Bultitude, Karen

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Bultitude, Karen

Karen Bultitude

Karen is a part-time Senior Lecturer in Science Communication and Director of Research (STS) in the Department of Science and Technology Studies. She combines practical delivery expertise with robust academic research, especially in the areas of live (face-to-face) and digital environments. She also acts as an external consultant, particularly relating to delivering training courses and conducting project evaluations.

Email:  karen.bultitude@ucl.ac.uk

Telephone:  +44 (0)20 7679 4431 (internal: 34431)

Mobile:  +44 (0)7940 175 020

Skype: kbultitude

Twitter:  @karenbultitude


Expertise

Karen has delivered a range of innovative and large-scale projects in venues ranging from museums and science centres to festivals (both music and science related), as well as many other public spaces. From a research perspective she has led on a global review of science festivals, as well as explored various participant and deliverer motivations for becoming involved in activities in informal environments. 

Awards and Appointments

The innovative and high quality nature of Karen’s work has been recognised through multiple awards and appointments. She was appointed one of nine national EPSRC Public Engagement Mentors and sits on the STFC's Advisory Panel for Public Engagement. In 2008 she was awarded the Joshua Phillips Memorial Prize for Innovation in Science Engagement and in 2010 she was part of the Walking with Robots team which was awarded the Rooke Medal for the Public Promotion of Engineering by the Royal Academy of Engineering. She was previously a Senior Lecturer in Science Communication at UWE, Bristol.

Continued Professional Development and Training

Committed to embedding good practice as widely as possible, Karen is frequently invited to deliver training courses and Masterclasses for scientists and science communicators. Her most recent clients have included the UK Research Councils, the European Commission and the Abdul Salam ICTP in Trieste (Italy).  She also runs a variety of bespoke training courses in science communication and public engagement; please email her directly if you are interested in discussing further possibilities.

Engagement

In addition to her academic and research work Karen has been active in the direct promotion of science to school age students through a variety of entertaining science shows, including such titles as Working with Lasers – the Real Lightsabers!, Cool Science and Over the Rainbow. Karen has lectured on behalf of a variety of learned organisations, including the Royal Institution, the IEE and the Institute of Physics, and in 2005 was selected to co-present the Institute of Physics School’s Lecture, a nationwide tour reaching over 10,000 students in over 30 venues.

Karen has been invited to perform at a variety of national and international science festivals, including Sasol SciFest (the largest science festival in Africa, held in Grahamstown, South Africa), the Cheltenham Festival of Science and the British Science Festival.

Teaching

Courses

In 2014-15 Karen is contributing to the following courses:

  • HPSC3033  Communicating Science in Digital Environments
  • HPSC1008  Science Communication and Public Engagement (co-taught with Professor Steve Miller)

Please note that she is on Research leave in Term 1 (September - December 2014) and will not be contributing to teaching during that period.

STS administrative duties

  • Director of Research (STS)

Karen also oversees the departmental programme in public engagement training run through the UCL Graduate School, see http://www.ucl.ac.uk/sts/sts-publication-news/2013_06_28_PE_Training for further information.

Projects

To date Karen has been centrally involved in grants and commissions worth more than £2.2million.  Brief highlights of recent and current projects are included below; please contact Karen directly if you would like any further information regarding any of these projects.

Current Projects

SCOOP: Socio-economic Sciences: Communicating Outcomes Oriented to Policy (funded by the European Commission's FP7 programme) - Policy needs to be underpinned by evidence from research, yet communicating the outcomes of research projects to policy makers is not easy. The SCOOP project seeks to support the efforts of the research community to reach policy makers and facilitate the flow of information from the research community to other interested audiences, thereby supporting evidence-based policy making. Karen leads the series of Communication Masterclasses for the SCOOP project.

Comparison of National Strategies for Science Communication - In collaboration with representatives from Australia, Brazil, China, Japan and the UK, this research is comparing and contrasting national-level strategies for science communication.

STEM Directories (funded by the Department for Education, DfE) – Led by the Royal Institution of Great Britain in partnership with the British Science Association and University College London, the Directories aim to improve coherence and coordination of STEM schemes and activities by providing STEM teachers and lecturers with a reliable and comprehensive overview and signpost to enrichment and enhancement (E&E) activities across the UK.

STEM Communicator Models (funded by the SW Regional HE-STEM Programme) - Delivered in collaboration with the Universities of Bath and Bristol and the Institute of Physics, this project aims to share experience, good practice and learning between different existing programmes for involving students at higher education institutions in STEM outreach activities. This work includes research into student motivations and experiences of being involved in such programmes.

Continuous Loop (funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering) - A creative yarn and structural engineering project. The natural synergies between yarn crafts, such as knitting and crochet, and structural engineering create a mutual starting point for meaningful conversations between craft-interested adults and structural engineers. 

Recent Projects

Evaluation of the Girls into Physics programme (supported by the Department for Children, Schools and Families, DCSF and the Institute of Physics) – A participatory action research evaluation of the effectiveness of a UK-wide initiative investigating means of encouraging female school students to progress in studying physics.

Walking with Robots (funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, EPSRC) – a UK-wide network which promotes public engagement with the reality of contemporary robotics research and with the people who do that research.

Meet the Gene Machine (funded by the Wellcome Trust) – a lively drama and discussion event designed to raise awareness of the ethical implications raised by advances in medical genetics.

Talking Robots (funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, ESRC) – a social research project designed to investigate 1) how people engage with robotics events, and 2) public attitudes towards robotics.

Einstein at Glastonbury (funded by the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, NESTA) – a pioneering project in a ‘generic’ (non-traditional, familiar) venue, designed to raise public awareness of physics at Glastonbury Festival.

Supervision

Current Students

Karen is currently supervising Doctoral students at UCL, UWE, Bristol and the University of Cambridge on subjects related to science communication and public engagement.  

  • Alison Boyle (Sept 2011 - present; part-time; UCL and the Science Museum, London)  Histories of Modern Physics in the Museum: a framework for best collecting and display practice.
  • Huiping Chu (January 2013 - present; UCL)  A comparison between Chinese and UK sci-art practice in science museums.
  • Oliver Marsh (September 2013 - present; UCL)  Circulating Concepts of ‘Science Enthusiasm’ in Online Networks.
  • Supara Kamolpattana (Sept 2010 - present; UWE, Bristol)  Development of cultural-based science communication training for science museum explainers (funded by the Royal Thai Government).

If you are interested in exploring potential PhD opportunities within STS at UCL please contact the Graduate Tutor in the first instance, although you are of course welcome to contact me directly to discuss potential areas of interest.

Completed Students

  • Ann Grand (Jan 2009 - July 2012; UWE, Bristol)  Open Science Public Engagement (funded by EPSRC Doctoral Training Account).

Publications

Karen's research and delivery activities provide a close synergy between academic perspectives and current innovative practice in science communication and public engagement, resulting in a mixture of academic and non-academic outputs as outlined below.


Books and Book Chapters

Bultitude, K. (in press) Web-based channels for science communication: A review of trends and platforms.  In: Tan Wee Hin, L. and Subramaniam, R., eds. “Communicating Science to the Public: Opportunities and Challenges for the Asia-Pacific Region”. Netherlands: Springer.

Bultitude, K. & Rivett, A. (2012). ‘Student Involvement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Activities: Research Results’. Bath: SW HE-STEM Programme.

Budd, C., Bultitude, K., Rivett, A., Heath,H. and Stevens, E. (2012). Student Involvement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Activities: A guide to good practice’.  Bath: SW HE-STEM Programme.

Bultitude, K. (2011), The Why and How of Science Communication. In: Rosulek, P., ed. “Science Communication”. Pilsen: European Commission.

Bultitude, K. (2009), Presenting Science. In: Brake, M. & Weitkamp, E., eds. "Introducing Science Communication". London: Palgrave MacMillan.

Daly, A., Grant, L. & Bultitude, K. (2009) Girls into Physics – Action Research Research Report DCSF-RR103. London: Department for Children, Schools and Families. ISBN 978 1 84775 428 8.

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Invited Keynote Lectures

Bultitude, K. (2011) ‘Diversity in STEM Education: Gender’ Careers Wales Teacher Conference, Aberthaw, Wales.

Bultitude, K. (2010) ‘Historical and Social Contexts of Science Communication’, Science in the City workshop as part of the EU-China Science and Technology Week, Shanghai, China.

Bultitude, K. (2009) ‘Science Communication – why and how?’ Science Communication Conference, Pilsen, Czech Republic.

Bultitude, K. (2009) ‘Breaking the Chains: Enhancing innovation in science communication, outreach & public engagement’. Third Annual Science, Engineering Communications & Outreach Conference, Dublin.

Bultitude, K. and Custead, S. (2009) ‘Science Festival Survey 2008’. European Science Events Association (EUSCEA) Annual Conference, Perugia.

Overton, T., Bultitude, K. and Cartwright, H. (2008) ‘Hands-on Science in Schools’. Meeting of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee, London.

Bultitude, K. (2008), ‘The STEM Directories: A New Way Forwards’. South West STEMNET Regional Conference, Bristol

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Journal Articles

Bultitude, K., Rodari, P. & Weitkamp, E. (2012) ‘Bridging the gap between science and policy: the importance of mutual respect, trust and the role of mediators’, Jcom 11(03) C01.

Rodari, P., Bultitude, K., Desborough, K. (2012) ‘Science communication between researchers and policy makers. Reflections from a European project’, Jcom 11(03) C07.

Grand, A., Wilkinson, C., Bultitude, K. and Winfield, A.F.T. (2012) 'Open Science: A New “Trust Technology”?', Science Communication 34(5): 679-689.

Bultitude, K. and Sardo, A.M. (2012) 'Leisure and Pleasure: science events in unusual locations', International Journal of Science Education 34(18): 2775-2795.

Wilkinson, C., Dawson, E., and Bultitude, K. (2011) ‘‘Younger people have like more of an imagination, no offence’: Participant perspectives on public engagement’, IJSE Part B. 2(1): 43-61.

Bultitude, K., McDonald, D. and Custead, S. (2011) ‘The rise and rise of Science Festivals – an international review of organised events to celebrate science’ IJSE Part B 1(2): 165-188.

Wilkinson, C., Bultitude, K. and Dawson, E. (2011) ‘“Oh Yes, Robots! People Like Robots; the Robot People Should do Something”: Perspectives and Prospects in Public Engagement With Robotics’ Science Communication 33(3): 367-397.

Silva, J. and Bultitude, K. (2009) ‘Best Practice in Public Communications Training in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics’ Jcom 08(02) A03.

Bultitude, K. (2009) ‘Take the weather with you’, Science in School 11: 52-57.

Wilkinson, C., Bultitude, K. and Weitkamp, E. (2009) ‘MSc Science Communication, Science Communication Unit, UWE, Bristol’, Jcom 08(01) C04.

Strieth, L., Bultitude, K., Burnet, F. and Wilkinson, C. (2008) ‘Meet the Gene Machine: stimulating bioethical discussions at school’, Science in School 9: 34-38.

Bultitude, K. (2008) ‘Hands-on Science in Schools: the Enhancement & Enrichment Perspective’, Science in Parliament 65(3).

Bultitude, K. and Grant, L. (2006) ‘Demonstration Lectures’, Physics Ed., 41(3); 195-7.

Bultitude, K. (2006) ‘Science Communication’, Catalyst, 17 (2); 6-7.

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Conference Papers

Bultitude, K., Cheng, D., Durant, G., Jackson, R. and Massarani, L. (2012). ‘Comparison of national strategies: documentary analysis for Australia, Brazil, China and the United Kingdom’, Proceedings of the Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference, Florence, Italy.

Grand, A., Wilkinson, C., Bultitude, K., Winfield, A. (2012). ‘“It feels like the right thing to do”: ethical perspectives of open science’, Proceedings of the Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference, Florence, Italy.

Bultitude, K., Cheng, D., Smith, G., Jackson, R. and Patairiya, M. (2010). ‘National Strategies for Science Communication: Comparing International Approaches’. Proceedings of the Public Communication of Science and Technology 2010 Conference (New Delhi, India 6-10 December 2010).

Grand, A., Bultitude, K., Wilkinson, C. and Winfield, A. (2010), ‘Muddying the waters or clearing the stream: Open science as a communication medium’, Proceedings of the Public Communication of Science and Technology 2010 Conference (New Delhi, India 6-10 December 2010).

Rocks, C., Bultitude, K. and Winfield, A. (2010), ‘New frontiers in science communication: researchers’ experiences of coming out of the lab’, Proceedings of the Public Communication of Science and Technology 2010 Conference (New Delhi, India 6-10 December 2010).

Daly, A., Grant, L. and Bultitude, K. (2009), ‘Engaging Girls in Physics: Lessons from Teachers’ Action Research and Professional Development in England’ in Proceedings of the European Science Education Research Association (ESERA) Annual Conference, Istanbul, Turkey.

Rocks, C., Grant, L., Bultitude, K. and Paterson, L. (2009) “Young People's Views on Intelligent Robotics” in Proceedings of Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems (TAROS 2009), Londonderry, UK, pp 275 – 280.

Bultitude, K., Johnson, B., Burnet, F., Evans, D. and Winfield, A. (2005) "Robot Thought - A Dialogue Event for Family Audiences" Proceedings of the Symposium of Robotics, Machatronics and Animatronics in the Creative and Entertainment Industries and Arts, AISB Convention 2005, SSAISB, UK.

Burnet, F., Johnson, B. and Bultitude, K. (2005) “Graphical Science” Proceedings of the Beijing PCST Working Symposium, China.

Burnet, F., Johnson, B. and Bultitude, K. (2005) "Hot Topics" Proceedings of the Beijing PCST Working Symposium, China.

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Invited Presentations

Bultitude, K. (2012) 'Gender Aware Teaching Practice', Frontiers of Physics 2012 Annual Conference, Dublin, Ireland.

Bultitude, K. (2012) ‘Introduction to Public Engagement’, Science Communication Conference, London, UK.

Bultitude, K. (2012). ‘Who is science communication for? What is its purpose?’, Global and Local Contexts in Science Communication: A workshop hosted by the British Council in partnership with the British Science Association, London, UK.

Gascoigne, T., Bultitude, K., Cheng, D., Gomes da Costa, A. and Lozano Borda, M. (2012) ‘National Strategies Towards Science Communication’, Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference, Florence, Italy.

Bultitude, K. (2012). Café Scientifique (Chair), Royal Society, London, UK.

Bultitude, K. (2012). ‘Robust Decisions Through Commitment, Dialogue, and Communication’, AAAS Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada.

Bultitude, K. (2011). ‘Student Involvement in STEM Activities’, STEG Seminar, King’s College London, UK.

Bultitude, K. & Martin, T. (2011). ‘Communicating effectively with policymakers’, NET4SOCIETY Annual Meeting, Istanbul, Turkey.

Bultitude, K. (2011). ‘How to create a public science event’, Joint ICTP-TWAS Workshop on Science Communication in Developing Countries: Bridging the Gap between Science, Policy and the General Public, Trieste, Italy.

Bultitude, K. (2011). ‘Oration for Anthony Jinman’s Honorary Doctorate’, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK.

Bultitude, K. (2011). ‘New tools, devices and questions’, Visitor Studies Group Seminar, Bristol, UK.

Bultitude, K. (2011). ‘Gender Aware Teaching Practice’, Institute of Physics Summer Physics Update Conference, Bristol, UK.

Bultitude, K. (2011), ‘Research in Science Communication’, National Science Museum, Bangkok.

Bultitude, K. (2011), ‘Ensuring a future for science: maximising student motivation and progression within scientific disciplines’, Pacific Science Association Congress, Kuala Lumpur.

Kirk, L., Tan Wee Hin, L., Bultitude, K., Subramaniam, R., Lamberts, R., Ibrahim, A., Chin, T. (2011), ‘Science Communication skills’ workshop, Pacific Science Association Congress, Kuala Lumpur.

Dyball, M., Warburton, D., Grant, L. and Bultitude, K. (2011), ‘Evaluation: Asking the Tricky Questions’, Science Communication Conference (Chair). King’s Place, London.

Kukula, M., Davis, C., Wilkinson, J., and Bultitude, K. (2011), ‘Citizen Science’, Science Communication Conference (Chair). King’s Place, London.

Featherstone, F. and Bultitude, K. (2011) ‘Science Communication for Bioscientists’ Workshop, Bath University.

Bultitude, K. (2011) ‘Getting to know your audience’, ‘Communication Skills for Researchers’ Workshop, Nottingham University.

Bultitude, K. (2011) ‘Designing a public engagement activity’, Engaging the Public with your Research training courses (various dates), Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Swindon.

Bultitude, K. and Grant, L. (2011) ‘Introduction to public engagement’, PSS Futures Lab workshop, Cranfield University.

Bultitude, K. (2010) ‘Science Communication’, Life Sciences Careers Conference, King’s College London.

Wilkinson, C. and Bultitude, K. (2010) ‘Impact and the REF: Public Engagement Workshop’, UWE, Bristol.

Bultitude, K. (2010) ‘Science Communication: A UK Perspective’, Australian National University.

Bultitude, K. (2010) ‘Science Communication: A UK Perspective’, SciTech lecture and lunch, Perth, Western Australia.

Bultitude, K., Grant, L., Daly, A. and Thomson, C. (2010) ‘Girls into Physics’, Diversity in STEM conference, Institute of Physics, London.

Bultitude, K. and Wilkinson, C. (2010) ‘Public Engagement and Impact’, UWE, Bristol.

Brown, P. and Bultitude, K. (2009) Girls into Science workshop, Science Learning Centre South West, Bristol.

Bultitude, K. (2009) ‘Communicating Stem Cell Research’ EuroSyStem Workshop, Edinburgh.

Rocks, C. and Bultitude, K. (2009) ‘Robotics Workshop’, Skirting Science event for female students, Weston-Super-Mare.

Bultitude, K. (2009), ‘Public Engagement Skills’, session presented at various workshops at the University of Bristol.

Bultitude, K. (2009), ‘Achieving Success in Public Engagement’, EPSRC PPE Workshop, Leicester.

Bultitude, K. and Lloyd, A. (2010) ‘Careers – A Science communicators’ skills and career paths’. British Interactive Group Little Event, Birmingham, UK.

Daly, A., Bultitude, K., and Grant, L. (2009) ‘Changing classroom practice through teacher-led research: A case study of the Girls into Physics: Action Research Programme’. The Science and Technology Education Group Seminar Series, Kings College, London.

Bultitude, K. and Lloyd, A. (2009) ‘Careers – A Science communicators’ skills and career paths’. British Interactive Group Little Event, Birmingham, UK.

Bultitude, K. and Featherstone, H. (2009) ‘Evolving Science Communication’. British Interactive Group (BIG) Annual Event, Royal Institution of Great Britain, London.

Bultitude, K. (2009), ‘Meet the Gene Machine’. Evolving Science Communication Symposium, Bristol.

Bultitude, K. (2009), ‘Careers in Science Communication’. Scottish Science Communication Conference, Glasgow.

Knetsch, M., Todd, J. and Bultitude, K. (2008), ‘Social science research - expanding user engagement. Does involvement end at the research commissioning process?’. Involve National Conference, Nottingham.

Bultitude, K., (2008) ‘The Enhancement & Enrichment Agenda’. The Biosciences Federation Education Colloquium, York.

Potts, L., Bultitude, K., Bell, D. and Heath, C. (2008) ‘What can social science research do for science communication?’. Science Communication Conference, London.

Bultitude, K. (2007), 20-20 Vision Conference (Chair). Institution for Engineering Technology, London.

Bultitude, K. and Streith, L. (2007) ‘Map your Future’. British Council workshop, Hong Kong.

Bultitude, K. (2007), ‘Science Communication UK Style’, Australian Science Communicators Forum, Sydney, Australia.

Bultitude, K. and Featherstone, H. (2007) ‘Science Communication for Scientists’. British Council workshops held in Thessonaliki & Athens, Greece.

Bultitude, K. (2006), ‘Alternative Energy’. Next Generation Science conference, Netherlands.

Bultitude, K., (2006) ‘Science Communication: UK Perspective’. Victorian Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development, Melbourne, Australia.

Bultitude, K. (2007), ’Science Communication: Latest Advances’. Fundación CIENTEC Workshop, Costa Rica.

Bultitude, K. (2006), ‘Graphic Science – UK Perspective of Science Communication’. Museum of Science, Boston, USA.

Bultitude, K. and Johnson, B. (2005) ‘Wet and Wild Science Communication’. Riga, Latvia.

Bultitude, K., Burnet, F. and Johnson, B. (2005/06) ‘ZeroCarbonCity: Communicating Climate Change’. Various British Council workshops held throughout Russia: Krasnoyarsk, St Petersburg and Moscow.

Bultitude, K. (2005-11), ‘Finding Funds’. Various Aim Higher workshops, Chester and Liverpool, UK.

Bultitude, K. (2006), 20-20 Vision Conference (Chair). Institution for Engineering Technology, London.

Bultitude, K. and Johnson, B. (2005) ‘Communicating Physics’. British Council workshop held in Samara, Russia.

Bultitude, K. and Grant, L. (2005-06) Our Planet - Our Future. Co-presenter for this high profile lecture, through tours such as the Institute of Physics 2005 Schools and Colleges lecture (2005), and the Tyndall Tour of Ireland (2006). These tours reached over 12,000 students in live performances, and included the production of a CD containing an edited version of the show that was distributed to 3,000 teachers across the UK for use in classrooms.

Bultitude, K. (2005) ‘Physics to Go!’. Association of Science Education Teachers & Technicians Meeting, Bristol, UK.

Bultitude, K. (2005), The Training Partnership Conference (Chair). Institute of Education, London.

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Conference Presentations

Bultitude, K., Pathmanathan, S., Bauer, M., Sleigh, C. and Cassidy, A. (2012). ‘Key Issues in Science in Public Research’. Science in Public Conference, UCL, London.

DeWitt, J., Lloyd, A., Pearson, K., Bultitude, K. (2012). ‘Freeze Frame! The learning behind interactive exhibit experiences’. British Interactive Group (BIG) Annual Event, National Railway Museum, York.

Sinnett, D., Bultitude, K. and Williams, K. (2012). ‘Motivations and barriers for interdisciplinary research: a study from a health, environment and technology programme in the UK’. Understanding interdisciplinary research and practice: an international conference, Sheffield, UK.

Budd, C., Bultitude, K., Rivett, A., Heath,H. and Stevens, E. (2012). ‘Share, Improve, Develop: An interactive workshop to explore student involvement in STEM Communication Activities’, SW HE-STEM Workshop, Bath, UK.

McCracken, S., Bultitude, K., Sanderson, J., Hirst, T. and Saxon, A. (2012). ‘Evaluating the impact of online engagement’, Science Communication Conference, London, UK.

Cross, S., Bultitude, K., Glaser, D. and Shannon, T. (2012). ‘Honest sharing: Reporting failure usefully and safely’, Science Communication Conference, London, UK.

Cheng, D., Bultitude, K., Fujun, R., Lozano Borda, M. and Smith, C. (2012), ‘Latest Developments in Evaluation Practice’, Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference, Florence, Italy.

Bultitude, K. (Chair), Claessens, M., Kirk, L., Riise, J. and Weitkamp, E. (2012), ‘Rationales and Audiences for Communicating ‘Big Science’, Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference, Florence, Italy.

Rivett, A., Bultitude, K., Stevens, E., Heath, H. and Budd, C. (2011). ‘Accreditation, volunteering or paid employment?: Comparison of the successes and challenges of different models of student involvement in public engagement activities’, NCCPE National Conference, Bristol.

Budd, C., Bultitude, K., Rivett, A., Heath,H. and Stevens, E. (2011). ‘Student involvement in STEM activities: Is it a good idea, what works and how can we make it better?’, SW HE-STEM Workshop, Bath, UK.

Durant, G., Bultitude, K., Woo Lee, U., Rock, A., Lam, P. (2011). ‘Science Centres and Policy Making’, 6th Science Centre World Congress, Cape Town, South Africa.

Grand, A., Winfield, A., Wilkinson, C. and Bultitude, K. (2010) ‘On open science and public engagement with engineering research’. Practicing Science and Technology: Performing the Social. EAAST 2010, Trento, Italy, 2nd-4th September 2010.

Bultitude, K., Featherstone, F., Brown, O., Lister, E. and DeWitt, J. (2010) ‘Crossing the line: what we can learn from current educational research’, British Interactive Group (BIG) Annual Event, Centre for Life, Newcastle. 

Bultitude, K., Grant, L. and Thomson, C. (2010) ‘Gender Awareness in the physical sciences’, British Interactive Group (BIG) Annual Event, Centre for Life, Newcastle. 

Paterson, L., Zeissen, T., Miller, K. and Bultitude, K. (2010) ‘Funding Masterclass’, British Interactive Group (BIG) Annual Event, Royal Institution of Great Britain, London (session chair and organiser). 

Paterson, L., Dillon, J., Dawson, E., Burall, S. and Bultitude, K. (2010) ‘Elephant in the room’, Science Communication Conference, London (session chair and organiser). 

Wilkinson, C., Bultitude, K., and Dawson, E., (2009) Engaging Robotics: Lessons for Public Engagement. British Sociological Association Annual Conference, Cardiff, 16 – 18 April 2009. 

Bultitude, K. (2009), ‘Finding Funds’, British Interactive Group (BIG) Annual Event, Royal Institution of Great Britain, London (session chair and organiser). 

Jackson, N., McCrory, P., Russell, I. and Bultitude, K. (2009) ‘Are They Really Learning?’, British Interactive Group (BIG) Annual Event, Royal Institution of Great Britain, London (session chair). 

Bultitude, K. (2009), ‘Evaluation – an Overview’, ECSITE Annual Conference, Milan, Italy (session chair and organiser). 

Daly, A., Grant, L. and Bultitude, K. (2009) ‘Girls into Physics’, Association for Science Education Annual Conference, Reading. 

Merzagora, M., Rodari, P., Campanino, M. and Bultitude, K. (2008), "Science communication as a profession: training needs and future directions". ECSITE Annual Conference, Budapest, Hungary. 

Bultitude, K., Dillon, J. and Grant, L. (2008) ‘Evaluating evaluation: what makes evaluation effective?’. ECSITE Annual Conference, Budapest, Hungary. 

Bultitude, K., Bandelli, A., Maglio, G. and Paleco, C. (2008) "Transferability and contagiousness – how to ensure your project continues after the funding runs out". ECSITE Annual Conference, Budapest, Hungary. 

McCrory, P. and Bultitude, K. (2008), ‘So what is 'engagement' anyway?’, British Interactive Group (BIG) Annual Event, Wrexham, Wales. 

Wilkinson, C., Dawson, E. and Bultitude, K. (2008), "Talking robots: examining public engagement with emergent robotic technologies". The British Sociological Association Annual Conference “Social Worlds, Natural Worlds”, Warwick, UK. 

Dawson, E., Wilkinson, C. and Bultitude, K. (2008) ‘Talking Robots: A Critical Examination of Strategies for Public Engagement with Robotic Technologies – An Update’. RoboFesta, Milton Keynes, 6 November 2008. 

Bultitude, K. and Rocks, C. (2007) "New Directions for Robotics Engagement". RoboFesta Annual Conference, Milton Keynes, UK. 

Strieth, L., Robinson, S., Bultitude, K. (2007), "A BIG Guide to Partnerships". British Interactive Group (BIG) Annual Event, Rotheram, UK. 

Dawson, E., Wilkinson, C. and Bultitude, K. (2007) ‘Talking Robots: A Critical Examination of Strategies for Public Engagement with Robotic Technologies.’ RoboFesta, Milton Keynes, 1 November 2007. 

Strieth, L., Bultitude, K., Burnet, F. and Wilkinson, C. (2007), “Meet the Gene Machine”.  Genomics and Society Conference: “Today's answers, tomorrow's questions”, London. 

Bultitude, K. (2006), "Public Engagement with Robotics". British Interactive Group (BIG) Annual Event, Manchester, UK. 

Bultitude, K. and Grant, L. (2005) "Innovative Engagement Methods: Electronic Voting". British Interactive Group (BIG) Annual Event, Newcastle, UK. 

Bultitude, K. (2005), "Walking with Robots". RoboFesta Annual Conference, Milton Keynes, UK.

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Short Works 

Rodari, P., Sgorbissa, F., Bultitude, K. (2010-12), ‘SCOOP Masterclass Evaluation’ Reports. Various dates in 2010/11. Trieste: SISSA Medialab.

Bultitude, K., Rivett, A. (2011), ‘Developing and enhancing student STEM communicator models across SW HEIs’. June 2011, 1-15. Bristol: Science Communication Unit.

Bultitude, K., Grant, L. Daly, A. and Williams, B. (2011), ‘RCUK Contemporary Science in the Classroom CPD Evaluation Team Final Report’. May 2011, 1-72. London: Laura Grant Associates.

Bultitude, K., Daly, A. and Grant, L. (2011), ‘Two years on: A review of the Girls into Physics action research project’. January 2011, 1-24. Bristol: Science Communication Unit.

Bultitude, K., Featherstone, F. and Wilkinson, C. (2010), ‘Phase 3 Gap Analysis Final Summary Report’. September 2010, 1-4. Bristol: Science Communication Unit.

Bultitude, K., Featherstone, F. and Wilkinson, C. (2010), ‘Phase 3 Gap Analysis Final Research Report’. September 2010, 1-49. Bristol: Science Communication Unit.

Wilkinson, C., and Bultitude, K. (2010) ‘Talking Robots: Engaging the Public in Robotics Research.’ Britain in 2010, 95. Swindon: Economic and Social Research Council.

Featherstone, H., Bultitude, K. and Wilkinson, C. (2009) ‘Public Engagement Map: Report to the Science for All Expert Group’. Bristol: Science Communication Unit. 1-25.

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