Current PhD students:

Sunkita Howard – Applying a multidisciplinary framework for developing shark bycatch reduction

Sally Carson – Turning the Tide of Citizen Science: From data donors to critical questioners in marine science

Leida Dos Santos – Using Environmental Education to prevent Further Amphibian Declines

Adele Carson – Strategies for engaging youth in environmental communications and fresh water health

Current masters students:

Katharine Marino – Understanding Echolocation: Marine noise pollution and performance art

Charlotte Paton – A taste for Communication: Sustainability and  Green-lipped Mussel Aquaculture

Guy Frederick The Influence of Place: A Case Study of Antarctic Scientists

Jeremy Anderson – From Pets to Pest: A cultural review of cats and conservation in NZ

Nicki Atkinson Phosphate: Trap or Treasure?

Vanessa Marshall  – The Joining of Worlds – communicating marine mammal stranding science

Past masters students at U. Otago:

Desna Whaanga-Schollum – Taipōrutu, Taonga Tuku Iho: Articulating a Mātauranga Māori ‘Sense of Place’  [“a study bringing the Māori worldview, relational methodology & focus on Whanua in the context of science communication”]

Elsie Percival – Using art to explore the challenges of applied conservation science

Ellen Sima  – Public Perceptions of the Ocean: Understanding Values and Communicating Science

Lydia McLean  – The Importance of Antarctica: Understanding Values for Science Communication

Ali Rogers – Community co-creation within museum exhibitions

Adele Bennett – Community involvement for increased effectiveness of marine protected areas

Alex Sides – Island Views: The perception of scientific value in NZ’s Subantarctic Islands

Asher Flatt – Learning in a Critical State: The emergent complexity of learning, creativity and human culture

Tess Brosnan – Finding Hope on a Planet in Crisis: Combining Citizen Science and Tourism

Alex Duckles – Narrative Models for Communicating Energy Science

James Blake – An Experiment in Optimising Science Communication: The Coral Garden Project

James Muir – Framing the Farm: Perception andReality in the NZ Pastoral Landscape

Emily Gordon – Future Food: Fiction and Reality

Janelle Erikson – Truthful Medium: The subjectivity of documentary

Oscar Hunter Emotion in Natural History Film

Kyle Swann – The Image of the Scientist in Documentary: A case study of three films

Lucy Morris – What Helps Us Learn? Science Communication via Documentaries

Kimberley Collins – Tweet Your Science: An analysis of scientists using Twitter for academic communications

Joey Bania – Communication and the DSLR Aesthetic: A science and natural history filmmaking perspective

Julia Williams – A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: Dangerous depictions of animals in children’s films and literature

Claire Clements – Birds without Borders

Lindsey Horne – Appropriating effective communication strategies from the marketing and  big business