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Dr Michelle Riedlinger
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of CI, Education & Social Justice,
School of Communication
+61 7 3138 8163
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Dr of Philosophy (Communication) (University of Queensland)

Professional memberships
and associations

Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) Global Network, Secretary

Australian Science Communicators (ASC), Executive

Science Writers and Communicators of Canada (SWCC), Board member

International Communication Association (ICA), member

International Environmental Communication Association (IECA), member

International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Australasia, member


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).

This information has been contributed by Dr Michelle Riedlinger.


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