AMR-Scapes: Science Communication and Public Engagement
Professor Andrea Whittaker will be speaking about the public engagement research project AMR-Scapes. AMR-Scapes is funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery Project grant to research public engagements with advice regarding the rational and reduced use of antibiotics. Some of the themes that AMR-Scapes tackles include examining AMR news and health media messages, including scientific assumptions, as well as exploring the enablers and barriers to the enactment of AMR advice in everyday life.
Speaker: Andrea Whittaker, Monash University
Andrea Whittaker is an ARC Future Fellow in Anthropology in the School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts. She has achieved international standing in the field of medical anthropology. Her current research projects include the study of global medical trade and mobility, reproductive travel and biotechnologies in the Asia Pacific, including issues of gender, religion, bioethics and global regulation of the trade, and social isolation among HIV positive people in Queensland.