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Public involvement and public engagement: An example of convergent evolution? Findings from a conceptual qualitative review of patient and public involvement, and public engagement, in health and scientific research (2024)
Journal Article
Wilkinson, C., Gibson, A., Biddle, M., & Hobbs, L. (2024). Public involvement and public engagement: An example of convergent evolution? Findings from a conceptual qualitative review of patient and public involvement, and public engagement, in health and scientific research. PEC Innovation, 4, Article 100281. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pecinn.2024.100281

Objective Patient and public involvement (PPI) in health research is now well-established, whilst science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) research has shifted from a focus on science communication alone to public engagement (PE) with... Read More about Public involvement and public engagement: An example of convergent evolution? Findings from a conceptual qualitative review of patient and public involvement, and public engagement, in health and scientific research.

An idea-packed guide for scientists teaching communication skills (2024)
Journal Article
Ridgway, A. (2024). An idea-packed guide for scientists teaching communication skills. JCOM: Journal of Science Communication, 23(01), Article R03. https://doi.org/10.22323/2.23010703

Teaching Science Students to Communicate: A Practical Guide is aimed at scientists who want to teach science students transferrable communication skills. It starts with a rallying cry and is filled with creative ideas for teaching sessions with top t... Read More about An idea-packed guide for scientists teaching communication skills.

Engaging children with engineering through the use of Minecraft (2024)
Presentation / Conference
Hobbs, L., & Behenna, S. (2024, February). Engaging children with engineering through the use of Minecraft. Presented at IMechE Regional Education Officers Meeting, Manchester, UK

An invited presentation and demonstration at the IMechE Regional Education Officers Meeting, on Science Hunters projects using Minecraft to engage children with engineering.

Voices in a Pandemic: Using deep mapping to explore children’s changing sense of place during the COVID-19 pandemic in UK (2024)
Journal Article
Webber, A., Jones, V., McEwen, L., Deave, T., Gorell Barnes, L., Williams, S., …Gopinath, D. (in press). Voices in a Pandemic: Using deep mapping to explore children’s changing sense of place during the COVID-19 pandemic in UK. Children's Geographies, https://doi.org/10.1080/14733285.2024.2315153

Children’s sense of place is important for wellbeing, development and belonging in a community or place. The VIP-CLEAR (Voices in a Pandemic – Children’s Lockdown Experiences Applied to Recovery) project used creative methods and repeat engagement t... Read More about Voices in a Pandemic: Using deep mapping to explore children’s changing sense of place during the COVID-19 pandemic in UK.

Understanding the impact of children's and young people's self-harm on parental well-being: a systematic literature review of qualitative and quantitative findings (2024)
Journal Article
Martin, F., Ferrey, A., Hobbs, L., Lascelles, K., van Even, S., & Oliver, T. (in press). Understanding the impact of children's and young people's self-harm on parental well-being: a systematic literature review of qualitative and quantitative findings. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, https://doi.org/10.1111/camh.12692

Background: Self-harm in children and young people is increasing. Parents are vital in supporting young people; however, parents may experience distress linked to the self-harm. Previous reviews have highlighted the emotional impact and need for info... Read More about Understanding the impact of children's and young people's self-harm on parental well-being: a systematic literature review of qualitative and quantitative findings.

Citizen-led emissions reduction: Enhancing enjoyment and understanding for diverse citizen engagement with air pollution and climate change decision making (2024)
Journal Article
Fogg-Rogers, L., Sardo, A. M., Csobod, E., Boushel, C., Laggan, S., & Hayes, E. (2024). Citizen-led emissions reduction: Enhancing enjoyment and understanding for diverse citizen engagement with air pollution and climate change decision making. Environmental Science and Policy, 154, Article 103692. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2024.103692

Diverse citizens need to be involved in net zero transitions to ensure policy interventions do not entrench inequalities for people from minoritised or disenfranchised groups and ensure public engagement with rapid social changes. This paper illustra... Read More about Citizen-led emissions reduction: Enhancing enjoyment and understanding for diverse citizen engagement with air pollution and climate change decision making.

Teaching to bridge research and practice: Perspectives from science communication educators across the world (2024)
Journal Article
Wilkinson, C. (in press). Teaching to bridge research and practice: Perspectives from science communication educators across the world. JCOM: Journal of Science Communication,

Despite growing awareness of the need to bridge research and practice in science communication, methods of facilitating meaningful interactions between them remain elusive. This practice insight explores how teaching efforts can help to fill this gap... Read More about Teaching to bridge research and practice: Perspectives from science communication educators across the world.

Audiences for science-theatre: Valued but under-explored (2023)
Book Chapter
Almeida, C., & Weitkamp, E. (in press). Audiences for science-theatre: Valued but under-explored. In Routledge Companion to Performance and Science. Routledge

Despite the growing interest in science-theatre, its audiences remain an under-researched topic within the field of science communication. Therefore, we know relatively little about audience engagement with science-theatre in this context. In this ch... Read More about Audiences for science-theatre: Valued but under-explored.

The distribution of science communication teaching around the globe (2023)
Journal Article
Massarani, L., Bray, H., Joubert, M., Ridgway, A., Roche, J., Smyth, F., …de Abreu, W. V. (2023). The distribution of science communication teaching around the globe. Journal of Science Communication, 22(6), Article A05. https://doi.org/10.22323/2.22060205

In the context of a special issue of this journal focused on teaching science communication, we present a map of the geographical distribution of 122 science communication teaching programmes from 31 countries around the world. This mapping study res... Read More about The distribution of science communication teaching around the globe.

Citizen science to improve patient and public involvement in GUideline Implementation in oral health and DEntistry (the GUIDE platform) (2023)
Journal Article
Hosie, A., Firdaus, M., Clarkson, J., Gupta, E., Laidlaw, L., Lamont, T., …Goulao, B. (2024). Citizen science to improve patient and public involvement in GUideline Implementation in oral health and DEntistry (the GUIDE platform). Health Expectations, 27(1), Article e13921. https://doi.org/10.1111/hex.13921

Background: Citizen science is a way to democratise science by involving groups of citizens in the research process. Clinical guidelines are used to improve practice, but their implementation can be limited. Involving patients and the public can enha... Read More about Citizen science to improve patient and public involvement in GUideline Implementation in oral health and DEntistry (the GUIDE platform).

Experiences of ‘citizen science’, Pushing the boundaries: Exploring ‘citizen science’ and community participation across research (2023)
Report
Institute for Community Studies, Sardo, M., Williams, B., Bell, A., Whyte, S., Oveson, M., & Clayton, A. (2023). Experiences of ‘citizen science’, Pushing the boundaries: Exploring ‘citizen science’ and community participation across research

This is the first in a series of short discussion papers, sharing learnings and reflections from the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)-funded Citizen Science Collaboration Grants (CSCG). It focuses on the experience of doing ‘citizen science’.1 This... Read More about Experiences of ‘citizen science’, Pushing the boundaries: Exploring ‘citizen science’ and community participation across research.

Near and far: Engaging children with place through Minecraft (2023)
Journal Article
Hobbs, L., Behenna, S., Bentley, S., & Stevens, C. (2023). Near and far: Engaging children with place through Minecraft. Geography, 108(3), 134-140. https://doi.org/10.1080/00167487.2023.2260221

Minecraft is an extremely popular computer game and educational tool. It provides various place-based facilities, with schools, towns and islands recreated, and geology and archaeology made available to explore in-game. In this ‘Spotlight On … ’ arti... Read More about Near and far: Engaging children with place through Minecraft.

Is there a role for citizen science in death and dying research? (2023)
Journal Article
Wilkinson, C., Llewellyn, A., & McCabe, C. (2023). Is there a role for citizen science in death and dying research?. Frontiers in Public Health, 11, Article 1241239. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2023.1241239

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought conversations about death and dying to the fore in a way not experienced for generations. This raises questions around perceptions of death and dying; the role of healthcare and the community in care; and the use of... Read More about Is there a role for citizen science in death and dying research?.

Exploring the interaction between online practices and offline domestic food practices in family homes: Implications for food waste reduction campaigns (2023)
Thesis
Ridgway, A. Exploring the interaction between online practices and offline domestic food practices in family homes: Implications for food waste reduction campaigns. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/10307861

Food waste is a significant problem in the food system, contributing to the environmental impact of food production and distribution as well as food inequality. In the UK and other high-income countries, a high proportion of the food waste in the foo... Read More about Exploring the interaction between online practices and offline domestic food practices in family homes: Implications for food waste reduction campaigns.

Amplifying the voices of neurodivergent students in relation to higher education assessment at UWE Bristol (2023)
Report
Chicken, S., Fogg Rogers, L., Hobbs, L., Hunt-Fraisse, T., & Lewis, D. (2023). Amplifying the voices of neurodivergent students in relation to higher education assessment at UWE Bristol. UWE Bristol

This paper reports on a study funded by the UWE Pedagogical Project fund in 2021-2022, which aimed to amplify the voices of neurodivergent (referred to as ‘ND’) students in relation to lived experiences of Higher Education (HE) assessment practices w... Read More about Amplifying the voices of neurodivergent students in relation to higher education assessment at UWE Bristol.

Inspire sustainability evaluation report 2023 (2023)
Report
Fogg Rogers, L., & Laggan, S. (2023). Inspire sustainability evaluation report 2023. West of England Combined Authority

‘Inspire Sustainability’ builds on the success of several regional programmes bringing together industry, education, and the community to progress innovation and expertise in sustainable solutions. Developing awareness, knowledge, and aspirations for... Read More about Inspire sustainability evaluation report 2023.

Seeing through the fog – stories of social shocks to empower youth voice and leadership (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Webber, A., Jones, V., Gorell Barnes, L., Fogg Rogers, L., McEwen, L., Williams, S., …Gopinath, D. (2023, April). Seeing through the fog – stories of social shocks to empower youth voice and leadership. Paper presented at Public Communication of Science & Technology, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The UN Convention of the Rights of the Child (Article 12) clearly states that children have the right to be to be heard and to have their views taken seriously. However, their voices are seldom listened to or considered in policy making and policy de... Read More about Seeing through the fog – stories of social shocks to empower youth voice and leadership.

‘Make sure to stay safe’: Using art and trust to navigate research collaborations through an evolving social crisis (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Webber, A., Jones, V., Gorell Barnes, L., Fogg Rogers, L., Williams, S., McEwen, L., …Gopinath, D. (2023, April). ‘Make sure to stay safe’: Using art and trust to navigate research collaborations through an evolving social crisis. Paper presented at Public Communication of Science & Technology, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Effective communication and engagement around a global pandemic require a thorough understanding of perceptions and experiences of affected groups. Children were significantly impacted by mitigation measures during COVID-19, yet their voices were sel... Read More about ‘Make sure to stay safe’: Using art and trust to navigate research collaborations through an evolving social crisis.