Catriona Nguyen-Robertson

Learning Facilitator
Museums Victoria (Scienceworks)
Lecturer in Science Communications
Faculty of Science, University of Melbournbe
Science Engagement Officer
The Royal Society of Victoria
Science Communications Officer
Convergence Science Network

Melbourne, VIC

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


Dr Catriona Nguyen-Robertson is a singing scientist: she sings in the laboratory and contemplates immunology in the shower. She trained as an immunologist at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity studying infectious diseases and skin allergies.

Catriona is an enthusiastic science communicator and educator. You can often catch her singing and dancing around Museums Victoria as a Learning Facilitator. She is also a Senior Tutor in Science Communication at The University of Melbourne, where she teaches the next generation of scientific researchers how to convey complex information. She also is the Science Communications Officer for the Royal Society of Victoria and Convergence Science Network. 

She previously was a Scientist in Residence at The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, and she regularly engages with science mentoring and outreach programs, such as Skype a Scientist, Pint of Science, In2Science, BrainSTEM, and National Science Week – sharing science online, on radio, and in schools across Australia and beyond.

In addition to her work, Catriona is an advocate for diversity in STEM and equity in education. She was president of the Doherty Institute student group, 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. She was the Vice President of Women in Science and Engineering at The University of Melbourne and volunteers for Queers in Science and Out For Australia. For her work in diversity and inclusion, she was awarded an Out For Australia 30 Under 30 Award.

Catriona identifies as culturally and linguistically diverse and lgbtqia+.