Experts from across the world are supporting the actions of the GlobalSCAPE project, ensuring the highest standard of research and practice is met.

Prof. Joan Leach

Director of the Australian National Centre for Public Awareness of Science at the Australian National University

Joan Leach is the Chair of the National Committee for History and Philosophy of Science at the Australian Academy of Science, and former President of Australian Science Communicators. Her recent work focusses on the ethics of science communication and engagement and communication of science for the public good.

Dr. John C. Besley

Ellis N. Brandt Chair of Public Relations at Michigan State University

Dr. John C. Besley has published extensively on science communication and public engagement. This work includes research on both public opinion about science and science communicators’ views about the public. He is the associate editor for risk communication for the journal Risk Analysis and on the editorial boards of Public Understanding of Science, Science Communication, Environmental Communication, and the Journal of Risk Research.

Lenna Cumberbatch

Diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategist at the University of St Andrews in Scotland

Lenna has experience working in education, the public sector and corporate environments in both the UK and USA. She has worked for organisations such as the Royal Society, the University of Cambridge, and the Research Executive Agency at the European Commission. She currently holds non-executive director and diversity chair roles and is undertaking a PhD at the University of St Andrews on D&I strategic change.

Dr. Marina Joubert

Science communication researcher at Stellenbosch University in South Africa

Dr Marina Joubert is interested in the role of scientists as public experts, and how scientists can be helped to communicate their research more effectively. She is actively involved in academic teaching and evidence-based science communication training.

Prof. Bruce V. Lewenstein

Professor of Science Communication and former chair of the Department of Science & Technology Studies at Cornell University

Trained as a historian of science, Bruce V. Lewenstein works across the field of public communication of science and technology, including informal science education, citizen science, and communication training for scientists.

Samir Dhurde

Astronomer, Educator, Humanist at the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy & Astrophysics (IUCAA)

Samir leads the award winning, popular Indian outreach programme - SciPOP , at the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy & Astrophysics (IUCAA). His team works to develop and popularise low-cost, inclusive ways to make Science and Astronomy learning fun. Trained as a Radio Astronomer, he also has over two decades of experience in the design of large-scale outreach events and trainings. He now advises various important EPO groups in India and abroad.

Victoria Kolesnichenko

Media researcher, freelance astronomy reporter and PhD candidate at the Department of Journalism of Lomonosov Moscow State University

Victoria's interests include media coverage of astronomy, promotion of science via tradiotional and new media, and the role of media in shaping public opinion about astrobiology. Previously, she collaborated with Russian Space Research Institute (IKI) and the Commission on Pseudoscience of Russian Academy of Sciences.

Paloma Zubieta López

Head of the Department of Science Communication, Institute of Mathematics UNAM

Paloma coordinates a massive and free Math Festival at a public space in Mexico City for more than forty thousand people during a weekend. She has an international reputation in impact evaluation of public engagement, training of facilitators and as a scicomm teacher.

Sawsan Dalaq

Director, the Children's Museum Jordan

Sawsan has a background in development with a focus on education. She was also President of the North Africa and Middle East Science centers network (NAMES) for two terms from 2014 to 2018.
Sawsan is naturally a strong believer in the value of science and children’s museums as well as the impact they can have in supporting the formal learning structure. She has been working on advancing their “cause” and creating more educational value through the Children’s Museum Jordan.

Andrés Roldán

Andrés Roldán

Director of Parque Explora

Location of the GlobalSCAPE Advisory Board