Biodegradable plastics: how do we engage with consumers and society?

Biodegradable plastics: how do we engage with consumers and society?


A lively discussion took place at our webinar on 21st May 2021, as a panel of experts shared their ideas on biodegradable plastics and how to engage with consumers and society. Over 200 people joined the online event from 37 countries around the world.

The webinar was organised by SAPEA, in partnership with the Royal Irish Academy, as part of a series of events drawing on the Evidence Review Report ‘Biodegradable plastics in the open environment’ and the associated Scientific Opinion by the European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors.

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Professor Dianne Edwards MAE wins Frances Hoggan Medal 2021

Professor Dianne Edwards MAE wins Frances Hoggan Medal 2021


The Learned Society of Wales has announced that Professor Dianne Edwards MAE, highly respected member of AE Cardiff’s Steering Group, has won the Frances Hoggan Medal 2021

On 19th May, the Learned Society of Wales announced six new medallists in recognition of outstanding research and scholarship in Wales. Among those listed, Professor Dianne Edwards CBE FRS MAE FLSW, Distinguished Research Professor in Palaeobotany at Cardiff University, has been awarded this year’s Frances Hoggan Medal which celebrates outstanding research by women in STEMM subjects. Professor Edwards has been awarded “for her research into plant species, including those that existed over 400m years ago.”

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Briefing Series: new paper published on Research Integrity

Briefing Series: new paper published on Research Integrity



The second paper in our Briefing Series, ‘Research integrity: how can we support and protect early-career researchers in cases of alleged scientific misconduct?’ is available now

This briefing paper summarises key themes and ideas discussed at our ‘Research Integrity: supporting early-career researchers in cases of alleged scientific misconduct’ webinar, held on 22nd March 2021.

At the webinar, our panel of experts explored what happens when an early-career researcher observes a more senior colleague apparently engaging in possible malpractice and what processes are in place to address potential problems and protect those involved. The backdrop to the discussion was a paper by four of the panellists, outlining one possible mechanism for investigating reported cases of possible misconduct.

This event was a partnership between the Academia Europaea Cardiff Knowledge Hub, the Young Academy of Europe (YAE), SAPEA and the European Group on Ethics (EGE).

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Professor Donald Dingwell MAE elected to the Royal Society

Professor Donald Dingwell MAE elected to the Royal Society



The Royal Society has announced that Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor, Donald Dingwell, has been elected to their Fellowship

Professor Donald Dingwell, Research Professor and Chair, LMU, Munich

On 6th May, the Royal Society announced that that more than 60 exceptional scientists have been elected as Fellows and Foreign Members of the Royal Society. Donald Dingwell OC FRS MAE, Research Professor and Chair at LMU, Munich, was among those recognised for their achievements.

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Welcoming a new Executive Officer

Welcoming a new Executive Officer


We’re pleased to announce a new member of the Academia Europaea Cardiff Hub team.

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Anna Coote joins us as an Executive Officer, with a focus on supporting the Science Advice for Policy by European Academies (SAPEA) project activities.

Anna has previously worked on programmes within NHS Wales and the third sector.

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AE Cardiff launches new Briefing Series

AE Cardiff launches new Briefing Series



The first paper in the series, ‘Digital Media in crisis situations: Rethinking their role and function’, is available now.

The Briefing Series has been developed to complement AE Cardiff’s webinar series. Our first briefing paper summarises key themes and ideas discussed at our ‘Digital Media in crisis situations‘ webinar, held on 1st March 2021. A panel of experts discussed the role of the digital media on our public debate, attitudes and behaviour during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was a partnership between Academia Europaea, University of Bremen, Cardiff University, SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) and in support of the Welsh Government’s Wales in Germany 2021 initiative.

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Webinar on research integrity: supporting early-career researchers in cases of alleged scientific misconduct

Webinar on research integrity: supporting early-career researchers in cases of alleged scientific misconduct


On 22nd March, the AE Cardiff Hub hosted an international webinar on the issue of scientific misconduct and support of early-career researchers in reporting such cases.  A joint event with the Young Academy of Europe, SAPEA and the European Group on Ethics (EGE), it attracted an audience of almost 200 from 33 countries.

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Our Spring newsletter is out now

Our Spring newsletter is out now

Read about our recent activities, events and the latest developments in the Hub’s Spring 2021 Newsletter.

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Digital media in crisis situations: rethinking their role and function

Digital media in crisis situations: rethinking their role and function


At this special online event held on Wales’ national day, St David’s Day, on 1st March 2021, our panellists discussed the role of the digital media on our public debate, attitudes and behaviour during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Over 100 joined the webinar from 23 countries across the world.

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