Director, Econnect Communication
Dr Jenni Metcalfe is a science communicator, journalist and educator. She is director of Econnect Communication, a small company founded in 1995 to help scientists communicate their research.
She lectures and publishes internationally in science and media communication, and is the co-editor of several books on science communication.
Jenni has developed strategies to help communicate science and risk. She has run science communication skills workshops throughout Australia and in twenty other countries including Colombia, Germany, South Africa, Pakistan and throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
She created the Climate Champion program to help farmers communicate with peers about climate science, and worked to develop and test Australia’s first social indicators of river health. Jenni has written two books on conservation farming in the Philippines.
Jenni is a foundation member of Australian Science Communicators and was President 2006-2007, when she co-chaired the World Conference of Science Journalists in Melbourne. She has been a member of the scientific committee of the International Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) Network since 1996.
Participatory science communication for creating needed social change
The emergence of modern science communication: the Book
Towards a new model of science communication
Getting Paid for Scicomm: Free Labour, Fair Wages and How to Ask for Money
Using your smart devices to create better visuals for science communication
SciCom Trivia: World’s greatest science communication quiz show with (smallish) prizes
International science communication: a lively and animated discussion on how she emerged in 39 countries
Speed Mentoring with successful science communicators