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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.

Having it all: Ownership in open science (2017)
Book Chapter
Grand, A. (2017). Having it all: Ownership in open science. In F. Mellor, & S. Webster (Eds.), The Silences of Science: gaps and pauses in the communication of science, (241-252). Abingdon: Routledge

If, as the communications scholar Miriam Metzger (2007) suggested, in the digital environment nearly anyone can be an author, in the open science environment nearly anyone can be a producer, consumer or analyser of data. At its most complete, the phi... Read More about Having it all: Ownership in open science.

Designing for discussion (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Buckley, T., Grand, A., Stengler, E., & Wilkinson, C. (2016, June). Designing for discussion. Poster presented at UWE Learning and Teaching Conference 2016, UWE Bristol, UK

How we designed an online distance learning course to sustain an active community of learners

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.

Evaluation of the Wellcome Trust strand at the Latitude Festival 2015 (2015)
Report
Sardo, M., & Grand, A. (2015). Evaluation of the Wellcome Trust strand at the Latitude Festival 2015

This report details the key findings of the evaluation of a series of events sponsored by the Wellcome Trust at the 2015 Latitude Festival, which took place between 16th and 19th July. In addition, the report includes the complete evaluation kit. Th... Read More about Evaluation of the Wellcome Trust strand at the Latitude Festival 2015.

Beyond dissemination - science communication as impact (2015)
Journal Article
Fogg-Rogers, L. A., Grand, A., & Sardo, M. (2015). Beyond dissemination - science communication as impact. JCOM, 14(3), C01-CO7

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.

Cafe scientifique (2015)
Book Chapter
Grand, A. (2015). Cafe scientifique. In R. Gunstone (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Science Education, (139-140). Springer Netherlands. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-2150-0_290

Cafés scientifiques (also known as science cafés, particularly in the USA) are informal, accessible, gatherings in which members of the public and scientists meet to talk about issues in science and technology that affect people’s everyday lives.... Read More about Cafe scientifique.

Café sci East Africa: Talking with young people about science and technology (2015)
Journal Article
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.

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.

UWE Science Communication Postgraduate Papers (2014)
Book
Stengler, E., Wilkinson, C., Weitkamp, E., Grand, A., Bultitude, K., Featherstone, H., …Brown, A. (2014). A. Grand (Ed.), UWE Science Communication Postgraduate Papers. Bristol, UK: University of the West of England, Bristol

Foreword This second volume in the Postgraduate Papers series has been produced as part of the celebrations of ten years of Science Communication postgraduate programmes in the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences, University of the West of Englan... Read More about UWE Science Communication Postgraduate Papers.

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.

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?.

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.

Encouraging creativity: Novel learning environments in science and technology centres (2014)
Book Chapter
Davies, M., & Stengler, E. (2014). Encouraging creativity: Novel learning environments in science and technology centres. In A. Grand (Ed.), UWE Science Communication Postgraduate Papers, (18-26). Bristol: University of the West of England

This paper is based on research carried out by Melanie Davies as part of her MSc in Science Communication

The building as an exhibit: Communicating environmental sustainability in science centres (2014)
Book Chapter
Garrett, J., & Stengler, E. (2014). The building as an exhibit: Communicating environmental sustainability in science centres. In A. Grand (Ed.), UWE Science Communication Postgraduate Papers, (10-17). Bristol: University of the West of England

This paper is based on research carried out by Jennifer Garret as part of her MSc in Science Communication

Engagement: Knitting up the ravelled sleeve? (2013)
Presentation / Conference
Sardo, M., & Grand, A. (2013, November). Engagement: Knitting up the ravelled sleeve?. Poster presented at NCCPE Rngage 2013 Conference, Bristol

The poster aimed to explore the big questions around partnerships in public engagement and consider how, as public engagement researchers, we can draw these threads together and tie them in a strong knot that supports university research. The post... Read More about Engagement: Knitting up the ravelled sleeve?.

Showing public value: Factors supporting researchers’ attitudes to open science (2013)
Presentation / Conference
Grand, A. (2013, July). Showing public value: Factors supporting researchers’ attitudes to open science. Presented at Science in Public 2013, Nottingham

Funders – notably in the UK, EU and USA – are increasingly pressing researchers to make research outputs openly available. While an open access policy may be a driver, my research suggests that many publicly-funded researchers acknowledge that public... Read More about Showing public value: Factors supporting researchers’ attitudes to open science.