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Dr David Gruber

Senior Lecturer in Technical and Professional Writing

School of English and Media Studies


Prizes and Awards

  • In 2017, I was selected as one of ten prestigious fellows to the New Zealand Centre at Peking University, established by former Prime Minister John Key and the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment with the aim to “raise the profile of New Zealand” (NZ Centre website). Peking University is currently the top university in China, ranked #38 in the world according to the QS World Rankings and rising fast. I was awarded 3,000NZD to undertake a one-week visitation to the Peking University main campus. While there, I held consultation meetings with professors of communication about the state of science communication in China. I was also invited to deliver a formal lecture titled, “Neuroscience and the Media,” which was sponsored by the Bank of China and had around 50 attendees from various university departments. The talk was filmed and publicised at Peking University, and I was proud to have the opportunity to represent New Zealand. - The New Zealand Centre at Peking University, Beijing (2017)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Rhetoric of Science, Neuro-Humanities, Science and Technology Studies, Technical Writing, Digital Literacies

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Communication and Media Studies (200100): Communication Studies (200101):
History and Philosophy of Science (incl. Non-historical Philosophy of Science) (220206): History and Philosophy of Specific Fields (220200):
Language, Communication and Culture not elsewhere classified (209999): Languages, Communication And Culture (200000): Other Language, Literature and Culture (209900):
Other Technology (109900):
Philosophy And Religious Studies (220000):
Studies In Creative Arts And Writing (190000):
Technology (100000)

Research Outputs


Gruber, DR. (2015). New materialism and a rhetoric of scientific practice in the digital humanities. In J. Ridolfo, & W. Hart-Davidson (Eds.) Rhetoric and the Digital Humanities. (pp. 296 - 306). : University of Chicago Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Gruber, D.

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