CPAS in New Zealand

In April 2018, a large cohort of CPAS staff and students descended en masse to Dunedin, New Zealand.

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CPAS PhD students Mita Anggaryani, Michel Watson and James Ansell

How can we promote sexual health at universities to those most at risk?

CPAS PhD graduate Dr Matthew Dunn & Dr Merryn McKinnon in Sexual Health

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Us and science: it’s complicated

There’s not many things you could get 90% of Australians to agree upon, but when it comes to the positive impact of science, we’re almost all on the same page.

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CPAS PCST Spotter's Guide

A handy list of everywhere our researchers will be popping up at the conference. 

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CPAS practice ahead of PCST

Science Circus Africa: Disability & Gender Initiative

CPAS PhD student Vanessa de Kauwe left Australia on March 2 for Zimbabwe and Zambia.

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2017 workshop at CPAS

Vanessa de Kauwe‏ on ABC Radio National

A further look at how her research turns science skills into life skills for students with intellectual disabilities.

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Vanessa de Kauwe with students

Machine learning uncovers large hidden job market for PhD graduates

Researchers from CPAS, ANU and CSIRO's Data61 developed a job-searching machine to show the value of PhD graduate research skills.

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Can citizen science transform population health?

Researchers from CPAS and the Menzies Centre for Health Policy look at this untapped pathway for population health research.

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Stages of citizen science employed by each model

Samantha Vilkins and Will Grant: What gets cited in Government publications?

While previous studies give us a clear idea of how policymakers go about their research, this is a first look at the evidence sources that are actually cited.

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Evidence source types cited in Australian Government departments

CPAS alum Dr Elizabeth Tynan wins CHASS Book Prize for 'Atomic Thunder: The Maralinga Story'

The book, which examines British atomic testing in Australia in the 1950s, was published last year, based on Dr Tynan's PhD research at CPAS.

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Joan Leach and Fabien Medvecky wonder just how ‘good’ science communication is… the Editorial for a special issue on the ethics of science communication in the Journal of Science Communication.

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CPAS staff and students conduct research into diverse topics pertinent to science communication theory and practice. We are committed to publishing our research results in a range of scholarly and public venues, to reach audiences who can best benefit from them.

We supervise many postgraduate and undergraduate research projects. As a young discipline there is ample scope in science communication for innovative and explorative research projects, so students are encouraged to develop proposals responding to issues and questions they are passionate about.


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