Science communication

Making science accessible to all

Tackling the world's greatest environmental challenges will only be effective when we combine first-class science with first-class communication. Knowledge is not enough. Science must engage a wide range of interested communities and stakeholders to have a positive impact.

Science communicators bridge the gap between those researching and working in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and the public. They use their knowledge to facilitate discussion about important scientific issues, and play a critical role in interpreting scientific information to make it accessible to diverse audiences.

Science communicators also work to facilitate dialogue about science and technology, enhancing understanding and informing decision making. They liaise with a range of people, such as researchers, scientists, technologists, engineers, mathematicians, medical professionals, business and industry, policymakers and the public.

Research in science communication considers how different communities can engage with science. Our work is interdisciplinary, drawing on methods from science, education, psychology, social science, media studies and communication studies. We research how best to communicate complex scientific information and increase the impact of science engagement.



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