Research Priorities

The Science Communication department of Prof. Gerber mainly focuses its research on:

  • Upstream Engagement, e.g. the NUCLEUS and RRING projects (both Horizon 2020)
  • STEM Education, e.g. the CREATIONS project (Horizon 2020), the IbL Lab (Inquiry-based Learning), or our SciCommFinder project
  • Open Science & Social Innovation, e.g. data-driven journalism, our Springer book project, the "Ô" project (Horizon 2020) or our activities in mapping the international citizen science landscape (CS-MAP, no website yet)
  • Evaluation & Research Methods, e.g. for the National Year of Science, or in a SciComm Research Field Analysis for the German Government, but also projects in the area of big-data

The research team is planning to introduce each member in detail soon, here on this page. For the time being we try to keep at least the list of scholars updated who work with Prof. Gerber (as of March 2018):
Dr. Alexandra Borisova, Dr. Peter Broks, Daria Dvorzhitskaia, Dr. Annette Klinkert, Daniela Martín, Bernd Mueller, Leane Regan, Dr. des. Francesc Rodríguez, Abdul Saboor, Andrea Troncoso, Linda van Dijk. Additionally several PhD students are only temporarily on campus but are obviously also part of the family, such as Yvonne Braeutigam and Danielle Farrugia. Furthermore the team would not be complete without our industrious Research Assistants, Ashley Chikamhi, Filipe de Matos Dias, Allison Hadden, Marie Loedige, Elena Marchesi, Axel Pfleger, and Allison-Jane Zaman.