Ms Laura Fogg Rogers

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  • Qualifications:MSc (Hons), BSc (Hons), PGDipBJ
  • Position:Senior Research Fellow - Science Communication Unit
  • Department:FET - Engineering, Design and Mathematics
  • Telephone:+44 (0)117 32 87602

About me

Laura is a Senior Research Fellow in Science Communication, developing communication, engagement and research collaboration opportunities for researchers 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 as well as undergraduate science degrees.

Laura has been the Principal Investigator leading several international projects through to completion and publishing widely on these topics. Her research interests include evaluating public engagement practices at live science events, exploring the impact of communication for engineers, scientists and audiences, and developing involvement in research for under-served audiences. She is currently undertaking a DPhil in conjunction with the Department of Psychology, exploring learning through engagement at live science events. Laura’s work led to the development of the UWE BoxED project for outreach in UWE Bristol, and the Curiosity Connections Bristol network.

Area of expertise

Laura's research projects include:

Laura is a trained science journalist with extensive experience of working in the media and with the public. Previously, Laura was the Communications and Liaison Manager for the Centre for Brain Research, a neuroscience research and engagement centre at The University of Auckland in New Zealand.

Laura holds a MSc in Psychology with a thesis exploring participation in the CeleBRation Choir, a choir which she set up to provide music therapy for people with communication difficulties through neurological disease. Laura has published extensively on Choral Singing Therapy and improving quality of life for people with communication disorders through brain disease. A video of her presenting at the AHRC Science in Culture Ignite event summarises this work. This research led to the development of the UWE Bristol ReVoice Choir for people with aphasia.


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