Aarti Kapoor

PhD Researcher

Profile

Qualifications

LLB (Hons) (Wolverhampton), GDip Journalism (UQ), Stanford Publishing Course, M Journalism (UQ)

Biography

Aarti Kapoor's journey of more than 17 years in the marcomms world has seen her dividing her time as a practitioner and a researcher at various points in her career across three continents. At one point in her life, she was a Legal Editor working in an international publishing house in Singapore. Later, she worked as an Editor in a trade publishing house in Santa Barbara (California, USA). Subsequently, a Graduate Fellowship Award led her to Phoenix (Arizona, USA) where she was a Teaching/Research Assistant at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University. An avid Science enthusiast who is inspired by her love of condensing technical jargon into simple and digestible concepts in plain English, it was around this time that she launched a nanotechnology website to follow the developments of this new scientific technology.

Together with her physicist husband, Aarti then moved to Brisbane (Queensland, Australia) where she worked as a communications officer, drafting scientific press releases and delivering complex Science to the public in plain English.

In 2011, Aarti was awarded a Master of Journalism degree, with a Dean’s Commendation for High Achievement for her work in the final semester on her thesis project. Her project is entitled "Nanotechnology in Australia – Where are we heading?”.

Some of her articles have been published in Cosmos, Santa Barbara Independent (USA), the Australian Science Communicators newsletter and NanoScienceWorld (USA).

Living and working in three countries across three continents has highlighted to Aarti the importance of Science in advancing and improving the quality of every area of our lives, from health to communication and lighting technology, just to name a few.

Aarti’s research is focused on women’s health, specifically, the communication of hysterectomy information to Australian women.

In her free time, Aarti blogs on faith, food and life through prose and poems.

Awards

  • Dean’s Commendation for High Achievement, The University of Queensland (Master of Journalism Thesis Project; Sem. 1, 2011)
  • Arizona State University Graduate Fellowship Award (2008)
  • Great Performer Award (for editorial work) by LexisNexis, Singapore office (LexisNexis is a division of Reed Elsevier Inc.) (2006)
  • Sponsored by the Media Development Authority of Singapore (an organization that develops the media industry in Singapore) to attend a Professional Publishing Course in Stanford University, California, USA (2006)

Research

Supervision

Current supervisor

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