Long and short interviews with communicators in the field of science and science dissemination, some of them talented and prominent, some of them just talented–but they all have important things to tell us.

Public Engagement and Trust in Science: In Conversation with Dr. Farzana Meru

Public engagement is a term used by higher education institutions to refer to the collection of initiatives aimed at communicating their research with the public. The concept of public engagement is by no means defined by or limited to science…

Is the peer review process trustworthy? Perspectives by Dr. Jurado Sánchez

The Royal Society of Chemistry organized several activities in celebration of Peer Review Week. As part of this initiative, a panel of experts got together to discuss what they understood by ‘trust’ in the peer review process, and why it…
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Tim Ward from Intermedia Communication – a video interview

    Did you like this video interview? Find out more about Tim Ward below.   Does science and politics always go together in the minds of scientists and policymakers? Tim Ward, the co-founder of Intermedia Communications…

Claire Price of Crastina receives outreach award from Royal Society of Biology

In the summer of 2019, Claire Price – who is now a member of The Crastina Crew – “delivered her very own science festival in South Wales”. Earlier this month, Royal Society of Biology decided to reward her with an Outreach Award for…
Dr. Elisabeth Bik

Dr. Elisabeth Bik vs. Scientific Misconduct

When the Crastina team was discussing trust, and mistrust in science, one name came to mind - Dr. Elisabeth Bik. In 2013 a whimsical idea led Dr. Bik to check whether her recent publication was plagiarized. She hadn’t expected to find…

Prof. Luke Drury: ‘When Experts Disagree’

Professor Luke Drury is the former Head of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Section of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. Alongside Professor Maria Baghramian from the School of Philosophy of University College Dublin, Professor Drury…