About me

I’m a sessional lecturer at Australian National University‘s faculty of science, where I have just submitted my PhD on the predictors of sharing misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Before I considered a research career I worked as a professional communicator for more than 20 years, developing, implementing and managing effective communication strategies. I have been a communication director for both state and federal governments with experience in political, science and emergency communication. I have a masters degree in science communication from ANU and a masters degree in communication from Deakin University.

I am available for short-term consultancy work. Please contact me if you you would like to discuss how I might be able to help you, particularly with strategic communication projects.

I’m also available for media interviews and you can see some of my media work at The Project (CH10), The Conversation, ABC PM, 6PR radio, Ch10 News, and Times Higher Education.

My research has been published in the Journal of Memory and Cognition, Environmental Communication and Nature Communications, among other places. You can check that out at my Google Scholar page.

On this site I hope to bring you the perspective of someone with a research interest in communication science and someone with experience as a professional communication practitioner.

I’m a fanatical Melbourne Demons supporter, enjoy mountain biking through Canberra’s beautiful bush scenery and helping people get started with R.

Matt Nurse

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