Team members appointed to boards of two leading European Public Engagement networks

Date: 15 November 2020

Members of Wellcome Genome Campus Public Engagement have joined the EUSEA board and the ECSITE Spokes Editorial Committee.

Ken Skeldon, Head of Wellcome Genome Campus Public Engagement at the has been recently appointed member of the EUSEA board; Alexandra Canet, Researcher Engagement Coordinator, joined ECSITE’s Spokes Editorial Committee in September.

In an effort to further develop our mutually beneficial relationships with the European community of science communicators and public engagement professionals, members of the Wellcome Genome Campus Public Engagement team have been selected as part of the boards of two high-profile European networks dedicated to the advancement of the public engagement of science: the European Science Engagement Association (EUSEA) and the European network of science centres and museums (ECSITE) Spokes Magazine.

EUSEA board virtual meeting
EUSEA Board, clockwise from top left: Annette Klinkert, Germany (Executive Director); Kenneth Skeldon, UK; Philipp Burkard, Switzerland (Treasurer); Aleksandra Drecun, Serbia; Edward Duca, Malta; Cissi Billgren Askwall, Sweden (President)

EUSEA is an international knowledge-sharing platform striving to accelerate collaboration and innovation in the fields of public engagement and science communication within Europe and beyond. Currently with 120 members across the globe, it looks to encourage and sustain high-quality public engagement and is a partner to several established public engagement initiatives within Europe. Ken Skeldon, Head of our Public Engagement team, was appointed a board member at this year’s annual EUSEA Conference, which took place online at the end of October.

Spokes logoWith the aim of increasing knowledge of science engagement practise and sharing knowledge within the community, the SPOKES Magazine was created by ECSITE as a monthly digital magazine which is sent directly to all ECSITE members and shared widely on social networks. In September, Alexandra Canet, our Researcher Engagement Coordinator, was welcomed into the Spokes’ editorial committee, in an effort to continue contributing with our European partners towards the embedding of science in society.