Dr Graham Walker

Academic Coordinator, Science Circus
Physics Link Building 38a, Science Road
 +61 2 6125 9224

Profile

Career awards

  • ANU Media Awards: Most Unusual Story, 2015
  • Vice-Chancellor's Award for Public Policy and Outreach, 2015

Qualifications

BSc (Biochemistry), Grad Dip (Science Communication), PhD (Science Communication)

Biography

Graham studied biochemistry and genetics and found his passion was communicating the science, going on to complete a Graduate Diploma in Science Communication in 2001 also at ANU. Since then he has worked in a variety of science communication roles with CSIRO Education, Questacon and The Australian Science Festival. Internationally he has worked with several South African science centres, primarily the UNIZUL Science Centre where returned in 2009 to further develop science theatre to combat HIV AIDS. He is currently the Project Officer for the Science Circus Africa project.

Graham completed his PhD in 2012. He regularly performs science shows and provides science show training and science centre staff professional development around the world.

Professional Outputs

Questacon Smart Moves (2002) Presented at CONASTA, Australian Science Teachers Association annual conference, Hobart, Australia.

Science centre exhibit, show and workshop training (2003, 2006, 2008, 2009), Cape Town, Zululand and Johannesburg, South Africa.

Research

Research interests

Science Shows and Theatre: Emotional, motivational and behavioural impacts of science shows and theatre

Publications

Peer-reviewed journal papers

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