Master of Education (specialising in Educational Technologies), Monash University. Research: Exploring opportunities to develop students’ genomic literacy – as a subset of scientific literacy – in Australian secondary schools
Graduate Certificate of Applied Science (Scientific & Technical Writing), Deakin University
Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary: Biology and Chemistry), Monash University
Graduate Diploma in Scientific Communication (Distinction), Australian National University
Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry), University of Queensland, Brisbane
Bronwyn is a science communicator, educator, researcher and writer working in the Clinical Translation and Education team of the Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics at the Garvan Insititute of Medical Research. She focuses on developing strategic approaches to engage and educate public and professional audiences in genomic medicine. She is an investigator on national and international projects focused on genomics workforce and education, genetic literacy, 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 collaborations generating data and experience, 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.
113531 2015-2020 Australian Genomics Health Alliance (BN Terrill Chief Investigator, 1 of 83) Preparing Australia for Genomic Medicine: $25,000,000 (National Health and Medical Research Council). Member of the Program 4 Working Group for Genomic Workforce, Education and Ethics.