CHP PhD Completion: Georgia Dempster

Science Communication for Public Health: Public Consultations, News media Representations and Public Experts

Thursday 29 June at 10:00am to 11:00am

This thesis explores the intersection of public health and science communication. The aim was to study the tensions in disseminating public health science in socially constructed environments. The first case study analysed a public consultation, the second case study reviewed news media representations of a scientific study and the third case study investigated public experts’ experiences of acting as science communicators. This thesis highlights how science communication influences public perception and acknowledges the challenges of translating complex scientific information.

Georgia is a PhD candidate in the Centre for Health Policy and a research assistant in the Centre for Mental Health. Georgia’s PhD research focuses on science communication in public health contexts. Georgia has a Master of Public Health and a Master of Communication.


Professor Louise Keogh and Associate Professor Georgina Sutherland – Centre for Health Policy, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health.


Thursday 29 June at 10:00-11:00am

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