Dr Jonica Newby is a science writer, broadcaster and former veterinarian. While her days of trying to read the minds of furry patients are long gone, she remains fascinated by the lives of animals.
Before joining Catalyst, she wrote and presented The Animal Attraction, a five part series for ABC TV on the domestication of animals. She is also author of an ABC book of the same name, and a contributor to various science media in Australia.
In 2001 Jonica became a founding member of the Catalyst team, since then her reporting interests have broadened considerably. From the future of oil to the frontiers of space to the intricate workings of the human brain, Jonica presents dynamic science stories about advances that shape our lives.
In 2006, and again in 2011, she was awarded Australia's premier science journalism prize, the Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Science Journalism.
Dr Jonica Newby has a Bachelor of Science degree and a first-class honours degree in veterinary medicine and surgery.