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Sarah Dryhurst

Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication

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Dr Sarah Dryhurst

Sarah Dryhurst

Sarah Dryhurst received her PhD in Ecology from Imperial College London in 2014. After working for several years in Open Access publishing, Sarah moved back into research with a redirected focus on psychology, receiving an MSc in Psychology from University of East London in 2018. Her current research forms part of the EU RISE project, and focuses on developing and evaluating tools to communicate seismic risk to a variety of public and policy-making audiences. She also researches how people understand and respond to uncertainty about evidence, and the efficacy of common forms of risk communication such as risk matrices. She uses both quantitative and qualitative approaches in her research. Sarah also has an interest in understanding public perceptions of climate change and in how misinformation may influence how people think about climate change and other societal problems.

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Winners of the 2021 Harding Prize for Useful and Trustworthy Communication announced!

14 March 2022

The inaugural Harding Prize for Useful and Trustworthy Communication has been jointly won by the ONS Covid Infection Survey and the Cochrane Review of Hydroxychloroquine for Covid-19.

New free e-learning course on communicating risks in public health

2 February 2022

We've just launched a new free e-learning course on our platform https://moodle.wintoncentre.uk. Designed for trainees or professionals at any career stage who are interested in communicating risks in a …

A new episode of RiskyTalk : How misinformation spreads

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