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Theories and frameworks in science communication


As one of the oldest science communication academic departments in the world, CPAS has a deep and abiding interest in both the theory and practice of science communication, and in linkages and contradictions between the two. All research projects conducted in the department have elements of both or either, but projects in this research theme are those that, at their core, scrutinise or test specific elements of science communication theory and its relationship to practice, or that provide baseline surveys of science communication practice in particular places or times.


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Mitsuru's PhD research focuses on practice of science communication in Japan.

This project investigates how hype is used to communicate science and the impact of hype on trust and engagement.

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Science communication, over the last two decades, has shifted its onus from public understanding to public engagement.


Visiting staff

Visiting Fellow

Visiting Fellow

Academic staff

Associate Professor
Associate Dean of Education (College of Science)