Welcome to my blog. Here I report on recent developments in the scientific field of communication and persuasion.

After graduating with a masters degree in communication I thought I would create this blog to keep myself up to date with new and interesting studies in the field and publish news reports for anyone else who might be interested.

As I've also had more than 20 years experience in political communication in Australia I hope to report on findings in communication science from the perspective of both a scholar and a practitioner.

Yet the more I read about this field the more I realise I still have a lot to learn. I've definitely climbed up and down Mount Stupid (see below) and I hope to come out of the valley of despair thanks to this blog and everything I learn by writing it.

I hope you get something out of it too.

Matt Nurse

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And here is a copy of my masters thesis, just in case you're interested.