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Exploring the digital media ecology: Insights from a study of healthy diets and climate change communication on digital and social media (2021)
Journal Article
Milani, E., Weitkamp, E., Ridgway, A., & Wilkinson, C. (2021). Exploring the digital media ecology: Insights from a study of healthy diets and climate change communication on digital and social media. JCOM: Journal of Science Communication, 20(3), 1-22. https://doi.org/10.22323/2.20030202

This study explores the types of actors visible in the digital science communication landscape in the Netherlands, Serbia and the UK. Using the Koru model of science communication as a basis, we consider how science communicators craft their messages... Read More about Exploring the digital media ecology: Insights from a study of healthy diets and climate change communication on digital and social media.

“We had to be very clear that they weren't going to try to break into any of the cases”: What potential do ‘escape rooms’ offer as a science communication technique? (2021)
Journal Article
Wilkinson, C., & Little, H. (2021). “We had to be very clear that they weren't going to try to break into any of the cases”: What potential do ‘escape rooms’ offer as a science communication technique?. JCOM: Journal of Science Communication, 20(1), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.22323/2.20010307

‘Escape rooms’ are a recent cultural phenomena, whereby a group of ‘players’, often friends or colleagues, are ‘locked’ in a room and must solve a series of clues, puzzles, or mysteries in order to ‘escape’. Escape rooms are increasingly appearing in... Read More about “We had to be very clear that they weren't going to try to break into any of the cases”: What potential do ‘escape rooms’ offer as a science communication technique?.

Neglected spaces in science communication (2021)
Journal Article
Wilkinson, C. (2021). Neglected spaces in science communication. JCOM: Journal of Science Communication, 20(1), 1-3. https://doi.org/10.22323/2.20010301

Many of the earliest drivers for improved scientific literacy and understanding were based on the assumption that science and technology is all around us, and yet there are some spaces and communities that are neglected in science communication conte... Read More about Neglected spaces in science communication.

Gathering evidence of impact from research support services: Examining impact in the context of the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (2020)
Journal Article
Wilkinson, C., & Townsend, P. (in press). Gathering evidence of impact from research support services: Examining impact in the context of the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis. Research Evaluation, https://doi.org/10.1093/reseval/rvaa031

The Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA) is a provider of two major services to the environmental science community; JASMIN and the CEDA Archive. CEDA, is frequently required to evidence the impact it has on researchers and wider society. Ho... Read More about Gathering evidence of impact from research support services: Examining impact in the context of the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis.

Into the digital wild: Utilising Twitter, Instagram, You Tube and Facebook for effective science and environmental communication (2020)
Journal Article
Wilkinson, C., & Pavelle, S. (2020). Into the digital wild: Utilising Twitter, Instagram, You Tube and Facebook for effective science and environmental communication. Frontiers in Communication, 5, https://doi.org/10.3389/fcomm.2020.575122

Recent years have seen an upsurge in the digital environment and the reliance placed upon it by society. This case study reports on a project which sought to examine how the digital environment can be utilized for science communication, exploring the... Read More about Into the digital wild: Utilising Twitter, Instagram, You Tube and Facebook for effective science and environmental communication.

Investigating the Links Between Science Communication Actors and Between Actors and their Audiences (2020)
Report
Ridgway, A., Milani, E., Weitkamp, E., & Wilkinson, C. (in press). Investigating the Links Between Science Communication Actors and Between Actors and their Audiences. European Commission repository and Zenodo: European Commission

The audiences reached by those engaged in science communication and the nature of the connections with those audiences is of central importance to the science-society relationship. It determines who is reading, listening and watching information abou... Read More about Investigating the Links Between Science Communication Actors and Between Actors and their Audiences.

Report on the Working Practices, Motivations and Challenges of those Engaged in Science Communication (2020)
Report
Ridgway, A., Milani, E., Weitkamp, E., & Wilkinson, C. (in press). Report on the Working Practices, Motivations and Challenges of those Engaged in Science Communication. European Commission repository and Zenodo: European Commission

The working practices of those engaged in the communication of science to non-expert audiences has important implications for the relationship between science and society. The research presented here explores these working practices and the motivatio... Read More about Report on the Working Practices, Motivations and Challenges of those Engaged in Science Communication.

Exploring the intersections: Researchers and communication professionals' perspectives on the organizational role of science communication (2020)
Journal Article
Wilkinson, C., & Koivumäki, K. (2020). Exploring the intersections: Researchers and communication professionals' perspectives on the organizational role of science communication. Journal of Communication Management, 24(3), 207-226. https://doi.org/10.1108/JCOM-05-2019-0072

Purpose: This paper reports on research exploring the intersections between researchers and communication professionals' perspectives on the objectives, funders and organizational influences on their science communication practices. Design/methodolog... Read More about Exploring the intersections: Researchers and communication professionals' perspectives on the organizational role of science communication.

What role can Athena SWAN play in gender equality and science communication? (2019)
Journal Article
Wilkinson, C. (2019). What role can Athena SWAN play in gender equality and science communication?. JCOM: Journal of Science Communication, 18(4), https://doi.org/10.22323/2.18040306

This essay discusses how gender-focused culture change initiatives developed for science (like Athena SWAN) might offer models for science communication. Such initiatives can seek to mobilise change amongst university departments and practices, but t... Read More about What role can Athena SWAN play in gender equality and science communication?.

Understanding the Effects of ‘Behind-the-Scenes’ Tours on Visitor Understanding of Collections and Research (2019)
Journal Article
Wilkinson, C., & Gallimore, E. J. (2019). Understanding the Effects of ‘Behind-the-Scenes’ Tours on Visitor Understanding of Collections and Research. Curator: The Museum Journal, 62(2), 105-115. https://doi.org/10.1111/cura.12307

© 2019 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Collections can be a ‘mystery’ to many museum visitors, which makes investing in behind-the-scenes tours an opportunity for increasing awareness of the role museums play in scientific research. Drawing on the theories o... Read More about Understanding the Effects of ‘Behind-the-Scenes’ Tours on Visitor Understanding of Collections and Research.

Evidencing impact: a case study of UK academic perspectives on evidencing research impact (2019)
Journal Article
Wilkinson, C. (2019). Evidencing impact: a case study of UK academic perspectives on evidencing research impact. Studies in Higher Education, 44(1), 72-85. https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2017.1339028

© 2017, © 2017 Society for Research into Higher Education. The principle that research should demonstrate impact is now a central driver in UK research policy, with some describing the UK as having undergone a ‘culture change’ in regards to evidencin... Read More about Evidencing impact: a case study of UK academic perspectives on evidencing research impact.

Uwe boxed: Empowering students in the ‘real world’-providing responsible research and innovation opportunities through the boxed project (2018)
Journal Article
Bourne, K., Wilkinson, C., Bancroft, M., Robinson, G., Noel, C., Varadi, A., …Lewis, D. (2018). Uwe boxed: Empowering students in the ‘real world’-providing responsible research and innovation opportunities through the boxed project. Higher Education Pedagogies, 3(1), 451-462. https://doi.org/10.1080/23752696.2018.1462098

© 2017 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. The Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences at the University of the West of England, Bristol has been piloting a schools outreach project entitled BoxED (EDuc... Read More about Uwe boxed: Empowering students in the ‘real world’-providing responsible research and innovation opportunities through the boxed project.

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

“I mean I left school at fourteen dear so I’ve never, you know, I’m not very well educated”: Public identities and engagement (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Wilkinson, C. (2016, April). “I mean I left school at fourteen dear so I’ve never, you know, I’m not very well educated”: Public identities and engagement. Paper presented at PCST 2016, 14th International Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference, Istanbul, Turkey

Public engagement brings new responsibilities to citizens that are involved to be ‘representative’ andto it are relatively lacking (Felt and Fochler, 2008). In addition whilst there are many practical resources on dialogues benefits and outcomes from... Read More about “I mean I left school at fourteen dear so I’ve never, you know, I’m not very well educated”: Public identities and engagement.

'The harder you work, the luckier you get': Reflections on life after a science communication postgraduate programme at UWE, Bristol. (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Wilkinson, C. (2016, April). 'The harder you work, the luckier you get': Reflections on life after a science communication postgraduate programme at UWE, Bristol. Paper presented at PCST 2016, 14th International Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference, Istanbul, Turkey

Organised in conjunction with UWE’s Science Communication Unit, their MSc programme team views employment after graduation as a partnership,providing the resources, networks and knowledge, enabling students to then locate employment. A 2013 survey d... Read More about 'The harder you work, the luckier you get': Reflections on life after a science communication postgraduate programme at UWE, Bristol..

Creative research communication: Theory and practice (2016)
Book
Wilkinson, C., & Weitkamp, E. (2016). Creative research communication: Theory and practice. Manchester: Manchester University Press

Aimed at scholars interested in engaging the public with their research and postgraduate students exploring the practical aspects of research communication, this book provides a theoretically grounded introduction to new and emerging approaches to pu... Read More about Creative research communication: Theory and practice.

The worries of weaning: Newspaper reporting of infant weaning and its impact on dialogue in online discussion forums (2015)
Journal Article
Knowles, R., & Wilkinson, C. (2017). The worries of weaning: Newspaper reporting of infant weaning and its impact on dialogue in online discussion forums. Journalism, 18(3), 350-367. https://doi.org/10.1177/1464884915620230

© SAGE Publications. Despite infant weaning being one of the most challenging aspects of parenting, there is uncertainty about the right time to start. This research aimed to understand the impact of newspaper reporting of weaning on parents, in part... Read More about The worries of weaning: Newspaper reporting of infant weaning and its impact on dialogue in online discussion forums.

The ‘others’ and the public voice (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Wilkinson, C. (2015, July). The ‘others’ and the public voice. Paper presented at International Science in Public Conference, Bristol, UK

Public engagement brings new responsibilities to citizens that are involved to be ‘representative’. Yet at the same time it appears that many public participants may in fact work to conceptualise themselves as ‘unique’. When compared to ‘other people... Read More about The ‘others’ and the public voice.