Premier science communication and science journalist conference comes to Brisbane

On March 11, the Australian Science Communicators (ASC) will bring together leading science communicators and journalists from across the globe to network and discuss current issues for science communication at QUT University, Gardens Point. 

Speakers include Climate Communication Fellow for the Global Change Institute at The University of Queensland John Cook, Director of Communications and Outreach […]

ASC2016 – Kelly Fielding

Kelly Fielding is a Vice Chancellor’s research and teaching fellow at The University of Queensland. Her broad research focus is understanding environmental decision-making and how to communicate to increase knowledge and change attitudes and behaviour.
Her research has identified ways to communicate to increase domestic water conservation, public place recycling, acceptance of recycled water and, more broadly, actions to […]

ASC2016 – Bob Bruce

Bob Bruce is a retired industrial engineer who has worked widely in government and private enterprise. He currently works as an IT Orange Card with Education Qld. He holds a double major in Psychology. He has been President of the Queensland Skeptics Association Inc since the turn of the century.
Bob was ‘the Skeptic’ on […]

Event review: That time we talked about sex at a networking event

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Written by Sarah Keenihan
How can we survive and stay sane as professional scientists and communicators in a world where the public appetite for science may wane and wax with each new Prime Minister?
How do you get a foothold writing or podcasting or presenting science content when you don’t know what sorts of […]

ASC Grant write-up: Emma Donnelly visits ABC Radio National

I would like to thank Australian Science Communicators offering me a grant to subsidise my work experience with an ABC Radio National program where I spent a week in November 2015. I was extremely fortunate to be awarded The Peter Pockley Grant for Professional Development in Investigative Journalism.
Based in Brisbane (I am from Perth), my […]

Cosmos Media Professional Development Grant

The art of good science writing is to make complex ideas seem simple, and to effortless communicate this to a lay public. This is what journalists are trained to do. But for scientists branching out from scientific writing into scientific feature writing, sometimes a little more training is required.
As an emerging science writer from a […]

President’s update

Thank you to Joan Leach for the President’s Update
Somehow, it’s February already. And if you are doing an austere February to atone for the festive season, make sure its finish is well-timed so we can enjoy some festivities together in Brisbane in March.
On March 11, we’ll be getting together for a one-day conference in the […]

Unsung Hero of Australian Science Communication 2015

The Australian Science Communicators
is proud to offer the
Unsung Hero Award of Australian Science Communication
 
The award will be announced at the ASC Conference in Brisbane on 11 March 2016.
Nominations close at 5pm on Monday 22 February 2016.
ASC Unsung Hero Award 2015 Nomination Form – Entry PDF
ASC Unsung Hero Award 2015 Nomination Form – Entry WORD
The Unsung […]

ASC2016 is live!

The premier industry event for science communicators, science journalists and all those who make science accessible is here again.
Designed as a single day plenary format that will allow delegates to participate in the World Science Festival in Brisbane in March on either side, initial program details have gone online here. Program updates are coming in […]

Professional Development Grant: Science Features

 
The 2015 ASC Professional Development Grant I received, for which I am very grateful, enabled me to complete a journalism course on feature writing through the Extension program at the University of California, Berkeley.
I work as a science writer for the Queensland Brain Institute, which is based at The University of Queensland. My role there […]