The following is a list of Centre for the Public Awareness of Science publications up to 2021.
Refereed journal papers
- Waiting for advice that is beyond doubt: uncertainty as Australia's reason for joining the invasion of Iraq.
Visting Fellow and recent CPAS alum Christiane Gerblinger recently published her article, 'Waiting for advice that is beyond doubt: uncertainty as Australia's reason for joining the invasion of Iraq', with the Intelligence and National Security journal.
A dominant theme across examinations of the intelligence used to justify invading Iraq in 2003 is that political decision-makers amplified the clarity of their evidence. What has been missed is that Australia did exactly the opposite: here, the political leadership channelled uncertainty, inconclusiveness and doubt into highly effective rhetorical manoeuvres that embraced the imperfection of evidence and, with it, sufficiently weakened arguments that an invasion could take place only with absolute proof. Christiane's article examines the role of Australian intelligence amid a complex mix of factors that facilitated those manoeuvres.
Read more here.
Refereed journal papers
Dunn, M.E., McKinnon, M. (2018). How can university sexual health promotion events reach those most at risk? A cross-sectional study. Sexual Health. https://doi.org/10.1071/SH16228
Linvill, Darren L., Boatwright, Brandon C. & Grant, Will J. (2018) “Back-stage” dissent: student Twitter use addressing instructor ideology. Communication Education. Prepublished 29 Jan 2018.
de Kauwe, V., Orthia, L.A. (2018). Knowledge, power and the ethics illusion: Explaining diverse viewer interpretations of the politics in classic era Doctor Who. The Journal of Popular Television, 6(2). doi: 10.1386/jptv.6.2.151_1
Selected media coverage
ANU Science. (2017, November 28). When science skills become life skills. ANU Science, Environment, Health and Medicine Research Stories. Reports on Vanessa de Kauwe's PhD research.
Varischetti, B. (2017, October 12) Survey tests attitudes to human gene therapy. ABC Perth Drive. Interview with Michel Watson about her PhD research.
Hunt, J. (2017, October 12). Mornings, ABC South Eastern. Interview with Vanessa de Kauwe about her PhD research.
ABC Science. (2017, September 28). ABC launches science cadetship in memory of 'science news geek' Darren Osborne. ABC News. Mentions Darren Osborne's time at the ANU and with the Science Circus.
Kilburn, M. (2017, August) Texting the Doctor. Doctor Who Magazine, Special edition #47 'Referencing the Doctor', pp. 38-41. Includes interview with Lindy Orthia about her 2013 book Doctor Who and Race.
Laverty, J. (2017, October 11). Drive, ABC Canberra. Interview with Vanessa de Kauwe about her PhD research.
Anggaryani, M. (2017) Should science communicators learn from the Yogyakartans? Paper presented at Australasian Association for the History, Philosophy & Social Studies of Science Biennial Conference, Wollongong, 22-24 November 2017.
Roberson, T. (2017). Seeing [hyped] science differently. Presented at the Australian Science Communicators National Conference, Adelaide, 23-24 February 2017.
Wilson, P. (2017) Disruption and messiness: examining the ban on raw milk sale in Australia. Paper presented at the 2017 Mundane Governance Conference, The Australian National University, 22-24 November 2017
Orthia, L. (2017) Reclaiming the origin of science for science communication and science studies. Presented at Australasian Association for the History, Philosophy & Social Studies of Science Biennial Conference, Wollongong, 22-24 November 2017.
Huttner-Koros, A. (2017). Communicating science in English: exploring the professional self-perceptions of Australian scientists from language backgrounds other than English. Presented at the Australian Science Communicators National Conference, Adelaide, 23-24 February 2017.
Russell, W. (2017) Bringing dialogue to public engagement in science and technology: A workshop on communicative practices. Paper presented at Australasian Association for the History, Philosophy & Social Studies of Science Biennial Conference, Wollongong, 22-24 November 2017.
Refereed journal papers
Rowbotham S., McKinnon M., Leach J., Lamberts R. & Hawe P. (2017). Does citizen science have the capacity to transform population health science? Critical Public Health. Prepublished 9 November 2017, doi:10.1080/09581596.2017.1395393.
McKinnon M. & Orthia L.A. (2017). Vaccination communication strategies: What have we learned, and lost, in 200 years? Special issue ‘History of science communication’, Journal of Science Communication, 16(03), A08.
McGillion, C. (2017). Animation as a science communication tool in Timor-Leste. Science Communication, 39(2), 278-285. doi: 10.1177/1075547017696164.
Rayner, J. (2017). Using a cell phone to investigate the skin depth effect in salt water. The Physics Teacher, 55, 83-86. doi: 10.1119/1.4974118
Lamberts, R. (2017). Science society: Distrust of experts happens when we forget they are human beings. Chemistry in Australia, (Nov 2017), 34.
Walker, G. (2017, April 26). A science circus for Southeast Asia. New Mandala.
Watson, M. (2017, October 19). A CRISPR way forward: developments in human gene therapy. Woroni Newspaper.
Harker-Schuch, I. & Grant, W.J. (2017, October 30). Why we're building a climate change game for 12-year-olds. The Conversation.
Lamberts, R. (2017, August 22). Science is important but moves too fast: Five charts on how Australians view science and scientists. The Conversation.
Leach, J. (2017, June 21). Science journalism is in Australia's interest, but needs support to thrive. The Conversation.
Lamberts, R. (2017, May 12). Distrust of experts happens when we forget they are human beings. The Conversation.
Watson, M. (2017, November 26). Ask Fuzzy: Gene editing breakthrough of the century. The Canberra Times.
McKinnon, M. (2017, November 10). Brian Cox is a world record holding 'rockstar scientist'. Here's why. The Conversation.
Stocklmayer, S.M. & Rennie, L.J. (2017). The attributes of informal science education: A science communication perspective. In P.G. Patrick (ed.), Preparing Informal Science Educators: Perspectives from Science Communication and Education. Switzerland: Springer, pp. 527-544.