Associate Professor Elizabeth Tynan PhD is co-ordinator of the professional development program at the James Cook University Graduate Research School. She is a prominent researcher of the history of British atomic weapons testing in Australia. Her first book on the topic (Atomic Thunder: The Maralinga Story) won the Prime Minister's Literary Award for Australian History and the CHASS Australia Prize for a Book in 2017. She is a former journalism academic with a background in both print and electronic media, specialising in science writing and editing. Her PhD from the Australian National University examined aspects of the British nuclear tests in Australia in the 1950s and 1960s. Her new book about British atomic tests in Australia, The Secret of Emu Field: Britain’s Forgotten Atomic Tests in Australia, was published by NewSouth Publishing in May 2022.