Vhairi Mackintosh

STEM Communication Officer
Whittlesea Tech School

Melbourne, VIC

Contact me for

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


I hold a PhD in Earth Science from the University of Melbourne (2018) and a first-class BSc (Hons) degree in the same field from the University of Glasgow (2013). I currently work as a STEM Communication Officer for the Whittlesea Tech School where I develop and deliver inquiry-based, community- and industry-linked programs that prepare young people for the future world of work.

I am passionate about education and equity, and I am always putting my hand up to encourage the next generation, particularly young women, to consider a future in STEM. I have managed numerous outreach and engagement programs in Australia, taught undergraduate science students in Scotland and Australia, presented my research findings at international conferences, published 3 first-author papers and collaborated on other research projects, written numerous articles for Cosmos Magazine, and worked as the lead science communicator for Science Gallery Melbourne.