and cultural education focussed on sciences, history and geography through an Aboriginal lens as well as trauma informed practices.

Zoe has worked, studied and volunteered in various contexts in Arnhem Land, The Kimberley, Tasmania, Victoria, Tanzania, Sweden and Vanuatu.

Work has involved close liaison with various agencies associated with education and Aboriginal languages and culture including media, health, social services, research, and linguistics.

Zoe has worked with Deadly Science since early 2019 and is very passionate about being part of an organisation that can reach out to all youth across Australia and the reciprocal benefit of linking Aboriginal culture with Science – especially recognising Aboriginal Australians as the very first Scientists. She is also supportive of creating pathways for Aboriginal youth in areas where they have a passion and exposing them to new possibilities for their future learning, ventures and careers.

Allister Sutherland: CFO and Director

Allister inadvertently commenced his accounting career at the age of 15 working for his family’s public practice during school holidays. Since then, he has not looked back. Allister is a qualified Accountant and since 2017 has stepped into Financial Planning. He has more than twelve years experience with clients from small family businesses, to high net-worth individuals, to micro-brewers, tradespersons, and the media and entertainment industry. He is a member of the Institute of Public Accountants, a Chartered Tax Adviser with the Tax Institute, an Associate of Tax & Super Australia, and a SMSF Specialist AdvisorTM with the SMSF Association.

Laura McBride: Director

Laura McBride is a Wailwan and Kooma woman and Director, First Nations at the Australian Museum (AM). In this role on the AM Executive Leadership Team, McBride leads the First Nations strategic direction and operations as well as manages the AM’s extensive Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, archaeology, and Pasifika cultural collections. Laura’s vision for the AM centres on prioritising and amplifying First Nations voices so that Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, and Pacific communities represent themselves and their cultures within the Museum. Laura’s academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts (University of Sydney) conferred in 2008 (double Major in Psychology and Australian Indigenous Studies), and Master of Aboriginal Education (University of Technology Sydney) conferred in 2012.