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) is an assistant professor in Science Communication at the University of Twente, faculty of Behavioural and Management Sciences. She 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, risk communication and risk governance.
In 2014, the Dutch book ‘Wetenschapscommunicatie, een kennisbasis’ was published by publisher BOOM-LEMMA. Anne Dijkstra was one of the editors and contributed as an author to several chapters. 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 two EU projects. The Horizon 2020 NUCLEUS project (No 664932, 2015-2019) stands for New Understanding of Communication, Learning and Engagement in Universities and Scientific Institutions. This project aims at analysing and facilitating the dialogue between science and society via the notions of Responsible Research and Innovation. The goal of the GoNano project (No 768622, 2017-2020, NMBP) is to improve the responsiveness of research and innovation processes to public values and concerns. Thus, Governing Nanotechnologies through societal engagement.