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Exploring the intersections: Researchers and communication professionals' perspectives on the organizational role of science communication (2020)
Journal Article
Wilkinson, C., & Koivumäki, K. (in press). Exploring the intersections: Researchers and communication professionals' perspectives on the organizational role of science communication. Journal of Communication Management, 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/metho... 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. (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

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 of contextual learning, situated... 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..

Royal Society scientists in schools (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Fogg-Rogers, L. A., Wilkinson, C., & Weitkamp, E. (2016, January). Royal Society scientists in schools. Paper presented at Association for Science Education Conference, Birmingham, UK

Scientists are increasingly being urged to participate in education outreach programmes as part of the public engagement agenda, to connect society with science and improve attitudes to STEM subjects. Although often taking place in a formal education... Read More about Royal Society scientists in schools.

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.

Publishing from your thesis: Top tips (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Wilkinson, C. (2015, July). Publishing from your thesis: Top tips. Presented at PCST Doctoral Summer School, UWE, Bristol

Thai visitors’ expectations and experiences of explainer interaction within a science museum context (2015)
Journal Article
Sonchaeng, P., Kamolpattana, S., Chen, G., Sonchaen, P., Wilkinson, C., Willey, N., & Bultitude, K. (2015). Thai visitors’ expectations and experiences of explainer interaction within a science museum context. Public Understanding of Science, 24(1), 69-85. https://doi.org/10.1177/0963662514525560

© The Author(s) 2015. In Western literature, there is evidence that museum explainers offer significant potential for enhancing visitors’ learning through influencing their knowledge, content, action, behaviour and attitudes. However, little research... Read More about Thai visitors’ expectations and experiences of explainer interaction within a science museum context.

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.

Engaging with strangers and brief encounters: Social scientists and emergent public engagement with science and technology (2014)
Journal Article
Wilkinson, C. (2014). Engaging with strangers and brief encounters: Social scientists and emergent public engagement with science and technology. Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society, 34(3-4), 63-76. https://doi.org/10.1177/0270467614552841

Social scientists operate in a range of roles within the public engagement with science and technology (PEST) agenda. Social scientists strengths in respect to ‘translation’ and ‘intermediary’ skills have captured attention at a time of disciplinary... Read More about Engaging with strangers and brief encounters: Social scientists and emergent public engagement with 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.

A case study in serendipity: Environmental researchers use of traditional and social media for dissemination (2013)
Journal Article
Wilkinson, C., & Weitkamp, E. (2013). A case study in serendipity: Environmental researchers use of traditional and social media for dissemination. PLoS ONE, 8(12), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0084339

In the face of demands for researchers to engage more actively with a wider range of publics and to capture different kinds of research impacts and engagements, we explored the ways a small number of environmental researchers use traditional and soci... Read More about A case study in serendipity: Environmental researchers use of traditional and social media for dissemination.

Food hygiene challenges in older people: Intergenerational learning as a health asset (2013)
Journal Article
Orme, J., Wythe, H., Wilkinson, C., Orme, J., Meredith, L., & Weitkamp, E. (2013). Food hygiene challenges in older people: Intergenerational learning as a health asset. https://doi.org/10.2495/EHR130181

Older people are more at risk of contracting foodborne infections; however the majority remain well despite the physical, social and cognitive challenges of older age. Future healthcare strategies targeting older people can be informed by exploring t... Read More about Food hygiene challenges in older people: Intergenerational learning as a health asset.