Science communication theory and practice

As one of the oldest science communication academic departments in the world, CPAS has a deep and abiding interest in both the theory and practice of science communication, and in linkages and contradictions between the two. All research projects conducted in the department have elements of both or either, but projects in this research theme are those that, at their core, scrutinise or test specific elements of science communication theory and its relationship to practice, or that provide baseline surveys of science communication practice in particular places or times.

Contact theme convenor Professor Sue Stocklmayer for more information or click on the tabs below to find people, projects and events associated with this theme.

Projects

News

10
Aug
2017
CPAS Visiting Fellow Toss Gascoigne and PhD Candidate Jenni Metcalfe published a new paper in the Journal of Science Communication last month, exploring the rise of science...
01
Apr
2017
The first issue of JCOM for 2017 has just hit the e-waves (here) and features a set of commentaries exploring science communication and its relationship with public...
14
Mar
2017
'What is the message?' and 'How can you maximise your communication impact?' ask Will Grant and Rod Lamberts of marchers for science in a new article for The Conversation. For...
15
May
2016
Knowing more about the history of science can change the way we think about science communication, according to a new paper by CPAS academic Dr Lindy Orthia. The paper, published...
10
Mar
2016
Read and listen to Rod Lamberts and Will Grant's chat with Alan Alda on the art of science communication at The Conversation.
19
Oct
2014
CPAS research was the focus of ABC Radio National's 'Ockham's Razor' on Sunday 19 October. The audio and transcript are available here. CPAS Research Fellow Dr Suzette Searle ...
27
May
2014
‘How do Australians engage with science?’, the national survey commissioned by Inspiring Australia, designed and directed by CPAS Research Fellow Suzette Searle and conducted by...
18
Mar
2014
Everyday Australians could be more involved in deciding what research receives funding, according to a new paper by CPAS PhD student Cobi Smith. Her argument for more...
25
Sep
2013
People who protest against some science aren't just knuckle-dragging anti-science morons, argues Dr Rod Lamberts in a new piece for The Conversation.   Image: John Virgolino
17
Jul
2013
Dr Will Grant and Dr Merryn McKinnon respond to the Australian Academy of Science's latest science literacy survey in a new article for The Conversation.   Picture R.O Mania

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