I’m Matt Nurse and I’m a communication consultant based in Canberra, Australia and a PhD researcher at the Australian National University‘s faculty of science.

I have been a professional communicator for more than 20 years, advising governments how to develop effective objective-based communication strategies. I have been a communication director for both state and federal governments with experience in treasury, education, transport, industry, agriculture and emergency communications. I have a masters degree in Science Communication from ANU and a masters degree in Communication from Deakin University.

At ANU my research aims to help professional science communicators respond to the rise of misinformation by understanding their audiences better, particularly in publicly controversial topics of science like vaccinations, climate change, genetically modified organisms and the efficacy of alternative medicine.

Here I write about evidence-based communication science as someone who has a research interest in communication and as an experienced communications practitioner.

Matt Nurse