The end of my PhD is near and I am sooooooo looking forward to dive deeper into my own self-employment with my company Impact Dialog. Given that you as a reader of this blog might be interested in my services, I am happy to share my current portfolio with you (please find more details is the attached pdf file): Continue reading
Exciting. So cool to celebrate near submission with a podcast summarising my PhD research. Yeah! Enjoy!
The podcast title is: Increase the likelihood of your evidence being taken up by policy.
And I am interviewed by Prof Mark Reed on my PhD research on science-policy exchange, explaining how you can increase the likelihood that evidence from your research is taken up by policymakers. Key messages include increasing meeting once a quarter, if possible face to face, working with professional facilitators and knowledge brokers, and providing opportunities for co-production from the start.
I am nominated for the Digital Female Leader Award. YEAH!
++ As you know, I love nature. I am a #reallivingscientist. I shall be amongst #immodestwomen (with >10,000 twitter followers). And I spread my passion about nature and effective #scicomm through digital social media. ++
If you think my work is worth receiving the Digital Female Leader Award in the category science – vote for me and spread the word (only until 14 August 2018).
Thank you heaps.
Gosh, time flies while lots of things happened, happen right now and are about to happen.
A brief update:
My PhD research is on its way:
- Lots of interviews done.
- Preliminary results from social network analysis and Bayesian network are analysed.
- I won the Enviresearch Travel award worth £2900, which helps a lot to ensure some carefree, comfortable travelling.
- Social network and Bayesian network data presented and discussed at Institute of Computer Science in Halle.
- A workshop slot secured for the upcoming peatland conference in the UK in September, so I can present preliminary results and gather additional data.
- Some writing bits and pieces in draft form, incl. the role of trust in science-policy interfaces.
- Further workpackages – e.g. questionnaire for policy makers are in progress.
A long overdue update, but here it is. I will try to remember all the things that happened since the last update in August. If I happen to forget anything, I will simply write an annex to this blog:
– I am now an official PhD student of Newcastle University. I transferred Continue reading
My new blog post on Brexit and the need for more participation and mediation.
Originally published on http://www.fasttrackimpact.com on 28 June 2016.
Why am I, a non-brit, writing about Brexit? For me as a mediator, Brexit clearly shows that people were empowered by their opportunity to cast a single vote. A single vote only. Brits were empowered to say something. Yes or No. Nothing else. But I believe this is only the tip of the underlying iceberg. What they seem less or not enabled to do, is to talk about their concerns, their wishes and to be truly listened to. Continue reading
One vote. A few hours in the day. And my new stipend from Newcastle University is worth more then 50 EUR less a month!
Well, I guess that is going to be peanuts compared to further consequences, not just financially, both for myself, but more severe for millions of other people.
Bottom line: Fingers crossed that turbulant times also move good energies.
P.S. 22 August 2017. The difference is now more then 200 EUR less. But thats life and certainly better then nothing and a good reason to start my own company Impact Dialog.