COMMUNITY

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#SciComm @SalfordUni is a community of practitioners spanning academic staff, professional services, students and external collaborators. Here are some of the people who make #scicomm a way of life at Salford.

SALFORD PIONEERS

Professor @andymiah 

Andy is Chair in Science Communication and Future Media, and is renowned for his research into emerging technologies. His work on human enhancement, biodigital design, bioethics and digital health has been published across 9 books and over 200 papers. He curates the Salford contribution to the Manchester Science Festival, is creative director of immersive art-science experiences including The AquAIRium and has been investigating and reporting from the Olympics for over 16 years.

Dr @erinmaochu 

Erinma is an awarding winning science communicator, social entrepreneur and storyteller. With a creative practice spanning the arts-science, social and environmental justice, she is guest curator for Sheffield Doc/Fest, a Manchester International Festival Jerwood Fellow and pioneered citizen science through interactive storytelling and gaming with The Science Museum Group and a Wellcome Engagement Fellowship. In 2015 she received an MBE for services to public engagement with science, engineering and technology. 

Professor @TrevorCox 

For 15 years Trevor has been communicating acoustic engineering to the public working on projects worth over £1 million. He was given the Institute of Acoustics award for promoting acoustics to the public in 2009. He was a finalist at Famelab, a ‘Pop Idol’-style competition to find science communicators for television. 

Dr Gary Kerr 

Gary is our Festivals expert, having worked closely with science festivals at Cheltenham, Abu Dhabi, Edinburgh, and Manchester. He is an experienced creative producer and is also pursuing a 2nd PhD focused on #scicomm.

Dr Mike Wood

Mike is an expert in applied ecology and his research takes him all over the world. Most recently, he won the THE Research Project of the Year 2016 for his research exploring life in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Mike has appeared on Channel 4, BBC, and many other programmes, while also presenting at schools events on radiation.

Creative Design

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Our academic Staff work closely with our world class creative technologists to design and deliver remarkable art/science/tech installations.

@MediaCityUK 

The Creative Content and Events Team @UoSMediaCity have been central to our flagship #SciComm partnership with Manchester Science Festival, working with world-leading artists to design remarkable experiences at the sci-art interface. It also works with us to produce media training, special events, and to drive creative, digital innovation across the university

@ThinkLab

The University's Think Lab conducts research in advanced technology platforms for smart city applications, collaborative engineering, multi-agency collaboration environments, serious game applications, interactive learning and training environments and community spaces. Its team work with us to produce compelling digital experiences for #SciComm events. 

Students

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 Check out MSc student, Michaela Parnell's write up of last year's residential at  Manchester Science Festival.

Check out MSc student, Michaela Parnell's write up of last year's residential at Manchester Science Festival.

Our students are deeply involved in #scicomm and independently and with us as creatives, event organisers, patient health activists and digital reporters.

Check out what our students are upto and why they choose to study #scicomm at Salford. MSc student, Paul Wilshaw talks about his experience here.

Amorance

Science Jam

Quays News

CREATIVES 

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We value and actively support the creative science communication community, whose skills and imagination inspire our staff and students. These amazing people include scientists, artists, designers, communicators, and technologists, all of whom are excited by the possibilities of sharing ideas.  Here are some of the people we have worked with.

Industry 

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 We work with some of the world's leading organisations in science, engineering, technology, communication and the arts, including Siemens, The Alzheimer's Society, Cancer Research UK, The Museum of Science and Industry, and many more. Like us they have a commitment to making science communication central to their values, vision and mission.