Catriona Nguyen-Robertson

PhD Student
The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
Lecturer in Science Communications
Faculty of Science, University of Melbournbe
Science Communications Officer
Convergence Science Network
Science Engagement Officer
The Royal Society of Victoria

Melbourne, VIC

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


Catriona is an immunologist and science communicator. She completed a Bachelor of Science (Hons) and Diploma in Languages at The University of Melbourne and is now a PhD candidate at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity.

Catriona is a Science Communications Officer for the Convergence Science Network and Royal Society of Victoria and is a member of the National Science Week Victorian Co-ordinating Committee. She also worked as a Science Writer for Scientell and a Scientist in Residence at The Age and Sydney Morning Herald.

Catriona works as a demonstrator for the University of Melbourne Department of Microbiology and Immunology, and as a Science Mentor at the Gene Technology Access Centre (GTAC). She has organised and participated in a number of science outreach programs with GTAC, Day of Immunology, and Young Scientists of Australia. She also has been a mentor to secondary school students through the In2Science and BrainSTEM programs.

In addition to her work, Catriona is an advocate for diversity in STEM and student wellbeing. She was president of the Doherty Institute student group and was the University of Melbourne Student Union Mentoring Network Director, and established a committee to represent students in the ARC Centre for Excellence in Advanced Molecular Imaging, which spans across multiple Australian Universities, of which she is currently chair. She was the vice president of Women in Science and Engineering at The University of Melbourne and is establishing a Girls in STEM program with GTAC to encourage greater diversity in STEM.

Catriona identifies as culturally and linguistically diverse and lgbtqia+.