Alice Fleerackers

she/her
SSHRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Research / Teaching Area

About

Alice Fleerackers is a postdoctoral research fellow at UBC’s School of Journalism, Writing and Media and at SFU’s Scholarly Communications Lab. She is also an instructor at UBC’s School of Public and Population Health and a co-chair of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Committee for the Public Communication of Science and Technology Network (PCST). Her research focuses on the intersections of health and science journalism, science communication, and scholarly communication and is funded by a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship.

Alice has a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies (with a focus on science journalism) and a Master’s in Publishing from SFU. She has over 10 years of experience as a freelance writer and editor, with bylines in the Globe and Mail, National Post, and Nautilus, among other outlets.

Alice is grateful to live and work in Vancouver, BC, on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation


Teaching


Publications

Fleerackers, A., Shores, K.A., Chtena, N., & Alperin, J.P. (2024). Unreviewed science in the news: The evolution of preprint media coverage from 2014-2021, Quantitative Science Studies, 1–40.
doi: 10.1162/qss_a_00282

Fleerackers, A., Chtena, N., Pinfield, S., Alperin, J.P., Barata, G., Oliveira, M., & Peters, I. (2023). Making science public: A review of journalists’ use of Open Access research, F1000 (12)512.
doi: 10.12688/f1000research.133710.1

Moorhead, L. L., Fleerackers, A., & Maggio, L. A. (2023). “It’s my job”: A qualitative study of the mediatization of science within the scientist-journalist relationship, Journal of Science Communication, 22(04), A05. doi: 10.22323/2.22040205

Ratcliff, C. L., Fleerackers, A., Wicke, R., Harvill, B., King, A. J., & Jensen, J. D. (2023). Framing COVID-19 preprint research as uncertain: A mixed-method study of public reactions. Health
Communication. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/10410236.2023.2164954

Fleerackers, A., Riedlinger, M., Bruns, A., & Burgess, J. (2022). Academic explanatory journalism and emerging COVID-19 science: How social media accounts amplify The Conversation’s preprint coverage. Media International Australia, Article 1329878X221145022. doi: 10.1177/1329878X221145022

Fleerackers, A., Moorhead, L. L., Maggio, L. A., Fagan, K., & Alperin, J. P. (2022). Science in motion: A qualitative analysis of journalists’ use and perception of preprints. PLOS ONE, 17(11), e0277769. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0277769

Fleerackers, A., Brown Jarreau, P., & Krolik, J. (2022). Why create SciArt? An investigation into science artists’ goals and professional journeys. Journal of Science Communication, 21(6), A05. doi: 10.22323/2.21060205

Fleerackers, A., Nehring, L., Maggio, L. A., Enkhbayar, A., Moorhead, L., & Alperin, J. P. (2022). Identifying science in the news: An assessment of the precision and recall of Altmetric.com news mention data, Scientometrics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s11192-022-04510-7

Fleerackers, A., Riedlinger, M., Moorhead, L., Ahmed, R., & Alperin, J. P.  (2022). Communicating scientific uncertainty in an age of COVID-19: An investigation into the use of preprints by digital media outlets, Health Communication, 37(6), 726–738. doi: 10.1080/10410236.2020.1864892


Alice Fleerackers

she/her
SSHRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Research / Teaching Area

About

Alice Fleerackers is a postdoctoral research fellow at UBC’s School of Journalism, Writing and Media and at SFU’s Scholarly Communications Lab. She is also an instructor at UBC’s School of Public and Population Health and a co-chair of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Committee for the Public Communication of Science and Technology Network (PCST). Her research focuses on the intersections of health and science journalism, science communication, and scholarly communication and is funded by a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship.

Alice has a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies (with a focus on science journalism) and a Master’s in Publishing from SFU. She has over 10 years of experience as a freelance writer and editor, with bylines in the Globe and Mail, National Post, and Nautilus, among other outlets.

Alice is grateful to live and work in Vancouver, BC, on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation


Teaching


Publications

Fleerackers, A., Shores, K.A., Chtena, N., & Alperin, J.P. (2024). Unreviewed science in the news: The evolution of preprint media coverage from 2014-2021, Quantitative Science Studies, 1–40.
doi: 10.1162/qss_a_00282

Fleerackers, A., Chtena, N., Pinfield, S., Alperin, J.P., Barata, G., Oliveira, M., & Peters, I. (2023). Making science public: A review of journalists’ use of Open Access research, F1000 (12)512.
doi: 10.12688/f1000research.133710.1

Moorhead, L. L., Fleerackers, A., & Maggio, L. A. (2023). “It’s my job”: A qualitative study of the mediatization of science within the scientist-journalist relationship, Journal of Science Communication, 22(04), A05. doi: 10.22323/2.22040205

Ratcliff, C. L., Fleerackers, A., Wicke, R., Harvill, B., King, A. J., & Jensen, J. D. (2023). Framing COVID-19 preprint research as uncertain: A mixed-method study of public reactions. Health
Communication. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/10410236.2023.2164954

Fleerackers, A., Riedlinger, M., Bruns, A., & Burgess, J. (2022). Academic explanatory journalism and emerging COVID-19 science: How social media accounts amplify The Conversation’s preprint coverage. Media International Australia, Article 1329878X221145022. doi: 10.1177/1329878X221145022

Fleerackers, A., Moorhead, L. L., Maggio, L. A., Fagan, K., & Alperin, J. P. (2022). Science in motion: A qualitative analysis of journalists’ use and perception of preprints. PLOS ONE, 17(11), e0277769. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0277769

Fleerackers, A., Brown Jarreau, P., & Krolik, J. (2022). Why create SciArt? An investigation into science artists’ goals and professional journeys. Journal of Science Communication, 21(6), A05. doi: 10.22323/2.21060205

Fleerackers, A., Nehring, L., Maggio, L. A., Enkhbayar, A., Moorhead, L., & Alperin, J. P. (2022). Identifying science in the news: An assessment of the precision and recall of Altmetric.com news mention data, Scientometrics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s11192-022-04510-7

Fleerackers, A., Riedlinger, M., Moorhead, L., Ahmed, R., & Alperin, J. P.  (2022). Communicating scientific uncertainty in an age of COVID-19: An investigation into the use of preprints by digital media outlets, Health Communication, 37(6), 726–738. doi: 10.1080/10410236.2020.1864892


Alice Fleerackers

she/her
SSHRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Research / Teaching Area
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Alice Fleerackers is a postdoctoral research fellow at UBC’s School of Journalism, Writing and Media and at SFU’s Scholarly Communications Lab. She is also an instructor at UBC’s School of Public and Population Health and a co-chair of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Committee for the Public Communication of Science and Technology Network (PCST). Her research focuses on the intersections of health and science journalism, science communication, and scholarly communication and is funded by a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship.

Alice has a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies (with a focus on science journalism) and a Master’s in Publishing from SFU. She has over 10 years of experience as a freelance writer and editor, with bylines in the Globe and Mail, National Post, and Nautilus, among other outlets.

Alice is grateful to live and work in Vancouver, BC, on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation

Teaching keyboard_arrow_down
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Fleerackers, A., Shores, K.A., Chtena, N., & Alperin, J.P. (2024). Unreviewed science in the news: The evolution of preprint media coverage from 2014-2021, Quantitative Science Studies, 1–40.
doi: 10.1162/qss_a_00282

Fleerackers, A., Chtena, N., Pinfield, S., Alperin, J.P., Barata, G., Oliveira, M., & Peters, I. (2023). Making science public: A review of journalists’ use of Open Access research, F1000 (12)512.
doi: 10.12688/f1000research.133710.1

Moorhead, L. L., Fleerackers, A., & Maggio, L. A. (2023). “It’s my job”: A qualitative study of the mediatization of science within the scientist-journalist relationship, Journal of Science Communication, 22(04), A05. doi: 10.22323/2.22040205

Ratcliff, C. L., Fleerackers, A., Wicke, R., Harvill, B., King, A. J., & Jensen, J. D. (2023). Framing COVID-19 preprint research as uncertain: A mixed-method study of public reactions. Health
Communication. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/10410236.2023.2164954

Fleerackers, A., Riedlinger, M., Bruns, A., & Burgess, J. (2022). Academic explanatory journalism and emerging COVID-19 science: How social media accounts amplify The Conversation’s preprint coverage. Media International Australia, Article 1329878X221145022. doi: 10.1177/1329878X221145022

Fleerackers, A., Moorhead, L. L., Maggio, L. A., Fagan, K., & Alperin, J. P. (2022). Science in motion: A qualitative analysis of journalists’ use and perception of preprints. PLOS ONE, 17(11), e0277769. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0277769

Fleerackers, A., Brown Jarreau, P., & Krolik, J. (2022). Why create SciArt? An investigation into science artists’ goals and professional journeys. Journal of Science Communication, 21(6), A05. doi: 10.22323/2.21060205

Fleerackers, A., Nehring, L., Maggio, L. A., Enkhbayar, A., Moorhead, L., & Alperin, J. P. (2022). Identifying science in the news: An assessment of the precision and recall of Altmetric.com news mention data, Scientometrics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s11192-022-04510-7

Fleerackers, A., Riedlinger, M., Moorhead, L., Ahmed, R., & Alperin, J. P.  (2022). Communicating scientific uncertainty in an age of COVID-19: An investigation into the use of preprints by digital media outlets, Health Communication, 37(6), 726–738. doi: 10.1080/10410236.2020.1864892