SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

I have done many speaking engagements, including media interviews, podcasts, talks and panels.

I was an invited TEDx speaker in Adelaide in 2021. I spoke about how doing real science can transform how we think—and the need to engage students in authentic science experiences to improve scientific literacy (watch on TED.com below).

TV, radio, podcasts and digital print

I have done multiple television, radio and podcast interviews.

  • Television interviews include science demonstrations and morning weather crosses on CTV news (Canada), ABC news and Channel Seven’s Morning Show with Kylie Gillies and Larry Emdur (watch).

  • Radio interviews include ABC Radio National, ABC 702 Sydney and 2SER (listen).

  • Podcast interviews include Mere Utterance (listen), where I discussed science education, labels and life-long learning and InSitu Science, where I discussed the importance of scientific literacy and student-led learning (listen).

  • Refraction Media did a story with me about science education and the role of museums (read).

  • The Education Review did a video interview with me about the findings of my study on how science experiences can show students the creative side of science (watch).

  • Open Forum invited me to write about the announcement of the Australian Space Agency and the potential impacts on science education and inspiring students to study science (read).

 

​Keynote addresses, panel discussions and moderating

I spoke at the Diversity Interventions 2022 - Science in Australia Gender Equity conference on evaluating equity programs to understand what works. I was on a panel discussion at the International Astronautical Congress 2017 in Adelaide to discuss the status and future of Citizen Science with fellow NASA colleagues, James Graf (Deputy Director for Earth Science and Technology at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory) and Danielle Wood (Researcher in Engineering and Space Policy at Johns Hopkins University). 

I’ve been on the other end of the questioning — moderating panels and interviewing incredible people such as NASA astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield, former NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, driver of Curiosity rover Vandi Tompkins and the Australian Mars One astronaut candidates.

Recent Invited Speaking Engagements

TEDx: Doing real science can transform how we think. TEDx UniSA (2021). Adelaide, Australia.

 

Talk: Evaluating your equity program. Diversity Interventions 2022 SAGE (2022). Australia.

Talk: Your brain on science - talk about the journey. Science Express for Sydney Science Festival (2018). Sydney, Australia

 

Talk: Evaluation and impact in science communication. Communicate to Inspire Conference (2018). Perth, Australia.

 

Plenary:  Deep Impact: how to get the most out of space science outreach. Australian Space Research Conference (2019). Adelaide

Discussion panel: Breaking out of the STEM box: How do we reach new audiences? Communicate to Inspire Conference (2018). Perth, Australia.

 

Discussion panel: The Status of Citizen Science in Global Earth Observation Systems. International Astronautical Federation Global Networking Forum. International Astronautical Congress (2017). Adelaide, Australia.

Talk: Informal learning programs: Supporting STEM education. Curious Science: Creative Science and Technology Learning. City of Sydney Library (2017). Sydney, Australia.

Talk: "Scientists have found ...": Assumptions, challenges and strategies in science communication. BEES seminars. University of New South Wales (2017). Sydney, Australia.