Adelaide Thinker in Residence Baroness Greenfield leads panel discussion

Tuesday, 6 July 2004

Adelaide Thinker in Residence Baroness Professor Susan Greenfield will lead a discussion titled Science Communication in the Media at the National Wine Centre on Wednesday 14 July at 11:00am.

Representatives from the media, the scientific community and the State Government will discuss a number of issues including:

  • Why do scientists hate talking to the media?
  • How important is the communication of science information to the general community?
  • What are the differences in science and media agendas?
  • How can scientists and the media improve the way science information is communicated?

The members of the panel are:

The Hon Trish White, South Australian Minister for Science and Information Economy
Prof Caroline McMillen, Professor of Physiology, University of Adelaide
Prof Marcello Costa, Professor of Neurophysiology, Flinders University
Mr David Sly, Editor, Adelaide Review
Ms Liz Deegan, Deputy Editor, The Advertiser
Mr Ian Henschke, Stateline, ABC

There is no entry fee and the event is open to the public.

Baroness Greenfield has achieved a reputation as one of the most influential women in the world. The theme of her research is developing novel strategies to arrest neurodegeneration in diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

She has received a life peerage and a CBE in the United Kingdom and is the first woman to lead the prestigious Royal Institution of Great Britain. She holds the positions of Senior Research Fellow, Lincoln College, Oxford and Honorary Fellow at St Hilda's College, Oxford.


Contact Details

Ms Joanna Hughes
Business: +61 8 8226 4090
Mobile: 0423 025 787

Dr Nicole Morcom
Adelaide Research and Innovation
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 3388

Media Team
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 0814