Nature Reviews Methods Primers paper on citizen science

At the end of September 2021, I received an email from Nature Reviews Methods Primers (NRMP) with an invitation to lead a paper on citizen science. NRMP is a journal that commissions methodological papers on different topics, so they can be used by early career and experienced researchers, to learn about a new methodology and … Continue reading Nature Reviews Methods Primers paper on citizen science

New paper: Citizen science in China’s water resources monitoring: current status and future prospects

There is something special in the first peer-review publication. It's a milestone and an important stage in the development of the researcher that is leading on it. For PhD students, it is an important stage - instead of a consumer of academic publications, you're becoming a producer of scientific knowledge. This new publication "Citizen science … Continue reading New paper: Citizen science in China’s water resources monitoring: current status and future prospects

Contours of Citizen Science paper published in Royal Society Open Science

At the end of 2019, just before the pandemic, I was lucky to be hosted and supported by the Centre for Research and Interdisciplinarity in Paris (CRI-Paris.org) and with colleagues from ECSA and the European project EU-Citizen.Science carried out a survey to help identify what are the boundaries of citizen science, in terms of the … Continue reading Contours of Citizen Science paper published in Royal Society Open Science

New paper: Exploring factors associated with participation in citizen science among UK museum visitors aged 40–60

Natural History Museum The DITOs escalator was developed as part of the "Doing It Together Science" project and represent a conceptual framework that positions citizen science within the wider set of activities that we can consider as public engagement in science - from the act of reading an article about scientific discovery in a newspaper … Continue reading New paper: Exploring factors associated with participation in citizen science among UK museum visitors aged 40–60

How Does Policy Conceptualise Citizen Science? A Qualitative Content Analysis of International Policy Documents

In early December, a special collection of papers in the journal "Citizen Science: Theory and Practice" was dedicated to Policy Perspectives of Citizen Science. I have contributed to two papers in this collection. The first one is "How Does Policy Conceptualise Citizen Science? A Qualitative Content Analysis of International Policy Documents". The paper is led by … Continue reading How Does Policy Conceptualise Citizen Science? A Qualitative Content Analysis of International Policy Documents

ActEarly – outline paper published

ActEarly is a new project, which has started in September. The project is a 5 years "city collaboratory" in Bradford and Tower Hamlets to research early promotion of good health and wellbeing. The project is part of a set of projects that are funded under the UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP) scheme, which includes an alliance of … Continue reading ActEarly – outline paper published

Published: Citizen science and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Back in October 2018, I reported on the workshop at the International Institute for Advanced Systems Analysis (IIASA) about non-traditional data approaches and the Sustainable Development Goals. The outcome of this workshop has now been published in Nature Sustainability. The writing process was coordinated by Dr Linda See of IIASA, and with a distributed process that included … Continue reading Published: Citizen science and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

New paper: Does urbanization make emergence of zoonosis more likely? Evidence, myths and gaps

The final output from the Urban Zoo project is out (see the post about the previous paper, which was published in GEO). This one is a literature and analysis of the role of urbanisation in zoonosis. The paper is open access, so you can read it here. It was led by Dr Sohel Ahmed (and … Continue reading New paper: Does urbanization make emergence of zoonosis more likely? Evidence, myths and gaps

New paper: Participatory mapping and food‐centred justice in informal settlements in Nairobi, Kenya

The Urban Zoo project focused on the issues of transfer of disease from animals to humans, in particular in the context of Nairobi, Kenya. This is mostly a medical study, but through the involvement of UCL Development Planning Unit (DPU), issues of urban planning and urban studies were integrated. The new paper "Participatory mapping and food‐centred … Continue reading New paper: Participatory mapping and food‐centred justice in informal settlements in Nairobi, Kenya

Citizen Science: Expertise, Democracy and Public Participation – Report for Swiss Science Council

One of the joys of the Doing it Together Science project is that it provides opportunities to work closely with different partners from very different areas. One such a collaboration is with Bruno Strasser and his group at the University of Geneva who are researching citizen science from an STS/history of science perspective. Over the … Continue reading Citizen Science: Expertise, Democracy and Public Participation – Report for Swiss Science Council