Members of the Science Communication Unit (SCU)

A variety of staff and students work with the SCU on our practical, academic and postgraduate project portfolio.

Academic staff

Research staff

Current PhD students

Miriam Al-Futaih

Thesis title: Organic farming and knowledge exchange in Great Britain: Opportunities and barriers for organic agricultural knowledge exchange and innovation through social media.

Supervisory team: Dr Angelina Sanderson Bellamy (Director of Studies), Dr Hannah Little, Dr Emma Weitkamp.

Andreia Jorge

Thesis title: To understand how plant diversity communication is performed, both from the institutions’ perspective and communicators’ angle.

Supervisory team: Dr Emma Weitkamp (Director of Studies), Dr Hannah Little, Teresa Girão, António Gouveia.

David Judge

Thesis title: Re-thinking transformative visitor experience in a science exhibition: Implications for science communication theory and practice.

Supervisory team: Dr Clare Wilkinson (Director of Studies), Dr Emma Weitkamp.

Achintya Rao

Thesis title: Exploration of factors that shape attitudes towards outreach within the particle physics research community (funded by the CERN Doctoral Student Programme).

Supervisory team: Dr Emma Weitkamp (Director of Studies), Dr Clare Wilkinson, Dr Erik Stengler, Christine Sutton.

Andy Ridgway

Thesis title: Exploring how parents navigate and negotiate domestic food practices that have an influence on domestic food waste using online forums.

Supervisory team: Dr Katy Ling (Director of Studies), Dr Fiona Spotswood, Professor Alan Tapp, Dr Lucy Meredith

Helen Whitfield-Williams

Thesis title: Understanding the role of clinical engineering: Workforce development and training.

Supervisory team: Dr Antony Hill (Director of Studies), Dr Clare Wilkinson.

Completed PhD students

Elena Milani (completed 2021)

Pedro Larfargue (completed 2020)

Thesis title: Advanced traceability technologies to improve the supply chain of the multibillion cocoa and chocolate industry.

Supervisory team: Dr Joel Allainguillaume (Director of Studies), Professor Dawn Arnold, Dr Emma Weitkamp.

Laura Fogg-Rogers (completed 2019)

Laura Fogg-Rogers (DPhil 2016-2018)

Thesis title: Learning from engagement: exploring preferences for and cultures of science communication at live science events.

Supervisory team: Dr Tim Moss, Professor Catherine Hobbs and Dr Clare Wilkinson.

Wilasinee Tryiyarat (completed 2017)

Helen Featherstone (completed 2008)

Thesis title: Risk communication of climate change: Stakeholder objectives and public responses.

Supervisory team: Dr Emma Weitkamp (Director of Studies), Professor Frank Burnet, Dr Katy Ling.