University College London

Rokia Ballo

2021 Winner 2021 Winner Science Engagement (Falling Walls Engage)

Rokia Ballo is a Science and Technology Studies (STS) researcher whose work focuses on the ways science for policy, science advisory systems and politics intersect with social inequality. She recently completed her MSc in STS at University College London (UCL) and won both the STS course prize and Kathleen Lonsdale dissertation prize. She will begin her PhD at UCL’s STS department this autumn. Rokia is also interested in inclusive practice within science communication. She is Co-Chair of Science London (nominated for an ITV National Diversity Award 2021) who deliver workshops and resources for scientists and communicators to employ equitable practice in their work. She is committed to developing polyvocal and decolonial narratives of science that take us beyond academic institutions and centre equity and social justice.

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