Ms Ruth Larbey

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About me

Managing Editor for Science for Environment Policy, a news and information service, produced by the Science Communication Unit, UWE on behalf of the European Commission’s Environment Directorate-General. 

Science for Environment Policy communicates environmental research findings in easy-to-understand formats to policymakers across Europe, strengthening the connection between scientific evidence and policy. The service has nearly 20 000 subscribers – you can sign up on the SfEP website if you are interested in finding out more. 

Associate Lecturer in science writing; online science writing; using social media to communicate science; and communicating science for policy engagement. 

Interests include determining the best practice for science-policy interfaces; climate change and environmental politics; interdisciplinary approaches to complex social and environmental problems (i.e. the intersections between science, law, politics, communications and behaviour); policy and public decision-making; the law and politics of consent; benefit sharing from natural resources; transitions to sustainable food systems; environmental rights; land rights; and communications for change. 

Area of expertise

Science communication; Science writing; Editing; Communicating science for policy engagement; Infographics; Environmental science and ecology writing; Permaculture techniques; Land rights; Environmental rights; Policy development; Multi-channel communications for policy change; Incorporating strategic communication into research design; Project management; Event and festival management; Trained workshop facilitator and conflict mediator; Website user experience and publication design.​


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