I am the Open University's (OU) Champion for Public Engagement with Research, and Senior Lecturer in Science Communication. Through my research, teaching and public engagement work at the Open University (OU), UK, I explore the ways that academic research is communicated via a range of media and genres, and how ideas about (upstream) public engagement with research may be shifting and extending social practices.
I have overall operational responsibility for co-ordinating and leading all aspects of the OU's Catalyst for Public Engagement With Research project, and helping to shape the university's strategic objectives for public engagement with research.
In 2009 I co-published two edited collections that explore aspects of science communication and public engagement:
I have also worked on the following research projects:
Examples of some of these course materials are available via iTunes U.
You can download a copy of the promotional leaflet to find out more about this course, or visit the website, see http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/sh804.htm