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Research Profile

Dr Richard Watermeyer 

Memberships / External Activities

Society for Research in Higher Education; and Society for the Social Studies of Science.


Conference Presentations

Watermeyer, R. (2013) Citizen participation in policy-making. Ecsite: European Network of Science Centres and Museums. Universeum: Gothenberg, Sweden.

Watermeyer, R. (2013) The production of impact: Conceptualizations, performance and appraisal of impact as a new measure of research excellence. The European Higher Education Society (EAIR) Forum 2013. Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Watermeyer, R. & Bunn, S. (Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology) (2013) Impact at the interface: Academic and government collaboration. EGN Conference 2013: Genomes and societies: Global challenges around life sciences. ESRC Genomics Policy and Research Forum. Westminster, London, UK.

Watermeyer, R. & Dortmans, K. (Centre for Society and the Life Sciences, University of Nijmegen) (2013) Panel convenors - Evaluating the Quality of Public Deliberation on Science and Technology. Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Annual Meeting 2013. San Diego, USA. 

Watermeyer, R. (2012) Panel convenor –The impact of ‘impact’: public-making and pseudo- science engagement. Society for Social Studies of Science (4S)/ European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) Annual Meeting 2012. Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Watermeyer, R. (2012) The false dawn of dialogue: Impediments to publics’ decision-making and the management of choice in techno-science. Society for Social Studies of Science (4S)/European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) Annual Meeting 2012. Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Watermeyer, R. (2012) Co-opting the museological for the pedagogical: Learners as publics and future publics of science. Science as Public. University College London (UCL), London, UK.

Watermeyer, R. (2012) Catalysing confident learners in STEM. British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference 2012. Manchester, UK.

Watermeyer, R. (2011) Impact: Issues in the new production of knowledge. Society for Research in Higher Education. Society for Research in Higher Education (SRHE). Wales, UK.

Watermeyer, R., Ellis, L. & Grandison, S. (2011) From gallery to ward: A relational aesthetic for mental healthcare. Bridging the gap between research, policy and practice. ESRC Genomics Network. London: Royal Institute of British Architects.

Watermeyer, R. (2011) The desublimation of dialogue: Difficulties and dangers in public engagement with science and technology. Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Annual Meeting 2011. Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Watermeyer, R. (2011) Empathic Understanding through creative interactions: Making meaning of mental health in public art galleries. BSA- Medical Sociology Conference. Chester, UK.

Watermeyer, R. (2011) Impact and the new production of knowledge. HEIR 2011, Kingston University, London, UK.

Watermeyer, R. & Lewis, J. (2011) Sci-Art: Cultural encounters with science. British Sociological Association Conference 2011, London School of Economics.


Watermeyer, R. (2011) New scientific identities. Gender and Education Association International Conference 2011, Exeter University.

Watermeyer, R. (2010) Participatory pedagogy – The museum as public laboratory of knowledge. Learning at the Interface: Museum and University Collaborations, V&A.

Watermeyer, R. (2010) Sci-Art: Cultural expressions of science. Science and the Public, Imperial College and Science Museum.

Watermeyer, R. (2010) A public academe? European Higher Education Society (EAIR) Annual Forum 2010, Valencia, Spain.

Watermeyer, R. (2010) Imagining complexity: The intentional co-option of controversy in science and technology, European Association for Science and Technology (EASST), Trento, Italy.

Watermeyer, R. (2009) The genomic gallery: Spaces of contrast, deliberation and discontent, ESRC Genomics Network Conference – Mapping the Genomic Era: Measurements and Meanings.

Watermeyer, R. (2009) Blurring boundaries: Science in art, art as science. engaged in the visual arts: Future Perfect: Art, Gallery Education and Regeneration: International Conference (2009).

Watermeyer, R. (2009) Social network science. Living Knowledge Conference 2009.


Invited presentations 

Watermeyer, R. (2013) Impact: A history of academic resistance. ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Centre (DTC), Cardiff University, UK.

Watermeyer, R. (2012) RCUK Grant funding processes for early career researchers – Cardiff Graduate School.

Watermeyer, R. (2012) Research into public engagement in HEIs. Expert Group: RCUK and National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement.

Watermeyer, R. (2011) The future of public engagement. Expert Panel Member: Beacon for Wales Final Conference.

Watermeyer, R. (2011) Methodological approaches to curriculum development. International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO).

Watermeyer, R. (2010) Diverse pathways in educational research. International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO).

Watermeyer, R. (2010) Discover! British Science Festival: National HE STEM Programme.

Watermeyer, R. (2010) Locating theory/informing method for learner evaluation. British Educational Research Association (BERA) & Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP): The Role of Theory in Educational Research.

Watermeyer, R. (2010) Discover!ng STEM for girls. Childhood Research Group: Cardiff School of Social Sciences.

Watermeyer, R. (2010) Approaches to public engagement. Vitae SWW Hub – Good Practice Annual Conference.

Watermeyer, R. (2009) Capacity for educational research in Wales. Welsh Educational Research Network (WERN).

Watermeyer, R. (2009) Public engagement for Higher Education in Wales. Higher Education Wales (HEW): Vice- Chancellor’s Committee.

Watermeyer, R. (2009) Evaluation strategy for public engagement. Science Alliance Cymru.

Watermeyer, R. (2008) Commentating Rapporteur for the ESRC/TLRP: Strategic Forum for Research in Education (SFRE).