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. She also organised successful science-art festivals ‘KOP-festival’ and Science Café Noir.

Expertise

  • Social Sciences

    • Science
    • Responsibility
    • Emerging Technology
    • Technology
    • Perspective
    • Innovation
  • Psychology

    • Research
    • Attitudes

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Anne M. 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’.

Publications

2024
Associations of AI and common sense in the newsIn AI and Common Sense: Ambitions and Frictions. Routledge (Accepted/In press). de Jong, A. & Dijkstra, A.
2023
2022
2021
2020
Connect and affect: how stakeholder interactions facilitate technological change. University of Twente. Jansma, S. R.https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036550796Vooruitgang in de wetenschapscommunicatie: Effectieve communicatie met burgers over wetenschap is essentieel, maar niet altijd vanzelfsprekendKarakter(69), 18-20. Dijkstra, A. & de Bakker, L.https://www.tijdschriftkarakter.be/vooruitgang-in-de-wetenschapscommunicatie/The Netherlands: from the first science information officers to the Dutch Research AgendaIn Communicating Science: A Global Perspective (pp. 597-615). Australian National University. Dijkstra, A. M., van Dam, F. & Van der Sanden, M.https://doi.org/10.22459/CS.2020Practices of Responsible Research and Innovation: A ReviewScience and engineering ethics, 26, 533–574. Schuijff, M. J. & Dijkstra, A.https://doi.org/10.1007/s11948-019-00167-3Science communication. An introduction. World Scientific Press. van Dam, F., de Bakker, L., Dijkstra, A. M. & Jensen, E. A.https://doi.org/10.1142/11541Setting the sceneIn Science communication: An introduction (pp. 1-17). World Scientific Press. Dijkstra, A. M., de Bakker, L., van Dam, F. & Jensen, E. A.https://doi.org/10.1142/9789811209888_0001The process of communicating scienceIn Science communication: An introduction (pp. 43-64). World Scientific Press. Wehrmann, C. & Dijkstra, A.https://doi.org/10.1142/9789811209888_0003Research in Science CommunicationIn Science communication: An introduction (pp. 223-253). World Scientific Press. Dijkstra, A. M. & Cormick, C.https://doi.org/10.1142/9789811209888_0010
2019

Other contributions

Dijkstra, A. M. (2008). Of publics and science. How publics engage with biotechnology and genomics. (PhD), University of Twente, Enschede.

Research profiles

Anne Dijkstra is coordinator of the Research Honours master programme which is an extracurricular programme for motivated master students who want to become researchers. She coaches and supervises students and is a lecturer at the Twente Graduate School. From 2008-2015 she was coordinator and lecturer at the track Science Communication of the master programme Science Education and Communication. Currently, she teaches courses related to the science-society relationship, for example about science communication, science journalism, public participation and visual storytelling. 

Affiliated study programs

Courses academic year 2023/2024

Courses in the current academic year are added at the moment they are finalised in the Osiris system. Therefore it is possible that the list is not yet complete for the whole academic year.

Courses academic year 2022/2023

Current projects

SPACE4ALL: Mapping climate vulnerabilities of slums by combining citizen science and earth observation technology



Funded by NWO, and in collaboration with dr. Monika Kuffer and dr. Mariana Belgiu, SPACE4ALL aims to unravel the climate vulnerability of slum communities in six larger and secondary cities by combining Citizen Science and Earth Observation methods. By combining Earth Observation data with qualitative, rich and diverse data from citizen science, local vulnerabilities can be captured. Thereupon, the data can train state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence models. Normally these fall short because of insufficient data in such areas. The open-access results, which will be made freely available for local communities, will allow prioritizing risk hotspots in support of local information needs and measures.

Past projects

Anne has been involved as as a researcher in several EU projects.

In ENJOI (No 101006407, 2021-2023), criteria for quality of science journalism and science communication were co-created in Engagement Workshops, Labs, field and participatory research. Studies analysed the science-media relationship contributing to better understanding both the science journalism and the researchers' perspective.

The goal of the GoNano project (No 768622, 2017-2020) was to improve the responsiveness of research and innovation processes to public values and concerns. Thus, Governing Nanotechnologies through societal engagement. Outcomes, e.g.: Connect and affect: how stakeholder interactions facilitate technological change (PhD thesis S. Jansma)

The RRI2SCALE project (No 872526, 2020-2022) aimed 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 - worked towards sustainable development, societal inclusion and citizen participation under a framework of democratic governance.

The NUCLEUS project (No 664932, 2015-2019) 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. Outcomes. e.g.: Changing perspectives: Analysing deliberative processes for the governance of science and technology (PhD thesis M. Schuijff)

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University of Twente

Cubicus (building no. 41), room C203
De Zul 10
7522 NJ Enschede
Netherlands

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