PhD Student, Interdisciplinary Studies, Simon Fraser University
Alice Fleerackers is a PhD student in Simon Fraser University's Scholarly Communications Lab, where she is researching how uncertain health science is communicated and shared online. She is also the Research Officer at the Canadian nonprofit Art the Science and a Science in Society Editor at Science Borealis, both positions that allow her to explore the intersections of science, communication, and society.
In addition to her academic work, Alice is a freelance writer specializing in health and psychology. She's contributed to outlets such as the Globe and Mail and Nautilus, covering everything from the psychology of cat video addiction to the science behind astrological belief.
COVID-19 has not only upended our personal lives, it has dramatically changed scientific research. In response to the rapid spread of the virus, scientists around the world have had to find new ways to collaborate and...