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Panel discussion with researchers and a public audience in a cafe.

WEH is partnering with the UWE Bristol Science Communications Unit on a project exploring ethical best practice in science communication and engagement.

The aim of this project is to identify how researchers and practitioners communicating and engaging about science and health-related topics consider the ethical dimensions of their practice, to ensure these activities are both ethically sound and carried out in a way which considers the ethical needs of both those communicating, and their participants.

The fundamental role of science communication and engagement in the UK, as well as globally, has been evidenced during the COVID-19 pandemic, but concurrently it has heightened attention towards the ethical parameters of research dissemination and engagement, including questions of social justice, equity and the role of community perspectives in research on science and health.

The project is currently recruiting a Research Associate to be based at UWE Bristol.

The project is being led by Dr Clare Wilkinson, Co-Director of the Science Communication Unit in collaboration with Professor Mike Parker and Milly Farrell, at the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities (WEH).

Full project details are available on the UWE Bristol project website.