Major scientific breakthroughs deepen our understanding of nature and ourselves. Such discoveries have the potential to transform our everyday lives. Yet the same science that holds promise for progress often raises concerns and questions for society.
We are starting with conversations around genome editing of embryos, artificial intelligence in health research, and the sharing of Big Data.
The Centre is a unique collaboration between the University of Cambridge and Wellcome Connecting Science, with funding from The Kavli Foundation.Aims
- Strengthen the social contract between scientific communities and diverse publics
- Engage public audiences at early stages in deliberating the ethical implications of science
- Deliver innovative and creative interactions with public audiences to achieve excellence in engagement
Recognising that both ‘the public’ and ‘scientists’ are mixed groups with many communities, values and interests, the Centre will pursue new ways to build bridges between….
- Community groups
- Nationally representative public audiences
- Public engagement and communication professionals
- Social scientists
- Health Professionals
Anna Middleton Director of the Kavli Centre Associate Director of Engagement and Society at Wellcome Connecting Science. Social scientist and genetic counsellor. Entrepreneurial researcher who is driven by connecting science and society. Profile
Richard Milne Deputy Director and Research Lead Sociologist. Fascinated by how scientists and members of the public engage with controversial scientific topics and the possible futures created by new science and technology. Profile
Catherine Galloway Innovation and Translation Lead International journalist in TV, radio, podcasts and print. Loves sparking conversations on the things that matter through creative storytelling and connecting diverse audiences. Profile
Sasha Henriques PhD Student
Jerome Atutornu PhD Student
Ugbaad Aidid PhD Student
Daniela Boraschi Research Assistant
Claudette Burch Centre Administrator
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