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. In past roles in Australia, the US
Manager, Education and Communication

Conjoint/Adjunct Role(s)

Conjoint Lecturer, St Vincent’s Clinical School, UNSW Sydney

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.

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.

Research Interests

Public attitudes to, and interest in, personal genomics
Use of educational technologies in genomics education

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

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. & MacLeod A. (July, 2010) Fostering science communication talent within a research organization: an evidence-based approach. Presented at Science and the Public 2010, Imperial College, London and the Science Museum.

Johnson, B., MacLeod, A. & Terrill, B. (May, 2010) Fostering ‘good’ science communicators. Science Communication Conference 2010, British Science Association & Wellcome Trust, UK. Conference report available at http://www.britishscienceassociation.org/web/ScienceinSociety/ScienceCommunicationConference/_2010ConferenceReport.htm.

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. (2003). ‘A Multimedia Approach for Genetics Education’, Museums and the Web, USA. http://www.museumsandtheweb.com/mw2003/abstracts/prg_225000656.html

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/

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Bronwyn Terrill

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