Research students supervised

Year Student Year Level Topic
2015- Peter Russ PhD Mapping and tracking engagement in controversial scientific discourses
2013- Jarrod Green PhD Audience perspectives on scientific realism in fiction
2011- Rashel Li PhD Audience views of science in The Big Bang Theory
refereed conference paper
journal paper
2010- Tegan Donald PhD  Defining ‘a scientifically engaged Australia’
2012- Helen Eddy-Costa PhD (adviser) User experience of biological taxonomy information
2011 Maria Taylor PhD (thesis advisor) Discourses of climate change in Australia 1987-2001
2013-14 Denis Warne MSciCom Communication in natural resource management knowledge exchange
2012-15 Don Gomez MSciCom Public responses to science in Breaking Bad
2011 Chris McKay MSciCom Environmental scientists’ and ecologists’ uses of Indigenous knowledge
2009 Tegan Donald MSciCom (thesis advisor) Communicating antimatter science
2012-13 Mugdha Bokil MBBS Influence of Scrubs on medical students’ clinical practice
2013 Rudi Spennemann Honours Audience responses to technology prototyped in film
2011 Martina Donkers Honours Evaluating theatre as  a science engagement tool using the play A Number
2015 Genevieve Crutchley SCOM3003 Nuclear power: what does the world think?
2015 Carmel Foley SCOM3003 Uses of Jurassic Park in popular dinosaur books
2015 Kate Reid SCOM3003 Discourses of evolution, race and anti-racism in the X-Men films
2014 Chris Ingles SCOM3003 Geology of Middle-earth in Lord of the Rings
2013 Aneeta Nathan SCOM3003 HIV/AIDS in South Africa and models of expertise
2012 Alana Pascoe SCOM3003 Students’ decisions to study physics: the role of gender, fiction and other influences
2012 Olivia Swift SCOM3003 Impact of the musical Rent on HIV/AIDS activism and awareness
2012 Amy Dobos SCOM3003 Public interpretations of photographs representing Alzheimer’s disease
2012 Stefan Nekvapil SCOM3003 Expectations of aged care facilities by residents, staff and family/friends
2011-12 Minky Faber SCOM3003 Women’s attitudes to menstruation and menstrual technologies
2011 Naomi Shadbolt SCOM3003 Communicating endometriosis with teenage girls
2014 Lauren Cochrane, Georgie Barker, Laura Blunt, Merryn Fraser, Stephanie Pearce SCOM2003 publish option The potential of World War Z for communicating about immunisation
2013 Jean Braquehais, Louise Caldwell, Genevieve Crutchley, Nicholas den Houting, Caroline Faulder, Yvette Long, Caitlin Miller, Kira Scaife SCOM2003 publish option Gender and scientist role-modelling in NCIS
2012 James Ansell, Sam Cheah, Adam Huttner-Koros, Candice Kaur, Harry-Dean Kenchington-Goldsmith, Lilian Pham, Hugh Ross, Kira Simmons, Rudi Spennemann, Melanie Tacey SCOM2003 publish option Using House to identify public preferences about medical practitioners
2011 Elizabeth Coonan, Katherine Schiffl, Alana Pascoe, Joseph Horst, Felix Bloomfield, Sam Axelsen SCOM2003 publish option Viewing habit effects on responses to science in Bones
2010 Dalton Ngu, Stefan Nekvapil, Siân Keys, Shanan Kan, Tristan Guy, Amy Dobos SCOM2003 publish option Public responses to science in The Simpsons
Journal paper
ANU Reporter article
2014 Hillary McArthur 3rd year
Rhetorical strategies used by Natural News to communicate about cancer
2014 Guy Leech 3rd year
Portrayals of science and the environment in the computer game ‘Civilization 5’
2009-10 Martina Donkers 3rd year 
summer scholar
Representations of science in theatre
2009 Courtney Landers 1st year
Nanosunscreens experts’ views of the public
2009 Xuerong (Shirley) Qin 2nd year
research intern
Nanosunscreen experts’ views of the media