Science Communicator and writer
Craig Cormick is the current President of the Australian Science Communicators. He has previously worked for the CSIRO, Questacon and the Department of Industry, Science and Technology. He is a former winner of the ASC’s Unsung Hero of Science Communications Award, in 2014.
He has been a member of the Society of Risk Analysis and has published research papers on risk communications and risk perception, as well as giving many workshops and talks, both in Australia and overseas, on the differences between public and scientific perceptions of risk.
In 2014 he was awarded the Unsung Hero of Science Communication by the Australian Science Communicators, and in 2011 was a co-winner of the International Association of Public Participation’s national best practice award for the development of the Science and Technology Engagement Pathways (STEP) framework. He has twice been published in Best Australian Science Writing and his published work includes editing the award-winning Ned Kelly Under the Microscope (CSIRO Publishing).
He current works as a science communication consultant, specializing in risk communication and the values that drive attitudes towards contentious technologies. He has run workshops on science communication, or given talks on science communication on all seven continents. He is currently writing what he hopes will be the definitive how-to book on Science Communication, distilling hundreds of research papers in plain English.
Disruptive sci comm; how the arts can help scientists escape deficit-model communication (Performer, Presenter)
Solving your tricky problems: the power of crowds (Workshop Presenter)
Speed mentoring: short shots of career tips (Mentor)
The risky business of communication risk (or what to do when normal communications no longer work) (Workshop Presenter)