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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 the intersections: Researchers and communication professionals' perspectives on the organizational role of science communication (2020)
Journal Article
Wilkinson, C., & Koivumäki, K. (in press). Exploring the intersections: Researchers and communication professionals' perspectives on the organizational role of science communication. Journal of Communication Management, https://doi.org/10.1108/JCOM-05-2019-0072

Purpose: This paper reports on research exploring the intersections between researchers and communication professionals' perspectives on the objectives, funders and organizational influences on their science communication practices. Design/methodolog... Read More about Exploring the intersections: Researchers and communication professionals' perspectives on the organizational role of science communication.

Citizen-led air pollution reduction in cities (ClairCity) Final evaluation report (2020)
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Sardo, M., Fogg Rogers, L., & Laggan, S. (2020). Citizen-led air pollution reduction in cities (ClairCity) Final evaluation report. European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

"Every day, air pollution and carbon emissions are produced by our commutes to work, by heating our homes, or through our daily lifestyles. Understanding how we live - and the restrictions we face in those choices – is key to improving air quality. S... Read More about Citizen-led air pollution reduction in cities (ClairCity) Final evaluation report.

CHIELD: the causal hypotheses in evolutionary linguistics database (2020)
Journal Article
Roberts, S. G., Killin, A., Deb, A., Sheard, C., Greenhill, S. J., Sinnemäki, K., …Jordan, F. (2020). CHIELD: the causal hypotheses in evolutionary linguistics database. Journal of Language Evolution, 5(2), https://doi.org/10.1093/jole/lzaa001

Language is one of the most complex of human traits. There are many hypotheses about how it originated, what factors shaped its diversity, and what ongoing processes drive how it changes. We present the Causal Hypotheses in Evolutionary Linguistics D... Read More about CHIELD: the causal hypotheses in evolutionary linguistics database.

The visual vaccine debate on Twitter: A social network analysis (2020)
Journal Article
Milani, E., Weitkamp, E., & Webb, P. (in press). The visual vaccine debate on Twitter: A social network analysis. Media and Communication, 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.

Improving representation of female researchers in peer review and publishing (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Fogg Rogers, L. (2020, February). Improving representation of female researchers in peer review and publishing. Presented at Research to Reader, London, UK

There is a significant under-representation of women in STEM research which is damaging societal progress for democratic, utilitarian and equity reasons. Academic grants and publishing are a key part of the problem as peer review is conducted for fre... Read More about Improving representation of female researchers in peer review and publishing.

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.

Validating a scale to measure engineers’ perceived self-efficacy for engineering education outreach (2019)
Journal Article
Fogg-Rogers, L., & Moss, T. (2019). Validating a scale to measure engineers’ perceived self-efficacy for engineering education outreach. PLoS ONE, 14(10), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0223728

Education outreach in schools has been identified as a critical route to influence children's perceptions and capabilities for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics careers. Evidence suggests that providing non-teaching professionals like... Read More about Validating a scale to measure engineers’ perceived self-efficacy for engineering education outreach.

What role can Athena SWAN play in gender equality and science communication? (2019)
Journal Article
Wilkinson, C. (2019). What role can Athena SWAN play in gender equality and science communication?. JCOM: Journal of Science Communication, 18(4), https://doi.org/10.22323/2.18040306

This essay discusses how gender-focused culture change initiatives developed for science (like Athena SWAN) might offer models for science communication. Such initiatives can seek to mobilise change amongst university departments and practices, but t... Read More about What role can Athena SWAN play in gender equality and science communication?.

Catch 22 - improving visibility of women in science and engineering for both recruitment and retention (2019)
Journal Article
Fogg-Rogers, L., & Hobbs, L. (2019). Catch 22 - improving visibility of women in science and engineering for both recruitment and retention. JCOM: Journal of Science Communication, 18(4), https://doi.org/10.22323/2.18040305

There is a significant under-representation of women in STEM which is damaging societal progress for democratic, utilitarian, and equity reasons. However, changing stereotypes in STEM requires a solution denied by the problem-more visible female role... Read More about Catch 22 - improving visibility of women in science and engineering for both recruitment and retention.

Communicating science: lessons from a Twitterstorm (2019)
Journal Article
Little, H. (2019). Communicating science: lessons from a Twitterstorm. JCOM: Journal of Science Communication, 18(4), https://doi.org/10.22323/2.18040101

In early August 2019, the U.S.A. saw 2 significant mass shootings in just 48 hours. On Twitter, Neil deGrasse Tyson responded with a tweet to his millions of followers. He outlined the number of deaths in 48 hours from other causes, and seemed to dis... Read More about Communicating science: lessons from a Twitterstorm.

Using Minecraft to engage children with science at public events (2019)
Journal Article
Hobbs, L., Stevens, C., Hartley, J., Ashby, M., Lea, I., Bowden, L., …Burke, T. (2019). Using Minecraft to engage children with science at public events. Research for All, 3(2), 142-160. https://doi.org/10.18546/RFA.03.2.03

Engagement with science and scientific skills is an important aspect of children's ability to navigate the world around them, but engagement with science is low in comparison with other subjects. The Lancaster University outreach project Science Hunt... Read More about Using Minecraft to engage children with science at public events.

Science Live -articulating the aims and ethos of science event practitioners in the USA and UK (2019) (2019)
Journal Article
Fogg-Rogers, L., Wiehe, B., Comerford, D., Fooshee, J., & Durant, J. (2019). Science Live -articulating the aims and ethos of science event practitioners in the USA and UK (2019). JCOM: Journal of Science Communication, 18(04), https://doi.org/10.22323/2.18040801

Live science events engage publics with science in a social context. This article articulates the aims and ethos of this growing sector within a research context. Semi-structured interviews (N=13) and focus groups (N=77) were conducted with event pra... Read More about Science Live -articulating the aims and ethos of science event practitioners in the USA and UK (2019).

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”).

Women Like Me Executive Summary 2019 (2019)
Report
Fogg-Rogers, L., & Hobbs, L. (2019). Women Like Me Executive Summary 2019. Bristol, UK: Royal Academy of Engineering

Only 11% of engineers in the UK are women. For democratic, utilitarian and equity reasons this is not enough. Both recruitment and retention are important – more girls need to connect with engineering as a creative, socially conscious, collaborative... Read More about Women Like Me Executive Summary 2019.

Using debate to educate young people in schools about antibiotic use and resistance: A before and after evaluation using a questionnaire survey (2019)
Journal Article
Berry, M., McNulty, C., Ridgway, A., Young, L., & Verlander, N. (2019). Using debate to educate young people in schools about antibiotic use and resistance: A before and after evaluation using a questionnaire survey. Journal of Infection Prevention, 20(6), 281-288. https://doi.org/10.1177/1757177419862039

Introduction: The use of debating as an educational tool is increasing in popularity. Students who take part in debates can develop a range of skills such as confidence and communication as well as gaining a greater understanding of the topic discuss... Read More about Using debate to educate young people in schools about antibiotic use and resistance: A before and after evaluation using a questionnaire survey.



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