Why trust a scientist?

Description of impact

Panel discussion at the 2021 World Science Festival, Brisbane, Chaired by Norman Swan

In a world where misinformation and mistrust thrive, fake news can go viral and conspiracy theories are more popular than ever – science is under attack. Opinions trump facts and truth is no longer absolute. Why should we trust scientists? Or perhaps more tellingly, what does it mean if we can’t?
Impact date13 May 2021
Category of impactAttitudinal Impact, Understanding and Awareness Impact
Impact levelEngagement


  • Trust
  • Scientist