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Dr Marta Entradas

I am Marie Curie Fellow in science communication. I was Fulbright Scholar at Cornel University (USA) (2015-2016).

I recently won the Young Researchers’ Award (2016) for my contributions to science communication research.

I completed my PhD in science communication at University College London (UCL) (2008-2011) where I was teaching assistant for courses in science communication and science policy. From 2009-2011, as trainer at Esconet (European Network for Science Communication), I taught scientists how to communicate with non-specialist audiences. In 2012/2013, I was Bioenergy Dialogue Coordinator at BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Research Council) coordinating a national public dialogue to produce evidence on public’s opinion on bioenergy to inform BBSRC policy. I was a postdoctoral researcher at DINÂMIA’CET, ISCTE-IUL from 2013 and 2016 and visiting scholar at LSE.

Other Interests/hobbies and (current/past/future information)

I love travelling. I have been to many countries but I am particularly fascinated about Asia. 

My research interests lie in science communication, public understanding of science, public attitudes towards science and technology and science policy. My current research focus on institutional communication of science with society. I am the lead researcher for the grant project ‘MORE-PE: Mobilisation of Resources for Public Engagement’ aimed at developing a global database of public engagement practices at research institutes in Europe, North America and parts of Asia.

I also conduct research on scientists’ practices and perceptions of public engagement. In particular, I work with the International Astronomical Union (IAU) where I chair the working group ‘Science Communication Research in Astronomy’ under Division C Commission C2 (Communicating Astronomy with the Public).

Research Grants

(2016-2019) (€170.000) (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia): Principal investigator (PI): MORE-PE: Mobilisation of REsources for Public Engagement with science and technology. Co-PI: Professor Martin Bauer (LSE). Partners: Maria Eduarda Goncalves (ISCTE- IU, Lisbon University Institute), Giuseppe Pelegrini and Massimiano Bucci (Padua University), Pedro Russo (Leiden University), John Besley (MSU), Anthony Dudo (Texas University), Frank Marcinkowski (Munster University), You-You Li (National Sun Yat-sen University).


Entradas, M. & Bauer, M. (2016). Mobilisation for Public Engagement: Benchmarking the Practices of Research Institutes. Public Understanding of Science. DOI: 10.1177/0963662516633834

Entradas, M. (2016). How Can Science Communication Research Facilitate the Communication of Astronomy with the Public? International Symposium on the NAOJ Museum, Conference Proceedings, pp.1-7, National Astronomical Organisation of Japan (NAOJ).


Entradas, M. (2015). What is the public’s role in space policy-making? Images of the public by practitioners of ‘space’ communication in the UK. Public Understanding of Science. Read more

Entradas, M. (2015). Envolvimento societal pelos centros de I&D. in Maria de Lurdes Rodrigues e Manuel Heitor (org.) "40 Anos de Políticas de Ciência e de Ensino Superior", Almedina, Portugal (Book chapter).

Entradas, M. (2015). Science and the Public: The public understanding of science and its measurements, Portuguese Journal of Social Science 14:1, pp. 71-85, doi: 10.1386/pjss.14.1.71_1

Entradas, M. (2015). Public engagement: the new politics of science communication, Portuguese Journal of Social Sciences, 14: 2.

Entradas, M. (2015). What is the contribution of distributed approaches to public dialogue to previous deliberative methods? A case study on bioenergy. Proceedings of the Conference Science & You, Nancy, June, 2015. Edited by Joëlle Le Marec, Bernard Schiele and Patrick Baranger, pp. 174-180.


Entradas, M. (2014). Experimenting with distributed approaches – Case study: a national distributed dialogue on bioenergy. Public Understanding of Science. November 16, 2014, doi:10.1177/0963662514556207

Entradas, M. (2014). Using survey data to inform best practice of engagement with new audiences, CAP Journal, Vol. 15, pp. 10-14.


Entradas, M., Miller, S., and Peters, H. (2013). Preaching to the converted? An analysis of the public for space exploration in the UK, Public Understanding of Science, 20 (6), pp.1-18.

Entradas, M., Longridge, E., Middleton, P., Pope, S. (2013). BBSRC Bioenergy Dialogue – Report on a pilot public dialogue. Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, UK.

Entradas, M. (2013). Bioenergy Dialogue: a national project to explore public views on bioenergy. Public emerging views. Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, UK.


Arridge et al. (2012). Uranus Pathfinder: Exploring the origins and evolution of Ice Giant planets, Experimental Astronomy, Volume 33, Issue 2-3, pp. 753-791. Read more

Entradas, M, Miller S. (2010). Investigating Public Space Exploration Support in the UK, Acta Astronautica, Elsevier, Vol. 67, pp. 947-953.

Entradas, M., Miller, S. (2009). Investigating public space exploration interest and support in the UK. 60th International Astronautical Congress 2009, IAC 2009. Conference Proceedings. Volume 12, pp. 9529-9537


Dr Marta Entradas
Marie Curie Research Fellow
* 2016 European Young Reseacher Award winner

My research interests lie in science communication, public understanding of science, public attitudes towards science and technology and science policy. My current research focus on institutional communication of science with society

Room: QUE 3.27