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
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.
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