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Science and Innovation Communication Lecturer, Festival manager, Think Magazine Editor-in-Chief, University of Malta
Dr Edward Duca thought up and leads the SciCultureD project. He is involved in several large EU funded projects, lectures in science communication and innovation, and has created and managed several science communication events through the NGO the Malta Chamber of Scientists. The largest activity being the national science and arts festival Science in the City attracting 6% of Malta’s population annually. He aims to continue setting up research and activities between diverse fields to develop effective science communication activities that encourage a scientifically aware society to develop informed opinions. He wants Malta to embed a culture of public engagement and research that benefits society.
Specialities: Science Communication practice and research, Innovation Communication, Responsible research and innovation, Science Writing, Project Management, Science and Arts, Activity Evaluation, Genetics, Ideas, Editing.
Associate Professor in Education, University of Exeter
Dr Kerry Chappell’s UoE research and teaching have a firm focus on creativity, creative pedagogy, the arts and transdisciplinary research. Within her teaching, she runs the MA Creative Arts in Education, and contributes to the MA Technology, Creativity and Thinking in Education, as well as the supervision of PhD students.
Kerry’s most recent research has considered the dialogic and material nature of creative pedagogy in science|arts transdisciplinary practice, whether and how we might think of creativity as posthuman, alongside a focused literature review of creativity research in dance education. She also currently works on an in-house UoE research project looking at how digital tools and creative pedagogies can enhance project-based-learning within higher education teaching.
Within the SciCulture intensive courses, Kerry will be facilitating some performing arts elements (drawing on her practice with DanceLab Collective) and, with Dr Lindsay Hetherington and Heather Wren, leading the creative pedagogical framework and evaluating its impact.
Lecturer at Department of Arts Education, HVL
Hans has a major in ethnomusicology and has worked as a teacher for children and educators, like primary school and kindergarten teachers and child welfare educators.
His teaching experience includes aesthetic learning processes, multiculturalism, culture and creativity, and music and art. Hans has been a music lecturer at HVL since 2009.
Founder and CEO of city2science.
Director of the European Science Engagement Association and the European Network of Science Centres and Museums
Annette Klinkert is EUSEA Director since 2016. With a professional background in city management, she founded city2science – Science Communication and Strategy Consulting in 2012. city2science facilitated and conceptualizes innovative communication approaches connecting scientific institutions with urban and regional development strategies.
Annette Klinkert has initiated and organized a number of large-scale science communication formats across Germany, such as the science festivals GENIALE, WissensNacht Ruhr, FameLab Germany and MakerFaire Ruhr, and facilitates multi-stakeholder dialogues and co-creative innovation strategies such as Knowledge Metropolis Ruhr.
Project manager at city2science
Esther Rüßler supports the team of the city2science GmbH as project manager since 2014. After studying dramatics at Mainz University and Université de Nanterre (Paris), she is responsible for the concept development and implementation of local and regional science communication formats, i.e. the European Students Parliament of Science and Science Night Ruhr. She organised the Dortmund Mini Maker Faire 2014, supported the Maker Faire Ruhr and was responsible for organising the Maker Faire OWL 2019.
Esther Rüßler is profoundly experienced in EU proposal development processes, including structural requirements, content and approach. From 2019-2021 she coordinated the RDF-Project “Make OWL” that was aiming at creating a Maker culture in East Westphalia-Lippe. Currently she is project officer for two Erasmus+ projects city2science is involved in.
President of Science View, Greece
Coordinator of Learning Science Through Theatre Initiative
Menelaos is a science writer and communicator with a background in applied mathematics and 20 years of international work experience. He holds an MSc in Total Quality Management and is currently training research teams in the field of science communication.
He is the initiator of a national educational project called “Learning Science Through Theatre”, is the National Coordinator of the Greek Student Parliament on Science, and for the last 15 years has been involved in more than 30 EU projects in the areas of SiS, SSH, ICT, and Research for the Benefit of SMEs.
He is a research associate at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, has been a board member of the European Union of Science Journalist’s Associations (EUSJA), is on the steering board of the Center for Creativities, Arts and Science Education (CASE), and was previously the editor of the Research and Technology online Magazine under the General Secretariat of Research Technology in Greece (GSRT)
Adjunct Lecturer on Technologies in STEAM Education, European University of Cyprus
Dimitrios J. Sotiropoulos is a physicist with a master’s in Science Education and a PhD in Digital Educational Technology in Science Education. His research interests include the benefits of the integration of any form of digital technology in the educational process, especially in STEaM education.
He is currently working with European research projects at Science View and is an Adjunct Lecturer at the European University of Cyprus on “Technologies in STEAM Education”.
He has taught courses in the field of Computer Science in Education and has experience in the implementation of the 1:1 iPad ecosystem, educational robotics, and STEAM activities in the classroom. Dimitrios has participated in the production of various titles of approved educational software for primary and secondary education and is also an evaluator of educational software in the framework of programs of the Ministry of Education.
He is a trainer of teachers in ICT and within the “School Innovation Network” has worked with many teachers, acting as a mentor and coordinator of teachers from various Greek schools to introduce Educational Innovation in them.
Kristine is a design researcher and architect; she has recently completed her studies in Design Research with a focus on design thinking and its application in the fields of education. She is currently a planning professional with a heritage NGO in Malta and is a lecturer on a casual basis at the University of Malta. She has previously worked for several years as a warranted architect in Malta, during which she carried out various design workshops. Her current research focuses on the tracing of multiple agencies within the design process with a focus on participatory acts of design through an engagement with stakeholders.