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Michelle Riedlinger

  • PhD (2009) The University of Queensland
  • Hon BA (1997) The University of Queensland
  • DipSci (1995) Queensland University of Techonology

Michelle (PhD, University of Queensland, 2005) joined the Communication Department in August 2011. She specializes in science and environmental communication and brings her communication consultancy experience to various subjects including academic writing, advocacy, grant writing and crisis communication. Michelle is interested in how science and environmental research is communicated, particularly the contribution of researchers to public and policy debate on controversial issues. She is a member of the Scientific Committee for the international Network on Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST), the global network for science communication. She is the Secretary of the Fraser Valley branch of the Professional Writers Association of Canada.

Michelle loves being outdoors—walking, mountain biking, climbing and sailing—and is learning how to cross-country ski.

Research and Teaching Interests
  • Science communication
  • Environmental rhetoric and advocacy
  • Academic writing
  • Genre studies and identity
Current Projects 
  • Social representations of science at the commission hearings into the decline of sockeye salmon in British Columbia, Canada
  • Self-positioning in the scholarly writing of BC First Nations scholars and the implications for pedagogy
  • Producing loveable monsters: Assessing challenges and opportunities in interdisciplinary scholarship
  • Social worker attitudes to language and client recordings
UFV Committees
  • Human Research Ethics Board Chair
  • Communication Department Marketing Committee Member
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