Meet Our Team

Project Coordinator

Professor at Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences

Prof. Niels Mejlgaard

Prof. Niels Mejlgaard

Project Coordinator

Professor at Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences

Aarhus University

Professor at the Department of Political Science and Vice Dean for Research and Talent Development at the Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University. His current work focuses on institutional efforts to promote responsibility and integrity in research practices. He served as director of the Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy from 2011-18, and participated in several European projects on PUS and RRI, including SOPs4RI, SUPER MORRI, NewHoRRIzon, ENERI, HEIRRI, and ResAGorA.
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WP1 Leader

Research Associate

Dr. Anne-Sophie Behm-Bahtat

Dr. Anne-Sophie Behm-Bahtat

WP1 Leader

Research Associate

Wissenschaft im Dialog

0000-0002-4022-4039
Anne-Sophie Behm-Bahtat is a Research Associate at Wissenschaft im Dialog (WiD) which is the German national organisation for science communication. She studied Integrated European Studies at the University of Bremen (B.A.), and political science and European affairs at Sciences Po Paris and the Free University of Berlin (M.A.). In 2022, she obtained her PhD in political science from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) with a thesis entitled “Out of Sight, Out of Mind? An Analysis of MEPs’ Focus on Territories in Parliament”. Anne-Sophie has worked at universities in Germany, France and Belgium, presented her research at numerous international conferences, and has taught seminars in social science methods for undergraduate students. Her research interests include democracy, representation, Euroscepticism, and, more recently, science communication and research integrity.
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WP1 co-leader

Professor of Social Psychology and Research Methodology, Programme Director

Prof. Martin W. Bauer

Prof. Martin W. Bauer

WP1 co-leader

Professor of Social Psychology and Research Methodology, Programme Director

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Educated in Psychology and Economic History (Bern, Zurich and London; PhD 1993), he conducts research and teaches on the public conversations of science which crosses social attitudes and perceptions, media discourse and public engagement; and this in a long-term and comparative perspective. He is a Fellow of acatech (German Academy of Technical Sciences) and advised the EC on various rounds of Eurobarometer related to science and technology, the most recent EB516 (directly relevant for this project). He was a member of an EU expert group to define indicators for RRI and currently sits on advisory boards for the Wellcome Global Monitor (WGM), German TechnikRadar, Observa-Italy and the Swiss Barometer. In China and Brazil, he shows as a regular academic visitor. His network of like-minded researchers is linked-up in MACAS [mapping the cultural authority of science]. Research publications appeared in Nature, Science, Nature-Astronomy, Nature-Biotechnology, PUS, Genetics & Society, Social Science Information, Social Studies of Science, International Journal of Public Opinion Research, Public Understanding of Science, JComm, Science Communication and PlosONE. Recent publications include Bauer MW and B Falade (2022) Public understanding of science: survey research around the world, in: M Bucchi and B Trench (eds) Routledge Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology, 3rd revised edition, NY, Routledge, pp140-159; Entradas M and MW Bauer (2022) (eds) Public Communication of Research Institutes: ‘Arms race’ for visibility or science substance? London, Routledge Studies of Science, Technology and Society 48; Sammut G and MW Bauer (2021) The Psychology of Social Influence – Modes and Modalities of Shifting Common Sense, Cambridge, CUP; Bauer MW, P Pansegrau, and R Shukla (2019) (eds) The Cultural Authority of Science – Comparing across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas, Routledge Studies of Science, Technology & Society, Vol 40, London, Routledge ; Bauer MW (2015) Atoms, Bytes and Genes - Public Resistance and Techno-scientific Responses, New York, Routledge.
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WP1 Member

Research Assistant

Hannah Bunt

Hannah Bunt

WP1 Member

Research Assistant

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Hannah graduated in December 2022 from the MSc Social and Public Communication at the London School of Economics (LSE) as winner of the Hilde Himmelweit Award for Best Overall Performance on her degree course. She also holds a BASc Arts and Sciences from University College London (UCL). Inherently interdisciplinary in nature, her research interests concern the ambiguities and tensions pertaining to free speech, (in)formal censorship, and speech norms. She currently works as a research assistant on various projects in LSE’s department of Psychological and Behavioural Science, as well as on The Netherlands’ potentially largest oral history project to date, which will culminate in a book and open-source database aimed at the general public.
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WP1 Member

Dr. Bankole Falade

Dr. Bankole Falade

WP1 Member

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Bankole is social psychologist with teaching and research interests in public understanding of science and the influence of other knowledge systems such as religion, politics, economy, culture and traditions on the uptake of scientific ideas. His recent book, Falade, B. A. and Murire, M. (2021) Health Communication and disease in Africa: beliefs, traditions and stigma published by Palgrave Macmillan explores the impact of these factors on health and illness in Africa while a book chapter, Falade, B A (2022) The francophone effect: French speaking Africa mirrors France and shows higher levels of vaccine hesitancy than non-French speakers in (Eds) Bauer M W and Schiele Bernard (2022) Science Communication : Taking a step back to move forward, shows the impact of culture and language of communication on perceptions of science across geographical boundaries. Two articles, Falade, B A (2022) Where are the graves of coronavirus victims?’ Beliefs, conspiracy theories and representations of COVID-19 in Africa and Falade, B. A. (2022) Science, beliefs and sociocultural influences on doctorates of South African universities explore the influence of beliefs on perceptions of science by religious leaders, the public and scientists. Post PhD at the London School of Economics and Political Science, he taught Health Communication at MSc level and was co-director of the MSc Health, Community and Development Programme at the Department of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences. He also worked as a post-doctoral researcher in the department with the MACAS project on science news in the British media, and continued with the group as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Bielefeld, Germany on science news in the German press. The science in the media project was published as a book chapter titled Falade, B. A., Bauer, M., Shukla, R. and Pansegrau, P. (2019) Science and the news flow 1990–2014, in Germany, UK and India in Bauer, M., Pansegrau, P. and Shukla, R. (Eds) The cultural authority of science – Comparing across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas by Routledge. He also worked as a researcher with the South Africa Research Chair in Science Communication, Centre for Research on Evaluation Science and Technology (CREST), Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Bankole is an Editorial Advisory Board member, Science Communication journal; the Data Editor, Cultures of Science journal and an Advisory Board Member, International Research Network for the Study of Science and Belief in Society, Birmingham University, United Kingdom. He is a recipient of the INSBS grant for the project titled, ‘African scientists’, religious leaders’ and public perceptions of science and spirituality in the COVID 19 pandemic era’ and a collaboration grant for a study titled ‘Linking Values and Regions to Science and Religion: A comparison of three African countries’.
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WP2 Leader

Assistant Professor

Dr. Marta Entradas

Dr. Marta Entradas

WP2 Leader

Assistant Professor

ISCTE-IUL

Marta Entradas is Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology at Iscte-Lisbon University Institute and Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She received her Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies (STS) from UCL in 2011. Marta has been a lead researcher (Principal Investigator) in pioneer cross-national studies examining institutional science communication dynamics at research institutions and universities (e.g. ‘MORE-PE: Mobilising Resources for Public Engagement’ (2016-2020) (PTDC/IVC-COM/0290/2014, FCT) and OPEN 'Organisational Public Engagement with Science and Technology' (2019-2023), PPTDC/COM-OUT/30022/2017). Her research interesses lie on science communication, public understanding and opinion about science and technology, with published work in top journals including in the area, and a recent book by Routledge “Public Communication of Research Universities ‘Arms Race’ for Visibility or Science Substance?” (2022). Marta is a former Marie Curie Fellow at LSE (2016-18), and Fulbright Scholar at Cornell University (2015-16) and the 'European Young Researcher (EYRA) Award' 2016 winner (Euroscience).
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Leader Task 2.3

Researcher

Dr. Richard Woolley

Dr. Richard Woolley

Leader Task 2.3

Researcher

Universitat Politècnica de València

Richard Woolley is a sociologist working on science and research policy and innovation. He is currently participating in projects on the societal impact of scientific research (OSIRIS) led the TIK Centre at the University of Oslo, Norway, and on the development of a monitoring framework for open and responsible research and innovation (SUPER MoRRI) led by Fraunhofer ISI, Germany. Richard’s other research interests include the role of technical occupations in research and innovation, research careers, and understanding how innovation can at times work to amplify social inequality. Prior to moving to INGENIO in 2011, Richard worked in Australia and participated in research centred on the South-East Asia and Pacific regions.
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WP2 member

PhD student

Simon Fuglsang

Simon Fuglsang

WP2 member

PhD student

Aarhus University

Simon Fuglsang is a PhD student at Aarhus University, his work centers on the study of the public opinion of science and technology. He has a background in political science, and the study of political behavior and public opinion, and has previously worked on research integrity perceptions in the SOPs4RI project. His main research interest is public understanding of science, studying psychological underpinnings of public opinion of science using quantitative methods, primarily in large cross-national surveys. The primary question guiding his doctoral work is whether, how, and to which degree the public relies on their general state of life when they make sense of the role of science in society.
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WP2 member

PhD student

Lucilla Losi

Lucilla Losi

WP2 member

PhD student

Aarhus University

Lucilla Losi is a PhD student at the Danish Center for Research in Science and Science Policy at Aarhus University and her work focus on the social determinants of public engagement with science. She has a background in quantitative Sociology and has previously collaborated on the publication of the fifth wave of the European Values Study (2017). Her research interests include the relation between social structure and public attitudes towards science, public participation in science and decision making, the interaction between the public and new technologies, and youth and digital media. In her doctoral dissertation she is empirically exploring typologies of public engagement with science and technology to better understand its socio-economic gradient
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Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Inês C. Sousa

Dr. Inês C. Sousa

WP2 Member

Postdoctoral Researcher

ISCTE-IUL

Inês C. Sousa is a postdoctoral researcher at CIES-Iscte and an Invited Assistant Professor at Iscte-Lisbon University Institute. She holds a Bachelor in Psychology and completed her Master's degree in Social and Organizational Psychology. She received her Ph.D. in Management (specialization in Human Resources and Organizational Behavior) from Iscte-Lisbon University Institute in 2020, with the thesis entitled “Leveraging an aging workforce: Contributions to longer and better working lives”. Her research interests include research integrity, aging at work, and diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Inês had published her work in journals such as Current Psychology, the German Journal of Human Resource Management and Frontiers in Psychology.
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Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Feng Yan

Dr. Feng Yan

WP2 Member

Postdoctoral Researcher

ISCTE-IUL

Dr. Feng Yan is now a postdoctoral researcher at CIES-ISCTE(Lisbon University Institute). She has a Bachelor’s degree in International Trade and Economy and a Master’s degree in Industrial Economy, both in China. After several years of working experience in financial and consulting sectors, then she received her Ph.D. in Management (specialization in Human Resources and Organizational Behavior) from ISCTE-Lisbon University Institute in 2022, with the thesis entitled “Extending the cross-cultural grounds of HRM: Thinking styles and long-term orientation matter”. Her research interest include research integrity, cross-cultural studies, thinking styles and emotional regulation in working context, behavioral science.
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WP2 and WP3 participant, T2.3 lead

Postdoctoral Researcher

Irene Monsonís Payá

Irene Monsonís Payá

WP2 and WP3 participant, T2.3 lead

Postdoctoral Researcher

Universitat Politècnica de València

Irene Monsonís-Payá is an early career researcher at INGENIO (CSIC-UPV). In her PhD dissertation, she focuses on processes of production of monitoring and evaluation instruments in the field of Responsible Research and Innovation. Her academic and professional interests include issues regarding intersections of sustainability, science, management, and education. Irene delivers univerity courses on ”Decision-making and ethics” in graduate and post-graduate courses and ”Diversity Management” in the Master of Social Corporate Responsibility, both at the Universitat Politècnica de València. She has been collaborating as evaluator of the programme Erasmus + for the Spanish Service for the Internationalisation of the Education (SEPIE) for seven years. She holds a degree in Law (2007) and a master in Business Administration (2008) and Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability (2012). She has seven years of experience as project manager and research assistant in EU funded projects (7FP, AAL, Daphne III, Progress, Lifelong Learning and Erasmus +), participated in different working groups of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing from 2012 to 2016. Irene also participated in the Blue Book programme of the European Commission, carrying out activities related to the Action Plan for the Circular Economy, the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials, and the Steel Industry Action Plan.
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WP4 Member

Director of Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Prof. Costas Charitidis

Prof. Costas Charitidis

WP4 Member

Director of Department of Materials Science and Engineering

National Technical University of Athens

Prof. Costas A. Charitidis is a professor at the School of Chemical Engineering of NTUA (Director of Department of Materials Science and Engineering), with extensive R&D experience through collaborations with international research centers. He is Co-author of "Research Ethics: A comprehensive strategy on how to minimize research misconduct and the potential misuse of research in EU funded research" (2010), ‘Data protection and privacy ethical guidelines, 2009’, ‘ETHICS REVIEW-Lessons Learned, 2008’. He is also President of the Organizing Committee of the conference entitled 'Towards the Ethics of Research in the Framework Programme Horizon 2020 and the National Strategic Framework for Research, Techno-logical Development and Innovation (ESPEK)" (National Technical University of Athens, 2-3 April (2012). He is appointed representative of the Ethics Committee of NTUA and coordinates the Advisory Ethics Committee of NTUA. He was a member of the panel of seven experts, who drafted the guidelines for the operation of Ethical Committees at an institutional level, at the end of 2017. The document has legal mandate and is part of the new legal framework for the Greek Educational system and will address both issues of Research Ethics and Research Integrity. He is referee in International scientific journals, evaluator & scientific advisor of R&D projects, in European and National funded R&D projects. He is also involved in EU and National funded projects. Prof. Charitidis is the author of 184 published papers in ISI journal. His work has received 5469 citations (h-index 40, according to Google scholar). He is the coordinator of Ethical Aspects in Research and Technology for Human network (EARTHnet).
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WP4 Leader

Senior Researcher

Dr. Panagiotis Kavouras

Dr. Panagiotis Kavouras

WP4 Leader

Senior Researcher

National Technical University of Athens

A physicist with MSc and PhD in Materials Science and Technology. For more than 15 years he was involved in research on solid waste management and characterisation of mechanical properties. He is the author of 51 published papers (47 ISI), 3 chapters in collective volumes, 1 textbook, 76 participations in national/international conferences. During the last six years his main research interest has been re-orientated on research integrity and research on research integrity, by participating in several Science with and for Society (SwafS) Horizon 2020 and WIDening participation and strengthening the European Research Area (WIDERA) Horizon europe projects. He is a certified trainer of research integrity by the VIRT2UE course and the country correspondent for Greece for the SUPER-MoRRI project. Panagiotis Kavouras also delivers seminars on research integrity for postgraduate students in NTUA, he participates in science communication events, he is involved in capacity-building activities for research integrity in Greece, and he held a column on research integrity in a Greek science magazine.
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Junior Researcher

Leonidas Ananiadis

Leonidas Ananiadis

WP4 Member

Junior Researcher

National Technical University of Athens

Leonidas Ananiadis has studied Political Science and History and obtained a MA in the Modern History department in Panteion University (Athens). He is currently on course to achieve a second MA on Sociology from the University of Crete, from where he gained a scholarship in 2021 by performing Supplementary Tutoring in Bachelor level students of the aforementioned Department. His Master Thesis will be entitled “After Fordism: Theoretical Approaches on the Future of Labor”. He has taken part at the Conference of Panteion University “The Left Wing in the Greek Political World” in 2013. His lecture, entitled “The Era of German Occupation and the Transformation of the Industrial City of Lavrio” was later published in the Conference’s proceedings.
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Coordinator, WP5 leader

Senior Researcher

Dr. Tine Ravn

Dr. Tine Ravn

Coordinator, WP5 leader

Senior Researcher

Aarhus University

Tine Ravn is sociologist by degree and holds a PhD in social science focusing on the socio-cultural aspects of reproductive technologies. Her work broadly concerns the relationship between science and society with a particular focus on the social aspects of emerging technologies, public engagement with science and society, public trust in science, research integrity, research ethics and responsible research and innovation. She has published in journals such as Research Ethics, Science and Public Policy and Science and Engineering Ethics. She has also authored and co-authored three books, including Lived Realities of Solo Motherhood, Donor Conception and Medically Assisted Reproduction (Ravn, Bingly: Emerald Publishing, 2021) and Social Theory: A Textbook. (Laustsen, Larsen, Nielsen, Ravn, and Sørensen, Routledge, 2017). She has been involved in a number of national and European projects on public engagement (MASIS, PLACES, PE2020), RRI (MORRI, TeRRItoria) and research ethics and research integrity (PRINT, ENERI, SOPS4RI, HYBRIDA), among others.
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Advisory Board

Advisory Board Member

Professor

Prof. Ana Marušić

Prof. Ana Marušić

Advisory Board Member

Professor

University of Split

Medical doctor, Chair of the Department of Reseach in Biiomedicine and Health, and Head, Center for Evidence-based Medicine, University of Split School of Medicine, Split, Croatia. Her current work focuses reproducibility and integrity in research. She is the president of the Embassy Foundation, which hosts The Embassy of Good Science – the plafrom for research ethics and integrity. She has participated in several European projects, including iRISE, iRECS, SOPs4RI, EnTIRE, VIRT2UE, and HEIRRI.
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Advisory Board Member

Co-Founder, Retraction Watch; Distinguished Writer in Residence, Arthur Carter Journalism Institute, Editor in Chief, Spectrum

Dr. Ivan Oransky

Dr. Ivan Oransky

Advisory Board Member

Co-Founder, Retraction Watch; Distinguished Writer in Residence, Arthur Carter Journalism Institute, Editor in Chief, Spectrum

New York University

Ivan Oransky, MD, is co-founder of Retraction Watch, editor in chief of Spectrum, and distinguished writer in residence at New York University's Arthur Carter Journalism Institute. Ivan previously was president of the Association of Health Care Journalists and vice president of editorial at Medscape. He has also held editorial leadership positions at MedPage Today, Reuters Health, Scientific American and The Scientist. He is the recipient of the 2015 John P. McGovern Medal for excellence in biomedical communication from the American Medical Writers Association, and in 2017 was awarded an honorary doctorate in civil laws from The University of the South (Sewanee). In 2019, the judges for the John Maddox Prize, which promotes those who stand up for science in the face of hostility, gave him a commendation for his work at Retraction Watch.
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Advisory Board Member

Senior researcher

Dr. Petra Pansegrau

Dr. Petra Pansegrau

Advisory Board Member

Senior researcher

Bielefeld University, Germany

Petra Pansegrau is a linguist and media scientist and a senior researcher at the University of Bielefeld / Germany. She has been working for some time on various topics of science communication and the relationship between science and the public. In recent years, together with Martin Bauer, she has led the international research network "MACAS - Mapping the Cultural Authority of Science across Europe and India" and the EU network "Trust Label: combating Fake News in the digital era". She is also involved in numerous initiatives and teaching programmes on topics related to science communication. Her most recent study focuses on trust in science and scientists during the Covid-19 pandemic in Germany.
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Advisory Board Member

Director

Dr. Gema Revuelta

Dr. Gema Revuelta

Advisory Board Member

Director

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

https://ccs.upf.edu/en/ https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0701-2026
She is PhD in Medicine and Master Degree in Science, Health and Environmental Communication. Director of the Studies Centre on Science, Communication and Society from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (SCS-UPF), associated professor of Science Communication and Director of the Master Degree on Science, Health and Environmental Communication at the same university. She has coordinated, participated or is currently participating in more than ten European projects: FRONTIERS, ISEED, CONCISE, RiConfigure, GRECO, SUPER_MoRRI, NERRI, KiiCS, PLACES, ESCITY, STEPE, ENSCOT, among others. She has also directed or participated in more than 30 national and regional research projects in science communication, public engagement, responsible research and innovation and open science. Revuelta was a member of the scientific commeettee of several European and Spanish surveys on public perception of science and technology and member of the European Expert Group who published “Indicators for promoting and monitoring Responsible Research and Innovation” (2015). She is also vice-chair of the Science Communication Spanish Association.
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Advisory Board Member

Professor of Science Communication

Prof. Dr. Mike S. Schäfer

Prof. Dr. Mike S. Schäfer

Advisory Board Member

Professor of Science Communication

University of Zurich

Prof. Dr. Mike S. Schäfer is a communication scientist and professor of Science Communication at the University of Zurich. His research interests include science communication, environmental and climate change communication, public perceptions of science and technology, science-related populism and conspiracy theories, and online and social media communication. In over 20 years of experience, he has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers and his work has received over 8,000 citations (h-index 48, according to Google Scholar). With his expertise, he serves as a reviewer for more than 20 scientific journals (incl. Journal of Communication, Communication Theory, New Media and Society) and funding agencies (incl. Swiss National Science Foundation, German Research Foundation, US National Science Foundation). For his research he has received numerous awards and he holds several editorial board memberships in the field of science communication. Since 2020 he serves as the Co-Director of the Department of Communication and Media Research at the University of Zurich and is a member of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech), and since 2015 he has been the Director of Center of Higher Education and Science Studies (CHESS).
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Advisory Board Member

Head of Evaluation at the German National Institute for Science

Ricarda Ziegler

Ricarda Ziegler

Advisory Board Member

Head of Evaluation at the German National Institute for Science

0000-0002-8439-4726
Ricarda Ziegler is the Head of Evaluation at the German National Institute for Science Communication. Prior to that, she has been Head of Quality & Transfer at Science in Dialogue. In this role, she has among other things established and lead the Science Barometer - a regular representative survey on public science attitudes in Germany. Ricarda has studied political science at the Free University of Berlin and at the University of Sussex in the UK. Having been involved in the EU-funded NUCLEUS project on responsible research and innovation as well as in the European Science Engagement Association (EUSEA) Ricarda also has a network within European science communication.
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