The Science Communication Blog was founded by Lloyd Spencer Davis to be a place for discussion about issues affecting the emerging discipline of Science Communication.
Lloyd is the inaugural Stuart Professor of Science Communication at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. He was instrumental in founding New Zealand’s first tertiary programme devoted to science communication and was its Director for its first 10 years. His background is that of a scientist, and he has authored over 150 peer-reviewed publications, with many being about the behaviour and ecology of penguins, which he has been studying for four decades. He still keeps a toe in the penguins’ water with regard to research and also maintains the website PenguinWorld.com.
Lloyd’s current research in science communication encompasses several areas, including the communication of science within national parks, the use of mobile filmmaking and online videos to communicate science, and features of website design that enhance science communication. He has an abiding interest in the development of frameworks for science communication. As a populariser of science, Lloyd is an award-winning writer and filmmaker. Information about his writing can be found at his website LloydSpencerDavis.com, while that on his filmmaking is available at AdelieProductions.com. He is currently the Vice President of the international body for science communication, the Public Communication of Science and Technology Network.
Dr Parul R. Sheth is a prolific science, health and medical writer, author, editor and an avid science communicator associated with the National Centre for Science Communicators (NCSC), the Public Communication of Science and Technology Network (PCST) and the Indian Science Writers’ Association (ISWA). She has worked with Science Today and Times Wellness, Times of India Publications.