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Dr. Monae Verbeke

Dr. Monae Verbeke

Institute for Learning Innovation

Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Learning Innovation

Dr. Monae Verbeke is a Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Learning Innovation. Monae is a social scientist, focusing on ways in which institutions and communities can form relationships that influence, shape, and promote successful science engagement. Monae's research interests are in the intersections between the fields of cultural psychology, science communication, and informal science learning. Monae is conducting research exploring the process by which individuals develop interests in science and how those interests tie to a broader definition of science literacy. She has a special interest in science capital, including its relationship to an individual's identity and participation within society.


Cultural Psychology
Science Communication
Informal Science Learning


Dr. Andrew Moss

Dr. Andrew Moss

Chester Zoo

Conservation Social Scientist

United Kingdom

Dr. Andrew Moss (Conservation Social Scientist, Chester Zoo) has over a decade of visitor research experience in world zoos and aquariums. He has led over fifty evaluation research projects and has numerous publications, in journals such as Conservation Biology, the Journal of Environmental Education, Visitor Studies and Nature.


Quantitative Research Methods


David Francis

David Francis

Interpretation officer, British Museum

David Francis (Interpretation officer, British Museum) research focuses on the role narrative plays in museums, both in terms of how visitors use narrative to understand their visit and how museum professionals use narrative to structure exhibitions.




Lauren Humphrey

Lauren Humphrey

Lead Evaluator, National Marine Aquarium

Lauren Humphrey is the Lead Evaluator for the National Marine Aquarium. Lauren’s evaluation journey at the National Marine Aquarium began with developing a system to assess the effectiveness of the learning team and school visits.




Dr Helen Featherstone

Dr Helen Featherstone

Joint Head of Public Engagement at the University of Bath, Public Engagement Unit

Dr. Helen Featherstone is the joint Head of Public Engagement at the University of Bath, Public Engagement Unit. She works across the university supporting engaged research and creating the conditions for engaged research to flourish.




Dr Richard Watermeyer

Dr Richard Watermeyer

Senior Lecturer in Education, University of Bath

Dr. Richard Watermeyer is a Senior Lecturer in Education at University of Bath. He has research interests located at the interface of science and technology studies and the sociology of education.




Dr. Brady Wagoner

Dr. Brady Wagoner

University of Aalborg, Cultural Psychology Dept.

Professor

Aalborg, Denmark

Professor Brady Wagoner (University of Aalborg) is a world-leading expert in idiographic methodology and memory. He is Director of the Cultural Psychology MA programme at Aalborg University. He did his PhD at the University of Cambridge, where he developed innovative new methods to study cultural and constructive processes.


Idiographic Evaluation


Nicola Buckley

Nicola Buckley

University of London, Education Dept.

United Kingdom

Nicola Buckley (University of London, Education Dept.) has worked in public engagement roles for the University since 2004 and has been the head of the public engagement team since 2010.




Gill Hart

Gill Hart

The National Gallery

Head of Education

Gill Hart has worked in museum and gallery education since 2000. Her roles have included working at the National Gallery, Glasgow Museums and the Fitzwilliam Museum.




Kate Noble has worked with range of different audiences in schools and museums and she is currently Education Officer at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. She has led a number of cross site evaluation projects on behalf of the University of Cambridge Museums. Her PhD used visual methodologies to explore the development of visual literacy in young children.




Dr. Victor Quintino

Dr. Victor Quintino

University of Aveiro, Biology Dept.

Dr Victor Quintino (Assistant Professor, University of Aveiro) is a leading biologist specialising in Marine Biology and Ecology.




Dr. Patrick earned a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction with a concentration in environmental science education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in May 2006. Her speciality is in preparing Informal Science Educators and the influence of families on learning.




Aaron Michael Jensen

Aaron Michael Jensen

University of Strathclyde

Doctoral Researcher

United Kingdom

Mr. Jensen (University of Strathclyde) specialises in research on organisational change and innovation, with an affinity for systems architecture & business analysis. He is undertaking a PhD in entrepreneurship psychology at the University of Strathclyde's Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, focused on how entrepreneurs overcome challenges inherent in the entrepreneurial and innovation process.


Organisational Change
Business Analysis
Systems Architecture
Business Operations


Dr. Vikki McCall

Dr. Vikki McCall

University of Stirling

Lecturer in Social Policy

Scotland, UK

Dr. Vikki McCall is a Lecturer in Social Policy and Housing at the University of Stirling. She is a specialist in social policy and has worked on key projects in the Third Sector, including comparative analysis between Scotland, England and Wales.




Dr. Alasdair Rutherford

Dr. Alasdair Rutherford

University of Stirling

Senior Lecturer, Social statistics

Scotland, UK

Dr. Alasdair Rutherford is a senior lecturer in social statistics at the University of Stirling. He is also currently Principal Investigator of the ESRC-funded Scottish Civil Society Data Partnership project, helping third sector organisations to collaborate with academics to make better use of their data.


Social Statistics


Sarah Bromley

Sarah Bromley

Waste and Resources Action Programme

Research Analyst

United Kingdom

Sarah Bromley is a Research Analyst at WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) supporting evaluation for socially innovative projects.




Shaun Romain

Shaun Romain

Independent Consultant

United Kingdom

Shaun is an independent consultant with over 20 years’ experience of evaluation in the context of cultural business development, engagement and education programmes. He has experience of working with qualitative evaluation data from both an internal and external perspective.




Dr. Brian Johnson

Dr. Brian Johnson

Wildlife Conservation Society

Director of Educational Research and Evaluation

New York City, USA

Dr. Brian Johnson is Director of Educational Research and Evaluation at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), where he established a research and evaluation unit to measure outcomes and impacts of WCS education programs in New York City.




Dr. John Fraser

Dr. John Fraser

New Knowledge Organization Ltd

President & CEO

New York City

Dr. John Fraser is the president and CEO of New Knowledge Organisation Ltd. His research focuses on how our experience with media and community influences learning, attitudes, and motivations for engagement with solving the problems that face society.




Dr. Orian Brook

Dr. Orian Brook

University of Stirling

Research Fellow

Scotland, UK

Dr. Orian Brook is a Research Fellow at the University of Stirling, helping people working in the third sector to improve their skills in research and data analysis, and aiming to improve our knowledge about the sector.




Eric Kennedy

Eric Kennedy

Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, Arizona State University

Researcher

Arizona (USA)

Eric Kennedy (Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, Arizona State University) is a consultant with experience fostering collaboration between industry, government and public stakeholders.


Qualitative Methods
Survey Design
Interview Design


William Spitzer

William Spitzer

New England Aquarium

Vice President, Programs, Exhibits, and Planning




Sarah Spooner

Sarah Spooner

University of York, England

Researcher

Sarah is a PhD researcher at the University of York, England. She has previously worked as a Primary School Teacher, Zoo Keeper and Zoo Education Officer in the UK. Her research focuses on the impacts and effectiveness of zoo education at delivering animal facts and conservation messages.  




Lisa Taylor-Sayles

Lisa Taylor-Sayles

College of the Redwoods

Professor

Lisa Sayles is Professor of Communication at College of the Redwoods in California (USA), where she teaches intercultural communication, interpersonal communication, small group communication, and Public Speaking.


Small group communication
Intercultural communication
Digital learning design
Visual Art
Communication Studies


Paloma Zubieta López

Paloma Zubieta López

Institute of Mathematics UNAM

Head of the Department of Science Communication, Institute of Mathematics UNAM

México

Paloma Zubieta works as a Science Communicator in the Institute of Mathematics of the Autonomous National University of México (UNAM), where she leads a communication project known as "Festival Matemático" (Math Festival), that has the objective of positively changing the public perception of mathematics.


Science communication
Non-Formal Education
Science Education
Teaching & Learning


Oliver Davies

Oliver Davies

Parque Das Aves

Financial Director & Manager of Environmental Education

Brazil

Oliver Davies is Manager of the Environmental Education Department and one of the directors at Parque das Aves, one of Brazil’s top sustainable tourism attractions. Davies has overseen the implementation of automated evaluation systems across key aspects of this zoo’s operations, including its public visitor survey, employee engagement survey, special programmes and teacher feedback. He is able to offer an inside perspective on the challenges and opportunities of introducing technology-enhanced systems for evaluation into a public-facing informal learning institution.


Automated Evaluation
Technology-enhanced Evaluation
Audience Evaluation


Sarah Awad

Sarah Awad

University of Aalborg

PhD Fellow

Aalborg, Denmark

Sarah H. Awad is a Ph.D. fellow at the Centre for Cultural Psychology, Aalborg University, Denmark. She received her M.Sc. in social and cultural psychology from London School of Economics and Political Science and her B.A. in mass communication from the American University in Cairo. She has worked in fields directly relating to using communication for behavioural impact and creating communication strategies advocating causes such as child rights and education with different social development agencies.


Social and Cultural Psychology
Qualitative methodology
Visual methodology


Dr. Joseph Roche

Dr. Joseph Roche

Trinity College Dublin

Assistant Professor

Dublin, Ireland

Dr. Joseph Roche is an astrophysicist and Assistant Professor in science education at Trinity College Dublin. He has worked for NASA and observed symbiotic stars using the Hubble Space Telescope.


Astrophysics
Science Education
Citizen Science
Science Communication


Dr Silvio Marchini

Dr Silvio Marchini

WildCRU - University of Oxford

Research Associate

I am interested in the human dimensions of human-wildlife interactions and, ever since my doctoral work at the WildCRU on the “Human Dimensions of the Conflicts between People and Jaguars in Brazil”, I have been dedicating to the dissemination and strengthening of conservation social science and its application to conservation practice.




Dr Judy Mann

Dr Judy Mann

South African Association for Marine Biological Research

Conservation Strategist

South Africa

Judy Mann is passionate about marine conservation and has focused her career on helping people to care for the oceans. She has worked for the South African Association for Marine Biological Research (SAAMBR) since 1992. She was Director of the Education Department for almost 10 years. She was then the Director of uShaka Sea World for 10 years, through the amazing years of building and then moving from the old Sea World to uShaka Sea World. After two years as the CEO of SAAMBR she returned to her passion for conservation and education and is now the Conservation Strategist of the Association.




Professor Alessandra Bizerra

Professor Alessandra Bizerra

University of São Paulo

Professor

Alessandra holds a bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences (1992 and 2004), a Master's degree in Biological Sciences (Zoology) (1998) and a Doctorate in Education (2009), all from the University of São Paulo.




Camila Martins

Camila Martins

Parque Das Aves

Coordinator of Education Department

Brazil

Camila Martins is the coordinator of Education Department at Parque das Aves (Brazil). Camila leads a team of educators and mediators that engaged in connecting people with nature through educational activities based on social learning. She is also responsible for elaborating, implementing and evaluating all the environmental education experiences for visitors (school, family groups, university, children, teenagers, adults, and elderly people).




Rachel Lowry

Rachel Lowry

Zoos Victoria

President of International Zoo Educators Association | Director of Wildlife Conservation and Science

Australia

Rachel Lowry is Director of Wildlife Conservation and Science at Zoos Victoria and President of International Zoo Educators Association. Rachel leads a team at Zoos Victoria that oversees the organizations wildlife captive breeding and recovery projects, eco-socio projects, environmental sustainability, collection planning, research and animal welfare. Rachel is also advisor to Australia’s Threatened Species Commissioner, and former Chair of the Centre for Sustainability leadership.




Rachel Lowry

Rachel Lowry

Zoos Victoria

President of International Zoo Educators Association | Director of Wildlife Conservation and Science

Australia

Rachel Lowry is Director of Wildlife Conservation and Science at Zoos Victoria and President of International Zoo Educators Association. Rachel leads a team at Zoos Victoria that oversees the organizations wildlife captive breeding and recovery projects, eco-socio projects, environmental sustainability, collection planning, research and animal welfare. Rachel is also advisor to Australia’s Threatened Species Commissioner, and former Chair of the Centre for Sustainability leadership.




Rachel Lowry

Rachel Lowry

Zoos Victoria

President of International Zoo Educators Association | Director of Wildlife Conservation and Science

Australia

Rachel Lowry is Director of Wildlife Conservation and Science at Zoos Victoria and President of International Zoo Educators Association. Rachel leads a team at Zoos Victoria that oversees the organizations wildlife captive breeding and recovery projects, eco-socio projects, environmental sustainability, collection planning, research and animal welfare. Rachel is also advisor to Australia’s Threatened Species Commissioner, and former Chair of the Centre for Sustainability leadership.