Online event: citizen science and participatory research, 20 October 2022

This event aims to inspire and support you to explore what citizen science is and the opportunities it offers, for policymakers, funders and researchers alike. A range of speakers from international research and policy areas will reflect on citizen science as a form of participatory research and its impact on policymakers and practitioners worldwide. Meet the people behind some of the current projects funded by UKRI and FSA, which are exploring ways of embedding citizen science across research, from the safety of infant formula to young people’s mental health. There will be opportunities to explore themes based on your interests in citizen science and its potential impacts and network with others interested and involved in citizen science. Confirmed speakers include: 

  • Dr Marc J Kuchner, Citizen Science Officer at NASA
  • Professor Tim Spector, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at Kings College London and director of The Zoe Project
  • Professor Robin May, Chief Scientific Adviser at the Food Standards Agency
  • Achla Joshi, Senior Program Officer, Health Canada
  • Professor Jennifer Gabrys, Chair in Media, Culture and Environment, University of Cambridge
  • Dr Margaret Gold, Coordinator, Citizen Science, Leiden University
  • Dr Christian Reynolds, Senior Lecturer in Food Policy, University of London
  • Sian Whyte, Head of Strategic Design and Insight, The Young Foundation
  • Dr Helena Hollis, Senior Researcher, Institute for Community Studies
  • Dr Steve Scott, Public Engagement Lead, UK Research and Innovation

Find out more and sign up for the event here:

UK Research and Innovation, the Food Standards Agency and the Institute for Community Studies are pleased to partner to organise this event. The event is also supported by the Government Social Research Profession.