Linda Stalker is Group Leader in Exploration Geosciences and Science Director for the National Geosequestration Laboratory at CSIRO. An Applied Geologist and Petroleum Geochemist, Linda has worked at Statoil, Norway before joining CSIRO in 2000. Research in gas geochemistry and stable isotopes led to carbon capture and storage research in monitoring and verification. Science communication has become increasingly important to working in pilot scale and demonstration projects, and Linda has sought better approaches to open science dialogue. She obtained a BSc. (Hons) in Applied Geology from Strathclyde University, and PhD in Petroleum Geochemistry and CO2 Generation at Newcastle University.