Publication Roundup

Since this blog was last updated, the staff and students at the Centre for Science and Society have been busy sharing their work. Courtney Addison and her colleagues wrote ‘Persuasive bodies: Testimonies of deep brain stimulation and Parkinson’s on YouTube’, published in Social Science and Medicine. Read it here. “In this paper, we examine amateur YouTube videos featuring […]

Rebecca Priestley honoured for outstanding leadership

  Associate Professor Rebecca Priestley from Victoria University of Wellington’s Science in Society group has been announced as a Companion by the Royal Society Te Apārangi recognising outstanding leadership or sustained contributions to promoting and advancing science, technology or the humanities in New Zealand. The award of Companion of the Royal Society of New Zealand […]

Science in Society recognised for excellence in teaching

Breaking the mould yet again, Rebecca Priestley and Rhian Salmon were joint winners of the Early Career Teaching Excellence Award, an honour that is usually awarded to a single recipient. Rhian and Rebecca, who co-lead the Science in Society group, have, since they started working together in 2013, developed a suite of courses, including an undergraduate minor […]

Come work with us!

There are exciting new science communication and tutoring opportunities in the Science in Society group, Victoria University of Wellington The Science in Society group at Victoria University of Wellington is seeking expressions of interest from experienced science communicators and / or tutors to work on a number of new projects, such as: working with Rebecca […]

NZ must be global leaders in climate change

Professor James Renwick and Dr Rhian Salmon will be expanding on the themes of this article in ‘Climate change: What’s coming our way?’, 11.30am–12.30pm, Thursday 15 February, Lecture Theatre 2, Government Buildings, Pipitea Campus, 55 Lambton Quay, as part of Victoria University of Wellington’s free Spotlight Lecture Series. Register here. Newsroom 13 February 2018 The […]

New book for James Beattie

Associate Professor James Beattie is the latest addition to the Science in Society research group at Victoria University. Previously with the University of Associate Professor James Beattie Waikato, James is an environmental historian whose research focuses on the Asia-Pacific region and examines the nexus between environmental history, history of science, landscape and garden history, and health history. In […]