- Media and Communications Officer
- University of Melbourne
- Road-tripping behind the scenes
What do you do?
I spread the word about the exciting research into the mystery of dark matter that Australian scientists are doing. This mainly involves working with the media, and connecting with other scientists and members of the public through social media, events and our website.
How did you get to where you are today?
I originally worked as a journalist at local newspapers and a radio producer at the ABC, before I moved into media and communications. I love helping universities tell the story of their research and before I arrived at the Dark Matter Centre, I worked at Deakin University, Oxford University Press and Federation University.
What’s the best thing about your role?
I love finding interesting ways to engage the wider public in the work that scientists do, and it is really satisfying when those stories get picked up in the media. I like to think that these stories might play a role in inspiring young people to consider a career in physics after they see how exciting and diverse this field can be.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I’m passionate about literature and even have my own books blog. Some of my favourite books are: Anna Funder’s All That I Am, Sofie Laguna’s The Choke and Melissa Lucashenko’s Too Much Lip.
I also have three children, who keep me (very!) busy when I’m not at work.
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