Rita Campos


Biography

Researcher from the Centre for Social Studies from the University of Coimbra (CES-UC), member of the Research Group Science, Economy and Society (NECES) and of the Workshop of Ecology and Society (ECOSOC), and co-coordinator of the outreach program "Ciência Viva at CES" and of the Methodologies Series "Wheel of Knowledge". Has a PhD in Biology from the University of Porto, on evolutionary biology and population genetics. Since 2009 is interested in the areas of Science Communication and Non-formal Science Education, and working exclusively on these areas since 2016. Her current research interests are centred in the study and production of science communication, active learning and public engagement in and with science (citizen science) tools about the relations between biodiversity and human health, interlinks between systems (natural, social, cultural…) and (environmental) sustainability. She is interested in interdisciplinary approaches and methodologies that enhance the inclusion and participation of the publics, such as context-based education or the visual methodologies, and in mixed methods of evaluation of the produced tools. Maintains regular collaboration with national and international institutions (CIBIO-InBIO, Science Museum of the UC, COI, UFRN). Her work has earned national and international recognition, notably the Distinction Award by the Casa das Ciências (House of Sciences) and the Fresh Ideas Scheme pass by ECSITE.


Latest Publications

Book Chapter

Campos, Rita (2021), Exploring Different Forms of Engaging Different Publics With Environmental Sustainability, in Oliveira, L., Amaro, A., & Melro, A. (org.), Handbook of Research on Cultural Heritage and Its Impact on Territory Innovation and Development. Advances in Religious and Cultural Studies. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 233-258

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Book Chapter

Campos, Rita; Fernandes, Lúcia (2020), Health Education for Awareness and Behavioral Change and Influence, in Leal Filho W., Wall T., Azeiteiro U., Azul A., Brandli L., Özuyar P. (org.), Good Health and Well-Being. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Springer, online first

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Article in Scientific journal

Campos, Rita (2019), "Participação pública na tomada de decisões políticas sobre desenvolvimento sustentável e saúde pública - uma proposta de investigação e disseminação.", CES Contexto, 25, 33-47

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