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Dr Doug Ashwell PhD, MA, BA

Associate Head of School

School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

I am a senior lecturer in the School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing. I teach at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels. My research interest is in the areas of science communication, particularly how the public come to understand science and technology. I am also interested in how the New Zealand media portray science and technology and the impact this reporting has on public perceptions of science.

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 83965
    Location: 2.1, Social Sciences Tower
    Campus: Turitea

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (2010)
  • Master of Arts (1996)
  • Bachelor of Arts (1994)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

My research interests are in the field of science communication. In particular how the public come to learn and understand science, with a particular emphasis on how the media play a role in that process.

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Communication and Media Studies (200100): Languages, Communication And Culture (200000)

Research Outputs

Journal

Chilvers, BL., Finlayson, G., Ashwell, D., Low, SI., Morgan, KJ., & Pearson, HE. (2016). Is the way an oil spill response is reported in the media important for the final perception of the clean-up?. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 104(1-2), 257-261
[Journal article]Authored by: Ashwell, D., Chilvers, B., Morgan, K.
Ashwell, DJ. (2014). The challenges of science journalism: The perspectives of scientists, science communication advisors and journalists from New Zealand. Public Understanding of Science. 25(3), 379-393
[Journal article]Authored by: Ashwell, D.
Ashwell, DJ. (2012). Barriers to the public communication of science: Commercial constraints versus public understanding. Prism. 9(1), 1-11 Retrieved from http://http//www.pris,journal.org/homepage.html
[Journal article]Authored by: Ashwell, D.
Ashwell, DJ. (2011). Restricted voices in the New Zealand GM debate: An analysis of New Zealand metropolitan newspaper coverage (1998 to February 2002). East Asian Science, Technology and Society: an International Journal. 5(4), 505-528 Retrieved from http://dukejournals.org/
[Journal article]Authored by: Ashwell, D.
Ashwell, DJ. (2005). Turbulent times at MoneyInc: Effects of change in the New Zealand public sector. Asian Case Research Journal. 9(1), 25-35
[Journal article]Authored by: Ashwell, D.
Wallace, CM., & Ashwell, DJ. (2004). Virtual visions, technological tools and social reality. International Journal of the Humanities. 2(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Ashwell, D.
Ashwell, DJ., & Olsson, SC. (2003). Political policy issue or party creditability contest? An analysis of rhetoric in the debate on genetic modification, leading up to the 2002 general election in new Zealand. Communication Journal of New Zealand - He Kohinga Korereo. 4(1), 45-63
[Journal article]Authored by: Ashwell, D.
Ashwell, DJ. (2003). The bargain exercise. Business Communication Quarterly. 66(2), 68-74
[Journal article]Authored by: Ashwell, D.

Book

Ashwell, DJ. (2005). Interpersonal communication. In F. Sligo, & R. Bathurst (Eds.) Communication in the New Zealand Workplace: Theory and Practice. (pp. 173 - 184). Wellington, NZ: Software Technology New Zealand Ltd
[Chapter]Authored by: Ashwell, D.

Thesis

Ashwell, D. (2009). Reflecting diversity or selecting viewpoints: An analysis of the GM debate in New Zealand's Media 1998 - 2002. (Doctoral Thesis, Massey University, New Zealand)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Ashwell, D.

Conference

Ashwell, DJ. (2015). A teething problem: An examination of how the 2013 Waikato fluoridation debate was reported by the Waikato Times. In D. Paterno, M. Bourk, & D. Matheson, (Eds.) D. Paterno, M. Bourk and D. Matheson (Eds), Refereed proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association conference: Rethinking communication, space and identity. (pp. 1 - 3). : ANZCA Rethinking Communication, Space and Identity
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Ashwell, D.
Ashwell, DJ., & Galloway, C.A formula for confusion: New Zealand's 2013 "botulism botch-up". . Palmerston North, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Ashwell, D., Galloway, C.
Ashwell, D., Comrie, M., & Feetham, PM.The changing ways New Zealanders are finding out about science. . Palmerston North, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Ashwell, D., Comrie, M., Feetham, P.
Ashwell, DJ. (2013). Science information in the digital world: The Internet versus the mass media. ANZCA Conference Proceedings 2013. (pp. 1 - 21). : Australia New Zealand Communication Association: Global Networks - Global Divides: Bridging New and Traditional Communication Challenges
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Ashwell, D.
Ashwell, D. (2011). Does the public get the science news it deserves: PR rofessionals give their perspectives. In A. Henderson (Ed.) ANZCA Conference Proceedings 2011. (pp. 1 - 14). : ANZCA 2011 - Communication on the edge: Shifting boundaries and identities
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Ashwell, D.
Ashwell, D. (2011, February). Barriers to science communication: The views of science communication advisers. Presented at Science Communicators Association of New Zealand - Listening to the other side: Non-Scientists' experiences of science
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Ashwell, D.
Ashwell, DJ. (2008). Who defined the GM debate?: News source use in New Zealand newspaper coverage of the GM debate January 1998 - February 2002. Australian and New Zealand Communication Association 2008 Conference: Power and Place. (pp. 1 - 16).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Ashwell, D.
Ashwell, DJ. (2008, December). The media and genetic modification, interest groups, social responsibility and the diversity of views. Presented at Science, Technology and Society Workshop. Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Ashwell, D.
Wallace, CM., & Ashwell, DJ. (2005). Virtual Visions, Technological tools and Social Reality. International Journal of the Humanities. Vol. in press (pp. Unpaged). Austrialia: 2nd International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Ashwell, D.
Ashwell, DJ. (2005, November). The reporting of GM: Risk and populating uncertainty. Presented at Talking Biotechnology: Reflecting on Science in Society. Wellington, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Ashwell, D.
Ashwell, DJ. (2005). The genetically modified culture of risk reporting: An analysis of New Zealand newspaper reporting of the genetic modification debate. (pp. 72). , Talking Biotechnology: Reflecting on Science in Society
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Ashwell, D.
Ashwell, DJ. (2005, November). Newspapers and the reporting of genetic modification. Presented at Talking Biotechnology: Reflecting on Science in Society. Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Ashwell, D.
Ashwell, DJ. (2005, May). Media balance? Who dominates the GM database. Presented at The News Media, Science and Social Conflict. Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Ashwell, D.
Wallace, CM., & Ashwell, DJ. (2004, July). Virtual visions, technological tools and social reality. Presented at The Second International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities. Monash University Centre, Prato, Italy.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Ashwell, D.
Ashwell, DJ. (2003). The changing balance of power? An alysis of a developing 'shared culture' between scientists and journalists in New Zealand. In Their own media in their own language: Journalism ethics for people without a polity(pp. unpaged). , ANZCA03 Conference Brisbane, QLD: Queensland University of Technology
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Ashwell, D.
Ashwell, DJ.(2003). The changing balance of power?: An analysis of a developing 'shared culture' between scientists and journalists in New Zealand.
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Ashwell, D.
Ashwell, DJ., & Olsson, SC. (2002). "To be or not to be": An analysis of political rhetoric in the New Zealand debate on genetic modification. ANZCA Conference. : Communication: Reconstructed for the 21st Century: 2002 ANZCA Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Ashwell, D.
Ashwell, DJ. (2001, November). Green rhetoric: The framing of GE. Presented at Social Diversity and the Politics of Exclusion: Sociological Association of Aotearoa (new Zealand) Proceedings of Conference 2001. Massey University, Palmerston North.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Ashwell, D.
Ashwell, DJ. (2001). The Greens Release Anti-GM Rhetoric: An Examination of the New Zealand Green Party's Anti-Genetic Modification Rhetoric. In . Catherine Brennan (Ed.) Social Diversity and The Politics of Exclusion: Sociological Association of Aotearoa (New Zealand) Proceedings of Conference 2001. (pp. 29 - 37). Palmerston North
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Ashwell, D.

Other

Ashwell, DJ. (2013, April). Where did you learn about science and technology?. In Massey University.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Ashwell, D.
Ashwell, D. (2012, May). Science in the New Zealand press. In School of Communication, Journalsim and Marketing Seminar Series, Massey University, Palmerston North.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Ashwell, D.
Ashwell, DJ. (2010). Facilitators or gatekeepers?: The role of science communication advisors. Presented at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Ashwell, D.
Ashwell, DJ. (2005, October). The genetically modified culture of risk reporting: An analysis of New Zealand newspaper reporting of the genetic modification debate. : Massey University, Department of Communication and Journalism Research Seminar Series.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Ashwell, D.
Ashwell, DJ. (2005, September). Genetic modification and the media. : Massey University, Department of Communication and Journalism Research Seminar Series.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Ashwell, D.
Ashwell, DJ. (2002). Purse power in the new millennium. (pp. 5 - 7). Wellington
[Other]Authored by: Ashwell, D.
Ashwell, DJ. (2001, November). Presentation on Neuro Linguistic Programming to seminar. : School of Social Policy & Social Work.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Ashwell, D.

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