Ian McDonald

Communications Manager
Invasive Animals CRC

Ian McDonaldDr Ian McDonald is a science communication professional who has a strong background in research, education and community engagement. He is currently employed as Communications Manager at the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre where he leads the implementation of the centre’s communications strategy to promote a diverse array of research projects. He is currently completing his Masters of Science Communication with the Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS), and is also a freelance science communication consultant.

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How does this work contribute to Seeing Science Differently?
I work for a Research Centre where we undertake ‘science’ to justify why we need to kill animals for the betterment of the Australian environment and agricultural industry – let’s be honest – it is controversial. We have to find unique and interesting ways of communicating our science to avoid backlash and make Australians understand and aware of the problems at hand. It certainly meets the brief of seeing science differently.