Citizen Science Motivations Survey

At last a blog post to let you know about a quick 10 minute survey I have created with Alison Dyke (York) and Glyn Everett (UWE) on motivations around citizen science. Citizen science is now an established means of collecting, analysing and responding to data about the natural environment. However, in order to fulfil its…

AAG 2015 in Chicago.

My session on citizen science, VGI and enthusiasm is go. Here’s a preview… Beyond motivation? Understanding enthusiasm in citizen science and volunteered geographic information Organizers: Hilary Geoghegan and Muki Haklay Hilary Geoghegan, Citizen and Scientist Enthusiasm for Tree Health Surveillance in the UK Britta Ricker, Look what I can do! Offering data visualization in citizen…

My week as a lecturer…3 weeks in (autumn term)

This was me at the beginning of the Summer Term. Yes, I made it over to Australia for my first research visit with the fantastic tweeps in Wollongong, Sydney and Melbourne! It is now 3 weeks into the Autumn Term and I just don’t know where the time has gone. This was my first full…

OPAL: Open Air Laboratories, Tree Health and Enthusiasm

The focus of my current research is enthusiasm, citizen science and tree health. Little did I know that 2 weeks after starting my new job I’d be attending a meeting about a citizen science tree health survey being developed by OPAL (Open Air Laboratories) in collaboration with Forest Research and The Food and Environment Research…

Extreme Citizen Science

As part of my research position at UCL Geography, I am also a member of the Extreme Citizen Science research group (ExCiteS) at UCL. Mentored by Professor Muki Haklay, director of ExCiteS, I seek through my research to bring together human geography and the cultural/social aspects of GIS use – specifically citizen science, participatory mapping…

Digital environments for researching history

On Thursday afternoon (17th Jan) I met Andrew Flinn (@andyucl) for a coffee. He is a senior lecturer in UCL Department of  Information Studies and director of their MA Archives and Records Management. We were initally in touch via my previous post at the Science Museum on the AHRC/HLF ‘All Our Stories’ community research development…