Marina Joubert is a science communication researcher at Stellenbosch University, with a specific interest in the communication behaviour of South African research leaders. After working as a science communication manager and consultant for two decades, she joined Stellenbosch in January 2015 where she launched the first online course in science communication in Africa. She serves on the scientific committee of the global PCST (Public Communication of Science and Technology) network and the editorial board of the journal Science Communication.
In July 2015, she won the South African National Science and Technology Forum Award for “An outstanding contribution to Science, Engineering, Technology and Innovation (SETI) in South Africa over the past 5 years in the Category: Communication for outreach and creating awareness of SETI”.
She holds a BSc Food Science (Honours) degree and a Journalism (honours) degree from Stellenbosch University, as well as an MSc (Agric) from the University of Pretoria. She is currently studying towards a PhD in science communication at Stellenbosch University.