Rhian Salmon

Senior Lecturer Science in Society, Science Faculty Office


Teaching in 2017

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Research interests

My research seeks to inform the communication practice of scientists using knowledge taken from other disciplines – especially science communication, social psychology, and science and technology studies – so that best practice and theories, which have been developed in the social sciences, can be integrated into science engagement efforts and that these experiences can further inform the field and practice as a whole. My current projects include:

  • leadership of the Deep South National Science Challenge Engagement Programme
  • The Reflexive Scientist: research into new models for public engagement with science
  • Research into climate change communication, especially in New Zealand
  • Research into blended, flexible and resilient learning in tertiary education

Postgraduate supervision

I am interested in hearing from students seeking postgraduate supervision in any of my areas of research interest.


BSc in Chemistry (EUR) from the University of Leeds (UK), including one year at the University of Regensburg, Germany (1997); PhD in Atmospheric Chemistry from York University, Canada, Commonwealth scholar, (2002).


Publications from 2004 - Now