Late Autumn School 2019
Professor of Science Communication, University of Zürich, Switzerland
Dr. Mike S. Schäfer is Full Professor of Science Communication at the Department of Communication and Media Research (IKMZ) at the University of Zurich. He is also the head of the Higher Education and Science Studies (CHESS) and the Agora Committee for funding science communication at the Swiss National Science Foundation. He is an expert on trust in science communication, climate change communication, online and social media and public sphere theory.
Assistant professor of Human Resource Management and Organisational Psychology, Dublin City University Business School
Dr. Lisa van der Werff is an organisational psychologist and lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organisational Psychology at Dublin City University Business School. Her research interests lie in the areas of trust development and motivation. Her work has been published in journals including the Journal of Management, Journal of Computer Information Systems and Journal of Applied Social Psychology.
Professor of Social Psychology, The London School of Economics and Political Science
Prof. Dr. Martin W. Bauer currently directs the Msc in Social & Public Communication at the London School of Economic and Political Science. He is a former Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Public Understanding of Science and a regular academic visitor in Brazil and recently also to China, where he co-directs the Centre for Study of Science Cultures. His research portfolio includes the theory of resistance in social processes, social representations of and public attitudes to science and technology, in particular genomics and modern biotechnology. He is particularly interested in how public opinion influences the techno-scientific development.