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Engaging young people as active citizens and citizen scientists (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Fogg Rogers, L., Laggan, S., Csobod, E., Sardo, M., Szuppinger, . P., Rodrigues, . V., & Hayes, E. (2020, October). Engaging young people as active citizens and citizen scientists. Presented at EU Green Week

The climate emergency and air pollution sit alongside the biodiversity and ecological crises as the most pressing issues of this generation. Inextricably linked to these environmental problems is social justice; poorer and vulnerable people, and thos... Read More about Engaging young people as active citizens and citizen scientists.

Are we on the same page? Making project engagement and evaluation work across European cities and cultures (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Sardo, M., Fogg Rogers, L., Laggan, S., Vleugels, I., Bracke, A., & Franchois, E. (2020, October). Are we on the same page? Making project engagement and evaluation work across European cities and cultures. Paper presented at Citizen Science SDG Conference, Berlin/Online

WeCount (Citizens Observing UrbaN Transport) is an H2020 project under the SwafS-programme which aims to empower citizens to take a leading role in the production of data, evidence and knowledge around mobility in their neighbourhoods, and at street... Read More about Are we on the same page? Making project engagement and evaluation work across European cities and cultures.

Citizen engagement and behaviour modelling for clean air and net zero carbon (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Fogg Rogers, L., Csobod, E., Sardo, M., Vanherle, K., Rodrigues, V., Lopes, M., & Hayes, E. (2020, September). Citizen engagement and behaviour modelling for clean air and net zero carbon. Presented at 10th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, Brussels, Belgium

The environmental and health impacts of climate change and air pollution are being felt around the world and yet cohesive and collaborative policymaking to mitigate emissions are moving too slowly. Behaviour change campaigns instead focus on individu... Read More about Citizen engagement and behaviour modelling for clean air and net zero carbon.

Former metal mining landscapes in England and Wales: Five perspectives from local residents (2019)
Journal Article
Sinnett, D. E., & Sardo, A. M. (2020). Former metal mining landscapes in England and Wales: Five perspectives from local residents. Landscape and Urban Planning, 193, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2019.103685

This study uses Q Method to examine how those living in former metal mining landscapes value this heritage and their preferences for the long-term management of abandoned mine waste. There are around 5000 former metal mines in England and Wales, many... Read More about Former metal mining landscapes in England and Wales: Five perspectives from local residents.

The evaluation of the INUDGE project (“Citizen Engagement in Healthy Urban Development”) (2019)
Report
Sardo, M. (2019). The evaluation of the INUDGE project (“Citizen Engagement in Healthy Urban Development”). Wellcome Trust

This report details the main findings of the evaluation of the INUDGE project (“Citizen Engagement in Healthy Urban Development”), Provision for Public Engagement project linked to the Wellcome Trust funded research project UPSTREAM (“Factoring long-... Read More about The evaluation of the INUDGE project (“Citizen Engagement in Healthy Urban Development”).

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.

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.

“Robots Vs Animals”: Establishing a Culture of Public Engagement and Female Role Modeling in Engineering Higher Education (2017)
Journal Article
Fogg-Rogers, L., Sardo, M., & Boushel, C. (2017). “Robots Vs Animals”: Establishing a Culture of Public Engagement and Female Role Modeling in Engineering Higher Education. Science Communication, 39(2), 195-220. https://doi.org/10.1177/1075547017696169

© 2017, © The Author(s) 2017. A widespread culture supporting public engagement activities in higher education is desirable but difficult to establish. Drawing on social cognitive theory, this science communication project aimed to enhance culture ch... Read More about “Robots Vs Animals”: Establishing a Culture of Public Engagement and Female Role Modeling in Engineering Higher Education.

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.

Robots vs animals: Learning from the ingenuity of nature. Final summary report (2015)
Report
Fogg-Rogers, L. A., Sardo, M., & Boushel, C. (2015). Robots vs animals: Learning from the ingenuity of nature. Final summary report

‘Robots vs Animals’ was a creative collaboration between engineers and zoologists, exploring the ingenuity of both nature and humankind. The project was organised and managed by the Science Communication Unit at the University of the West of England,... Read More about Robots vs animals: Learning from the ingenuity of nature. Final summary report.

Emotional engineering – the story of Robots vs Animals (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Fogg-Rogers, L. A., Sardo, M., & Boushel, C. (2015, June). Emotional engineering – the story of Robots vs Animals. Paper presented at Stories about Science: Exploring Science Communication and Entertainment Media, Manchester

We are told that engineering is in crisis, with double the number of engineers needed by 2020. Only 7% of the UK’s engineering workforce is female, so many outreach programmes now focus on girls as the next generation. However, engineering is portra... Read More about Emotional engineering – the story of Robots vs Animals.