Veronika Meduna is the New Zealand editor for The Conversation, a not-for-profit media organisation working with academics to provide evidence-based current affairs analysis. Before joining The Conversation, she produced and hosted Our Changing World, a weekly science and environment programme on RNZ, for which she won several journalism awards, including the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union's prize for best documentary. Veronika contributes to other media organisations, including the NZ Listener, NZ Geographic, New Scientist and Deutsche Welle’s Living Planet programme.
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.
Veronika trained and worked as a microbiologist before becoming a science journalist. She spent time as a Chevening David Low Fellow, based at Green College at Oxford University, where she studied the media’s role in communicating scientific risk and uncertainty. She was also the recipient of a Robert Bell Fellowship to investigate civic journalism in the United States.