WILA Bonn, Science Shop

Since 1984 Bonn Science Shop (WILA Bonn) dedicates its work to key social challenges: the enormous land use, energy transition, sustainable work fields, social justice, just to name a few. In order to overcome those challenges Wila Bonn aims to build a bridge between Science and Society. The overall objective of enabling people to use their knowledge for a socially acceptable change of their natural and social environment aligns with the stance that only those who have understood the societal challenges and their options for action can act to make a change. Thus the education of people (both scientists and citizens) is of major importance to WILA Bonn. WILA Bonn provides the coordinating team for the TeRRIFICA project.

Norbert Steinhaus, project coordinator

TeRRIFICA is Norbert’s 19th international project of and in four of them he was the coordinator. Projects he has been involved in include PERARES, RRI TOOLS, EnRRICH, SPARKS, and BigPicnic. Besides, he supported numerous more Horizon 2020 projects through being on their advisory board. He’s actively involved in the RRI community, and is also coordinator of the Living Knowledge Network.

Laura Steinhaus

Before TeRRIFICA, Laura was involved in two other Horizon 2020 projects, “EnRRICH” and “SPARKS”, which are already successfully finished. Apart from her work in TeRRIFICA she is also working in the H2020 Project “BLOOM” and is currently studying for her master’s degree in project management alongside her occupational work.

Eric A. Jensen

Dr Eric Jensen is a social scientist with a global reputation in impact evaluation of public and stakeholder engagement. Dr Jensen’s track record includes being (co-)PI on 16 external grants (including working on 8 European Commission-funded projects relating to public engagement, responsible research and innovation and environmental communication. He has an extensive publication profile, featuring 40+ articles in peer-reviewed journals, 7 books by publishers such as Cambridge University Press and SAGE, 17 chapters in edited volumes with publishers such as Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press, and numerous influential reports for government and non-profit organisations such as the UK government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and Department for Environment, Food, & Rural Affairs, Arts Council England, the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement, Association of Science & Technology Centers and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Jensen’s PhD is in sociology from the University of Cambridge.

Michaela Shields

Since 2011, social geographer Michaela works in Wila Bonn in FP7 and Horizon 2020 projects on the topics “science with and for society” and “responsible research and innovation”. Prior to TeRRIFICA she was involved in the projects PERARES, RRI Tools, EnRRICH and BLOOM. On national level her projects focus on sustainability, biodiversity and climate adaptation.

Brady Wagoner

Brady Wagoner received his PhD from the University of Cambridge on a Gates Cambridge scholarship, where he co-created the journal Psychology & Society and the F.C. Bartlett Internet Archive. His research focuses on how human beings think through culture, particularly in relation to learning, memory, communication, cultural diffusion, science engagement and social change. He has over a hundred publications, including 14 books, such as The Constructive Mind (Cambridge University Press, 2017), Handbook of Culture and Memory (Oxford University Press, 2018) and The Psychology of Radical Social Change with Fathali Moghaddam and Jaan Valsiner (Cambridge University Press, 2018). He has received two early career awards from the American Psychological Association (divisions 24 and 26) as well as prestigious fellowships in Lyon (France), Madrid (Spain) and Recife (Brazil).