Dr Michelle Riedlinger

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Senior Lecturer, School of Communication

Dr of Philosophy (Communication) (University of Queensland)

Michelle Riedlinger joined QUT’s School of Communication in July 2020. Her career spans the research and practical sides of communication.

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 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)-funded project investigating the public circulation of health research.

Michelle has worked as a science communication practitioner for over 25 years. As a communication consultant, she has worked on projects focussed on climate variability, dryland salinity, ecology, catchment management, and river health. She has facilitated over two hundred training workshops for researchers in media skills, presentation skills, professional writing, communication planning, and poster design.

Michelle is the Secretary for the Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) Global Network, a member of the Executive of the Australian Science Communicators (ASC), and a Board member of the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada (SWCC).

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