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Brian Trench Brian Trench, DCU

Brian Trench is a researcher, writer and trainer in science communication and a former senior lecturer (retired 2010) in the School of Communications, Dublin City University (DCU). He is also a former Head of School (2002-2007). He was the founding co-ordinator of the Masters in Science Communication and of the Celsius interdisciplinary group at DCU. Current and recent activities include:

Member, Celsius research group on cultural, ethical, legal and social issues in science, DCU, and co-organiser, annual Celsius science-in-society seminars

Visiting lecturer, Masters in Digital Science Journalism, SISSA, Trieste, Italy, 2012-

Community knowledge broker, DCU, in Community Knowledge Exchange, 2012-

Member, impact assessment team on EU-funded project, PLACES (Platform of Local Authorities and Cities Engaged with Science), 2010-2014

National correspondent on EU-funded project, MASIS (Measurement and Assessment of Science in Society), 2010-2012

Scientific committee, Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) network

Editorial board, Journal of Science Communication

Scientific committee, Observa - Science in Society research centre, Italy

Member, Local Organising Committee, Euroscience Open Forum and Dublin City of Science 2012

Dublin City University Research Ethics Committee (member to 2010; chair, 2004-2009)