Ms Laura Fogg Rogers

About me

Laura Fogg Rogers is a trained science journalist with extensive experience of working in the media and with the public. As a Science Communication Research Fellow Laura develops communication and research collaboration opportunities for engineers and computer scientists in the Faculty of Environment and Technology.

Laura is a member of the Science Communication Unit at UWE and lectures on the MSc in Science Communication. She is undertaking a DPhil in conjunction with the Department of Psychology, exploring learning through engagement at live science events.

Area of expertise

Laura's research interests include exploring the impact of education outreach, evaluating public engagement practices at live science events, and developing involvement in research for under-served audiences.

Her current research projects include:
- Evaluating the Impact of Education Outreach for the Royal Society
- Robots vs. Animals: Exploring the Ingenuity of Nature (supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering)
- Children as Engineers: Paired Peer Mentors in Primary Schools (supported by the Engineering Professors' Council)
- Science Live - exploring live public science events (supported by the Wellcome Trust).

Previously Laura was the Communications and Liaison Manager for the Centre for Brain Research at The University of Auckland in New Zealand, organising research collaboration between scientists and clinicians, as well as public science events and lectures. She holds a First Class MSc in Psychology, with a thesis exploring participation in the CeleBRation Choir, a choir which she set up to provide Choral SInging Therapy for people with communication difficulties through neurological disease. Laura has a First Class Honours degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Manchester. She is a trained science journalist and has previously worked for the BBC in the UK for six years. 

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