Research students supervised

Completed Student Level Topic
2018 Cobi Calyx PhD Tradeoffs in deliberative public engagement with science
2017 Jarrod Green PhD Audience perspectives on scientific realism in fiction
Journal paper
2016 Rashel Li PhD Audience views of science in The Big Bang Theory
Refereed conference paper
Journal paper
2016 Tegan Donald PhD  Defining ‘a scientifically engaged Australia’
2012 Maria Taylor PhD (thesis advisor) Discourses of climate change in Australia 1987-2001
2020 Ikram Boru MSciCom Cultural awareness & attitudes to non-western knowledges among science centre & museum staff
2020 Lachlan McGowan MSciCom Geologists and geology in Doctor Who
2019 Zoe Tulip MSciCom Public responses to the deaths of anthropomorphised space robots
2017 Myfanwy Williams MSciCom Mura Gadi – A pathway for searching: a historical analysis of Western attitudes towards Indigenous ecological knowledge in the Canberra region from first contact to present day
2017 Sarah Bradley MSciCom Can we use personal stories of scientists to make science more interesting?
2017 Oliver Shearman MSciCom Citizen science impact on participants’ feelings towards science
2016 Sunxuezi (Tara) Cheng MSciCom Does science communication produce science crackpots?
2016 Mantian (Skye) Zhu MSciCom The functions of scientific jargon in fiction film and television
2015 Don Gomez MSciCom Public responses to science in Breaking Bad
2014 Denis Warne MSciCom Communication in natural resource management knowledge exchange
2011 Chris McKay MSciCom Environmental scientists’ and ecologists’ uses of Indigenous knowledge
2013 Mugdha Bokil MChD Influence of Scrubs on medical students’ clinical practice
2020 Stephanie David Honours Communication and uncertainty in the ACT pill testing trials
2018 Imogen Brown Honours Depictions of scientists in children’s shows on Australian television
2016 Kate Reid Honours The influence of fiction on scientists’ career choices
2014 David Knowles Honours Communicating the sociology of safety to the Australian pipeline industry
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
Journal paper
2019 Katelyn Tsipiras SCOM3003 Applying PES models of science communication to outreach programs with kids
2019 Scarlett Harbin-Owens SCOM3003 Australian women’s knowledge about hormonal contraception
2017 Clare Coman SCOM3003 Audience responses to female scientists in Doctor Who
2016 Zoë Tulip SCOM3003 Messages about fear and the environment in music videos
2016 Michaela Ripper SCOM3003 What kinds of facts do people remember from reading fiction?
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
Research report
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
Journal paper
2012 Stefan Nekvapil SCOM3003 Expectations of aged care facilities by residents, staff and family/friends
2012 Minky Faber SCOM3003 Women’s attitudes to menstruation and menstrual technologies
2011 Naomi Shadbolt SCOM3003 Communicating endometriosis with teenage girls
Journal paper
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
Research report
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’
2010 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