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Dr Amy Unsworth
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  • Lecturer (Teaching) Science and Society
  • MAPS Faculty Office
  • Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences
Dr Amy Unsworth is Lecturer in Science and Society for the Natural Sciences programme at University College London (UCL), and was formerly a Research Fellow in UCL's Department for Science and Technology Studies. She gained her PhD in Biology at UCL and Cancer Research UK, and subsequently studied Science Communication at Birkbeck College. She has researched and developed contemporary science exhibitions and public events at The Science Museum, London, and worked on a British Council  intercultural and inter-religious dialogue project. She received training in social research methods at the University of Cambridge and Rice University, Houston, TX.
Research Summary
Amy's research examines how people's views of science are shaped in relation to other beliefs, particularly religious or non-religious beliefs. Her most recent programme of social research focused on the place of science in various enchanted and disenchanted worldviews, and on views of science among people without a higher education. Amy also worked as a research consultant on the international research project ‘Work and Wellbeing among Scientists’ and 'The Nature of Islamophobia in Contemporary Britain'. In a previous project, she investigated perceptions of evolutionary theory among Christian, Muslim and non-religious publics using interviews and national survey data. 

Amy is happy to supervise undergraduate research projects on science and religion (or other belief system/worldview).

Teaching Summary
Amy is the module lead on:    

Scientific Communication and Computing (NSCI0007)    

Science and Society 1: Communication and Computing (NSCI0010)    

Science and Society 2: Reflections in Science Education (NSCI0019)    

Science and Society 3: Evaluation and Pedagogy (NSCI0029)  

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