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Citizen science meets science communication

An ambitious new project aims to develop new ways of communicating about science through the growing army of people volunteering their time to take part in research.

COVID-19 how our behaviour can help stop the coronavirus

COVID-19: how our behaviour can help stop the coronavirus

The spread of infectious diseases is linked with human behaviour, so behavioural science could be used to inform effective modelling and communication strategies to reduce transmission and contain COVID-19.

Enny das interview

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Professor Enny Das about health communication and persuasion

Interview with Professor Enny Das, Professor of Communication and Persuasion, and Principle Investigator of the Persuasive Communication Research Group of the Centre for Language Studies at Radboud University in Nijmegen, Netherlands. How can the public be motivated and persuaded through health and risk communication to take effective responsive and preventative actions, such as physical distancing, and how ...

Susan Michie interview

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Professor Susan Michie about behaviour change amid COVID-19

Interview with Professor Susan Michie, Professor of Health Psychology and Director of the Centre for Behaviour Change at University College London (UCL), and a member of the UK Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Behavioural Science (SPI-B): 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). How does people’s behaviour affect the spread and containment of an infectious disease, such as COVID-19? ...

Graham Medley interview

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Professor Graham Medley about mathematical modelling of infectious diseases

Interview with Professor Graham Medley, Professor of Infectious Disease Modelling and the Director of the Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases (CMMID) at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK. He is also chair of the UK Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling (SPI-M). How does human behaviour shape disease transmission during an epidemic? What are ...

Tell Me EU Project

EU project : TELL ME

TELL ME (Transparent communication in Epidemics: Learning Lessons from experience, delivering effective Messages, providing Evidence) is a 36 month Collaborative Project, which aims to provide evidence and to develop models for improved risk communication during infectious disease crises. TELL ME combines public health, social sciences, behavioral sciences, political sciences, law, ethics, communication and media, in ...

Misinformation in science : how false medical news on social media miseducates our society

Misinformation in science : how false medical news on social media miseducates our society

Social media platforms have taken a leading role in our everyday lives and have changed the way we obtain health information online. The most recent topic fuelling disinformation is the novel Coronavirus. However, it is not the only one.

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Marzia Mazzonetto about the RETHINK project

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Marzia Mazzonetto about the RETHINK project

Interview with Marzia Mazzonetto, Senior Project Manager, Sissa Medialab. What is the objective of the RETHINK project? It is not just a question of mapping the science communication landscape, it is also a question of understanding its evolution. Marzia Mazzonetto: The goal is to understand how science communication is changing. It has already changed, in ...