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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.

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)
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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.

A reappraisal of public engagement in Oxford during the pandemic: Three case studies (2022)
Journal Article
Farrell, M., & Wilkinson, C. (2022). A reappraisal of public engagement in Oxford during the pandemic: Three case studies. Research Involvement and Engagement, 8(1), Article 10. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40900-022-00343-z

Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the majority of public engagement with research work moving online. This shift to online engagement is likely to affect inclusivity and diversity in such events and this requires further consideration... Read More about A reappraisal of public engagement in Oxford during the pandemic: Three case studies.

The Christmas Lectures: extending the experience outside the lecture theatre (2022)
Journal Article
Little, H., Fogg-Rogers, L., & Sardo, A. M. (2022). The Christmas Lectures: extending the experience outside the lecture theatre. JCOM: Journal of Science Communication, 21(2), Article A01. https://doi.org/10.22323/2.21020201

Traditionally, the Royal Institution’s Christmas Lectures have always adopted a deficit model for communication, with one or two invited scientists giving lectures to an audience present at the Royal Institution (Ri) and, since 1936, an audience watc... Read More about The Christmas Lectures: extending the experience outside the lecture theatre.

WeCount project evaluation summary: Citizen science on urban mobility (2022)
Report
Sardo, M., Laggan, S., Fogg Rogers, L., Franchois, E., & Bracke, A. (2022). WeCount project evaluation summary: Citizen science on urban mobility. EU H2020

WeCount was a Horizon 2020 project which aimed at quantifying local road transport, produce scientific knowledge in the field of mobility and environmental pollution and co- design informed solutions for several road transport challenges. Uniquely, t... Read More about WeCount project evaluation summary: Citizen science on urban mobility.

DETI Inspire Engagement Report 2020-2021 (2022)
Report
Fogg Rogers, L., Laggan, S., Bristow, A., Warren, J., Cockbill, L., Lister, L., & Hobbs, L. (2022). DETI Inspire Engagement Report 2020-2021. Bristol, UK: Digital Engineering Technology and Innovation

From September 2020 to December 2021, DETI Inspire has delivered an impressive array of outputs and engagement activities. In two years, the team have directly engaged 6,832 children and 216 teachers from 73 schools and community groups in the West o... Read More about DETI Inspire Engagement Report 2020-2021.

RETHINKING Science communication education and training: Towards a competence model for science communication (2021)
Journal Article
Fähnrich, B., Wilkinson, C., Weitkamp, E., Heintz, L., Ridgway, A., & Milani, E. (2021). RETHINKING Science communication education and training: Towards a competence model for science communication. Frontiers in Communication, 6, Article 795198. https://doi.org/10.3389/fcomm.2021.795198

Science communication is at a pivotal stage in its development due to the emergence of digital communication platforms that are not only presenting new opportunities but are also leading to new challenges. In this context, science communicators, who... Read More about RETHINKING Science communication education and training: Towards a competence model for science communication.

Organisational forms of science communication: The UK and Spanish European higher education systems as paradigms (2021)
Journal Article
Ojeda-Romano, G., Fernández-Marcial, V., Wilkinson, C., & Stengler, A. E. (in press). Organisational forms of science communication: The UK and Spanish European higher education systems as paradigms. Higher Education, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10734-021-00801-9

As key elements in research and development systems, higher education institutions have been taking a leading role when it comes to communicating science and technology, but their performance has been inconsistent so far. In this critical and compara... Read More about Organisational forms of science communication: The UK and Spanish European higher education systems as paradigms.

Engaging children with STEM using Minecraft (2021)
Other
Hobbs, L., Hartley, J., Bentley, S., Hartley, C., & Stevens, C. (2021). Engaging children with STEM using Minecraft

Available at: https://www.uwe.ac.uk/-/media/uwe/documents/research/engaging-children-with-stem-using-minecraft-practitioner-guide.pdf

Transforming tradition: how the iconic Christmas Lectures series is perceived by its audiences (2021)
Journal Article
Sardo, A. M., Little, H., & Fogg-Rogers, L. (2021). Transforming tradition: how the iconic Christmas Lectures series is perceived by its audiences. International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, 11(4), https://doi.org/10.1080/21548455.2021.2012298

The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures are a landmark in the history of science communication. With today’s changing media landscape, it is important to know who is currently watching, how they are watching, and how they are perceiving the content.... Read More about Transforming tradition: how the iconic Christmas Lectures series is perceived by its audiences.

The academy zone: Reflective online science communication training (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Little, H. (2021, December). The academy zone: Reflective online science communication training. Poster presented at Engage Conference 2021, Online

In this exhibit, we will present evaluation data from a short online training course designed to run alongside "I’m a Scientist". The course consists of resources, questions and live chats with science communication experts designed to help particip... Read More about The academy zone: Reflective online science communication training.

Movies and science capital: Influence of science on screen on scientific career choices (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Segovia-Roldán, M., & Little, H. (2021, November). Movies and science capital: Influence of science on screen on scientific career choices. Paper presented at Popularizing STEM: Science and Technology in 21st-Century US Popular Culture

The use of art and culture for science communication continues to be widely demonstrated. One of the most prominent ways science is embedded into culture is on screen, from documentaries and television series to short films and blockbusters. As young... Read More about Movies and science capital: Influence of science on screen on scientific career choices.

Marvel's agents of S.T.E.M: Representations of scientists in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Perrott, L., & Little, H. (2021, November). Marvel's agents of S.T.E.M: Representations of scientists in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Paper presented at Popularizing STEM: Science and Technology in 21st-Century US Popular Culture

Between 2008 and 2019, the Marvel Cinematic Universe produced 23 blockbuster films in their “Infinity Saga”. These films spanned themes of superheroes, magic and science and many major characters in the franchise are scientists. With collective box o... Read More about Marvel's agents of S.T.E.M: Representations of scientists in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

I’m not a “woman engineer”, I’m an engineer: Representations of women coders in the golden age of television (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Little, H., & Olsen, A. (2021, November). I’m not a “woman engineer”, I’m an engineer: Representations of women coders in the golden age of television. Paper presented at Popularizing STEM: Science and Technology in 21st-Century US Popular Culture

Historically, there has been a stigma around the presence and capabilities of women in computer science, as well as a lack of women coders as role models both in fiction and in the real world. With the growing information age and the “golden age of... Read More about I’m not a “woman engineer”, I’m an engineer: Representations of women coders in the golden age of television.

The geology of the Penarak Nature Centre (2021)
Book Chapter
Hobbs, L. (2021). The geology of the Penarak Nature Centre. In S. Isa, & G. Baguley (Eds.), Limestone Forest of Langkawi: Partnerships in Conservation (34-37). Faculty of Forestry and Environment, Universiti Putra Malaysia

Inform involve empower - Experiences of citizen engagement from ClairCity and WeCount (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Fogg Rogers, L., & Hayes, E. (2021, October). Inform involve empower - Experiences of citizen engagement from ClairCity and WeCount. Presented at EU Regions Week, Online

The session titled “Citizen science - tools to achieve a real impact on policy-making” was held on the 12th of October 2021. The panel was attended by more than 60 people and successfully showcased how different approaches in response to the same ch... Read More about Inform involve empower - Experiences of citizen engagement from ClairCity and WeCount.

Moving Dialogue Online - a guide to shifting conversations onto virtual platforms (2021)
Other
Laggan, S. (2021). Moving Dialogue Online - a guide to shifting conversations onto virtual platforms. https://www.uwe.ac.uk/research/centres-and-groups/scu/courses-and-training/practitioner-guides

A practical guide for science communicators and public engagement practitioners interested in or needing to engaging participants online. Within the guide you will find an overview of online tools and platforms, tips on facilitation and moderation, i... Read More about Moving Dialogue Online - a guide to shifting conversations onto virtual platforms.