UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies


Dissemination, Engagement & Impact

Engaging with both academic and non-academic audiences is an important aspect of Simon’s work. He has over the past several years worked hard to bring academic research to new audiences, and also work with policy-makers and businesses.

Selected activities

  • Lock, S ‘Engaging Brains: Neuroscientists on public engagement’, PCST conference, Brazil, May 2014
  • Lock, S and Smallman, M, 'Nuclear power sounded wonderful 40 years ago', Science in Public Conference, Nottingham July 2013
  • DECC lunchtime seminar: 'Public Participation and Climate Change Infrastructure', Oct 2012.
  • Conference panel discussion co-convenor and chair: ‘Back to the future: why should we promote public engagement with science?’ (with Brian Wynne, Sheila Jasanoff, Maja Horst, Alan Irwin, Dave Guston), 4S/EASST, Copenhagen, Denmark, October 2012.
  • Conference paper: ‘STS and Sexuality: Why the silence?’ (with Georgina Voss, Brighton University) 4S/EASST, Copenhagen, Denmark, October 2012.
  • Simon was co-chair for the 7th Annual Science in Public conference at UCL in July 2012. Go to the website for more details.
  • 'Going Low-Carbon: The governance of climate change technologies', UCL Public Policy/Laws Panel debate, December 2011 (summary of event)
  • In October 2011 Simon made his comedy stand-up debut at UCL's Bright Club 'Humanities'
  • 'Lost in Translation? Discourses of public engagement and legitimacy in the UK', Science and the Public Conference, Kingston University, July 2011 (abstract)
  • 'Let's not lose the radical potential of public engagement', UCL Public Engagement Symposium, June 2011 (event link)

Click on the links below for further details of Simon’s dissemination, engagement and impact work.