Our group recently had a paper published in the journal Appetite. The personal inspiration for this work came partly from my time working as a PhD student at Sydney and Melbourne shows in the Pigs and People display. We would be on the microphones all the time talking to people about pigs during the show,… Continue reading Behind the #scicomm scenes: Talking to children about meat production
(this was originally posted in the Food Values Research Group blog, University of Adelaide) Posted on September 28, 2015 by Heather Bray I was recently invited to be the keynote speaker at Hart Field Day and I’ve been asked to share my presentation. It was a great opportunity to speak to so many growers and… Continue reading Public perceptions of agriculture: What influences consumer choice?
I’ve got a new blog for work – yes another one – but this one is an official University of Adelaide blog and its for our whole group so it’s pretty cool. I’ll copy some posts here from time to time. This one relates to a radio interview I did about science and the public… Continue reading Talking about public understanding of science with Victoria Country Hour
2014 has already been a year of big changes for me. It’s the year I’ve finally been able to transition back to full time research after almost 15 years. Boy has started high school (and I underestimated the changes that would bring) and I’ve bought a new home. I’m still in the process of selling… Continue reading Ch – ch – changes
Originally posted on Science for Life. 365:
A ScienceforLife.365 guest post by Dr Heather Bray* Heather: My garden needed a darn good weeding this morning. I spent a couple of hours on it, furiously pulling up or digging out the offenders, being careful not to disturb the plants I have nurtured since before the summer.. When…
I’ve been thinking about science communication again lately, which is not so surprising after the Big Science Communication Summit. I’ve also been thinking that I really should be blogging more, and that I probably could produce more if I took some inspiration from my pal Sarah Keenihan and write shorter posts. So here’s something I thought about… Continue reading Science communication stuff, again
People who know me know how excited I get by ideas. The pace and pitch of my voice increases and my hands move wildly like the lovechild of Peter Garrett and Kermit the Frog. My mind leaps from one thing to another as I furiously try to fit all of these new pieces into an… Continue reading ScienceOnline made my head explode!