Cross-cultural perspectives in science communication

As science communicators, it is important to formulate strategies and increase our understanding when communicating to culturally diverse audiences.

This research theme builds on the definition that science communication is “the process by which the culture and knowledge of science are absorbed into the culture of the wider community".

This theme explores the diverse cultures within the worldwide science community, which not only absorb but more importantly contribute to the perceived values, beliefs and attitudes of science.

Our research investigates:

  • Does modern science promote the ideals, values and beliefs of specific cultures? 
  • How can we deconstruct the core ideologies that underpin the communication of science? 
  • What can be done to address the informational needs of people of a culturally and linguistically diverse audience understanding of science?
  • What role can science communication take to breakdown these cultural barriers?
  • What can be learned from how other cultures approach problems relating to science?
  • What audience demographic factors are most important during scientific engagement?
  • What ways do different cultures value when it comes to communicating science?

Relevant CPAS courses are: 



Students also undertake research in this theme for undergraduate coursework, postgraduate coursework and higher degrees by research.

Contact theme convenor Dr Sean Perera for more information or click on the other tabs to find relevant people, projects and events associated with this theme.