4 July 2016

This summer sees a new publication by 2013 Trudeau fellow Timothy Caulfield.

The science communication expert, who recently won the Canadian Science Writers’ Association Science in Society General Book Award, co-penned "Science, Celebrities, and Public Engagement," with Declan Fahy in the Summer 2016 volume of Issues in Science and Technology.

In the publication, Caulfield and Fahy note:

"Exploring the role and impact of celebrities on the public engagement with science and science policy … is not a frivolous endeavour."

"Celebrity statements about science can mislead or harm," they write. "Yet many incidences do not have clear-cut outcomes, producing instead cultural effects that are complex, contradictory, and contentious. Yet all of these examples of celebrity science create opportunities for the scientific"

Caulfield is Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy and a Professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta. He has been the Research Director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta since 1993.

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Timothy Caulfield

This unrivalled communicator is debunking myths and assumptions about innovation in the health sector – from research on stem cells to diets to alternative medicine – for the benefit of the public and decision-makers. 

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