Dr Amanda Webber

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About me

Amanda is a Senior Lecturer in the Science Communication Unit.

She is an anthropologist whose research focuses on understanding stakeholder perceptions and values, alongside the historical and cultural context, in order to ensure effective engagement.  This has largely been at sites of conservation interest but Amanda was also part of the VIP-CLEAR team, examining children's experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Her work also explores and considers how we can best communicate conservation science, examining methods of communication and engagement.  She is also interested in how conservationists and environmental organisations present themselves to the public.  Her research uses qualitative research methods, and she has extensive experience of teaching these approaches both within conservation science and beyond.

Amanda completed her MSc and PhD at Oxford Brookes University before teaching there and at University of Bristol.  She then spent 8 years at Bristol Zoological Society.  During this time, she managed the HE provision with multiple University partners in addition to module leading on MSc Communication for Conservation (UWE) and many undergraduate courses.  She was also co-lead of the Northern Madagascar project.

Area of expertise

Qualitative methods
Communication for conservation
Human-wildlife interactions

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