Jennifer is a practicing veterinarian on the far south coast of New South Wales. She has trained with the Questacon Science circus and has just submitted her PhD thesis titled “Straight from the horse’s mouth: Risk perception and discourse of horse owners and veterinarians around Hendra virus”. Her interests lie in understanding more about risk communication around infectious diseases in both humans and animals.
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How does your research contribute to Seeing Science Differently?
My research contributes to Seeing Science Differently by allowing science communicators and scientists to adopt a different role in communication around risk of an infectious disease outbreak. Access to another perspective can inform better communication practices and a richer, more participatory discourse in the public and veterinary health arena.