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Engaging and assessing impact: Moving forward (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Weitkamp, E., Wilkinson, C., & Knetsch, M. (2011, November). Engaging and assessing impact: Moving forward. Presented at NCCPE Engage 2011 Conference, Bristol, UK

The workshop aimed to explore recent methods taken to assess the impact of different approaches to public engagement, specifically focusing on public engagement through festivals and media; and to consider some problematic aspects of assessing the i... Read More about Engaging and assessing impact: Moving forward.

Embedding communication skills: Views concerning the communication skills of graduate employees (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Wilkinson, C., Sardo, M., & Bultitude, K. (2011, September). Embedding communication skills: Views concerning the communication skills of graduate employees. Paper presented at STEM Graduates’ Writing Skills Project Conference, University of Bath, UK

The presentation highlights findings from a nine month project funded via the Higher Education Innovation Fund in 2010-11. Drawing on a questionnaire survey of employers, in addition to interviews with employers and University programme leaders the p... Read More about Embedding communication skills: Views concerning the communication skills of graduate employees.

"Oh yes, robots! people like robots; the robot people should do something": Perspectives and prospects in public engagement with robotics (2011)
Journal Article
Wilkinson, C., Bultitude, K., & Dawson, E. (2011). "Oh yes, robots! people like robots; the robot people should do something": Perspectives and prospects in public engagement with robotics. Science Communication, 33(3), 367-397. https://doi.org/10.1177/1075547010389818

Governmental and institutional policy making in a number of countries has embedded public engagement strategies as a primary channel to connect citizens with scientific and technological innovation. Robotics is emerging as a key site for such new tec... Read More about "Oh yes, robots! people like robots; the robot people should do something": Perspectives and prospects in public engagement with robotics.

Social scientists and public engagement with (social?) science (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Wilkinson, C., & Sardo, M. (2011, April). Social scientists and public engagement with (social?) science. Paper presented at British Sociological Association Annual Conference, LSE, London, UK

The need for a greater engagement with social science has been highlighted by key UK-based organisations, such as the ESRC and the Academy of Social Sciences (Benyon and David, 2008). In the UK, as Burchell and Holden (2009:4) describe, an ‘extensiv... Read More about Social scientists and public engagement with (social?) science.