Anne Dijkstra is an assistant professor in Science Communication in Twente. She studies the changing relationship between science and society and is involved in several international projects. She worked as a project manager and senior science communication advisor. As a volunteer, she organises meetings for the Science Café Deventer and a successful science-art festival ‘KOP-festival’.
Anne M. Dijkstra, PhD (University of Twente) studies the changing relationship between science, technology and society from a communication perspective. Her research focuses on the role of the public as well as the role of researchers in this relationship and is related to new and emerging technologies. Key words in her research are public engagement, science communication, responsible research and innovation, co-creation, governance, risk communication and risk governance.
In 2020, the book 'Science Communication. An Introduction' was published by World Scientific Publisher (Singapore/London). Anne Dijkstra was one of the editors and contributed as an author to several chapters. The text book is based on the Dutch book Wetenschapscommunicatie, een kennisbasis (2014). In 2013 Anne was a visiting researcher at Newcastle University and a visitor at the Institute of Advanced Study at Durham University. In 2008 she defended her PhD dissertation with the title ‘Of publics and science. How publics engage with biotechnology and genomics’. Prior to her academic work she worked as a project manager and (science and risk) communication advisor.
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Currently, she is involved as a researcher in several EU projects. The goal of the GoNano project (No 768622, 2017-2020) is to improve the responsiveness of research and innovation processes to public values and concerns. Thus, Governing Nanotechnologies through societal engagement.
The RRI2SCALE project (No 872526, 2020-2022) seeks to meet the needs of society in regional innovation processes. Academic partners in collaboration with regions - for the NL the Province of Overijssel and the UT - aim to work towards sustainable development, societal inclusion and citizen participation under a framework of democratic governance.
In 2021 ENJOI will start. The project will co-create and select science communication standards and improve the quality of science communication through the media.
The NUCLEUS project which ran from 2015 till 2019 (No 664932) aimed at analysing and facilitating the dialogue between science and society via the notions of Responsible Research and Innovation. The acronym stands for New Understanding of Communication, Learning and Engagement in Universities and Scientific Institutions.