Associate Professor / Consultant, University of the Fraser Valley / Econnect
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.
Using your smart devices to create better visuals for science communication
The emergence of modern science communication: the Book
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
Participatory science communication for creating needed societal change