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Science & Society Research Group


Our mission is to create a more inclusive and resilient relationship between science and society
Science & Society Research Group


The Science & Society research group explores the relationship between science and society through a number of complementary research areas:

  • Citizen Science

  • Higher Education Science

  • History of Science

  • Informal Science Learning

  • Public Engagement with Science

  • Science Communication

  • Research-Practice Partnerships

The Science & Society research group is currently coordinating research projects funded by the European Commission, the Wellcome Trust, the Irish Research Council, Science Foundation Ireland, and Enterprise Ireland. It is a multidisciplinary research group with members having backgrounds in education, history, neuroscience, classics, architecture, zoology, astrophysics, engineering, geoscience, literature, philosophy, and biochemistry, among others. More information about the members of the group, the research strands, projects, and publications are available through the links below.

Enterprise Ireland European CommissionIrish Research Council Science Foundation IrelandWellcome Trust