Jonica is a popular MC, speaker and panel guest.
Panel Bellingen Writers Festival
MC 2017 Prime Ministers Science Prize
MC World Science Festival
Panel 2020 Eureka Prize
The warmth, gentle humour, enthusiasm and professionalism Jonica brings to the screen is also evident in her live appearances, where she creates a relaxed yet stimulating and enjoyable vibe as an MC, facilitator, speaker or panel guest. What's more, having brought over 200 diverse and fascinating science stories to the public over the years - from the future of Battery Powered Homes, to the World's Oldest Beer - she's always got a thought provoking insight or anecdote up her sleeve. In 2021, she will be speaking across the country about the themes of her new book. Beyond Climate Grief: a journey of love, snow, fire and an enchanted beer can (New South Publishing), is a magical and deeply moving personal story that explores how to navigate the emotional turmoil of climate change. Jonica has twice won Australia's most prestigious science journalism award, the Eureka Prize, has been a regular contributor to radio, print and News 24, and is author of the ABC book The Animal Attraction, about how the domestication of animals created human civilisation.
After more than two decades gracing Australia's TV screens, award winning science broadcaster and one time veterinarian Dr Jonica Newby is best known as the vivacious former presenter on the popular long running ABC TV science program Catalyst.
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