Research papers

  • Cormick. C., Nielssen. O., Ashworth. P., La Salle. J., & Saab. C., (2014) What Do Science Communicators Talk About When They Talk About Science Communications? Engaging With the Engagers, Science Communication 37(2):274-282.
  • Cormick. C., and Hunter. S., (2014) Valuing Values: Better Public Engagement on Nanotechnology Demands a Better Understanding of the Diversity of Publics, NanoEthics, April 2014, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 57-71.
  • Cormick. C., and Romanach, L., Segmentation studies provide insights to better understanding attitudes towards science and technology, Trends in Biotechnology, Volume 32, Issue 3, March 2014, Pages 114–116.
  • Cormick, C., (2012) Ten Big Questions on Public Engagement on Science and Technology: Observation from a Rocky Boat in the Upstream and Downstream of Engagement, in DEMESCI – the International Journal of Deliberative Mechanisms in Science, Volume 1, number 1, August 2012.
  • Cormick, C., (2012) The Complexity of Public Engagement, in Nature Nanotechnology, February.
  • Cormick, C., (2010) Challenges of Community Engagement, in NanoEthics, Volume 4, Number 3.
  • Cormick, C., (2009) Why Do We Need to Know What the Public Thinks about Nanotechnology? NanoEthics,3 (2).
  • Cormick, C., (2009) Piecing Together the Elephant: Public Engagement on Nanotechnology Challenges, Science and Engineering Ethics, Mar;15(1):81-96.
  • Cormick, C., (2007) Public Attitudes towards GM crops and food, Agricultural Science, 21 (2), pp. 24 – 30.
  • Cormick, C., (2006) ‘A clonagem vai ao cinema’, Historia Ciencias Saude,  Manghinhos, Brazil, Volume 13, October.
  • Cormick, C., (2005) Lies, Deep Fries and Statistics! The search for the truth between public attitudes and public behaviour towards genetically modified foods.Choices 227, 4.
  • Cormick, C., (2003) Communicating and Consensus Building: Public Communication on GMOs, Australasian Biotechnology, Vol 13, No 1.
  • Cormick, C., (2003) Perceptions of Risk Relating to Biotechnology in Australia, International Journal of Biotechnology. Vol 5, No 2.
  • Cormick, C., (2002) Recent Changes in Public Attitudes Towards Biotechnology in Australia, Australian Biologist, Vol.15 (2), September.
  • Cormick, C., (2002) Australian Attitudes to GM Foods and Crops, Pesticide Outlook, Royal Society of Chemistry, December.

Also

  • Cormick, C., Risk? What Risk? Delivered at the World Congress on Risk, Society for Risk Analysis, July 2012.
  • Cormick, C., Risk Communication, Issues Magazine, December 2011.
  • Cormick, C., A Scientific View of non-scientific Beliefs, Ockham’s Razor, ABC Radio National, Sunday 23 October 2011.
  • Cormick, C., Risk Science Unplugged: Risk Rage, Risk Science Centre, University of Michigan, November 29, 2011.
  • Cormick, C., Why clever people believe in silly things, Cosmos Magazine, 2011.

  • Work in books

    • Cormick, C (editor) 2014, Ned Kelly Under the Microscope: solving the forensic mystery of Ned Kelly’s remains, CSIRO Publications.
    • Cormick, C, The Fruits of Science, in (2013) The Curious Country, ANU Press.
    • Cormick, C., (2012) Why Clever People Believe Silly Things, Best Australian Science Writing, University of NSW Press.
    • Cormick, C., (2012) How do we gain the interest of people who are uninterested in nanotechnology? In Little by Little, Expansions of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies, IOS Press, 2012.
    • Cormick, C., (2011) Australia: Understanding the target audience for better communication, in Communication challenges and convergence in crop biotechnology, International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications.
    • Cormick, C., and Ashworth, P., (2011) Enabling the Social Shaping of CCS Technology, in Carbon capture and storage: emerging legal and regulatory issues, Hart Publishing, Oxford.
    • Cormick, C., (2010) Lies, Deep Fries and Statistics, in Lies, Deep Fries and Statistics, ABC Books.
    • Cormick, C., (2008) ‘What do the Public Really Think and Who do they Really Trust’, in Human Biotechnology and Public Trust, Centre for Law and Genetics, University of Tasmania.
    • Cormick, C. and Ding., S. (2005) Social Causes of Public Concerns about Developments in Biotechnology in Australia, Proceedings of the Public Communication of Science and Technology, Beijing.

      Conference Presentations

      [An overview of some expert presentations given.]

      • Keynote: Why don’t people think like we think? AFAC Emergency Services National Conference, Brisbane, 2016.
      • Keynote: Why don’t they just listen to us? Australian Community Engagement and Fire Awareness Conference, Albury, 2016.
      • Community attitudes to technology in the Food Chain, ATSE Agribusiness 2030 Dialogue, Sydney, 2016.
      • What do the Public Really, Really Think About GMOs?, International Horticulture Congress, Brisbane, 2014.
      • A Precautionary Tale on NanoSunscreen and Risk, Society for the Study of Nanotechnologies and Emerging Technologies, the Netherlands, 2012.
      • Why Clever People Believe Silly Things, and is the Internet making us dumber? London School of Economics, 2012.
      • Risk? What Risk? – Why Nanotechnology Risk Perceptions Remain Nano Sized, World Congress on Risk, Sydney, 2012.
      • Communication challenges for contentious science, 12th International Coral Reef Symposium, Cairns, 2012.
      • Engaging with the Unengaged, Public Communications of Science and Technology, Florence, 2012.
      • What the public really think about GM foods and crops, (live consumer panel) International Conference on Agricultural Biotechnology, Roturua, New Zealand, 2012 (also held at AusBiotech, Adelaide, 2011)
      • The War on Science, Australian Science Communicators Conference, Sydney, 2012.
      • Drivers of public attitudes towards nanotechnologies, Keynote address, International Conference of Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies, Perth, 2012.
      • Dealing with contentious science issues, 6th Science Centre World Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, 2011.
      • Risk, what risk? Drivers of public perceptions about risk, Science unplugged seminar, University of Michigan, USA, 2011.
      • Engaging with Unengaged Audiences, Society for the Study of Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies, Phoenix, USA, 2011.
      • What do the unengaged think about your science? Inspiring Australia Conference, Melbourne, 2011.
      • Science and society workshop, National Youth Science Forum, Canberra and Perth, 2008, 09, 10 and 11.
      • Direct to Consumer Genetic Testing: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Human Genetics Society of Australasia Congress, Melbourne, 2010.
      • Engaging with Unengaged Audiences, Asia Pacific Science and Technology in Society conference, Tokyo,
      • What drives Climate Change Drifters? Public Communications of Science and Technology, New Delhi, 2010.
      • Engaging with the Unengaged, OECD Workshop on public Engagement on Nanotechnology, The Netherlands, 2008.
      • Best Practice Communications Principles, APEC Workshop on Agricultural Biotechnology Communications, Peru 2007.
      • Developing Communications Strategies based on Best Practice, Asia Development Bank workshop on communicating about biotechnology, Bangkok 2007.
      • Public Attitudes and Ethics, BioFuture-BioSolutions Symposium, Parliament House, Canberra, 2007.
      • Public Attitudes to GM Foods, International Association of Agricultural Economists Conference, Gold Coast, 2006.
      • Understanding Drivers of Community Concerns about Emerging Technologies, Participatory Approaches in Science and Technology Conference, Edinburgh, 2006.
      • Understanding Social Drivers of Public Concerns about Biotechnology, and Developing Education Resources, Talking Biotechnology Conference, Auckland, 2005.
      • Lies, Deep Fries and Statistics, Global Biotechnology Communicators Conference, Philadelphia, 2005 (held as a satellite event to Bio2005).
      • Best Practice Communications Strategies, Global Biotechnology Communicators Conference, Cape Town, 2004.
      • Ethical Drivers of Public Concerns about Biotechnology, International Congress of Bioethics, University of New South Wales, 2004.
      • Communicating in a Hostile Environment: Genetic manipulation or information manipulation, Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance Conference, Canberra, 2003.
      • Public Attitudes Stem Cell Applications and Gene Therapies, Australian Stem Cell Centre Conference, Melbourne, 2003
      • Causes of Ethical and Public Concerns about Biotechnology, International Congress of Genetics, Melbourne 2003.
      • Social Causes of Public Concerns about Developments in Biotechnology in Australia: comparisons with other countries and lessons for Asia, Managing Emerging Technologies in Asia, Singapore, 2003.
      • Public Attitudes Towards Biotechnology, International Institute for Public Ethics (IIPE) Biennial Conference, Brisbane, 2002.
      • Communication and Consensus Building: Public Communication on GMOs, APEC Workshop on Biotechnology, Taipei, 2002.
      • Ethical Concerns and Public Perceptions, Australian Biotechnology Summit, Sydney, 2002.

      Conference Poster Presentations:

      • Cormick, C., (2006) Drivers of Public Concerns towards New Technologies, PATH Conference, Edinburgh.
      • Cormick, C. and Ding. S., (2006) “Good Evening, I’m calling on behalf of a government agency seeking your opinion on gene therapies…” 11th International Congress of Human Genetics, Brisbane, August.
      • Cormick, C., (2005) Changes in Public Attitudes Towards Stem Cell Technologies, Australian Stem Cell Centre Conference, Gold Coast.
      • Cormick, C., (2004) Public Attitudes Towards Biotechnology, International Congress of Bioethics, University of New South Wales.
      • Cormick, C., (2003) Public Attitudes Stem Cell Applications and Gene Therapies, Australian Stem Cell Centre Conference, Melbourne.
      • Cormick, C., (2003) Causes of Ethical and Public Concerns about Biotechnology, International Congress of Genetics, Melbourne.