As a communicator my focus is on bridging the gap between active science research and the public.
I am driven by genuine excitement and wonder in the world around us, and the enjoyment of sharing this experience with others.
To me, good science communication provides moments of connection for people with the world around them; where scientific concepts fall into place through stories, where a sense of awe creeps in, and where critical thinking and hands-on experience lead people to their own discoveries.
The foundation of my teaching approach and methodology has been strongly informed by education and neuropsychological research about how people learn best.
Sci. comm. employment history
- Demonstrator, Australian National University (2019-ongoing)
- Experimental Design and Analysis in Biology, Second year course (2020-21)
- Ecology, Second year course (2020)
- Big Questions in biology, Second year/Masters course (2020)
- Research Proposal (biology), Third year course (2019-20)
- Research Presentation Skills, Third year/Masters course (2019-20)
- Plants and Global Climate Change, Third year course (2019)
- Programs Officer, Scienceworks Museum (2018-19)
- Presenter, Scienceworks Museum (2017-18)
- Senior educator with the Victorian Space Science Education Centre (VSSEC) (2016-18)
- ‘PhD students overwhelmed by the pandemic’, The Niche Magazine, British Ecological Society (2020)
- Presenter, STEM Education skills workshop, Mt Stromlo Observatory Outreach Program (2019)
- Presenter, ‘Communicating your Science’ workshop, Adelaide University Women in STEM Society (2018)
- Guest palaeontologist, Bullarto Primary School website launch (2016)
- Trainer/supervisor of undergraduate volunteers, technical paleontology work (2015)