I'm a Researcher - Ask Me Anything
Friday 27 and Saturday 28 November, various times
Do you have a burning question you’ve always wanted to ask a scientist or a researcher? Head over to social news website Reddit and meet researchers from the University of Bath to ask them anything.
A Reddit Ask Me Anything (or AMA) is an online event using the social news website Reddit, which allows users from all over the world to ask questions and interact with experts in any field they are interested in. Reddit is divided into a number of different 'subreddits', each with their own moderators, rules and community.
Full Ask Me Anything programme:
Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh – Friday 27 November, 5pm
Join Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh, director of the Climate Change Research Centre from the University of Bath on r/IamA to ask questions about how people respond to environmental issues and how we can encourage public engagement and behaviour change to reduce our emissions.
Dr Pen-Yuan Hsing – Friday 27 November, 7pm
Join Dr Pen-Yuan Hsing from the University of Bath on r/AskScience to ask questions about ecology, conservation and wildlife monitoring. Pen founded a citizen science wildlife-monitoring project and is also an active open science/open source advocate.
Sign into Reddit to ask Pen questions about his research and life as a conservationist.
Dr Michelle St Clair – Saturday 28 November, 7pm
Join Dr Michelle St Clair from the University of Bath on r/IamA to ask questions about how language develops (or doesn’t in children). Michelle is an expert in language development and disorders in children and has founded a project to support parents of children with Developmental Language Disorders.
Dean Veall is Deputy Head of Public Engagement at the University of Bath