Career focused programme

SciComm Professionals

Representatives of research centers, science museums, media and companies meet SCICOMM students  to present their activities. Students can get familiar with the recruitment process, labour market demands, and work or internship opportunities.
Students will also have the opportunity to discuss about skills, competencies that are required for a successful integration in the field of science and innovation communication.

Communication Professional

Media, TV and Radio

Giovanni Carrada

Giovanni is an independent author, curator, and consultant who specializes in the communication of complex topics and issues to a wide public. Since 1994 he has been writing for Superquark, Italy’s leading science popularization TV programme, broadcast by RAI 1. For RAI, he has also conceived and written documentaries and information campaigns on issues ranging from food to the European Union.

Marco Castellazzi

Marco is a marine biologist. He started working on TV in 1994 as a consultant. He collaborated in the production of various TV documentaries such as La compagnia dell’Arca (Canale 5), Animals and Animals (Rai 3), Condominio Terra (Rai 3), Alle falde del Kilimanjaro (Rai 3) and he is the author of the TV documentaries Geo & geo and Cose dell’altra Geo. Since e 2011 he is also the conductor of  Geoscienza.

Marina Lalovic

Serbian journalist based in Rome. She has been living in Italy since 2000, where she graduated from the University “La Sapienza” in Journalism and Publishing. She is currently working at Rai (Radiotelevisione Italiana), Radio Rai 3, where she is one of the hosts of Radio3Mondo, a radio show focused on a news from around the world, international press review, stories, interviews and on-the-spot reporting including highlights.
She worked as a correspondent for a Serbian daily “Politika” as well as for the Serbian radiotelevision B92. She also cooperated with Associated Press Television News bureau in Rome and was one of the reporters of BABEL TV (SKY), a first Italian TV station completely dedicated to an immigration issue in Italy.

Elisabetta Tola

Journalist and science communicator. She is the co-founder of the science communication agency Formicablu, radio presenter of the daily science programme Radio3Scienza on RAI Radio 3 and of the weekly tech&digital innovation programme Pensatech at Radio Città del Capo, Elisabetta is also co-founder of the iData research project, organiser of the first data journalism courses in Italy and of the Hacks & Hackers’ Italian chapter, co-author of Wired Italy’s #safeschools data investigation on seismic risk assessment in Italian schools. Elisabetta is also the founder of datajournalism.it, a web lab for data-driven stories and tutorials.

Brian Trench

Science communication researcher and trainer, and a former university lecturer and journalist. Author of many papers and book chapters on various aspects of science communication; co-ordinator and participant in international research projects; presenter of talks and workshop in over 20 countries. Co-editor of Routledge Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology (2008, 2014), of The Public Communication of Science (4-volume anthology in series, Critical Concepts in Sociology, 2016), and of Little Country, Big Talk – science communication in Ireland (2017). Member of the PCST Scientific Committee for 14 years and president of the network since 2014.

Roberta Villa

Medical Doctor, she has worked for more than 20 years as a journalist and health/science editor for several publications including Zadig Srl, which focuses on medical and public health communications. She has also contributed to the collaborative TELL ME project which aimed to develop models to improve risk communication during infectious disease crisis. She continues to address these issues through her current work on the ASSET project. In 2011 she won the first National Communication, Marketing and Health Information Award at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia.

SciComm Researchers

Visual Communication of Science

Elena Canadelli

Displaying Science and Technology at world's fairs and museums in the twentieth century

Elena Canadelli

University of Padova

Assistant Professor in History of Science at the University of Padova, Elena is a Historian of Science interested in visual studies in science, science museum studies, cultures of natural history, the history of evolutionary thought and the relationship between science and popular culture.
She is author of several books and articles and she is currently writing a book about how science uses images to be published in 2019 and editing a volume for the Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press on artefacts, scientific museums and exhibitions along the XX century.

Elena Milani

The impact of digital media on Visual Communication of Science

Elena Milani

University of West England

Elena is a research fellow for the European Project RETHINK, and member of the Science Communication Unit at the University of West of England. She is currently involved in mapping the European digital science communication landscape and identifying gaps and best practices in online communication of science. Her PhD in Science Communication focused on how pro- and anti-vaccine images are shared among different Twitter communities and what they say. Elena had work experience in digital communication, and she has an academic background in neuroscience.

Tommaso Rosi

Best practices and potential pitfalls in the visual display of Quantitative Information

Tommaso Rosi

University of Trento

Tommaso is a post-doctoral research fellow in physics at the Laboratory of Physical Science Communication of Trento, he is specialized in the use of new technologies in Physics Education. Since 2010 he performs as a visual artist exploring the intersections between art and science: recently, he presented his Augmented Lecture “HyperVision” in the Teatro della Meraviglia 2019 festival. He is co-founder of “Level Up”, a startup dedicated to science education sponsored by the University of Trento.