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The visual vaccine debate on Twitter: A social network analysis (2020)
Journal Article
Milani, E., Weitkamp, E., & Webb, P. (2020). The visual vaccine debate on Twitter: A social network analysis. Media and Communication, 8(2), 364-375. https://doi.org/10.17645/mac.v8i2.2847

Pro- and anti-vaccination users use social media outlets, such as Twitter, to join conversations about vaccines, disseminate information or misinformation about immunisation and advocate in favour or against vaccinations. These users not only share t... Read More about The visual vaccine debate on Twitter: A social network analysis.

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.

Visualising the invisible: Performing chaos theory (2020)
Journal Article
Weitkamp, E. (in press). Visualising the invisible: Performing chaos theory. Leonardo, https://doi.org/10.1162/leon_a_01887+

Edward Lorenz, the pioneering figure in the field of chaos theory coined the phrase "butterfly effect" and posed the famous question "Does the flap of a butterfly's wings in Brazil set off a tornado in Texas?" In posing the question, Lorenz sought t... Read More about Visualising the invisible: Performing chaos theory.

Science communication and public relations: beyond borders (2019)
Book Chapter
Autzen, C., & Weitkamp, E. (in press). Science communication and public relations: beyond borders. In M. Dascal, T. Gloning, & A. Lessmollman (Eds.), Science Communication, (465-484). Berlin: De Gruyter

This chapter applies an overall communication constitute organizations (CCO) perspective to explore the relationships between science communication and public relations. In the context of increasing institutional interest in public relations and scie... Read More about Science communication and public relations: beyond borders.

Narrative, drama and science communication (2019)
Book Chapter
Weitkamp, E. (2019). Narrative, drama and science communication. In L. Olman, & D. Gruber (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Language and Science(1). London: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

This chapter considers the role that narrative, as a means of storytelling, could have in science communication, a practice which is often seen as translating information from the specialist language of science into words and concepts that can be und... Read More about Narrative, drama and science communication.

Every city a food growing city? What food growing Schools London reveals about city strategies for food system sustainability (2018)
Journal Article
Pitt, H., Jones, M., & Weitkamp, E. (2018). Every city a food growing city? What food growing Schools London reveals about city strategies for food system sustainability. Sustainability, 10(8), 2924. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10082924

© 2018 by the authors. Cities have emerged as leaders in food system innovation and transformation, but their potential can be limited by the absence of supportive governance arrangements. This study examined the value of Food Growing Schools London... Read More about Every city a food growing city? What food growing Schools London reveals about city strategies for food system sustainability.

Alter egos: An exploration of the perspectives and identities of science comic creators (2018)
Journal Article
Collver, J., & Weitkamp, E. (2018). Alter egos: An exploration of the perspectives and identities of science comic creators. JCOM: Journal of Science Communication, 17(1), 1-22. https://doi.org/10.22323/2.17010201

© 2018 The Author(s). While academic interest in science comics has been growing in recent years, the creators of these materials remain understudied. This research aimed to explore the experiences and views of science comic creators through the lens... Read More about Alter egos: An exploration of the perspectives and identities of science comic creators.

Environmental consultants, knowledge brokering and policy-making: A case study (2017)
Journal Article
Sardo, M., & Weitkamp, E. (2017). Environmental consultants, knowledge brokering and policy-making: A case study. International Journal of Environmental Policy and Decision Making, 2(3), 221-235. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJEPDM.2017.10006332

This small-scale exploratory study examined the role of environmental consultants in the policy-making process using one European country (Portugal) as a case study. The study focused particularly on the role of environmental consultants as knowledge... Read More about Environmental consultants, knowledge brokering and policy-making: A case study.

Synthetic biology: Below the radar [Book review] (2017)
Journal Article
Weitkamp, E. (2017). Synthetic biology: Below the radar [Book review]. JCOM: Journal of Science Communication, 16(1),

Englehard et al provide a wide-ranging look at synthetic biology, from discussion of how one might classify different synthetic approaches to consideration of risk and ethical issues. The chapter on public engagement considers why synthetic biology s... Read More about Synthetic biology: Below the radar [Book review].

A cross disciplinary embodiment: Exploring the impacts of embedding science communication principles in a collaborative learning space (2016)
Book Chapter
Weitkamp, E., & Arnold, D. L. (2016). A cross disciplinary embodiment: Exploring the impacts of embedding science communication principles in a collaborative learning space. In M. de Vries, & M. van der Sanden (Eds.), Science and Technology Education and Communication: Seeking Synergy, (63-84). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers

This chapter reports on the short term impacts of a workshop involving pupils and suggests ways in which by working together scientists, science communicators and teachers can co-develop engaging and inspirational learning opportunities that place sc... Read More about A cross disciplinary embodiment: Exploring the impacts of embedding science communication principles in a collaborative learning space.

Medical performance and the ‘inaccessible’ experience of illness: An exploratory study (2016)
Journal Article
Weitkamp, E., & Mermikides, A. (2016). Medical performance and the ‘inaccessible’ experience of illness: An exploratory study. Medical Humanities, 42(3), 186-193. https://doi.org/10.1136/medhum-2016-010959

© 2016 Medical Humanities. All rights reserved. We report a survey of audience members’ responses (147 questionnaires collected at seven performances) and 10 in-depth interviews (five former patients and two family members, three medical practitioner... Read More about Medical performance and the ‘inaccessible’ experience of illness: An exploratory study.

PhD-research as a marker of science communication’s development (2016)
Presentation / Conference
van der Sanden, M., Weitkamp, E., Autzen, C., & Trench, B. (2016, April). PhD-research as a marker of science communication’s development. Presented at PCST 2016, Istanbul, Turkey

PhD-research is important in many scientific domains as it represents early development of new ideas and methods. So what does a 15-year record of science communication PhD-theses (2000-2015, N=164) tell us about the development of ideas and methods... Read More about PhD-research as a marker of science communication’s development.

Research press offices as hubs of science communication: Envisioning future roles (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Weitkamp, E., Rebecca, B. C., Autzen, C., & Dorey, J. (2016, April). Research press offices as hubs of science communication: Envisioning future roles. Presented at PCST 2016, Istanbul

This panel session explores the roles, both current and potential, of press offices and science media centres in science communication. There is growing interest in the role that press offices and officers play in the way that research emerges from r... Read More about Research press offices as hubs of science communication: Envisioning future roles.

Evaluation of Food for Life 2013-15: Summary and synthesis report (2016)
Report
Jones, M., Pitt, H., Orme, J., Bray, I., Gray, S., Kimberlee, R., …Weitkamp, E. (2016). Evaluation of Food for Life 2013-15: Summary and synthesis report

This is the final report of the phase two evaluation of Food for Life undertaken by the University of the West of England, Bristol 2013-15. The research encompassed five workstreams: 1. Long term impacts and durability - understanding how and w... Read More about Evaluation of Food for Life 2013-15: Summary and synthesis report.

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.

Telling stories about our research (2016)
Journal Article
Weitkamp, E. (2016). Telling stories about our research. JCOM: Journal of Science Communication, 15(2),

The academic journal paper has been around for several hundred years and during that time has seen shifts in style and structure. This editorial explores the traditional research paper and considers whether thinking about the research paper as a stor... Read More about Telling stories about our research.

From planning to motivations: Citizen science comes to life (2016)
Journal Article
Weitkamp, E. (2016). From planning to motivations: Citizen science comes to life. JCOM: Journal of Science Communication, 15(3),

This issue forms Part II of JCOM’s collection of articles and essays exploring the field of citizen science. Here I introduce the articles in Part II, outlining how they contribute to our understanding of the ways that volunteers participate in citiz... Read More about From planning to motivations: Citizen science comes to life.


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