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Rebecca Priestley

Associate Professor, Centre for Science in Society at Victoria University of Wellington

About Me

Dr Rebecca Priestley is an associate professor and director of the Centre for Science in Society at Victoria University of Wellington. She has a PhD in history and philosophy of science, an MA in creative writing, and an honours degree in earth sciences.

Rebecca has visited Antarctica three times and has written widely about Antarctic science and history in blogs and magazine articles and in her books Fifteen Million Years in Antarctica (2019) and Dispatches from Continent Seven: an anthology of Antarctic Science (2016). Her research and teaching focuses on the history of science and science communication in Antarctica and New Zealand.

Rebecca is the winner of the Royal Society of New Zealand Science Book Prize (2009), the Prime Minister’s Science Communication Prize (2016) and in 2018 was made a Companion of the Royal Society Te Apārangi.

Courses and Programs taught by Rebecca Priestley