ALiGN researcher, writer, and cartoonist
A former newspaper columnist and writer, blogger, and cartoonist with Maclean’s magazine, Scott Mitchell is a PhD student in Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication. After completing a BSc in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Waterloo, and then a Master of Science with research in bioinformatics at Laurier University, Scott decided to focus his research interests on the public communication of science, risk communication, social and digital media platforms, and visual culture. His current research is examining how contagious diseases such as Ebola are visually constructed across news, social, and entertainment media, and how this may impact public health responses. When he’s not busy boring people with lengthy descriptions of his research interests, Scott enjoys making illustrations, infographics, and animations that are also related to his research interests.