Jennifer Metcalfe

Board member, B.Ed (Sci), B.Bus.Comm, MSc, PhD

Jenni Metcalfe is a highly experienced science communicator, journalist and educator.  She is the Founder and Director of Econnect Communication, established in 1995 to help scientists communicate about their research. Jenni has worked for a range of organisations including CSIRO and numerous Cooperative Research Centres. She lectures in science and media communication in Australia and overseas. She is a foundation member of Australian Science Communicators and was President 2006-07. Jenni has developed strategies and frameworks to help communicate about science and risk and delivered thousands of science communication skills workshops. She developed and created the Climate Champion program for farmers to help them communicate with peers about climate science, was part of the team to develop and test Australia’s first social indicators of river health and has worked with the Philippines Landcare Foundation to communicate conservation farming, about which she has written two books. Jenni has been a member of the scientific committee of the International Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) Network since 1996.

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