Citizen Science kicks off Public Engagement Conversations

The Public Engagement Unit is working with researchers and professional services staff from across the University to deliver a new series of public engagement conversations for the Autumn semester.

Open to any member of staff or postgraduate researchers with an interest in public engagement, each short conversation takes place on a Wednesday afternoon and focuses on a specific, engagement-related theme. 

A handful of researchers from across the University (and occasionally, outside of it) present on the theme, followed by Q&As. Light refreshments are provided.

This semester’s first conversation: Citizen Science: Involving the public in data collection & analysis will take place on Wednesday 8 October, 1.15–2.05pm.

It will highlight the opportunities of citizen science but also, the methodological, epistemological and ethical challenges that the approach entails.

Researchers experienced in the approach - Dr Emma Rich (Department for Health); Professor Ed Feil (Department of Biology & Biochemistry); Dr John Troyer (Department of Social & Policy Sciences) and Dr Nate Eisenstadt (Know Your Bristol) - will contribute.

Two other conversations (Art & Research and Engaging with Industry) are scheduled for November and December.

You can register now for any of the conversations at: http://go.bath.ac.uk/pe-conversations

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