Welcome to the Public Engagement in Science and Technology Adelaide (PESTA) research group at the University of Adelaide.

Our aim is to improve the quality and effectiveness of various forms of public engagement in science and technology through collaborative research and novel innovations within scientific practice.

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How can museums engage with the public?

On 17 August 2022, we were joined by Ms Justine van Mourik (South Australian Museum), Ms Alison Kershaw (Inspiring South Australia) and Mr Michael Harvey (Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium) for a panel discussion on public engagement in the museum sector.



ANZCCART survey on Australian attitudes to animal research

A team of researchers from the University of Adelaide have conducted a survey on the Australian public's awareness of, and attitudes towards, the use of animals in scientific research.



PESTA seminar (17.08.22)

How can museums engage with the public?