Bronwyn Terrill

Bronwyn is a science communicator, educator, researcher and writer working primarily with the Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics. She is responsible for planning and developing a strategic program to engage public and professional audiences in genomic medicine. She is also an investigator on nati

Biography

Bronwyn is a science communicator, educator, researcher and writer working primarily with the Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics. She is responsible for planning and developing a strategic program to engage public and professional audiences in genomic medicine. She is also an investigator on national and international projects focused on genomics workforce and education, teaching with molecular animations, and community engagement with genomics.

In past roles in Australia, the US and UK, Bronwyn has focused on engaging different audiences with genetics, genomics and molecular biology. She has curated museum exhibitions in Australia, the US and the UK, and developed education programs for school students, teachers, professionals and public audiences. Bronwyn produced award-winning online resources for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s Dolan DNA Learning Center on molecular biology, genetics and cancer. She also established and managed the public engagement team for the largest genome centre in Europe, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.

Throughout her career, Bronwyn’s focus has shifted between directly producing resources, advising on large public projects and enabling researchers in their own public engagement efforts. She has advised on exhibitions for the Science Museum and Natural History Museum in London, and significantly contributed to innovative education and public engagement collaborations, including educational resources, travelling exhibitions and events, alternate reality games, and a range of broadcast media.

Bronwyn is a science communicator, educator, researcher and writer working primarily with the Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics. She is responsible for planning and developing a strategic program to engage public and professional audiences in genomic medicine. She is also an investigator on national and international projects focused on genomics workforce and education, teaching with molecular animations, and community engagement with genomics.

In past roles in Australia, the US and UK, Bronwyn has focused on engaging different audiences with genetics, genomics and molecular biology. She has curated museum exhibitions in Australia, the US and the UK, and developed education programs for school students, teachers, professionals and public audiences. Bronwyn produced award-winning online resources for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s Dolan DNA Learning Center on molecular biology, genetics and cancer. She also established and managed the public engagement team for the largest genome centre in Europe, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.

Throughout her career, Bronwyn’s focus has shifted between directly producing resources, advising on large public projects and enabling researchers in their own public engagement efforts. She has advised on exhibitions for the Science Museum and Natural History Museum in London, and significantly contributed to innovative education and public engagement collaborations, including educational resources, travelling exhibitions and events, alternate reality games, and a range of broadcast media.

Education

2017 - Master of Education (Educational Technologies), Monash University - Australia
1995 - Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary), Monash University - Australia
1995 - Graduate Certificate of Applied Science (Scientific & Technical Writing), Deakin University - Australia
1992 - Graduate Diploma in Scientific Communication, Australian National University - Australia
1991 - Bachelor of Science, University of Queensland - Australia

Selected Publications

Savard J, Hickerton C, Tytherleigh R, Terrill B, Turbitt E, Newson AJ, et al. (2019) Australians’ views and experience of personal genomic testing: survey findings from the Genioz study. European Journal of Human Genetics. 2019. 

Dwarte, T., Barlow-Stewart, K., O’Shea, R., Dinger, M. E., & Terrill, B. N. (2018). Role and practice evolution for genetic counseling in the genomic era: The experience of Australian and UK genetics practitioners. Journal of Genetic Counseling (early online).

Metcalfe, S. A., Hickerton, C., Savard, J., Stackpoole, E., Rigan, T., Tutty, E., Terrill, B.N. Turbitt, E. Gray, K., Middleton, A., Wilson, B., and Gaff, C. (2018). Australians’ perspectives on support around use of personal genomic testing: findings from the Genioz study. European Journal of Medical Genetics. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejmg.2018.11.002

Metcalfe, S. A., Hickerton, C., Savard, J., Terrill, B., Turbitt, E., Gaff, C., . . . Newson, A. J. (2018). Australians’ views on personal genomic testing: focus group findings from the Genioz study. European Journal of Human Genetics. doi: 10.1038/s41431-018-0151-1

Gray, K., Stephen, R., Terrill, B., Wilson, B., Middleton, A., Tytherleigh, R., Gaff, C., Savard, J., Hickerton, C., Newson, A., & Metcalfe, S. (2017). Consumer health informatics aspects of direct-to-consumer personal genomic testing (pp. 89-93). In A. V. Gundlapalli, M.-C. Jaulent, & D. Zhao, Eds. MEDINFO 2017: Precision Healthcare through Informatics: Proceedings of the 16th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics. (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, vol. 245). Amsterdam, Netherlands: IOS Press. DOI 10.3233/978-1-61499-830-3-89

Mattick JS, Dziadek MA, Terrill BN, Kaplan W, Spigelman AD, Bowling FG, et al. (2014). The impact of genomics on the future of medicine and health. The Medical journal of Australia. 201(1), pp. 17-20.

Terrill, B. (2007). Communication by scientists or stars? in Journalism, Science and Society: Science Communication between News and Public Relations, Martin W. Bauer and Massimiano Bucchi, eds. (Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society), pp. 183-192.

Chan, S., Terrill, B., Micklos, D. (Producers) (2004). Inside Cancer: a multimedia guide to molecular biology [online resource]. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's DNA Learning Center, New York, USA. Available from http://www.insidecancer.org/

Chan, S., Terrill, B., Micklos, D. (Producers) (2004). DNA Interactive [online resource]. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's DNA Learning Center, New York, USA. Available from http://www.dnai.org/

Technical reports

M Lewit-Mendes, K Pereira, K Dunlop, B Terrill, and T Boughtwood. (2018). Australian Genomics: Genomics in the Community Project Landscape Analysis Report. Retrieved from https://www.australiangenomics.org.au/news-events/news/2018/genomics-in-the-community/  

Belinda McClaren, Amy Nisselle, Zoë , Prichard, Kate Dunlop, Bronwyn Terrill, Clara Gaff, Metcalfe, and Sylvia, Alliance, for the Australian Genomics Health, . . . Group. (February 2018). Mapping Existing Education & Training for the Australian Clinical Genomic Workforce Retrieved from https://www.australiangenomics.org.au/media/1551/project-1-mapping-paper-with-key-messages-final.pdf