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Dr. Joseph Roche
Associate Professor, Education

Biography

Dr Joseph Roche is a researcher and lecturer at Trinity College Dublin. He is Director of Research for the School of Education and leads international research projects investigating the role of science in society. He has worked at NASA and is a visiting scholar at Harvard. He is a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin and is the author of the textbook "Essential Skills for Early Career Researchers". Joseph leads the Science & Society research group at Trinity College and welcomes queries from prospective Masters and Ph.D. students who are interested in the following topics: citizen science, science communication, higher education science, informal science learning, and public engagement with science.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Joseph Roche, Mairéad Hurley, Eric A Jensen, Luisa Massarani, Pedro Russo, Aoife Taylor, GlobalSCAPE: successes and failures in connecting with science communicators around the world, Journal of Science Communication, 23, (4), 2024, p1 - 13 Journal Article, 2024 DOI TARA - Full Text URL

Fahy, A., McCartney, S., Fu, N., & Roche, J., Investigating the indirect impact of transformational leadership on performance and work alienation: evidence from school principals navigating COVID-19, Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 45, (5), 2024, p877 - 898 Journal Article, 2024 DOI URL TARA - Full Text

Roche, J., Land-Zandstra, A. M., Lewenstein, B. V. and Massarani, L., Science communication in higher education: global perspectives on the teaching of science communication, JCOM: Journal of Science Communication, 22, (06), 2023, p1 - 6 Journal Article, 2023 TARA - Full Text URL DOI

Mairéad Hurley, Joseph Roche, RISING Strong: Sustainability through Art, Science, and Collective Community Action, Sustainability, 15, (20), 2023, p14800 Journal Article, 2023 TARA - Full Text URL DOI

Roche, J., Barber, G. L., Bell, L., Brown, A., Crean, S., Darling, O., Fahy, A., Healy, S., Heffernan, T., Hurley, M., Kearns, A., Lima, A., McAteer, L., McConville, A., Mwakitalu, A., Neil, E. Q., Smyth, F., Taylor, A., Ussher, S., Wedderburn, A., White, C., & Zouboulakis, K., Interrogating illusions of progress: citizen science, science communication, and a call for inclusive reform, Frontiers in Environmental Science, 11, (1269816), 2023, p1 - 6 Journal Article, 2023 TARA - Full Text DOI URL

Roche, J., Jensen, E. A., Jensen, A. M., Bell, L., Hurley, M., Taylor, A., Boissenin, C., Chase, J., Cherouvis, S., Dunne, K., Kashmina, J., Massarani, L., Planchard, J., Russo, P., & Smyth, F., Bridging citizen science and science communication: insights from a global study of science communicators, Frontiers in Environmental Science, 11, (1259422), 2023, p1 - 9 Journal Article, 2023 TARA - Full Text URL DOI

Jensen, A. M., Jensen, E. A., Duca, E., Daly, J., Mundow, N., & Roche, J. , How does moving public engagement with research online change audience diversity? Comparing inclusion indicators for 2019 & 2020 European Researchers' night events, PLoS ONE, 17, (3), 2022, p1 - 11 Journal Article, 2022 DOI URL TARA - Full Text

Roche, J., Essential Skills for Early Career Researchers, London, UK, SAGE Publications Ltd, 2022, 1 - 191pp Book, 2022 URL URL

Hurley, M., Rhinehart, A., Bell, P., Brown, A., Price, N., & Roche, J., Designing for future action: How STEAM programming can support youth engagement in community changemaking projects, Connected Science Learning, 4, (1), 2022 Journal Article, 2022 URL

Roche, J., How to Support Academic Writing for Museum Professionals, Museum International, 74, (1-2), 2022, p158 - 161 Journal Article, 2022 URL URL DOI

Achiam, M., Kupper, J. F. H., & Roche, J., Inclusion, reflection and co-creation: responsible science communication across the globe, Journal of Science Communication, 21, (4), 2022, p1 - 8 Journal Article, 2022 URL TARA - Full Text DOI

Olesk, A., Renser, B., Bell, L., Fornetti, A., Franks, S., Mannino, I., Roche, J., Schmidt, A. L., Schofield, B., Villa, R., & Zollo, F., Quality indicators for science communication: results from a collaborative concept mapping exercise, JCOM: Journal of Science Communication, 20, (03), 2021, p1 - 17 Journal Article, 2021 DOI URL TARA - Full Text

Brown, A., Hurley, M., Perry, S., & Roche, J., Zines as Reflective Evaluation Within Interdisciplinary Learning Programmes, Frontiers in Education, 6, (675329), 2021, p1 - 10 Journal Article, 2021 TARA - Full Text URL DOI

Learning in Citizen Science in, editor(s)K. Vohland, A. Land-Zandstra, L. Ceccaroni, R. Lemmens, J. Perelló, M. Ponti, R. Samson, & K. Wagenknecht , The Science of Citizen Science, Cham, Switzerland, Springer Nature, 2021, pp283 - 308, [Kloetzer, L., Lorke, J., Roche, J., Golumbic, Y., Winter, S., & Jõgeva, A. ] Book Chapter, 2021 DOI URL TARA - Full Text

Neenan E. E., Roche, J., & Bell, L, Time to Listen: Children's Voice in Geoscience Education Research, Frontiers in Environmental Science, 669430, (9), 2021, p1 - 6 Journal Article, 2021 URL DOI TARA - Full Text

Mejias, S., Thompson, N., Sedas, R. M., Rosin, M., Soep, E., Peppler, K., Roche, J., Wong, J., Hurley, M., Bell, P., & Bevan, B, The trouble with STEAM and why we use it anyway, Science Education, 105, (2), 2021, p209 - 231 Journal Article, 2021 TARA - Full Text URL DOI

Roche, J., Arias, R., Bell, L., Boscolo, M., Fornetti, A., Knutas, A., Kupper, F., Magalhães, J., Mannino, I., Mendoza, I., Moreno-Castro, C., Murphy, K., Pridmore, J., Smyth, F., Tola, E., Tulin, M., Weitkamp, E., & Wolff, A., Taking Stock and Re-Examining the Role of Science Communication, Frontiers in Environmental Science, 9, (734081), 2021, p1 - 5 Journal Article, 2021 URL TARA - Full Text

Jensen, A. M., Jensen, E. A., Duca, E., & Roche, J., Investigating diversity in European audiences for public engagement with research: Who attends European Researchers' Night in Ireland, the UK and Malta?, PLoS ONE, 16, (7), 2021, p1 - 12 Journal Article, 2021 URL DOI TARA - Full Text

Roche, J., Bell, L., Hurley, M., D'Arcy, G., Owens, B., Jensen, A. M., Jensen, E. A., Gonzalez, J. R., & Russo, P., A Place for Space: The Shift to Online Space Education During a Global Pandemic, Frontiers in Environmental Science, 9, (662947), 2021, p1 - 6 Journal Article, 2021 DOI TARA - Full Text URL

Roche, J., Ni Shuilleabhain, A., Mooney, P., Barber, G. L., Bell, L., & Ryan, C., Citizen Science in Ireland, Frontiers in Communication, 6, (629065), 2021 Journal Article, 2021 TARA - Full Text DOI URL

Roche, J., Bell, L., Martin, I., McLoone, F., Mathieson A., & Sommer, F., Science Communication Through STEAM: Professional Development and Flipped Classrooms in the Digital Age, Science Communication, 43, (6), 2021, p805 - 813 Journal Article, 2021 TARA - Full Text URL DOI

Davies, S. R., Franks, S., Roche, J., Schmidt, A. L., Wells, R., & Zollo, F., The landscape of European science communication, JCOM: Journal of Science Communication, 20, (03), 2021, p1 - 19 Journal Article, 2021 URL TARA - Full Text DOI

Bell, P. L., Hurley, M., Roche, J., & Price, N., Using Reflection Practices to Refine Facilitator Practices in an Informal STEAM Program, AERA, American Educational Research Association Conference, Online/Virtual, 2021 Conference Paper, 2021

Mannino, I., Bell, L., Costa, E., Di Rosa, M., Fornetti, A., Franks, S., Iasillo, C., Maiden, N., Olesk, A., Pasotti, J., Renser, B., Roche, J., Schofield, B., Villa, R., & Zollo, F., Supporting quality in science communication: insights from the QUEST project, JCOM: Journal of Science Communication, 20, (03), 2021, p1 - 22 Journal Article, 2021 URL TARA - Full Text DOI

Roche, J., Barber, G. L., Batlle, M., Bell, L., Hulm, E. M., Lynch, E., Martin, I., McDwyer, E., McLoone, F., Mu, M., Neenan, E. E., & Ryan, C., Academic Writing in Museums, Museum Management and Curatorship, 37, (6), 2021, p1 - 6 Journal Article, 2021 URL TARA - Full Text DOI

Roche, J., Bell, L., Hurley, M., Jensen, A. M., Jensen, E. A., Owens, B., D'Arcy, G., Gonzalez, J. R., & Russo, P., Perceptions of the European Space Sector: Youth Engagement With Space Education Events, Frontiers in Education, 6, (750952), 2021, p1 - 6 Journal Article, 2021 TARA - Full Text URL DOI

Roche, J., & Murphy, C. Changing Values in Science Education and the Emergence of Science Gallery in, editor(s)D. Corrigan, C. Buntting, A. Fitzgerald, & A. Jones , Values in Science Education, Switzerland, Springer Nature., 2020, pp91 - 104, [Roche & Murphy] Book Chapter, 2020 DOI URL

Brown, A., Roche, J., & Hurley, M., Engaging migrant and refugee communities in non-formal science learning spaces., JCOM: Journal of Science Communication, 14, (4), 2020, p1 - 7 Journal Article, 2020 DOI URL TARA - Full Text

Moore, S., Roche, J., Bell, L., & Neenan, E. E., Supporting Facilitators of Maker Activities Through Reflective Practice, Journal of Museum Education, 45, (1), 2020, p99 - 107 Journal Article, 2020 DOI URL

Roche, J., Bell, L., Galvão, C., Golumbic, Y. N., Kloetzer, L., Knoben, N., Laakso, M., Lorke, J., Mannion, G., Massetti, L., Mauchline, A., Pata, K., Ruck, A., Taraba, P., & Winter, S., Citizen Science, Education, and Learning: Challenges and Opportunities, Frontiers in Sociology, 5, (613814), 2020, p1 - 10 Journal Article, 2020 URL DOI TARA - Full Text

Roche, J., Fairfield, J. A., Gallagher, Á., & Bell, L., Bright Club: Establishing a Science Comedy Variety Night in Ireland, Science Communication, 42, (1), 2019, p130 - 140 Journal Article, 2019 URL DOI

Roche, J., Davis, N., Chaikovsky, M., O'Boyle, S., & O'Farrelly, C., European Researchers' Night as a Learning Environment, The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Educational Studies, 13, (1), 2018, p1 - 9 Journal Article, 2018 TARA - Full Text DOI URL

Roche, J., Davis, N., Stanley, J., & Hurley, M., The Annual Ecsite Conference: An Engagement and Education Forum for Science Museums, Journal of Museum Education, 43, (1), 2018, p78 - 82 Journal Article, 2018

Eitzel, M. V., Cappadonna, J. L., Santos-Lang, C., Duerr, R. E., Virapongse, A., West, S. E., Kyba, C. C. M., Bowser, A., Cooper, C. B., Sforzi, A., Metcalfe, A. N., Harris, E. S., Thiel, M., Haklay, M., Ponciano, L., Roche, J., Ceccaroni, L., Shilling, F. M., Dörler, D., Heigl, F., Kiessling, T., Davis, B. Y., Jiang, Q., Citizen Science Terminology Matters: Exploring Key Terms, Citizen Science: Theory and Practice, 2, (1), 2017, p1 - 20 Journal Article, 2017 TARA - Full Text URL DOI

Roche, J., Davis, N., O'Boyle, S., Courtney, C., & O'Farrelly, C., Public perceptions of European research: an evaluation of European Researchers' Night in Ireland, International Journal of Science Education, Part B - Communication and Public Engagement, 7, (4), 2017, p18 Journal Article, 2017 URL URL DOI

Roche, J., & Davis, N., Citizen science: an emerging professional field united in truth-seeking., JCOM: Journal of Science Communication, 16, (04), 2017, p1 - 6 Journal Article, 2017 TARA - Full Text URL

Roche, J. & Davis, N., Should the science communication community play a role in political activism?, JCOM - Journal of Science Communication, 16, (01), 2017, p1 - 4 Journal Article, 2017 TARA - Full Text URL

Prendergast, M., Spassiani, N. A., & Roche, J., Developing a Numeracy Module for Students with Intellectual Disability in Higher Education, International Journal of Higher Education, 6, (3), 2017, p169 - 177 Journal Article, 2017 DOI URL TARA - Full Text

Neenan, E. & Roche, J., Geoscience Education in an Irish Context: A Need for Research, Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection, 4, 2016, p1 - 8 Journal Article, 2016 TARA - Full Text DOI URL

Roche, J., Cullen, R. J., & Ball, S. L., The Educational Opportunity of a Modern Science Show, International Journal of Science in Society, 8, (3), 2016, p21 - 30 Journal Article, 2016 URL DOI

Roche, J., O'Neill, A., & Prendergast, M., An inquiry-based learning intervention to support post-primary engagement with science, technology, engineering and mathematics, European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 4, (4), 2016, p431 - 439 Journal Article, 2016 TARA - Full Text

Roche, J., Stanley, J., & Davis, N., Engagement with physics across diverse festival audiences., Physics Education, 51, (4), 2016, p1 - 6 Journal Article, 2016 DOI URL

Research Expertise

Keywords

Astrophysics; Citizen Science; Evaluation and Impact Assessment; higher education science; Informal Learning; Public Engagement; Science & Society; SCIENCE COMMUNICATION; Science Education