1 October – Join the InSPIRES webinar on citizen science
The InSPIRES EU project is delighted to welcome you to join a new webinar on “The many practices of citizen science – Citizen science, citizen social science, and extreme citizen science in public health”. The invited speaker is Dr Alexandra Albert, a social researcher based in the Extreme Citizen Science (ExCiteS) research group in the Geography Department at University College London (UCL).
This webinar will explore the differences and similarities in the approaches of citizen science, citizen social science, and extreme citizen science, and will ask what the benefits are of distinguishing between them. It will firstly look at the ways in which these different approaches to doing participatory research have been theorised, and then will draw on practical examples of how they have played out in practice, with a particular focus on the context of public health. Lastly the webinar will seek to discuss how these approaches respond to civil society organisations and other stakeholders.
Dr Alexandra Albert is a social researcher based in the Extreme Citizen Science (ExCiteS) research group in the Geography Department at University College London (UCL). She is currently a post doctoral researcher on the Medical Research Council-funded ActEarly UK Preventative Research Partnership, examining citizen science and coproduction in health, comparing approaches in Tower Hamlets and Bradford. Prior to ActEarly, she worked on the EU H2020 funded Coordination and Support Action: Doing It Together Science (DITOS), helping to organise and deliver citizen science activities across Europe. She completed her PhD in citizen social science in 2019, taking a critical investigatory approach to the practices and processes of citizen social science – namely how people can be mobilised to engage in conducting social research, and the challenges and opportunities of using the data generated to tackle social issues. Her research interests include citizen science, participatory inventive methods, public sociology, and inclusive development.
If you are interested to participate in this webinar, please register through this form to get access to the online platform, where it will take place.
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