SciComm during a pandemic

Jessica B. Stokes-Parish, Mike Todorovic, Mikayla Couch, Carly Hudson, Emily Lowe-Calverley

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Throughout the pandemic, health science communication proliferated. This work explores the experiences of health science communicators in Australia throughout the pandemic.

A two-phase, mixed methods study was used to address the aims. First, a survey was used to explore demographics of health science communicators & their experiences of communication during the covid-19 pandemic.

Secondly, survey participants were invited to participate in semi-structured interviews to explore their experiences in depth. Descriptive statistics were used for analysis of the quantitative data & Braun & Clarke thematic analysis was used for interview data. 36 respondents completed the survey & four participated in interviews.

Overall, science communicators had a positive experience, however, experienced several negative responses to communication. More educational aids, resources & training are needed to support health science communicators.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2023
EventAustralian Science Communicators 2023: Hindsight, Insight, Foresight - ANU, Canberra, Australia
Duration: 15 Feb 202317 Mar 2023


ConferenceAustralian Science Communicators 2023
Abbreviated titleASC2023
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