Veronika Meduna

Science Team

Veronika Meduna trained and worked as a microbiologist before becoming a science journalist and will work on our microbiology team on the ice. 

She is also an award-winning science/environment/health journalist, broadcaster and editor with experience in legacy media and digital publishing, with a focus on covering climate change. She has written, produced and presented hundreds of stories and programmes across multi-media platforms, written or edited seven books on Antarctic science, climate change and travel and developed science exhibitions. 

Veronika has visited Antarctica three times as part of Antarctica New Zealand's community engagement programme. Her book Science on Ice was a finalist for the 2013 Science Book Prize and was published in the US by Yale University Press as Secrets of the Ice.

In her current role, as the New Zealand science/environment editor for The Conversation, she works with academics to provide evidence-based analysis of current affairs. Veronika contributes to other media organisations, including the NZ Listener, NZ Geographic, New Scientist and Deutsche Welle’s Living Planet programme.