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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”).

Making the invisible visible. Using art to engage people in healthy urban development (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Sardo, M., Larbey, R., & Laggan, S. (2019, June). Making the invisible visible. Using art to engage people in healthy urban development. Presented at SciComm South West 2019, Bristol, United Kingdom

“Shape our City” is a UWE Bristol creative engagement project working with researchers and Bristol-based citizens and organisations on understanding the city's priorities for achieving healthy urban development. In this project we developed a ran... Read More about Making the invisible visible. Using art to engage people in healthy urban development.

Evaluation of the Q Method as a public engagement tool (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Margarida, S., & Sinnett, D. (2018, December). Evaluation of the Q Method as a public engagement tool. Presented at Science In Public Conference (2018), Cardiff, Wales

There is continuing encouragement for more researchers to engage with the public around their research. One of the goals of public engagement is to ensure that there is public input about policy decisions that may require difficult choices among comp... Read More about Evaluation of the Q Method as a public engagement tool.

Former metal mining areas in England and Wales: Local residents’ preferences for the management of wastes (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Sinnett, D., & Sardo, A. M. (2018, July). Former metal mining areas in England and Wales: Local residents’ preferences for the management of wastes. Paper presented at The Mine Waste and Tailings Conference 2018

This study uses the Q Method to examine how those living in former metal mining landscapes value this heritage and their preferences for the long-term management of mine waste. Such sites are often perceived as derelict or degraded, and of very littl... Read More about Former metal mining areas in England and Wales: Local residents’ preferences for the management of wastes.

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.

Beyond dissemination - science communication as impact (2015)
Journal Article
Fogg-Rogers, L. A., Grand, A., & Sardo, M. (2015). Beyond dissemination - science communication as impact. JCOM, 14(3), C01-CO7

The drive for impact from research projects presents a dilemma for science communication researchers and practitioners — should public engagement be regarded only as a mechanism for providing evidence of the impact of research or as itself a form of... Read More about Beyond dissemination - science communication as impact.

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.

Engagement: Knitting up the ravelled sleeve? (2013)
Presentation / Conference
Sardo, M., & Grand, A. (2013, November). Engagement: Knitting up the ravelled sleeve?. Poster presented at NCCPE Rngage 2013 Conference, Bristol

The poster aimed to explore the big questions around partnerships in public engagement and consider how, as public engagement researchers, we can draw these threads together and tie them in a strong knot that supports university research. The post... Read More about Engagement: Knitting up the ravelled sleeve?.

Leisure and Pleasure: Science events in unusual locations (2012)
Journal Article
Bultitude, K., & Sardo, A. M. (2012). Leisure and Pleasure: Science events in unusual locations. International Journal of Science Education, 34(18), 2775-2795. https://doi.org/10.1080/09500693.2012.664293

Building on concepts relating to informal science education, this work compares science-related activities which successfully engaged public audiences at three different 'generic' locations: a garden festival, a public park, and a music festival. The... Read More about Leisure and Pleasure: Science events in unusual locations.

Exploring the ways environmental science is used and valued by policy-makers in Portugal: A case study (2012)
Journal Article
Sardo, M., & Weitkamp, E. (2012). Exploring the ways environmental science is used and valued by policy-makers in Portugal: A case study. Science Communication, 11(3), C05

Policymakers, researchers and the general public seem to agree that there is a need for evidence based policies. Here we report on a case study which explores environmental policy making at the national and local levels in one European country, Portu... Read More about Exploring the ways environmental science is used and valued by policy-makers in Portugal: A case study.