Dr Marina Joubert is a Senior Researcher and Lecturer in science communication. After working as a science communication manager and consultant for two decades, she joined Stellenbosch in 2015. In addition to coordinating and presenting an online science communication course with a focus on Africa, she teaches science communication within an MPhil programme on science and technology studies. In 2017, she completed her PhD, focused on the communication behaviour of publicly visible scientists in South Africa.
Her research interests include the changing roles of scientists as public communicators; science communication via novel online channels; the communication of contested topics and science controversies; and building an evidence-base for effective science communication training and practice.
Marina serves on the scientific committee of the global PCST (Public Communication of Science and Technology) network and the editorial board of Science Communication, as well as the global advisory board of the online, open access Journal of Science Communication. In July 2015, she won the (South African) National Science and Technology Forum Award for her contribution to promoting science communication and outreach in the country.
Marina Joubert is an honorary life member of the global PCST (public communication of science and technology) network.