Research Priorities

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

  • Upstream Engagement, e.g. the NUCLEUS project (Horizon 2020)
  • STEM Education, e.g. the CREATIONS project (Horizon 2020), the IbL Lab (Inquiry-based Learning), or our SciCommFinder project
  • Open Science & Interactive Media, e.g. data-driven journalism, our Springer book project, 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 June 2016):
Dr. Alexandra Borisova, Dr. Peter Broks, Deng Yuanhui, Daria Dvorzhitskaia, Dr. Annette Klinkert, Anna-Maria Komprecht, Dr. Julia Lorke, Liu Chun-Ping, Jennifer Metcalfe, Bernd Mueller, Abdul Saboor, Linda van Dijk, Robin Yee, and Zhang Mingyan. Additionally several PhD students are only temporarily on campus but are obviously part of the family, such as Yvonne Braeutigam, Danielle Farrugia, and Semati Palmera Rodríguez Ríos. Furthermore we would not be complete without our industrious Research Assistants such as Ashley-Taurai Chikamhi, Cora Klockenbusch, Marie Loedige, Lars Lorenz, Frederike Oetker, Arne Sander, and Allison-Jane Zaman.