Dr Margarida Sardo

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  • Qualifications:First Degree Biology, MSc Ecology, PhD Environmental Toxicology
  • Position:Senior Research Fellow : Science Communication
  • Department:College of Arts, Technology and Environment
  • Telephone:+4411732 83517

About me

Margarida is a Senior Research Fellow in the Science Communication Unit. She develops engagement and communication projects while working in collaborative projects with academic and research staff in the College of Arts, Technology and Environment. She also teaches on the MSc in Science Communication and several other undergraduate programmes and supervises MSc students. Margarida is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Margarida has a first degree in Biology and a PhD in Environmental Toxicology. In 2009 she moved into science communication, from a background in the natural sciences. Her postdoctoral research was an in-depth public engagement project involving a thorough investigation of best practice in science communication within informal venues. A trained scientist with extensive experience in evaluating and delivering science communication projects, Margarida has led several large project evaluations, developing monitoring and evaluation kits and working with partners across Europe to implement those tools.

Her research interests include citizen science, evaluation methodologies, informal learning and exploring generic venues in science communication.

Area of expertise

Impact and Evaluation

Informal learning

Participatory research

Citizen Science

Non-traditional venues

Science Communication 

Public Engagement

Current projects:

  • HOMEs - citizen science project looking at the presence of airborne microplastics in people's homes
  • ASPIRE - Accelerated Supergene Processes in Repository Engineering.

Recent projects include:


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