Jonica is a popular MC, speaker and panel guest.

Happiness and its Causes Conference 2022
Bellingen Writers Festival
Prime Ministers Science Award - Jonica Newby
2017 Prime Ministers Science Prize
World Science Festival - Jonica Newby
World Science Festival
Eureka Prize Panel - Jonica Newby
2020 Eureka Prize

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.

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.

Since 2021, she has also been 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.

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If you would like to arrange for Jonica to speak about Beyond climate grief please contact my book publicist.

Book Publicist Contact Information
Harriet McInerney
0402 889 915
New South Publishing

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