Join our Find an Expert database on Scimex so that journalists can get in touch when your subject hits the headlines. You can specify which types of media you're comfortable doing, and showcase your communication skills directly to journalists.
One quote is all it takes
When a story breaks, the AusSMC sources expert comments to inform reporting as it happens. These Expert Reactions feature in news stories across all major news outlets. They are also shared through the global network of Science Media Centres.
Is your big paper about to be published?
It might be suitable for an online media briefing, giving you the chance to explain the work directly to journalists. Contact us to pitch your idea.
Got a media release?
Your media team can upload media releases on your work to our science news portal, Scimex.
Got a hot tip or need advice?
If there is a story on the horizon or an issue bubbling away in your area of science, please contact us. We'd love to have an off-the-record chat with you.
We run a number of programs to help scientists better engage with the media
Indigenous Media Mentoring Program
Are you an Indigenous researcher and would like to hone your media skills? The AusSMC has developed a program to train and mentor Indigenous researchers, with the aim of increasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representation in media coverage of science. Contact us for more information.
Scientist in Residence
The AusSMC's Scientist in Residence program places experts in newsrooms at major media outlets. The program has already placed more than 25 scientists in newsrooms including The Age, Herald Sun, Australian Financial Review, The Daily Telegraph, The Courier-Mail, Mamamia, SBS, NITV, The Sydney Morning Herald , ABC, Adelaide Advertiser and The West Australian. Contact us for more information.
Women in STEM
Women are under-represented in science and also in the media. The AusSMC is a partner on several programs to support women in STEM, providing mainstream media, social media, and video training for program participants.
Strategic Professor in Palaeontology, Flinders University
Working with the AusSMC brought our story on the origins of vertebrate sex to the forefront of world media attention.
Sir Gustav Nossal AC
"With access to the best scientific brains, many of whom are good communicators, the AusSMC provides a wonderful service and is eminently worthy of support."
Assoc. Prof. Sanjaya Senanayake
Infectious diseases specialist, The Australian National University
"[The Science Media Centre's website, Scimex.org]... should improve even further the relationship between the journalists and scientists/doctors who come into contact through the AusSMC and generate the reporting of important stories in a timely manner."