The interviews for this podcast were done on the VERY last day of the #ASC14 event that happened earlier this week, during the final few breaks that we had between the sessions. At one point you can hear the next session bell rings and Vanessa and I run off to go check out the next lecture.
Episode One Hundred And Seventy Nine – On Adventures At The #ASC14 – Skeptical Science, Brain Craft And The Science Of Immunisation. I really enjoyed talking to them all and I hope you enjoy listening to them too!
John Cook is the Climate Communication Fellow for the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland. He created SkepticalScience.com, a website that refutes climate misinformation with peer-reviewed science. In 2011, Skeptical Science won the Australian Museum Eureka Prize for the Advancement of Climate Change Knowledge.
Vanessa Hill is a communications professional with expertise in social media, online strategy and community engagement. Following a career in science education and outreach with CSIRO in NSW, NT and north QLD she joined the Corporate Communication team as a Social Media Advisor. Vanessa holds a Bachelor of Science from UNSW and a Masters of Science Communication from ANU. Vanessa’s new YouTube channel. ‘BrainCraft’ focuses on psychology and human behaviour, highlighting Hill’s background in science education and social media. Her videos tell entertaining and educational stories with paper craft and time-manipulated sketching.
Kylie Walker is a communications professional with more than 18 years experience in strategy, media and advocacy at the state and federal political level. After more than 10 years in journalism, with a strong focus on medicine and science, Kylie left the federal Press Gallery to handle media and publications for the Australian Medical Association. Now Director Communications and Outreach at the Australian Academy of Science, she oversees external and internal communication strategy, media, events, publications and the organisation’s philanthropy function. The Science of Immunisation: Questions And Answers aims to address confusion created by contradictory information in the public domain. It sets out to explain the current situation in immunisation science, including where there is consensus in the scientific community and where uncertainties exist.