How do we communicate risk? Strategies for engagement & inclusion

Wednesday 14 December 2022 **online**

11am – 1pm

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You are warmly invited to an informal roundtable discussion of academics, health and policy officials, and community groups to identify barriers and solutions to effective risk communication.

Our medium term aim is to understand how best to frame (e.g.) public health messaging or disaster warnings in order to effectively communicate both the underlying science and the potential risks to public safety. Research suggests that certain groups are more or less likely to take up services offered via such messaging. Our longer term aim is therefore to develop a community research consortium that brings together the right people, skills, and technologies from across various academic institutions, disciplines, policies and practices, and a range of communities to address the inequity of access to services.

The event will involve a two-hour virtual discussion on key issues, plans, and ways forward and will contribute to writing a large grant application to the UKRI ESRC/ARCH or Welcome Trust before March 2023.


This event is organised by the College of Social Sciences interdisciplinary research themes on Challenges in Changing Cities and Addressing Inequalities, in collaboration with the College of Art's Cogito Epistemology Research Centre.

Dr Josephine Adekola is a Lecturer in Strategy Communication/Science and Technology Policy in the Adam Smith Business School. She is a member of the Changing Cities IRT leadership team, and has research interests including disaster risk management, risk communication, community resilience, and vaccine or stakeholders engagement.

First published: 16 November 2022

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