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Alysha Huxley

Science communicator

Member since Jul 2023

Ms Alysha Huxley is a science communicator and science journalist.  She has a background in environmental science and journalism (Bc. Science and Arts Monash University). Alysha has been communicating science for more than 5 years and can distil technical information for non-scientific audiences across a range of scientific disciplines. Her passion lies in communicating the importance of caring for nature and managing a sustainable future for all. 

An experienced science presenter, Alysha has often spoken on ABC radio about scientific breakthroughs and has had articles published by media outlets including Australian Geographic. Alysha is a member of the Science Journalists Association Australia.

Alysha has experience creating content for websites, brochures, media articles, reports, strategies and social media. At Scientell she also manages the creation of infographics, videos and animations and has run workshops on using engaging visual formats to communicate complex science messages. 

Alysha is a highly organised and efficient project manager and is excellent at initiating and cultivating strong client relationships.

Publications written under own by-line

 2023 - Australian Geographic articles 

https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/news/2023/11/pollution-and-climate-change-are-making-it-harder-to-be-male-if-youre-a-sea-turtle/ 

https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/video/science-and-environment/2023/11/heat-proofing-coral-aussie-discovery-throws-a-lifeline-to-worlds-dying-reefs/ 

2021 - CSIRO – One house to save many 

https://ecos.csiro.au/one-house-to-save-many/ 
A story about how Australia (and the world) needs houses that can withstand extreme climate and weather events. I interviewed scientists who are working on this project. It was published in one of Australia’s most esteemed science collections.

2018 - Long-from piece about wild dogs in Gippsland, published in paper copy of Gippsland Farmer
I wrote an article about the environmental and social impacts of wild dogs in the Australian bush. This was an investigative piece over many months with many interviews and it was designed and implemented by me.

Radio

2020 – present – I have a regular science segment with ABC Gippsland and speak occasionally on ABC Melbourne with Sammy J.

Publications written through science communication company Scientell

Australian Antarctic Division workshop reports

https://www.antarctica.gov.au/news/2020/the-sky-is-no-limit-for-the-future-of-antarctic-science/ 

 A series of reports about the science in Antarctica over the next few years. Collected information through running workshops with scientists and then distilled this.

 

National Science Week 2022 Celebrating First Nations Science

https://www.scienceweek.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/First_Peoples_Science_Week_Booklet.pdf
Interviewed a series of First Nations people’s about their science and cultural practises and how these fit in with National Science Week to encourage more Australians to learn about this.

ACT State of the Environment – report for young people
https://www.environmentforyouth.com.au

Re-wrote the policy maker report to make it accessible for young people.

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