I’m Matt Nurse and I’m a PhD researcher at the Australian National University‘s Faculty of Science.

I have been a professional communicator for more than 20 years, advising politicians and governments how to develop effective objective-based communication strategies. I’ve recently added a Master of Science Communication degree to my Master of Communication.

But I’ve parked that career to further my interest in the science of science communication. 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.

In this blog I hope to write about communication science both from the perspective of someone who has a research interest in the science of science communication and as an experienced communications practitioner.

I hope you find the information here interesting and useful.

Matt Nurse