School:Psychology and Sport Science
Katrine is a PhD researcher in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at ARU, looking at the ways in which science is communicated.
Science, Society, and the Media: Bridging the Communication Divide.
Katrine's research concerns the multiple ways in which 'science' is communicated or understood and examines the processes that impact the effective communication of science.
The main focus of her PhD is on investigating how non-experts perceive scientists (or experts) in order to gain a deeper understanding of likely reactions from non-experts in regard to acceptance of science and expert knowledge or advice.
In addition, the project seeks to explore how scientists actually 'go about' communicating contested science (such as routine vaccinations, anthropogenic climate change, and genetically modified organisms).
Finally, Katrine's project seeks to consider possible steps to improve science communication.