Dr Clare Wilkinson

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Clare Wilkinson is an Associate Professor in Science Communication at UWE Bristol and Co-Director of the Science Communication Unit. Since her arrival at the Science Communication Unit in 2006 Clare has worked on a number of projects running within the Unit. These include Meet the Gene Machine (funded by the Wellcome Trust), Talking Robots (funded by the ESRC) and Negotiated Boundaries (funded by the British Academy). Her research interests span the relationship between science and society, media representations of science and public engagement. Clare has worked in consultancy roles for projects for the ESRC, BIS and DCSF, and has been a steering/advisory group member for the ESRC, Bristol Natural History Consortium, NCCPE and the Eden Project. Clare has been a grant proposal referee for funding bodies including Science Foundation Ireland, The Wellcome Trust, Royal Academy of Engineering, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Swiss National Science Foundation and US National Science Foundation.‚Äč
Clare was formerly Programme Leader for postgraduate science communication programmes in the Faculty, and module leads a number of MSc science communication modules and provides contributions to a variety of other undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Clare is currently supervising three PhD/DPhil students and has supervised over 30 MSc projects to completion, as well as over 20 undergraduate dissertations.
Clare has published in journals including PLOSONE, Public Understanding of Science, Science Communication, Qualitative Health Research and Health, Risk and Society and presented at a variety of national and international conferences, including the AAAS Annual Meeting. Clare is actively involved in knowledge exchange and has provided Continuing Professional Development for organisations including the Health Protection Agency and Environment Agency. Clare also leads the Department of Applied Sciences Athena SWAN self-assessment team.  

Area of expertise

Science and Society

Media Representations of Science

Public Engagement


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