Both research and anecdote in science communication suggests that it is a field where women feel ‘at home’, with high numbers of women science communicators and students on training programmes, but why might this be the case? Using data gathered from a survey of 459 science communicators based in Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Sweden and the U.K., we examine the perspectives of female science communicators, in terms of working practices, motivations and barriers to communicate.
Wilkinson, C., Milani, E., Ridgway, A., & Weitkamp, E. (2022). Roles, incentives, training and audiences for science communication: perspectives from female science communicators. JCOM: Journal of Science Communication, 21(4), 1-21. https://doi.org/10.22323/2.21040204