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Seminar | Power and Justice in Citizen Science

Also available to view live via the internet. See details below.


Citizen science is increasingly used as a means of carrying out scientific research. The Participatory Science Platform (PSP) was launched in 2015 and encourages all New Zealanders to get involved with science, and now includes more than 100 projects. This seminar will look at how we can engage with publics for research in an inclusive way, sensitivities around data ownership, storage, and access, and give examples of health-related PSP projects. Victoria is speaking as part of the 2019 Public Health Summer School course 'Ethics of public and patient involvement in research: Governance, democracy and social justice'.


Dr Victoria Metcalf is a marine biologist and science communicator. She has researched extensively the impacts of environmental change on Antarctic fish and shellfish. Her role in the Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor as National Coordinator of the Participatory Science Platform is rewarding and matches her passion for engaging the public with science.

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For those unable to be there in person, this seminar will also be offered by webinar.

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Date Friday, 15 February 2019
Time 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Audience Public,All University
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Departmental Seminar
DepartmentPublic Health (Wellington)
LocationSmall Lecture Theatre, Level D, University of Otago Wellington

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