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Campus Visitor / Director of Econnect Communication, Australian National University

Dr Jenni Metcalfe is Founder of Econnect Communication, established in 1995 to help scientists communicate their research. As a science communicator for 30 years, she has worked as a journalist, practitioner, university lecturer and researcher. Jenni is a foundation member of the Australian Science Communicators and has been a member of the scientific committee of the International Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) Network since 1996. Jenni completed her PhD on 'Rethinking science communication theories in practice' at the Australian National University in 2019. Jenni believes every person has a right to engage with science, so they can make more informed decisions about issues that affect their lives.


  • 1995–present
    Consultant and Director of Econnect Communication Pty Ltd, Econnect Communication Pty Ltd
  • –present
    PhD student and sessional lecturer, Department of English, Media Studies & Art History , University of Queensland


  • 2019 
    Australian National University, PhD
  • 1989 
    Queensland University of Technology, Bachelor of Business (Communication)
  • 1986 
    Griffith University, Queensland, Master of Science (Environmental Science
  • 1981 
    Newcastle University, Bachelor of Education (Science)