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Meet the Gene Machine UK-wide rollout: evaluation report

Wilkinson, Clare; Bultitude, Karen; Burnet, Frank; Strieth, Laura


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Clare Wilkinson
Associate Professor in Science Communication

Karen Bultitude

Frank Burnet

Laura Strieth


Meet the Gene Machine (MGM) was a nationwide project funded by The Wellcome Trust, which ran between September 2006 and April 2007. Led by the Science Communication Unit (SCU) based at The University of the West of England, Bristol, UK, the project ran in partnership with 8 UK science centres throughout the UK. The event format comprised 3 distinct elements; a mini-drama, facilitated debate and continuing professional development (CPD) workshop for young people aged 13-18 and their teachers.

This evaluation report summarises the findings from a range of evaluation methods including observations, questionnaires, individual and group interviews, in addition to diaries and reports from the science centres involved. The report evidences a series of key recommendations for organisations and individuals seeking to establish similar projects in the future.


Wilkinson, C., Bultitude, K., Burnet, F., & Strieth, L. (2009). Meet the Gene Machine UK-wide rollout: evaluation report

Report Type Project Report
Publication Date Oct 1, 2009
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Keywords genes, science communication, education
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