Former Researcher

Marta Entradas

research interests

Science communication, public understanding of science, public attitudes towards science and technology. Her current research focus on institutional communication with society.

Short Bio

Marta Entradas has been a researcher in science communication at DINÂMIA’CET, ISCTE-IUL since 2013. She is currently a Marie Curie Fellow (2016-2018) and visiting scholar at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She was formerly a Fulbright Scholar at Cornell University (NY) (2015-1016).


Marta Entradas is the lead researcher for the grant project ‘MORE-PE: Mobilising Resources for Public Engagement’, funded by the Portuguese funding agency Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT: PTDC/IVC-COM/0290/2014).


Marta Entradas completed her PhD in science communication at University College London (UCL) in 2011, where she was teaching assistant for courses in science communication and science policy. From 2009-2011, she was a trainer at Esconet (European Network for Science Communication) responsible for teaching scientists how to communicate with non-specialist audiences.


In 2012/2013, she was the Bioenergy Dialogue Coordinator at BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Research Council) responsible for coordinating a national public dialogue to study public opinion on bioenergy and produce evidence to inform BBSRC policy.

research project

MORE-PE is an international project (2016-2018) aimed at mapping the culture of public engagement with science and technology at research institutes (RIs). It aims to assemble a database of comparable data on aspects of public engagement (PE) at the institutional level in Portugal, Italy, the UK, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, United States, Brasil, Taiwan, China and Japan.


We will conduct national studies in the partner countries/regions in 2017 and comparative data analysis in 2018. MORE-PE will provide evidence for research institutes and policy makers to develop policy actions to engaging citizens in policy and research.

The center is not focused on science communication as an area of ​​research, although the MORE-PE project is funded by national (170,000 FCT Grant) and European (Marie Curie IF) funds, and has a team in ISCTE (2 investigation). It would, in my opinion, be necessary to clarify the importance of research in this area in the GES line.

Entradas, M. & Bauer, M. (2016). Mobilisation for Public Engagement: Benchmarking the Practices of Research Institutes. Public Understanding of Science.

Main publications

Entradas, M. (2015). What is the public’s role in space policy-making? Images of the public by practitioners of ‘space’ communication in the UK. Public Understanding of Science.

Entradas, M. (2014). Experimenting with distributed approaches – Case study: a national distributed dialogue on bioenergy. Public Understanding of Science. November 16, 2014.

Entradas, M., Miller, S., and Peters, H. (2011). Preaching to the converted? An analysis of the public for space exploration in the UK, Public Understanding of Science, 20 (6), pp.1-18.

Entradas, M, Miller S. (2010). Investigating Public Space Exploration Support in the UK, Acta Astronautica, Elsevier, Volume 67, pp. 947-953.

Main projects

MORE –PE: Mobilisation of resources for public engagement in science and technology

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