Jill Hurst works as an Assistant to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research & Innovation at the University of Kent. She holds a BSc in Social Psychology and a Masters in Science Communication. She is a Fellow of the NCCPE Engage Academy and a registered doctoral student. For her PhD she is focussing on the relationship between behavioural psychology and television science programmes, specifically investigating the conditions that facilitate changes in attitudes, behaviour or knowledge. Working alongside Prof Darren Griffin, she co-produced two pilot science documentaries and is currently developing a ten-part series. Prior to working at Kent Jill worked as a news journalist.
Television continues to be the most trusted medium to communicate science information to the public. It holds the potential to reach a mass audience and to generate global impact. This is a growing area of interest to strategists, impact managers and public engagement professionals. Currently, however, very little empirical work exists to suggest that, by …
|Theme:||Impact & Public Engagement|
|Level:||Open to all|
|Speakers:||Betty Woessner, Jill Hurst, Prof Darren Karl Griffen|