[ASC-list] Starting soon: Today at 3pm AEDT online: meet David Wansbrough, government science and risk communication (Aus. & NZ), primary industries, social license and trust.
office at asc.asn.au
Thu Nov 24 03:48:03 UTC 2016
On Thu, Nov 24, 2016 at 1:12 PM, Kali Madden <office at asc.asn.au> wrote:
> Dear ASC-List,
> Today's member guest is one of the earlier graduates from the Science
> Circus programme (1993) and is a founding member of ASC from 1994. He set
> up the first ASC email group and web page in 1995!
> Science communication has featured strongly throughout David's career in
> government both in Australia and New Zealand. He has worked on labeling of
> genetically modified food, a Royal Commission on Genetic Modification,
> biosecurity, animal welfare and now climate change. David was manager of
> New Zealand's immunisation programme for more than 3 years, including
> through the H1N1 pandemic in 2009-2010. He says that the interface between
> science, policy, and the public is a rich and interesting space where there
> is plenty of opportunity for better communication!
> He's learned that trust is one of the most important themes in science and
> risk communication, yet it's poorly understood and even more poorly used.
> Building trust and confidence helped lift New Zealand's immunisation rates
> from under 80% to over 90% and reduced the number of parents choosing not
> to immunise. His current challenge is to help shift New Zealand's primary
> industries to be more sustainable, and a big part of that is to help them
> rebuild their social license to operate (ie public trust and confidence).
> This week he is helping organise recovery after the big earthquakes in the
> South Island while avoiding gales, floods, aftershocks and broken buildings
> in Wellington.
> Join us online today to meet David!
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> & ASC Conference Director 2010, 12, 14, 16 and 17.
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