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Scott Mitchell, MSc
Knowledge Broker


Expertise:

Scott has strong knowledge in risk communication, public understandings of science, and social media analytics and monitoring.

Biography: 

Scott Mitchell became aware of CCSA while working on his PhD at Carleton University in the School of Journalism and Communications. Many of CCSA’s projects matched his interests and career aspirations. Using this knowledge, he pursued and obtained a knowledge broker position with CCSA in February 2020.

From 2008–2012, Scott was a regular contributor to MacLean’s magazine, often covering issues related to science and technology. While working as a research analyst with the Warning Project, Scott contributed to World Health Organization Risk Communication and Community Engagement projects and developed risk communication and emergency preparedness plans for different organizations. He is also a regular lecturer at Carleton, teaching courses in science communication, health and communication, and digital media.

Scott has a BSc in biomedical sciences and an MSc in bioinformatics, both from the University of Waterloo. He continues to work towards finishing his PhD on digital disease tracking tools and risk communication. He has received a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship to support his studies.

In his personal time, Scott enjoys playing Dungeons and Dragons with a tight group of friends.

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