Sciencewise undertakes research and analysis into key issues for the advancement of good practice in public dialogue. By building knowledge and understanding and by creating space for further discussion around these issues, Sciencewise is leading thinking on how to embed meaningful public dialogue into policymaking on science and technology.
Robin Clarke, 2015
A working paper looking at the question of ‘valuing dialogue’ from an economic and social impacts perspective. Taking into consideration the cost of not doing dialogue and the role of public dialogue in identifying unquantifiable social impacts.
Sonia Bussu, 2015
This policy paper carries out an international review of public engagement in science and technology.
Sonia Bussu, 2015
This paper explores how public participation can be applied to the current regulatory framework in order to improve regulatory outcomes and increase public legitimacy.
Josephine Suherman-Bailey, 2015
The paper aims to support policy makers on how to structure their thinking on the issues, scopes a range of possible questions that could be explored and clarifies the value that public dialogue on data may bring.
Sonia Bussu, Houda Davis and Amy Pollard, 2014
This paper provides an overview of, and key lessons from Sciencewise's thought leadership and research on public dialogue, pulling out the key themes and most valuable insights that have been explored in the programme's work to date.
Tim Hughes and Amy Pollard, 2014
This paper examines the evidence of how being part of a deliberative dialogue affects participants, and it considers what this means for Sciencewise and others engaged in dialogue processes.
Dr Richard Watermeyer and Dr Gene Rowe, 2014
This paper consists of a series of critical reflections, intended to stimulate and enrich discussion concerning the efficacy of public dialogue as a mechanism of democratic science governance.
Sonia Bussu, 2014
This paper examines the challenges and value of public engagement on key emerging, cross-cutting issues in policy related to science and technology.
Sujatha Raman, 2014
This paper explores why the idea of responsive research is important, what it means, and the conditions required to put it into practice.
Dr Eric Jensen, 2014
This paper explores the possibility of using existing forms of virtual assembly and discourse (i.e. social media) to either supplement or replace the face-to-face public dialogue exercises currently being conducted for UK government departments with support from Sciencewise.
Ingrid Prikken and Simon Burall, 2013
This paper explores the value of involving citizens on an on-going basis in the policy-making process.
Simon Burall, Tim Hughes and Jack Stilgoe, 2013
This paper explores a range of questions related to the Government’s moves to open up policy-making, and examines the potential for, and barriers to, more public voice within policy-making.
Susie Latta, Charlotte Mulcare & Anthony Zacharz,
This paper explores how public opinion is increasingly driven by information obtained through digital means and how policy makers are shifting the bulk of engagement exercises and public opinion-gathering online.
Simon Burall and Tim Hughes, 2013
This anthology explores how a range of changes are affecting the relationship between Government, science and society.
Alison Mohr, Sujatha Raman, Beverley Gibbs, 2013
This paper explores the policy potential of involving different publics (rather than a single, homogenous ‘public’) in dialogue around science and technology.
Tim Hughes and Diane Warburton, 2012
The paper explores the results of a survey when past participants in dialogue were re-contacted after some years, to consider the affect that participating in dialogue has on members of the public.
Lindsey Colbourne, 2010
This paper describes a diagnostic toolkit, the Departmental Dialogue Index (DDI), to support people within organisations who are interested in improving their organisation’s use of dialogue and engagement.
Daniel Start, 2010
This review examines public attitudes to ethical and trust issues from over a dozen Sciencewise public dialogues on controversial and emerging science and technology policy areas.
Diane Warbuton, 2010
This paper reports the findings of a short piece of research investigating the costs and benefits of public dialogue and how these can be assessed.
Dr Jason Chilvers, 2010
This report builds on one of the first ever studies of public participation experts, their networks, roles and relations, to present a broader analysis of the UK public dialogue field as a whole.
Suzannah Landsdell, 2010
This research offers guidance on how to make the best use of ‘expert’ advice in public dialogue and within the wider policy-making process.
Pippa Hyam, 2010
This research explores widening the involvement of the public in dialogue activities and provides guidance to policy makers on when it is appropriate to involve larger numbers of people in dialogue exercises.
Diane Beddoes, 2009
This paper looks at enabling and sustaining citizen involvement after a project has ended, which is a new area of interest for both commissioners and practitioners of public dialogue.
Various authors, 2009
This collection of essays aims to provide policy makers and dialogue deliverers with insights into how dialogue could be used in the future to strengthen the links between science and society.
Melanie Smallman, 2009
This research explores whether we can be more effective in working with journalists, as part of efforts to publicise engagement with a wider audience.