Dr. Germana Barata is a visiting scholar in the Publishing Program, at Simon Fraser University (SFU). She is a researcher of science communication at the Laboratory of Advanced Studies in Journalism (Labjor), and the Centre for the Development of Creativity (Nudecri), at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil. She holds a MSc and PhD in History of Science from the São Paulo University (USP), and a productivity research fellowship of science communication at CNPq, Brazil. She teaches at the Master in Science communication program and at the specialisation in Science Journalism at Labjor/Unicamp.

Germana has worked with science communication focusing on social media and altmetrics as a way to value Brazilian Science journals. Her current project “Social impact of the Brazilian Science production through science communication” is financed by the Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP no. 2016/14173-2).

She blogs at Ciência em Revista and writes a monthly Vancouver Diary “Diário de Vancouver” at the Jornal da Unicamp.

On Twitter you can find Germana at @germanabarata.