[ASC-list] (Vic event) Two-way communication and community engagement - new speaker added!

Dyani Lewis dyanilewis at gmail.com
Fri Nov 16 02:11:13 UTC 2012


Dear ASCers,

If you're in Melbourne next Wednesday, come along to the ASC Victoria
event:

*What role for two-way communication and community engagement in the
process of science?*

*When: *Wednesday, 21 November, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
*Where: *Graduate House, University of Melbourne, 216-220 Leicester St
Carlton

*Please register at: http://two-way-scicomm-eac2.eventbrite.com.au/?ebtv=C*

*Join the panel discussion, get practical when we examine **case studies in
**two-way science communication.*

*Refreshments provided.*

Two-way engagement has been the buzz phrase in science communication for
over the last decade, but how can this process be genuine and meaningful?

As engagement and communication practitioners we regularly connect the
public with science, but can this connection go beyond the transmission of
information? Can we facilitate engagement to actually improve the
wayscience is carried out?

A lively panel discussion and case studies for audience will bring together
researchers and science communicators and will explore why and explore how
engagement practitioners can implement deliberative engagement into their
practice.

*Associate Professor Megan Munsie* is a scientist who has combined her
extensive technical expertise in stem cell science with an interest and
understanding of the complex ethical, social and regulatory issues
associated with stem cells in research and in the clinic. She is the Head
of the Education, Ethics, Law & Community Awareness Unit, a position
jointly funded by the University of Melbourne and Monash University and
also the Policy and Outreach Manager for the Stem Cells Australia
initiative.

*Chris Krishna-Pillay* is one of Australia’s most prominent science science
communicators and performers. His writing and performing credits
include, Dante's Laboratory and The Great Big Science Gig. He recently
directed Faraday's Candle for Re-science. Chris has worked for CSIRO for
more than 18 years and is Victorian Manager of CSIRO Education.
*Dr Elisha Riggs *is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Murdoch
Children’s Research Institute in the Healthy Mothers Healthy Families
Research Group. She has considerable research experience in refugee health
inequalities, social determinants of health, ethics, mixed methods
intervention implementation and evaluation. Her research utilises
qualitative, participatory and culturally competent methodologies always in
partnership with culturally diverse communities. Her forth-coming book
‘Values and vulnerabilities: The ethics of research with refugees and
asylum seekers’ will be of interest to those wishing to pursue
participatory research with vulnerable populations.

*Come along to share your thoughts and discuss whether communication and
engagement can actually add value to science.

*If you would like further information, please contact Kirsty Jones:
jones.kirstyann at gmail.com
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