Bernie has that rare combination of a sharp intellect, quick wit and warmth. With a background in medical research, environmental writing and science teaching, Bernie can tackle tough or technical subjects and bring the driest topics alive for lay or expert audiences.
She’s worked with kids, animals and rocket scientists, and shared the stage with prime ministers and rock stars. She happily takes the hot seat at triple j when Dr Karl can’t, and loves nothing more than working with a live audience.
Bernie has won awards for the kids tv show the experiMENTALS, and for her infamous greenhouse website Planet Slayer. Bernie is often chairing and the master of ceremonies at forums and events for clients some of which include the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science; The Association of Consulting Engineers Australia; The Queensland Government; The Queensland Resources Council; CSIRO; The Australian Society of Medical Research; and The World Congress of Science Journalists.
She has a first class honours degree in biochemistry and microbiology, a very nerdy habit of birdwatching, and more than a passing interest in cycling, kayaking and ridding her backyard of asthma weed.