Dr Graham Walker

Academic Convenor - Masters of Science Communication Outrecah / Manager - Science Circus Africa / Science Circus Pacific
ANU College of Science

Areas of expertise

  • Specialist Studies In Education Not Elsewhere Classified 130399
  • Educational Psychology 170103
  • Drama, Theatre And Performance Studies 190404

Research interests

- Science shows and other informal science learning experiences

- Using science shows to tackle social problems

- Science communication and science show/workshop training, especially in cross-cultural settings

- Science communication capacity building and international development

Biography

Graham convenes the Masters of Science Communication Outreach program. His research, teaching and engagement focusses on science communication and informal science learning. His current research and engagement investigates international capacity building and co-development in science communication. To this end, Graham founded the Science Circus Africa project which has trained 499 staff and reached 73,000 people in 10 African countries. He is currently widening his focus to the Asia-Pacific, primarily through ANU’s Science Circus Pacific project. Graham also researches emotional and motivational aspects of science communication, particularly in settings like science centres, science shows and hands-on workshops, and using these methods to engage with social and environmental issues, along with teaching in these areas. He is an avid aficionado of science shows and has performed shows and delivered training globally.

 

Projects and Grants

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