Session 1A - Science communication teaching and research in a global context: establishing and learning through collaborations between the global North and South

Room 3.21

Panel Discussion

Melanie Smallman (University College London, UK); Marina Joubert (Stellenbosch University, South Africa); Luisa Masserani (Fiocruz, Brazil); Bella Starling (Public Programmes, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust UK); Rhian A Salmon (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)

In a connected world, thinking about science communication research and teaching increasingly takes place in a global context. In this panel, which will comprise a series of very short stimuli followed by a participatory session, we reflect on a number of recent collaborations between the global North and South, to draw out the mutual learning potential of such relationships and to help others make new connections to set up their own future collaborations.  In particular, we will discuss the opportunities for diversifying curricula and research perspectives, as well as addressing key issues around inequality, and offer an opportunity to connect with others wishing to build international collaborations.