During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have heard phrases like “following the science” from politicians with regard to lockdowns, track and trace and other COVID-related policies. But how does science actually inform Government policy decisions? Continue reading A virtual Voice of the Future connects young scientists to Government policy
Albert Einstein said ‘The important thing is to never stop questioning.’ Indeed, the very essence of any good science is the preliminary experiment of questioning. Questioning itself is founded on the principle of uncertainty and at the core of uncertainty is curiosity. Continue reading Science communication in a post-normal, post-COVID world
Every day, we are inundated with articles regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Amongst every person’s news feed, you will find a sea of scientific updates, along with conspiracy articles and misinformation. Recently, I have found myself asking the question: “Are people doubting scientific integrity due to the multitude of articles released regarding COVID-19?”. Continue reading COVID-19 – how do you understand the science?
By Mark Roberts There was a time where scientific debate only happened in the letter pages of national newspapers. However, as research developed and became more specialised, scientific discourse moved into journals found only in institutional libraries, creating barriers between those undertaking the science and the wider public. More recently, the discourse has moved to a two-way dialogue with the public; engagement rather than outreach. … Continue reading Why should scientists be engaging the public?