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Melanie Smallman

University College London Department of Science and Technology Studies

Jury: Science Engagement Initiatives

Melanie Smallman is a Lecturer in Science and Technology Studies and Co-Director of the new Centre for Science Communcation at UCL. Her research looks at how the public form views around new and emerging science and technology and how these views influence public policy.

Prior to joining UCL, Melanie Smallman was founder and Director of the Science Communications Consultancy Think-Lab, providing policy and communications advice and support to a range of organisations including London’s Science Museum, The Wellcome Trust and the UK’s Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). Melanie continues to combine practice with research and teaching, is a member of UCL’s Climate Change Communications Commission and has recently advised the UK Parliament on science communication.

The Falling Walls Breakthroughs of the Year will highlight breakthrough thinking from around the world in 10 categories, ranging from Life Sciences to Science Engagement. Counting more than 100 jurors, each breakthrough will be determined by a distinguished world-class Jury under the leadership of renowned experts in their respective fields.

We are delighted that Helga Nowotny, fmr. President of the European Research Council, will serve as the Chair of the Juries, presiding over the selection process at large.

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