Science and evidence in the hands of the public

Monday, March 21 2016 at 8:00PM

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Dr Claire Marriott

What's the talk about?

We are constantly exposed to bold claims from marketing departments, in news stories and even within government policies. How many times do we just take these as truth? It’s easy to assume that if it’s there in black and white then surely there must be some research behind it.

The Ask for Evidence campaign believes you have not only the right, but also the power, to question claims that you come across. Whether that’s the evidence behind your local recycling policy, the face cream that claims to empower your skin to look younger, or an allergy test recommended by your pharmacist.

As the campaign grows, help is needed to spread the word and to let people know how they can get involved – which is why the charity Sense About Science was formed.

Dr Claire Marriott is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Brighton and has been involved in diabetes research for over 11 years. She has always had a passion for promoting science with the public and has been a part of the Voice of Young Science network since 2009. She has contributed to a number of VOYS publications and been an active campaigner for the Ask for Evidence movement since it began.