scientists

Christina Pagel, Female character sitting with mobile phone at workplace. Bullying and humiliation on social media

Christina Pagel: “You have to accept that people will attack you and you cannot defend yourself”

Interview with Christina Pagel, Professor of Operational Research (a branch of applied mathematics) at University College London (UCL) and Director of the UCL Clinical Operational Research Unit. Since May 2020, she has been a member of Independent SAGE, a group of scientists working together to provide independent scientific advice on how to support Britain’s recovery ...

Pia Lamberty, Female character sitting with mobile phone at workplace. Bullying and humiliation on social media

Pia Lamberty: “This is the price you pay, but I still think it’s worth it”

Interview with Pia Lamberty, social psychologist and co-director of the Center for Monitoring, Analysis and Strategy (CeMAS). As a psychologist, she has been researching why people believe in conspiracies and what consequences this worldview entails. Her non-fiction book “Fake Facts - How Conspiracy Theories Determine Our Thinking”, published with Katharina Nocun in May 2020, was ...

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Scientists under fire: threats and attacks after speaking in public

When scientists speak out publicly on Covid-19 counter-measures, they expose themselves to online and real-life attacks, threats and abuse. Some have developed very different coping strategies.