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Isabelle Kingsley
Role: 
PhD candidate
Field of Research: 
Science communication; science education; outreach; scientific literacy; learning
Contact details:
Phone: 
+61 404 864 084
Office: 

Room 456
Biological Sciences North (D26)
UNSW, Kensington 2052

Isabelle’s research area is in science communication, education and outreach. Isabelle’s main research focus is on rigorously measuring the impacts of both formal and informal science education on people's scientific literacy and long-term behaviours, attitudes and perspectives of science.

As part of this research, Isabelle has developed a new evaluation instrument designed to accurately measure scientific literacy as an alternative to the standard questionnaire.

Supervisor: Dr Carol Oliver

See also: www.isabellekingsley.com

 

Publications

REFEREED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Kingsley, I., Oliver C.A., and Van Kranendonk M. (2017). A new instrument to assess scientific literacy for space outreach. International Astronautical Congress 2017 (September). Adelaide, Australia.

Kingsley, I., Oliver C.A., and Van Kranendonk M. (2017). Space science outreach – are we decreasing public understanding? International Astronautical Congress 2017 (September). Adelaide, Australia.

Kingsley, I., Oliver C.A., and Van Kranendonk M. (2017). Does the way we communicate astrobiology decrease public understanding of astrobiology? Astrobiology Science Conference 2017 (April). Arizona, USA

Kingsley, I. and Browne, C. (2014). Using the Mars Lab and Project Based Learning to deliver authentic science experiences.  Australian Space Research Conference 2014 (September). Adelaide, Australia.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS 

Kingsley, I., Oliver, C. and Van Kranendonk, M. (2017). Do science events change how people see science?  Australian Science Communicators Conference 2017 (February). Adelaide, Australia

Kingsley, I., Fergusson, J. and Oliver, C. (2016). What it’s like to be a scientist: engaging students in authentic inquiry-based astrobiology experiences.  Australasian Astrobiology Conference 2016 (July). Perth, Australia.

REFEREED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

Oliver, C.A., Fergusson, J., Kingsley, I., Oliver, J., Mahony, P., and Browne, C. (2015).  The Mars Lab: Connecting authentic science with the classroom. SCAN. Volume 34, Issue 1. March 2015