What is wellbeing and what does it mean for science communication? – H Room, Austin Pearce Building
DISCUSS IT strand
Can engaging minority audiences in science help improve wellbeing? How should we be doing it?
As of April 2011 the UK‟s Annual Population Survey has included questions on wellbeing. Some of the groups considered “hard to reach” such as people with disabilities, from specific ethnic groups (Black, Arab, Pakistani, and Indian) and unemployed, have lower scores in wellbeing. We will debate if and how the work done by the science communication community can impact the wellbeing of these groups.
Speakers: Saalam Abdallah (New Economic Foundation), John Haworth (University of Bolton), Chair: Amy Sanders (Wellcome Trust)