Become an Ask for Evidence Ambassador


Sense About Science is recruiting six ambassadors to represent the Ask for Evidence campaign and give talks to different groups across society.

Ask for Evidence is a public campaign that helps people request for themselves the evidence behind news stories, marketing claims and policies. When an animal rights group claims milk causes autism, or a newspaper runs a double-spread on untested cures for cancer, people need to ask for evidence.

Sense About Science has been sharing Ask for Evidence with different audiences around the UK and hearing why evidence matters to allotment growers, powerlifters, parent groups and others. Sense About Science wants to train a group of early career researchers to give talks about the campaign and encourage more people to ask for evidence.

Successful applicants will receive expert training in public speaking, resources to produce their own Ask for Evidence presentations, and several public speaking opportunities.

This training is open to early career researchers and scientists in all sciences, engineering and medicine (PhD students, post-docs or equivalent in first job). Applicants will need to be available to attend a workshop in London on Monday 5th October (travel expenses will be covered).

To apply send a CV and covering letter explaining why you would like to be an Ask for Evidence ambassador to Chris Peters (cpeters@senseaboutscience.org), before 5pm Friday 11th September.

Ask for Evidence is supported by hundreds of public figures, organisations and thousands of supporters such as Mumsnet, NHS Behind the Headlines and the Royal Statistical Society. The Ask for Evidence ambassadors program is supported by the Wellcome Trust.


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Sense About Science is a registered charity founded in 2002, to equip people to make sense of science and evidence. We help the public and policy makers in their use of scientific evidence. We tackle misconceptions and respond to public questions on scientific and medical issues. With over 5,000 scientists, from Nobel prize winners to postdocs, we work in partnership with scientific bodies, research publishers, policy makers, the public and the media, to change public discussions about science and evidence. Through award-winning public campaigns, we share the tools of scientific thinking and scrutiny. Our activities and publications are used and shaped by community groups, policy makers, civic bodies, patient organisations, information services, writers, publishers, educators and health services.

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