Introducing our new Media Advisor

The Science Media Centre welcomes a new staff member this week — Rachel Thomas.

Rachel joins us from Stuff and the Dominion Post where was senior health reporter and an acting news director.

Prior to this, she reported for the Waikato Times, the Piako Post and the Franklin County News, scooping several awards over the years, including a Nib health scholarship to investigate the impact of sugar taxes in the US.

Rachel studied journalism at Wintec, graduating in 2011. She brings a wealth of relevant experience covering health, science and environment news, and we are very pleased to welcome her to the SMC.

Rachel joins fellow Media Advisor Sarah-Jane O’Connor as a main point of contact for media queries and expert reaction comments and Q+As.

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