• Cherese Sonkkila

    Cherese is undertaking research on the psychological benefits of green spaces. In particular she is investigating the effects on biodiversity knowledge on our mood. She is also a published science writer (in COSMOS, textbooks, career guides etc.), the art and pop culture editor for Lateral Magazine, and a sometime comedian/clown (which is very non-sciencey... for now).

  1. The plight of plants

      There’s no way of softening the blow, plants just aren’t as “cool” as animals. At least, that’s what most people think. People all over the …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/sciencecommunication/2017/10/25/the-plight-of-plants

  2. Salamanders just aren’t that into you

    A type of mole salamander has found a way to achieve the perfect society – all female. At some point, about 2 million years ago, a …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/sciencecommunication/2017/10/25/salamanders-just-arent-that-into-you

  3. Do art and science mix? PART TWO: PUTTING THE MUSE IN MUSEUM

    “The difference between science and the arts is not that they are different sides of the same coin… or even different parts of the same continuum, …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/sciencecommunication/2017/10/01/do-art-and-science-mix-part-two-putting-the-muse-in-museum

  4. Do art and science mix? PART ONE: BLOOD

    “It’s not a science museum, it’s not an art gallery, it’s something in between.” This is how Andrea Bandelli, the CEO of the Science Gallery network, …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/sciencecommunication/2017/09/07/do-art-and-science-mix-part-one-blood