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Penny is an educational consultant specialising in curriculum design and development. She has worked on projects with a range of TAFEs, universities and private colleges. Recently, she has been based at Macquarie University working on a number of diverse projects culminating in the development of a suite of units in Science Communication. Penny became so interested in the science communication research that she was inspired to enrol in a PhD at ANU.

Currently, Penny’s interest lies with exploring the science communication around food: its place in day-to-day life through social and other media, governmental regulation through policy, the influence and passion of lobby groups, and the pressure and demands of big business.


  • –present
    PhD Researcher, Centre for the Public Awareness of Science, ANU
  • –present
    Educational consultant, Self employed


  • 2001 
    University of Wollongong, MEd (Information Technology in Education and Training)
  • 1989 
    Sydney Institute of Education, Graduate Diploma of Education
  • 1983 
    Sydney University, Bachelor of Arts