Matt Nurse

Master of Science Communication (ANU), Master of Communication (Deakin), Graduate Certificate Public Relations (Deakin)
PhD Researcher

Matt has more than two decades’ experience as a communication practitioner and leader, with a particular focus on government, political and emergency communication.

He has previously worked as a communication director for two state government departments and a federal government agency, where he led communication teams in the agriculture, industry, transport and resources portfolios.

He has also worked as a media adviser for two state premiers, two commonwealth front-benchers and for a major Australian political party during a national election.

Research interests

Matt’s research interests are in the science of science communication, science denial and misinformation.

His current research project will investigate how science communicators might respond to the influence of Australians with anti-science attitudes in publicly controversial topics of science such as climate change, immunisation and genetically modified organisms.

Matthew S. Nurse & Will J. Grant (2020) I’ll See It When I Believe It: Motivated Numeracy in Perceptions of Climate Change Risk, Environmental Communication, 14:2, 184-201, DOI: 10.1080/17524032.2019.1618364