Dr Merryn McKinnon
Centre for the Public Awareness of Science, ANU
Event #1: Introduction to “Science for Public Good”
Dr Merryn McKinnon’s original degree was in marine science where, after the novelty of moving intertidal snails with a paint scraper wore off, she discovered that talking about her research to other people brought her far closer to her conservation goals than her actual project ever could.
This led her to the field of science communication where she has stayed ever since, working in a range of roles and countries. Merryn enjoys the diverse issues science communication allows her to explore, both in practice and in research. She conducts research which explores why publics react and respond to scientific issues the way they do and explores the influence of equity, inclusion and intersectionality in STEM, especially STEM communication.