School:Psychology and Sport Science
Science, Society, and the Media: Bridging the Communication Divide.
Katrine is asking the question, 'But where is the evidence? The impact of public and media discourse on science communication'. Katrine’s research concerns the multiple ways in which 'science' is communicated and understood, and examines the processes that impact on the effective communication of science.
The main focus of her PhD project is on investigating the role of discourse and rhetorical framing (i.e., to identify specific discursive strategies and rhetorical patterns used by anti- and pro-science journalists and online commentators). In addition, the project seeks to investigate and re-evaluate the role of the scientist in communicating contested science (such as routine vaccinations, anthropogenic climate change, and genetically modified organisms (GMOs)).
Finally, Katrine's project seeks to consider possible steps to improve science communication.