Science communication and engagement Contents


The following witnesses gave evidence. Transcripts can be viewed on the inquiry publications page of the Committee’s website.

Tuesday 10 May 2016 Question number

Professor Duncan Wingham, Chief Executive, Natural Environment Research Council, Julia Maddock, Associate Director of Communications and Engagement, Natural Environment Research Council, and
Professor James Wilsdon, Director of Impact and Engagement, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Sheffield


Tuesday 14 June 2016 (at the Natural History Museum)

David Shukman, Science Editor, BBC News, Deborah Cohen, Head of Radio Science, BBC, and Fiona Fox, Chief Executive, Science Media Centre


Professor Louise Archer, Professor of Sociology of Education and Chair of the Centre for Research in Education in Science, Technology and Mathematics, King’s College London, Imran Khan, Chief Executive, British Science Association, and Katherine Mathieson, Director of Programmes, British Science Association


Dr Matthew Hickman, Programme Manager, Informal Science Learning, Wellcome Trust, and Dr Stephen Webster, Director, Science Communication Unit, Imperial College London


Wednesday 7 September 2016

Dr Seirian Sumner, co-founder, Soapbox Science, Reader in Social Evolution, University of Bristol, Dr Nathalie Pettorelli, Co-founder, Soapbox Science, Research Fellow, Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, Dr Penny Fidler, Chief Executive, UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres, and Tracey Brown, Director, Sense about Science


Paul Manners, Director, National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement; and Matt Goode, Director of Communications and Public Engagement, Research Councils UK


Wednesday 16 November 2016

Dr Melanie Smallman, Department of Science and Technology Studies, University College London, and Professor Robert Evans, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University


Jo Johnson MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and Professor Sir Mark Walport, Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Government Office for Science


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