Anyone interested undertaking Engagement via Social Media may be interested in Heather Doran’s Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship, where she is investigating the use of social media by scientists to engage the public. Heather works in the Public Engagement with Research Unit of Aberdeen University.
Heather is focusing on the use and value of social media in creating a conversation, rather than just information dissemination, and her main aims are to scope out best practice and new ideas. She has been undertaking research in the US, Canada and will be visiting Tokyo and Beijing later in the year.
Heather has been writing up some of her experiences and thoughts here http://www.heatherdoran.net (Twitter @hapsci) and she’s keen to hear views and perspectives from the Public Engagement and science communication community.