Michelle Riedlinger joined QUT’s School of Communication and the DMRC in July 2020. Her research interests include online communication of environmental, agricultural and health research, emerging roles for “alternative” science communicators, online advocacy and public engagement in science. Her research is informed by theories of media, cultural approaches to science, social identity, and pragmatic linguistics. She is a co-investigator on a Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)-funded project investigating the public circulation of health research. As a communication consultant, she has worked on industry engagement projects focussed on climate variability, dryland salinity, ecology, catchment management, and river health.