Marta is a Marie Curie Fellow in science communication and was previously a Fulbright Scholar at Cornel University (USA) (2015-2016). Marta completed her PhD in science communication at University College London (UCL) (2008-2011) where she was a teaching assistant for courses in science communication and science policy. From 2009-2011, as trainer at Esconet (European Network for Science Communication), she taught scientists how to communicate with non-specialist audiences. In 2012/2013, Marta 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. She was a postdoctoral researcher at DINÂMIA’CET, ISCTE-IUL from 2013 and 2016 and visiting scholar at LSE.
Marta's research interests lie in science communication, public understanding of science, public attitudes towards science and technology and science policy. Current research focusses on institutional communication of science with society. Marta is 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. Marta also conducts research on scientists’ practices and perceptions of public engagement. In particular, she works with the International Astronomical Union (IAU) where she chairs the working group ‘Science Communication Research in Astronomy’ under Division C Commission C2 (Communicating Astronomy with the Public).
2016 European Young Researcher Award, by Euroscience;
2016 2018 Marie Sklodowska Curie Individual Fellowship;
2015 2016 Fulbright Fellowship