PRIA ACT Event | Does Science Communication Work?

Australians are 'very interested' in science but don't feel like they get to know enough about it through their usual media channels. Australians also report that they trust scientists just about more than any other group. That means that there is a keen audience quite open to hearing more about your work. But, does science communication work? Joan Leach, a world leader in science communication, will answer this question at a PRIA (ACT) breakfast on Thursday, 28 June.

Professor Leach is a world leader in science communication, an interdisciplinary field which she helped create. She is the Director of the National Centre for Public Awareness of Science at the Australia National University. Her research centres on public engagement with science, medicine and technology and she has been active in the Australian government's recent initiatives towards “Inspiring Australia.”

Joan chairs research projects on:

  • Frameworks for evaluating public engagement with science
  • The Language of the Rebuffed: Rhetoric, Expertise and Policy Advisers
  • The uses of hype to communicate science and its impact on trust and engagement
  • Towards a new model of science engagement using climate change case studies
  • User behaviours and social networks on new media about scientific topics


DATE: Thursday, 28 June 2018
TIME: 07:45-08:00: Registrations
08:00-09:00: Session including Q&A
VENUE: Catchpole Room
Southern Cross Club Jamison
Catachpole & Bowman Streets
Macquarie ACT 2614
COST*: PRIA Members: $44.00 pp
Non Members: $49.50 pp

*Please Note: prices include GST

Registrations Open: 29th May 18 9:00 AM
Registrations Close: 27th Jun 18 11:00 PM
Price: AU $ 49.5 (Inc. GST)


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