Dr Michelle Riedlinger is an Associate Professor at the University of the Fraser Valley, British Columbia, Canada. She is the Secretary for the Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) Global Network and she is a Board member of the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada (SWCC). She is a co-investigator on a Canadian-government funded research project mapping science communication in Canada. Her career spans the practical and research sides of science communication.
Dr Riedlinger worked in Australia as a science communicator for over 15 years before moving to Canada. She has worked closely with government and university research communities on public engagement activities including media liaison, museum exhibit development, farmer workshops, and community-based environmental management initiatives.
This professional experience developed her interest in research into public participation in science in non-traditional settings, street science, and open-science movements. She has published on the communication of environmental science and genres of risk assessment. She is particularly interested in the boundary communication practices of environmental science and community collaborations using social and new media technologies.