Turning the Tide on Parachute Science

Event Type: Seminar

Date: 23 April 2021, 13:00 to 15:00

About the Event

Parachute science is the practice whereby international scientists conduct fieldwork in other nations and then complete the research in their home country without any further effective communication and engagement with others from that nation. It creates a dependency on external expertise, does not address local research needs, and hinders local research efforts. This talk is going to explore different forms of parachute science across research fields, placing a particular emphasis on marine research. A suite of actions that can help eradicate parachute science practices are going to be discussed that will be relevant to researchers, scientific publishers, academic institutions, and research funders.

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About the Speaker

Paris Stefanoudis

Paris Stefanoudis is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford, working closely with UK-based NGO Nekton. His research has a marine biodiversity and conservation focus, having worked in projects in the High Seas, Bermuda, Seychelles, Comoros and Maldives. He has experience working with nations to ensure research is co-designed and co-produced, so as to benefit all parties involved and produce policy-relevant outcomes. He is passionate about raising ocean awareness, and has contributed to various media communications (Associated Press, Sky News, CGTN, BBC World) and to public outreach and training programmes (Encounter Edu, Oxford Sparks).


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