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COVID COMMUNICATIONS: DID SCIENCE WIN?

6:00pm-7:30pm on Friday 1 April

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Babbage Lecture Theatre, (Through the Pembroke Archway), New Museums Site Downing Street, CB2 3RS

What have we learned from the Covid pandemic about science communications?

Rob Reddick is Commissioning Editor, Covid-19, at The Conversation.

Chris Smith is a medical consultant specialising in clinical microbiology and virology at Cambridge University and its teaching hospital, Addenbrooke's. Chris, who has published four popular science books, is a member of the University of Cambridge's Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) and is also a Fellow Commoner at Queens' College, Cambridge. He founded the Naked Scientists radio show, podcast and website in 1999 and is currently co-presenter of the Naked Scientists and has regular broadcast slots on international media, including "5 live Science" on BBC Radio 5 live, and during Covid-19 has regularly answered viewers’ questions on BBC Breakfast News.

Dr John Kerr is a social psychologist at the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence at the University of Cambridge, as well as a member of the Cambridge Social Decisionmaking Lab. His research interests include beliefs about debated scientific issues, political attitudes, and the communication of scientific information to non-experts. Outside of research, he has also worked in publishing and communications roles in the UK and New Zealand, most recently as a Senior Media Advisor at the Science Media Centre of New Zealand.

Tushna Vandrevala is Professor of Health Psychology at Kingston University / St George's University of London where her research interests include health inequalities in underserved groups (ethnically diverse groups, migrant groups, undocumented migrants). Her methodological expertise includes designing and evaluating complex interventions and she has expertise in co-design and participatory research with hard-to-reach groups. Her expertise lies in conducting applied health research, developing and evaluating outreach educational interventions with real world relevance. She is a participant of the Independent Scientific Pandemic Insights Group on Behaviours (SPI-B), a sub-group of SAGE and she will speak about her work on health communications with ethnically diverse groups during a pandemic, the rise of conspiracy theories and how Covid has put a spotlight on social inequalities.

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Age: All Ages, Adults
Format: Talk
Timing: In person, Available on Demand, Live Stream
Cost: Free - booking required
Event Capacity: 400
Theme: Society, Health
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