Jess Berentson-Shaw

Dr Jess Berentson-Shaw is a researcher and public communicator. She consults on effective evidence-based policy, and helps people and organisations engage the power of good storytelling to change minds.

Parents
Dec 11, 2017

Please, no more bloody tinned tomatoes!

This morning the tireless women's refuge campaigner Jackie Clark published a Facebook post explaining why her organisation doesn't want donations of tinned tomatoes.

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Parents
Nov 26, 2016

'The ultimate policy tool': The case for a basic income for New Zealand families

The best way to improve the lives of thousands of our most deprived and at-risk kids? Give their parents a regular, guaranteed cash payment, says Jess Berentson-Shaw – no strings attached.

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Parents
Oct 26, 2016

Amber beads are bullshit, and other parenting quackery debunked

'Have you tried...?' It’s the call of unsolicited advice-givers everywhere. Dr Jess Berentson-Shaw tackles the science (or the lack of) behind the latest fad treatments for babies – including those damn amber beads.

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Parents
Oct 8, 2016

Are we OK, Mum? A deep dive into the state of maternity care in New Zealand

A major University of Otago study suggests poorer outcomes for babies born under midwife-led care. Dr Jess Berentson-Shaw looks at the truth behind the headlines.

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Parents
Oct 2, 2016

‘Science should empower us as parents’: Introducing Spinoff Parents contributor Dr Jess Berentson-Shaw

This weekend we're launching The Spinoff Parents, our new parenting blog edited by the brilliant Emily Writes and made possible by Flick Electric Co. All this week we'll be introducing you to some Spinoff Parents contributors – like writer, scientist and mother of two, Dr Jessica Berentson-Shaw.

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