Dr Laura Fogg-Rogers

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  • Qualifications:DPhil, MSc (Hons), BSc (Hons), PGDipBJ, FHEA
  • Position:Associate Professor for Engineering in Society
  • Department:FET - Engineering, Design and Mathematics
  • Telephone:+4411732 87602
  • Email:Laura.Foggrogers@uwe.ac.uk

About me

Laura is Associate Professor for Engineering in Society in the School of Engineering. Laura is a member of the Science Communication Unit at UWE Bristol and lectures on MSc and undergraduate Science and Engineering degrees. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Laura leads the Inspire Sustainability education outreach and community engagement programme, supported by the Climate Action Hub education and action projects. Laura has been Principal Investigator of several research projects, as well as managing communications for international research collaborations, and publishes widely on these topics.  She holds a DPhil in Psychology, and explores community engagement from a social cognitive and social identity perspective. Her research interests include community energy, community climate action, and developing involvement in research for under-served audiences, particularly for sustainable development.

Area of expertise

Laura's current projects:

Recent projects include:

  • DETI Inspire – sustainable engineering education with the initiative for Digital Engineering Technology and Innovation. 
  • VIP-CLEAR: children's lockdown experiences applied to recovery.
  • WeCount - live traffic counting by citizens
  • ClairCity – Citizen-led air pollution reduction in cities
  • Christmas Lectures – evaluating the Ri Christmas Lectures
  • Children as Engineers: Engineering and Society for primary schools
  • Unkindest Cut: Entwining dance and science to explore mental health at science festivals.
  • Robots vs. Animals: Exploring the ingenuity of nature
  • Science Live: Exploring live public science events
  • Celebration Choir: choral singing therapy for people with neurological conditions.

Laura previously worked as a trained science journalist with extensive experience of working in the media and with the public. She is passionate about climate action and links to several advisory boards throughout Bristol and the West of England. 


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