History and Philosophy of Science is an Arts discipline with very strong connections to and synergies with disciplines in other faculties, most notably in Science, Engineering and MDHS. A central function for research in HPS thus remains in bridging the gap between the different research traditions and research cultures. In a period in which the divergence between STEM and HASS disciplines becomes more manifest, HPS regards itself a necessary complement enabling communication between the disciplines. This involves a continued critical debate with STEM disciplines about the nature and implications of scientific research, but also an engagement with humanities and social sciences about the cultural relevance of the sciences. A particular project in this framework will focus on the history of Australian science, as a broad collaboration with the University archives and cultural collections as well as the Australasian Association for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science.