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Attitudes towards outreach within the particle-physics research community (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Rao, A. (2016, April). Attitudes towards outreach within the particle-physics research community. Paper presented at 14th Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference (PCST 2016), Istanbul, Turkey

This paper presents early results from research into the attitudes of the particle-physics community towards science communication (specifically, towards "public engagement" or "outreach"). To represent the population of particle-physics researchers,... Read More about Attitudes towards outreach within the particle-physics research community.

'The harder you work, the luckier you get': Reflections on life after a science communication postgraduate programme at UWE, Bristol. (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Wilkinson, C. (2016, April). 'The harder you work, the luckier you get': Reflections on life after a science communication postgraduate programme at UWE, Bristol. Paper presented at PCST 2016, 14th International Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference, Istanbul, Turkey

Organised in conjunction with UWE’s Science Communication Unit, their MSc programme team views employment after graduation as a partnership,providing the resources, networks and knowledge, enabling students to then locate employment. A 2013 survey d... Read More about 'The harder you work, the luckier you get': Reflections on life after a science communication postgraduate programme at UWE, Bristol..

Scientists in person: Live science events (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Fogg-Rogers, L. A. (2016, April). Scientists in person: Live science events. Presented at Science and Technology Education Group, London, UK

We are told that the modern researcher needs to be digitally connected and fluent with communicating online and through the media. Indeed, communicating science to thousands of people has never been easier, and yet, live, in-person, public events sti... Read More about Scientists in person: Live science events.

Royal Society scientists in schools (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Fogg-Rogers, L. A., Wilkinson, C., & Weitkamp, E. (2016, January). Royal Society scientists in schools. Paper presented at Association for Science Education Conference, Birmingham, UK

Scientists are increasingly being urged to participate in education outreach programmes as part of the public engagement agenda, to connect society with science and improve attitudes to STEM subjects. Although often taking place in a formal education... Read More about Royal Society scientists in schools.

Science learning through play (2016)
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Fogg-Rogers, L. A., & Hobbs, L. (2016, January). Science learning through play. Paper presented at Association for Science Education Conference, Birmingham, UK

Play is frequently associated with ‘just having fun’, giving it a bad reputation amongst learning practitioners. However, neuroscience and psychological research indicates that play is essential for human development and wellbeing. We argue that play... Read More about Science learning through play.

Primary pre-service teachers and engineering students learning to teach science - A match made in heaven or hell? (2015)
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Lewis, F., Edmonds, J., & Fogg-Rogers, L. A. (2015, September). Primary pre-service teachers and engineering students learning to teach science - A match made in heaven or hell?. Paper presented at European Conference on Educational Research - Education and Transition, Budapest, Hungary

The ‘Children as Engineers’ project brought together 10 primary Initial Teacher Training students and 10 Under-Graduate Engineering students to teach one of ten design challenges to 300 children in classrooms using the European ‘Engineer’ materials.... Read More about Primary pre-service teachers and engineering students learning to teach science - A match made in heaven or hell?.

Science live phase one: Community scoping and consensus building (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Fogg-Rogers, L. A., & Comerford, D. (2015, July). Science live phase one: Community scoping and consensus building. Paper presented at British Interactive Group Gathering 2015, Norfolk, UK

Live public science events are increasingly being acknowledged as distinct formats within the spectrum of science communication activity. There is, however, little overall tracking of or advocacy for such activity. External supporters of events, incl... Read More about Science live phase one: Community scoping and consensus building.

The ‘others’ and the public voice (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Wilkinson, C. (2015, July). The ‘others’ and the public voice. Paper presented at International Science in Public Conference, Bristol, UK

Public engagement brings new responsibilities to citizens that are involved to be ‘representative’. Yet at the same time it appears that many public participants may in fact work to conceptualise themselves as ‘unique’. When compared to ‘other people... Read More about The ‘others’ and the public voice.

Publishing from your thesis: Top tips (2015)
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Wilkinson, C. (2015, July). Publishing from your thesis: Top tips. Presented at PCST Doctoral Summer School, UWE, Bristol

Emotional engineering – the story of Robots vs Animals (2015)
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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.

Children as engineers: Maximising engineering outreach for universities (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Fogg-Rogers, L. A., Hobbs, C., Edmonds, J., & Lewis, F. (2015, April). Children as engineers: Maximising engineering outreach for universities. Paper presented at Engineering Professors' Council Congress 2015, Salford

The Children as Engineers project is an innovative new way to enrich undergraduate education as well as giving primary school children the experience of being an engineer. Undergraduate student engineers worked closely with student teachers to design... Read More about Children as engineers: Maximising engineering outreach for universities.

Devised performance as a tool for public engagement in acute haematological cancers (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Mermikides, A., Van de Velde, A., Mermikides, M., Tanczos, A., & Weitkamp, E. (2015, January). Devised performance as a tool for public engagement in acute haematological cancers. Poster presented at 30th Meeting of the Belgian Haematological Society, Belgium

Introduction: Dramatic representations of cancer patients play an important role in engaging the public. However, mainstream formats such as Hollywood film, risk sentimentalising the subjective experience of the patient and ‘dumbing down’ the science... Read More about Devised performance as a tool for public engagement in acute haematological cancers.

How far should we go? Public relations, mediatisation of science and science communication (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Weitkamp, E. (2015, January). How far should we go? Public relations, mediatisation of science and science communication. Presented at Science Communication between Risk and (Un)Certainty, Jena, Germany

Scientists around the world are under increasing pressure to publicise their work. Whether it is funding bodies demanding ‘pathways to impact’ or institutions looking to showcase their wares, few scientists can now escape the pressure to engage with... Read More about How far should we go? Public relations, mediatisation of science and science communication.

Towards verifiably ethical robot behaviour (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Dennis, L. A., Fisher, M., & Winfield, A. F. (2015, January). Towards verifiably ethical robot behaviour. Presented at Twenty-Ninth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Texas, USA

Ensuring that autonomous systems work ethically is both complex and difficult. However, the idea of having an additional ‘governor’ that assesses options the system has, and prunes them to select the most ethical choices is well understood. Recent wo... Read More about Towards verifiably ethical robot behaviour.

Knowledge is power: Audience preferences for engagement and learning at a science festival (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Fogg Rogers, L. (2014, December). Knowledge is power: Audience preferences for engagement and learning at a science festival. Paper presented at Engage 2014 - Captivating places; Captivating ideas; Captivating people: Unlocking the potential of curiosity-driven engagement, Bristol, UK

Engagement is a two-way process, but does that interaction need to occur with every contact? Lectures have been discredited as one-way transmission, but when employed within a range of engagement formats, they may fulfill audience needs to inspire cu... Read More about Knowledge is power: Audience preferences for engagement and learning at a science festival.

The people, the people, the people: Engaging under-served audiences (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Fogg-Rogers, L. A. (2014, May). The people, the people, the people: Engaging under-served audiences

“He Tangata, He Tangata, He Tangata” is a Maori proverb emphasising how people are the most important thing in the world. It’s a concept we will explore in this session, serving as a reminder of the central importance of the audience for successful e... Read More about The people, the people, the people: Engaging under-served audiences.

Singing in unison: The neuroscience, art and therapy of music (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Fogg-Rogers, L. A. (2014, March). Singing in unison: The neuroscience, art and therapy of music. Presented at AHRC Science in Culture Ignite 2014, London, UK

Imagine a world where you can’t speak. It’s that tip of the tongue moment which frustrates us all, but is an everyday reality for people with aphasia. This language disorder results from brain damage like stroke, when the brain area responsible for o... Read More about Singing in unison: The neuroscience, art and therapy of music.

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?.

Showing public value: Factors supporting researchers’ attitudes to open science (2013)
Presentation / Conference
Grand, A. (2013, July). Showing public value: Factors supporting researchers’ attitudes to open science. Presented at Science in Public 2013, Nottingham

Funders – notably in the UK, EU and USA – are increasingly pressing researchers to make research outputs openly available. While an open access policy may be a driver, my research suggests that many publicly-funded researchers acknowledge that public... Read More about Showing public value: Factors supporting researchers’ attitudes to open science.



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