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Public engagement promotes consumer choice in favour of sustainable palm oil (2021)
Journal Article
Hobbs, L., Phillips, J., Staff, A., Goss, A., Fogg-Rogers, L., & Ellwood, F. (in press). Public engagement promotes consumer choice in favour of sustainable palm oil. Journal of Oil Palm Research,

Despite the superior productivity, utility and economic benefits of palm oil compared with other oil crops, the palm oil industry often receives negative publicity for its environmental impact. As such, there is widespread confusion over the percepti... Read More about Public engagement promotes consumer choice in favour of sustainable palm oil.

Exploring the digital media ecology: Insights from a study of healthy diets and climate change communication on digital and social media (2021)
Journal Article
Weitkamp, E., Milani, E., Ridgway, A., & Wilkinson, C. (2021). Exploring the digital media ecology: Insights from a study of healthy diets and climate change communication on digital and social media. JCOM: Journal of Science Communication, 20(3), 1-22. https://doi.org/10.22323/2.20030202

This study explores the types of actors visible in the digital science communication landscape in the Netherlands, Serbia and the UK. Using the Koru model of science communication as a basis, we consider how science communicators craft their messages... Read More about Exploring the digital media ecology: Insights from a study of healthy diets and climate change communication on digital and social media.

Applying social learning to climate communications- visualising 'people like me' in air pollution and climate change data (2021)
Journal Article
Fogg-Rogers, L., Hayes, E., Vanherle, K., Pápics, P. I., Chatterton, T., Barnes, J., …Longhurst, J. (2021). Applying social learning to climate communications- visualising 'people like me' in air pollution and climate change data. Sustainability, 13(6), https://doi.org/10.3390/su13063406

Technological approaches to carbon emission and air pollution data modelling consider where the issues are located and what is creating emissions. This paper argues that more focus should be paid to people-the drivers of vehicles or households burnin... Read More about Applying social learning to climate communications- visualising 'people like me' in air pollution and climate change data.

“We had to be very clear that they weren't going to try to break into any of the cases”: What potential do ‘escape rooms’ offer as a science communication technique? (2021)
Journal Article
Wilkinson, C., & Little, H. (2021). “We had to be very clear that they weren't going to try to break into any of the cases”: What potential do ‘escape rooms’ offer as a science communication technique?. JCOM: Journal of Science Communication, 20(1), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.22323/2.20010307

‘Escape rooms’ are a recent cultural phenomena, whereby a group of ‘players’, often friends or colleagues, are ‘locked’ in a room and must solve a series of clues, puzzles, or mysteries in order to ‘escape’. Escape rooms are increasingly appearing in... Read More about “We had to be very clear that they weren't going to try to break into any of the cases”: What potential do ‘escape rooms’ offer as a science communication technique?.

Neglected spaces in science communication (2021)
Journal Article
Wilkinson, C. (2021). Neglected spaces in science communication. JCOM: Journal of Science Communication, 20(1), 1-3. https://doi.org/10.22323/2.20010301

Many of the earliest drivers for improved scientific literacy and understanding were based on the assumption that science and technology is all around us, and yet there are some spaces and communities that are neglected in science communication conte... Read More about Neglected spaces in science communication.

Gathering evidence of impact from research support services: Examining impact in the context of the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (2020)
Journal Article
Wilkinson, C., & Townsend, P. (in press). Gathering evidence of impact from research support services: Examining impact in the context of the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis. Research Evaluation, https://doi.org/10.1093/reseval/rvaa031

The Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA) is a provider of two major services to the environmental science community; JASMIN and the CEDA Archive. CEDA, is frequently required to evidence the impact it has on researchers and wider society. Ho... Read More about Gathering evidence of impact from research support services: Examining impact in the context of the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis.

Vaccine movements on social media: A visual and network analysis (2020)
Thesis
Milani, E. Vaccine movements on social media: A visual and network analysis. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/5936098

Vaccines are considered one of the most effective public health interventions, but they have been subject to opposition since they were first proposed. Anti-vaccine activists disseminate and sensationalise objections to vaccinations through various c... Read More about Vaccine movements on social media: A visual and network analysis.

The virtual Natural History Museum: Placing digitized collections back within a museum context (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Marshall, D., Hobbs, L., Bird, H., & Bird, C. (2020, October). The virtual Natural History Museum: Placing digitized collections back within a museum context. Paper presented at GSA 2020 Connects Online

As digitization of museum collections becomes more prevalent, the question of how to utilize such resources becomes increasingly pertinent. Digital collections predominantly exist as queryable databases designed for the retrieval of specific data by... Read More about The virtual Natural History Museum: Placing digitized collections back within a museum context.

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.

Into the digital wild: Utilising Twitter, Instagram, You Tube and Facebook for effective science and environmental communication (2020)
Journal Article
Wilkinson, C., & Pavelle, S. (2020). Into the digital wild: Utilising Twitter, Instagram, You Tube and Facebook for effective science and environmental communication. Frontiers in Communication, 5, https://doi.org/10.3389/fcomm.2020.575122

Recent years have seen an upsurge in the digital environment and the reliance placed upon it by society. This case study reports on a project which sought to examine how the digital environment can be utilized for science communication, exploring the... Read More about Into the digital wild: Utilising Twitter, Instagram, You Tube and Facebook for effective science and environmental communication.

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.

Elements of construction: Minecraft and the periodic table (2020)
Report
Hobbs, L., Bentley, S., Ashby, M., Hartley, J., Rose, R., & Power, C. (2020). Elements of construction: Minecraft and the periodic table. Royal Society of Chemistry

Minecraft is a popular computer game that allows the construction of almost limitless creations, and is used in learning contexts around the world. The widespread appeal and familiarity of the game makes it ideal for engaging children and young peopl... Read More about Elements of construction: Minecraft and the periodic table.

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 immunization, and advocate in favour or against vaccinations. These users not only share... 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.

Exploring space using Minecraft (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Hobbs, L., Bentley, S., Stevens, C., & Hartley, J. (2020, May). Exploring space using Minecraft. Poster presented at Space Science in Context, Virtual conference

Space can fascinate children from an early age, presenting a key opportunity to engage them with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). Minecraft is an extremely popular construction-based computer game with parallels and analogies to rea... Read More about Exploring space using Minecraft.