Dr Margarida Sardo

Science Communication Unit staff profiles - Dr Margarida Sardo

Margarida is a Senior Research Fellow in the Science Communication Unit. She has a first degree in Biology and a PhD in Environmental Toxicology. In 2009, she moved into science communication, from a background in the natural sciences. Margarida develops engagement and communication projects while working in collaborative projects with academic and research staff in the Faculty of Environment and Technology.

Research, practice and projects

Since joining the Science Communication Unit, Margarida has worked as a researcher on a number of projects such as INSPIRE; UPSTREAM; the evaluation the Wellcome Trust strand at the Latitude Festival, Connected Communities Public Dialogue Activity, Negotiated Boundaries (funded by the British Academy) and Generic Venues (funded by the FCT, Portugal).

Her current research projects include:

  • WeCount - Citizen Observations of UrbaN Transport
  • The evaluation of the prestigious Royal Institution Christmas Lectures
  • ClairCity - Citizen-led air pollution reduction in cities
  • DRY - Drought Risk and You


Margarida teaches on the MSc in Science Communication and several other undergraduate programmes. She supervises MSc and undergraduate students.

Publication, Dissemination and Impact

Margarida has published in journals such as Science Communication, Frontiers in Communication, the International Journal of Science Education, Journal of Science Communication, Environmental Pollution and Human and Ecological Risk Assessment.

Most of her publications are available from the UWE Research Repository; see Margarida’s staff profile for details.

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