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Samantha Vilkins

Samantha Vilkins is a PhD candidate in science communication and Communication and Outreach Coordinator at the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science at The Australian National University in Canberra.

Drawing on a background in mathematics and an ungodly fascination with bureaucracy, her current research focuses on the uses of quantified evidence in politics, and what gets left behind by metrics and statistics.


  • –present
    PhD candidate, Australian National University


  • 2017 
    Australian National University, Master of Science Communication (With Commendation)
  • 2015 
    University of Queensland, Bachelor of Science (Computational Science and Mathematics)