Welcome to #SciCommNZ

We are a community of scientists, science communicators and science educators who meet on Twitter to discuss how science is being communicated in New Zealand and beyond.

Join us on the second Wednesday of every month for a themed discussion about science communication.

October Chat

The October chat will be combined with #SciChatNZ

At 8:30 on Tuesday October 18th, Dr Victoria Metcalf will be moderating the joint chat on meaningful engagement.

The chat format will be slightly different, you can follow the #SciCommNZ or #SciChatNZ hashtags to join in.

September Chat

On September 14th, Professor Nancy Longnecker will be moderating the chat:

“How do you know if your communication is working?”

August Chat

On August 10th, our moderator is Peter Griffin. The chat’s topic is:

Welcome to the machine – how to make life easier for researchers doing science communication

July Chat

On July 13th, our moderator is Lydia McLean. This chat’s topic:

How much science does a citizen need to know?

June Chat

On June 8th, our moderator is Dr Mel Thompson. This chat will be on:

Balancing scicomm agendas: for the greater good of whom?

May Chat

On May 11th, Professor Shaun Hendy is our moderator. The topic of the chat is:

The role of values in science communication.

The SciCommNZ mandate is as follows:

  1. To showcase the diversity of science communication within New Zealand
  2. To foster collaboration, knowledge transfer, discussion of best practice, innovation and diversity among science communicators within New Zealand in order to strengthen the role of scicomm within New Zealand society
  3. To encourage participation in science communication activities by researchers
  4. To foster international collaboration amongst our New Zealand science communication community
  5. To monitor the impact of SciCommNZ activities


Mark Hanna

Kate Hannah

Prof Shaun Hendy

Lydia McLean

Dr Fabien Medvecky

Dr Victoria Metcalf

Matt Walters