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Adapting for remote delivery during COVID-19: Insights from a science engagement project (2023)
Journal Article
Hartley, J., Hobbs, L., & Stevens, C. (in press). Adapting for remote delivery during COVID-19: Insights from a science engagement project. Natural Sciences Education, https://doi.org/10.1002/nse2.20108

Science Hunters is an established outreach program using the computer game Minecraft to engage children in science. Before the pandemic, Science Hunters regularly delivered sessions schools but ceased delivering face-to-face sessions during the COV... Read More about Adapting for remote delivery during COVID-19: Insights from a science engagement project.

Particle physics and public engagement: A match made in minuscule matter (2023)
Thesis
Rao, A. Particle physics and public engagement: A match made in minuscule matter. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/9086135

Public engagement with science and technology, or PEST, is a field of growing practice and study. There remain, however, notable gaps in our understanding of the attitudes of researchers towards public communication of science itself, particularly fr... Read More about Particle physics and public engagement: A match made in minuscule matter.

Voices in a Pandemic (VIP-CLEAR): Using deep mapping to explore children’s changing perceptions and experiences during COVID-19 ‘recovery’ (2022)
Presentation / Conference
McEwen, L., Webber, A., Gorell Barnes, L., Gopinath, D., Hobbs, L., Deave, T., …Fogg Rogers, L. (2022, December). Voices in a Pandemic (VIP-CLEAR): Using deep mapping to explore children’s changing perceptions and experiences during COVID-19 ‘recovery’. Presented at UK Alliance for Disaster Research Annual Conference 2022, Edinburgh Climate Change Institute (ECCI)

Children are unheard voices within the COVID-19 pandemic. We are unaware how intersections of complex factors in specific social settings have impacted their perceptions and are determining what ‘recovery’ means. ‘Voices in a Pandemic: Children’s Loc... Read More about Voices in a Pandemic (VIP-CLEAR): Using deep mapping to explore children’s changing perceptions and experiences during COVID-19 ‘recovery’.

Educating engineers to contribute to a regional goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2030 (2022)
Journal Article
Fogg-Rogers, L., Bakthavatchaalam, V., Richardson, D., & Fowles-Sweet, W. (2022). Educating engineers to contribute to a regional goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2030. Cahiers COSTECH, 5, Article 133

The environmental and health impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss are now apparent and yet cohesive policymaking to mitigate emissions is moving too slowly. The UK’s target for carbon neutrality has been set for 2050, but this has been sup... Read More about Educating engineers to contribute to a regional goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2030.

Animal-visitor interactions in semi-contrived tourism settings: A study of ‘meet & greets’ in UK zoos (2022)
Journal Article
Doodson, P., Melfi, V., Webber, A. D., & Dumbell, L. (in press). Animal-visitor interactions in semi-contrived tourism settings: A study of ‘meet & greets’ in UK zoos. Tourism Recreation Research, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1080/02508281.2022.2137651

Animal-visitor interactions are common in captive-wildlife tourism settings, but there is a lack of research exploring what is on offer. This study defines and examines ‘Meet & Greet’ animal experiences in UK zoos within the context of the wider wild... Read More about Animal-visitor interactions in semi-contrived tourism settings: A study of ‘meet & greets’ in UK zoos.

Motivations and deterrents in contemporary science communication: A questionnaire survey of actors in seven European countries (2022)
Journal Article
Wilkinson, C., Milani, E., Ridgway, A., & Weitkamp, E. (in press). Motivations and deterrents in contemporary science communication: A questionnaire survey of actors in seven European countries. International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, https://doi.org/10.1080/21548455.2022.2139165

As the ecosystem of actors communicating science has become more complex, there is a need to understand the motivations and deterrents of those involved in the communication of science, technology and health topics. This article reports on a survey o... Read More about Motivations and deterrents in contemporary science communication: A questionnaire survey of actors in seven European countries.

Learning from children’s experiences of lockdown: Talking about invisible threats (2022)
Journal Article
Jones, V., McEwan, L., Webber, A., Williams, S., Deave, T., Hobbs, L., …Gorell Barnes, L. (in press). Learning from children’s experiences of lockdown: Talking about invisible threats. Primary Science,

In this article, the Voices in a Pandemic: Children’s Lockdown Experiences Applied to Recovery (VIP- CLEAR) team talk about the research they have undertaken in schools during the COVID-19 pandemic and how the voices of children need to be listened t... Read More about Learning from children’s experiences of lockdown: Talking about invisible threats.

Protecting great apes from disease: Compliance with measures to reduce anthroponotic disease transmission (2022)
Journal Article
Nuno, A., Chesney, C., Wellbelove, M., Bersacola, E., Kalema-Zikusoka, G., Leendertz, F., …Hockings, K. J. (2022). Protecting great apes from disease: Compliance with measures to reduce anthroponotic disease transmission. People and Nature, 4(5), 1387-1400. https://doi.org/10.1002/pan3.10396

The emergence of infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, impacts livelihood strategies and conservation tools reliant on human-wildlife interactions, such as wildlife-based tourism and research. This is particularly relevant to great ape conservation,... Read More about Protecting great apes from disease: Compliance with measures to reduce anthroponotic disease transmission.

“One might tweet just for money”: Organisational and institutional incentives for researchers’ social media communication and public engagement practices (2022)
Journal Article
Koivumaki, K., & Wilkinson, C. (2022). “One might tweet just for money”: Organisational and institutional incentives for researchers’ social media communication and public engagement practices. Studies in Communication Sciences, 22(3), 471-491. https://doi.org/10.24434/j.scoms.2022.03.3205

The changing media landscape and proliferation of social media potentially increase agency amongst researchers to communicate individually. It also points to a need for studying science communication at an organisational level to understand how scien... Read More about “One might tweet just for money”: Organisational and institutional incentives for researchers’ social media communication and public engagement practices.

Inclusive exploration of sustainable goals and solutions through Minecraft (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Hobbs, L., Bentley, S., Behenna, S., & Stevens, C. (2022, August). Inclusive exploration of sustainable goals and solutions through Minecraft. Presented at SEEDS 2022. International Conference for Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society, University of the West of England

Science Hunters has successfully used the computer game Minecraft to engage children with science since 2014, using a specific approach that promotes learning within the framework of defined topics, whilst encouraging exploration of the elements that... Read More about Inclusive exploration of sustainable goals and solutions through Minecraft.

Future brief: COVID-19 and the environment: Links, impacts and lessons learned (2022)
Report
Shale, N., Jenner, N., & Bird, E. (2022). Future brief: COVID-19 and the environment: Links, impacts and lessons learned. Luxembourg: European Commission DG Environment

Introduction Since early 2020, the disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), known as COVID-19 (first detected at the end of 2019), has hit societies worldwide, unsparingly, causing massive impacts on people’... Read More about Future brief: COVID-19 and the environment: Links, impacts and lessons learned.

Climate action hub: Empowering youth engagement project report (2022)
Report
Laggan, S., Davies, L., Fogg-Rogers, L., Portus, R., Adkins, D., & Williams, S. Climate action hub: Empowering youth engagement project report. UKRI HEIF

This report summarises the knowledge exchange activities of the CAH-OOT project: Climate Action Hub - empOwering yOuth engagemenT. This project, funded by a joint faculty award from the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF), enabled representatives... Read More about Climate action hub: Empowering youth engagement project report.

The power of picture books: A pandemic tool to recovery (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Jones, V., McEwen, L., Gorell Barnes, L., Webber, A., William, S., Hobbs, L., …Deave, T. (2022, July). The power of picture books: A pandemic tool to recovery. Presented at UK Literary Association International Conference 2022, Birmingham

This paper draws on 18 months of interdisciplinary research in partnership with Schools and Early Years settings across some of the most socially disadvantaged areas of Bristol, funded by the AHRC. The interdisciplinary team undertook an art based re... Read More about The power of picture books: A pandemic tool to recovery.

How the coronavirus infected editorial cartoons: A comparative study of covid-19 cartoons in Australia, South Africa and the United Kingdom (2022)
Book Chapter
Joubert, M., Milani, E., Reidlinger, M., & Weitkamp, E. (in press). How the coronavirus infected editorial cartoons: A comparative study of covid-19 cartoons in Australia, South Africa and the United Kingdom. In . M. Bauer, & B. Schiele (Eds.), Science Communication: Taking a step back to move forward. France: CNRS

Based on earlier findings that editorial cartoons contribute significantly to the public discourse during a health crisis, we compared cartoons with Covid-19 content across three countries (Australia, South Africa and the United Kingdom), published i... Read More about How the coronavirus infected editorial cartoons: A comparative study of covid-19 cartoons in Australia, South Africa and the United Kingdom.

Roles, incentives, training and audiences for science communication: Perspectives from female science communicators (2022)
Journal Article
Wilkinson, C., Milani, E., Ridgway, A., & Weitkamp, E. (2022). Roles, incentives, training and audiences for science communication: Perspectives from female science communicators. JCOM: Journal of Science Communication, 21(4), 1-21. https://doi.org/10.22323/2.21040204

Both research and anecdote in science communication suggests that it is a field where women feel ‘at home’, with high numbers of women science communicators and students on training programmes, but why might this be the case? Using data gathered from... Read More about Roles, incentives, training and audiences for science communication: Perspectives from female science communicators.

Youth Climate Communications Toolkit (2022)
Other
Davies, L., Fogg Rogers, L., Adkins, D., Portus, R., & Williams, S. (2022). Youth Climate Communications Toolkit. [Toolkit]. https://joom.ag/LGad

A toolkit for young people to campaign effectively on things that matter to them. Gain sustainability skills and competencies while creatively addressing key priorities for your place of study, place of work or community. For more information about t... Read More about Youth Climate Communications Toolkit.

Exploring engineering solutions to environmental hazards through Minecraft (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Hobbs, L., Bentley, S., Behenna, S., & Stevens, C. (2022, May). Exploring engineering solutions to environmental hazards through Minecraft. Paper presented at EGU General Assembly 2022

Since 2014, Science Hunters (1,2) has successfully used the computer game Minecraft to engage children with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, and particularly geoscience (3), through a defined approach which allows exploration in line with... Read More about Exploring engineering solutions to environmental hazards through Minecraft.

Failure is the greatest teacher: Embracing the positives of failure in primate conservation (2022)
Journal Article
Webber, A., Cotton, S., & McCabe, G. (2023). Failure is the greatest teacher: Embracing the positives of failure in primate conservation. International Journal of Primatology, 43, 1095–1109. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10764-022-00296-w

“Failure” is recognised as being vital for success in many fields but is seldom embraced in primate conservation or conservation more generally. In this paper, we use examples from the literature, particularly around reintroduction, to reflect on fai... Read More about Failure is the greatest teacher: Embracing the positives of failure in primate conservation.

‘It’s there, it’s in front of your face if you put on the radio or the TV’: COVID-19, perceptions of death and dying and the context of public engagement (2022)
Journal Article
Llewellyn, A., Wilkinson, C., McCabe, C., Byron, J., Madel, L., & Wilson, A. (2022). ‘It’s there, it’s in front of your face if you put on the radio or the TV’: COVID-19, perceptions of death and dying and the context of public engagement. Palliative Medicine, 36(1 Suppliment), 3-122. https://doi.org/10.1177/02692163221093145

Background/aims: The COVID-19 pandemic has brought conversations about death and dying to the fore. Prior studies indicate that holding conversations about the future and end of life planning is beneficial but can be very difficult. Therefore, it is... Read More about ‘It’s there, it’s in front of your face if you put on the radio or the TV’: COVID-19, perceptions of death and dying and the context of public engagement.