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New frontiers in science communication: Researchers’ experiences of coming out of the lab

Rocks, Claire; Bultitude, Karen

Authors

Claire Rocks claire.rocks@uwe.ac.uk

Karen Bultitude karen.bultitude@uwe.ac.uk



Abstract

Researchers are increasingly playing a key role in the public communication of science. This makes understanding researchers’ motivations, and the benefits and barriers they perceive, an important step to ensuring successful direct interactions between scientists and publics. Through the synthesis of the evaluation findings, this paper explores the impacts on the researchers who took part in four public engagement projects in the field of robotics. In general, the impacts have been positive and of a practical, personal and professional nature. However, only a small number of the researchers’ comments indicate a change in attitude to public engagement.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Start Date Dec 6, 2010
Publication Date Dec 4, 2010
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Rocks, C., & Bultitude, K. (2010, December). New frontiers in science communication: Researchers’ experiences of coming out of the lab. Paper presented at The 11th International Conference on Public Communication of Science & Technology (PCST-2010), New Delhi, India
Keywords public engagement, science communication, impacts, roboticists, scientist
Publisher URL http://www.pcst-2010.org/proceedings.htm

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