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What works in the field? Evaluating informal science events (2017)
Journal Article
Grand, A., & Sardo, M. (2017). What works in the field? Evaluating informal science events. Frontiers in Communication, 2(22), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.3389/fcomm.2017.00022

Around the world, increasing numbers of people are attending informal science events, often ones that are part of multi-event festivals that cross cultural boundaries. For the researchers who take part, and the organizers, evaluating the events’ succ... Read More about What works in the field? Evaluating informal science events.

Science in Culture: Audiences’ Perspective on Engaging With Science at a Summer Festival (2016)
Journal Article
Sardo, A. M., & Grand, A. (2016). Science in Culture: Audiences’ Perspective on Engaging With Science at a Summer Festival. Science Communication, 38(2), 251-260. https://doi.org/10.1177/1075547016632537

© 2016, © The Author(s) 2016. In this commentary, we explore the factors that contributed to festival goers’ choice to attend science-based events at a summer cultural festival. We evaluated the impact of such events on the audiences: their levels of... Read More about Science in Culture: Audiences’ Perspective on Engaging With Science at a Summer Festival.

Beyond dissemination - Science communication as impact (2015)
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Fogg-Rogers, L., Grand, A., & Sardo, M. (2015). Beyond dissemination - Science communication as impact. JCOM: Journal of Science Communication, 14(3), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.22323/2.14030301

The drive for impact from research projects presents a dilemma for science communication researchers and practitioners - should public engagement be regarded only as a mechanism for providing evidence of the impact of research or as itself a form of... Read More about Beyond dissemination - Science communication as impact.

Open science (2015)
Journal Article
Grand, A. (2015). Open science. JCOM: Journal of Science Communication, 14(4),

Open science is the most recent paradigm shift in the practice of science. However, it is a practice that has emerged relatively recently and as such, its definition is constantly-shifting and evolving. This commentary describes the historical backgr... Read More about Open science.

Café sci East Africa: Talking with young people about science and technology (2015)
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Mukhalu, B. K., & Grand, A. (2015). Café sci East Africa: Talking with young people about science and technology. Science Progress, 98(2), 189-191. https://doi.org/10.3184/003685015X14309161574830

When Café Sci started in Ugandan schools in 2009, it was rare for scientists to visit schools to talk about their research. Former students might speak at career days and the National Council for Science and Technology set up occasional school visits... Read More about Café sci East Africa: Talking with young people about science and technology.

Mapping the hinterland: Data issues in open science (2014)
Journal Article
Grand, A., Wilkinson, C., Bultitude, K., & Winfield, A. F. (2014). Mapping the hinterland: Data issues in open science. Public Understanding of Science, 25(1), 88-103. https://doi.org/10.1177/0963662514530374

© The Author(s) 2014. Open science is a practice in which the scientific process is shared completely and in real time. It offers the potential to support information flow, collaboration and dialogue among professional and non-professional participan... Read More about Mapping the hinterland: Data issues in open science.

Review: 'Social networks and popular understanding of science and health: sharing disparities' by Brian G Southwell (2014)
Journal Article
Grand, A. (2014). Review: 'Social networks and popular understanding of science and health: sharing disparities' by Brian G Southwell. JCOM: Journal of Science Communication, 13(4), R01

In this book, Brian G Southwell discusses how disparities in information-sharing arise and what can be done to alleviate them. In all sorts of ways and for all sorts of reasons, people have always sought to share information among their family and ot... Read More about Review: 'Social networks and popular understanding of science and health: sharing disparities' by Brian G Southwell.

Peering over the shoulders of giants? (2014)
Journal Article
Grand, A. (2014). Peering over the shoulders of giants?. Science Progress, 97(4), 383-386. https://doi.org/10.3184/003685014X14151200625042

‘Open’ is a highly-visible cultural trend of the early twenty-first century. A brief scan of a newspaper or quick Internet search reveals it as a prefix to learning, source, standard, data, knowledge, democracy, access, repository, innovation, gove... Read More about Peering over the shoulders of giants?.

Open Science: A New "Trust Technology"? (2012)
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Grand, A., Wilkinson, C., Bultitude, K., & Winfield, A. F. (2012). Open Science: A New "Trust Technology"?. Science Communication, 34(5), 679-689. https://doi.org/10.1177/1075547012443021

The emerging practice of open science, which makes the entire process of a scientific investigation available, could extend membership of the research community to new, public audiences, who do not have access to science's long-established trust mech... Read More about Open Science: A New "Trust Technology"?.