I am a Teaching Specialist who is deeply committed to training scientists to effectively communicate their research to a variety of scientific and lay audiences. Outstanding communication skills are now vital for a successful career in science and I designed, coordinate and teach a highly successful science communication program at the University of Melbourne. My aim is to embed the teaching of communication skills throughout our science curriculum.
Underpinning my teaching is my own practice of communicating the wonders of science to a large and broad audience as a radio broadcaster and blogger. I have my own weekly science segment ‘Weird Science’ on the breakfast show of 3RRR, Australia’s largest community radio station. I've also been a co-host of 3RRR's Einstein-a-go-go science radio show for a decade and blog weekly at www.espressoscience.com. My research background is in wildlife ecology.