Andina Faragher

Senior Science Writer and Editor

Andina FaragherDr Andina Faragher has a PhD in biochemistry (molecular virology) and a degree in canine behavioural sciences. She is an Accredited Editor (Australian Institute of Professional Editors, 2009), and is also an accredited editor for the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). After a period in postdoctoral research, Andina worked for 12 years in the Australian Public Service and CSIRO in science administration and advisory roles. At Biotext, Andina has edited manuals and reports for a range of clients, with a focus on animal health and welfare. She is also one of the principal authors of the Australian manual of scientific style (AMOSS).

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How does this session contribute to Seeing Science Differently?
The Australian science communication community has been requesting its own style manual for many years, to improve communication accuracy, consistency and effectiveness. Not only does the manual provide information on writing and editing, it has a dedicated section on showing science information. In this sense, providing the first comprehensive Australian visual style guide for science is fundamental to seeing science differently.