[PCST] London PUS Seminar - 5 Feb - Wellcome Trust Monitor of attitudes to bio-medical science

Lock, Simon simon.lock at ucl.ac.uk
Mon Jan 27 13:18:53 CET 2014

Dear all,

Please find the details of our upcoming London PUS Seminar below.

All welcome. If you'd like to join the email list then please contact Simon.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Professor Martin Bauer, Dr Simon J Lock, Dr Jane Gregory

Date, Time and Location:
Wednesday 5th February 2014

Venue: STC.314, St Clement's, LSE

Title: Findings from the 2012 Wellcome Trust Monitor of attitudes to bio-medical science

Speakers: Pat Sturgis (Southampton), Hilary Leavers (Wellcome Trust)

Abstract: The Wellcome Trust Monitor is a repeated cross-sectional survey of public interest, knowledge, and engagement with biomedical science. The first wave of the survey was carried out in 2009, the second wave in 2012 so is now starting produce evidence on how attitudes and behaviours in this area are changing over time. The study covers a diverse range of topic areas and is an important new vehicle for academics and policy-makers to understand public orientations and responses to emerging, as well as to more longstanding areas of medical science and technology. In this presentation, Dr Hilary Leevers and Professor Patrick Sturgis will set out some of the key findings from the 2012 survey, including public attitudes toward vaccination, neuroscience, and how the public see the role of public engagement in the governance of biomedical science and technology.
Link: www.wellcome.ac.uk/monitor<http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/monitor><http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/monitor>

Professor Patrick Sturgis
Director ESRC National Centre for Research Methods, School of Social Sciences, University of Southampton (http://www.ncrm.ac.uk<http://www.ncrm.ac.uk/><http://www.ncrm.ac.uk/><http://www.ncrm.ac.uk/>)

Dr Hilary Leevers
Head of Education and Learning, Wellcome Trust, London

About the Seminar Series
The London PUS seminar is an interdisciplinary intercollegiate seminar concerned with the broad range of topics that fall under the headings of public understanding of science, public engagement with science, science communication, and science-in-society.  It has been run jointly between LSE and UCL since 1993 and is open to all. Our participants predominantly come from a wide range of academic disciplines, and the science policy and science communication/public engagement communities. It is currently supported by the Public Understanding of Science journal published by SAGE and the Department of Science and Technology Studies, UCL.

Dr Simon J Lock
Lecturer in Science Communication and Governance

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