INSIGHT webinar

Ethics in Science and Health Communication and Engagement

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Date and time
Tue 28 May 2024
12:00 - 13:00
Online Event
Jane Wooster
Booking required

About the event

Are you interested in ethics when communicating?

Would you like to know more about how researchers think about ethics when they engage?

Are you supporting others to communicate and engage and interested in resources that support ethical practice?

The Science Communication Unit, UWE Bristol, in collaboration with the Ethox Centre, University of Oxford, is pleased to share key findings from a recent project identifying how researchers and practitioners communicating and engaging about science and health related topics consider the ethical dimensions of their communication.

During the webinar, we will share key findings from 17 interviews conducted with science and health communication with representatives from UK academic institutions, funding bodies, museums, science centres, and other informal learning spaces that enable science communication and public engagement with science and health topics. We will also touch on evidence gathered at two focus groups with researchers who are actively engaging around their work.

We are delighted to be joined at the webinar by a representative from the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE), who will provide some initial responses to these findings and open up questions regarding the future of ethics in communication and engagement contexts.

Finally, the webinar will include opportunities for questions, as well as reflective prompts on the role of ethics in participants own work. The webinar will be suitable for practitioners working in science and health communication and engagement, those based in relevant policy or community settings, and researchers who are interested in engagement.

This research was supported by the Leverhulme Trust (BA\Leverhulme Small Research Grant SRG22\220481).


  • Professor Clare Wilkinson
    Professor in Science Communication, and Co-Director of the Science Communication Unit, UWE Bristol.
  • Milly Farrell
    Public Engagement Manager, Ethox Centre, University of Oxford.
  • Professor Michael Parker
    Professor of Bioethics, and Director of the Ethox Centre, University of Oxford.


All are welcome. Free to attend but registration is encouraged. 

  • Cost: Free
  • Attendance: Booking required
  • ETHOX (University of Oxford) logo.
  • Science Communication Unit logo.
  • NCCPE logo.

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