I am a researcher for The Production of Public Understanding of Science (PoPUS) project. Led by Matthew Slater, this project investigates the nature of public understanding with an eye to facilitating its production, especially in the case of public understanding of science. My role is as a social scientist with experience in several different research methodologies and statistics. I am assisting in the empirical research inspired by the philosophical underpinnings of this multi-year project.
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Public Understanding and Opinion of Climate Change
I am generally interested in public understanding of climate change and effective climate change communication. I began this work with my dissertation, which examined public understanding of climate change in university students and I continue research in student comprehension, understanding, and action regarding climate change. I am also working on qualitative and quantitative studies of public opinion and understanding of climate change and other environmental issues. The goal of my work is to better inform climate change education and communication. .