Dr Jason Chilvers - Senior Lecturer in Environment, Science and Society, ENV
Dr Jason Chilvers is an internationally leading participatory researcher, practitioner, and educator with over 15 years of experience in the public engagement field, specializing in areas of science, innovation and the environment. Since his arrival at UEA in 2009 Jason has advocated and developed more critical and reflective approaches to engagement, including the dialogue based “Deliberative Mapping” process which empowers citizens to engage with scientists and policy makers in addressing pressing issues such as climate change, emerging technologies, waste, and natural hazards. Jason has worked at local, national, and international levels for a range of academic, business, government, and non-governmental organizations; from the EPSRC and DEFRA to the United Nations. Jason has developed a long-term programme in the scholarship and pedagogy of engagement which ranges from delivering training workshops for science organisations (such as the Institute for Food Research) through to embedding engagement into the curriculum at UEA. He has published widely on these themes including the forthcoming Remaking Participation: Science, Environment and Emergent Publics (2015, Earthscan-Routledge).
Jason has recently co-edited a new book - published November 11th and launched over the next few months: Remaking Participation - Science, Environment and Embergent Publics
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Director of ESRC "Critical Public Engagement Seminar Series" 2009 - 2012
Panel member of Royal Society Kohn Award for Excellence in Engagement the Public with Science 2008-2012