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Building Back Trust: Demonstrating Research Impact

  • The British Academy 10-11 Carlton House Terrace London, England, SW1Y 5AH United Kingdom (map)

By SAGE Publishing and Sense about Science


In a world becoming increasingly sceptical of the role and value of ‘expertise’, how can we ensure that social science research remains relevant, valued and utilised? In the face of this scepticism, do we need to alter the way in which we communicate research to the public and, if so, how? Are the channels for communicating research changing, and how can researchers ensure that they are using these channels to best effect? Bringing together Dr Sile Lane, Head of Interational Campaigns and Policy, Sense about Science, Catherine Fieschi, Director of Counterpoint, Louise Tickle, freelance journalist, and Amy Mollet, Senior Social Media Stategist at the Parliamentary Digital Service, this panel, held by SAGE Publishing and Sense about Science, will address these questions, exploring the ways in which social science research can be effectively communicated in order to build back trust in experts in a “post-truth” era.


6:00pm: Registration opens

6:30pm: Events begins

1 hour panel discussion, followed by a 15 minute Q&A

7:45pm Drinks reception

8:30pm: Close