Postdoctoral Researcher & Senior Tutor in Science Communications | Learning Facilitator
Dr Catriona Nguyen-Robertson (she/her) is a singing scientist: she sings in the laboratory and contemplates immunology in the shower. She trained as an immunologist at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, studying infectious diseases and skin allergies.
Catriona is an enthusiastic science communicator and educator. She writes songs that explain science, and you can often catch her singing and dancing around Museums Victoria as a Learning Facilitator. She is also a Senior Tutor in Science Communication at The University of Melbourne, where she teaches the next generation of scientific researchers how to convey complex information. She also is the Science Communications Officer for the Royal Society of Victoria and Convergence Science Network.
She regularly engages with science mentoring and outreach programs, such as Skype a Scientist, Pint of Science, In2Science, BrainSTEM, and National Science Week – sharing science online, on radio, and in schools across Australia and beyond.
In addition to her work, Catriona is an advocate for diversity and inclusion in STEM. She is Secretary of the Pride in Action Network at The University of Melbourne and a committee member of Queers in Science, and was listed among Out for Australia’s 30 Under 30 in 2022. She is passionate about lifting up women in STEM and also regularly supports the Vietnamese Community in Australia Victoria Chapter, especially translating important health information during the pandemic. She continues to share the joys of science with everyone – because science is for everyone.