This has been a massive change, no longer am I narrowly focused on behavioural ecology but I'm working on projects relating to allergies, endocrine disruptors, nuclear and crime. I've had meetings with David Halpern from the Behavioural Insights Team and been to parliamentary meetings.I have also been able to keep up my joy of evolution by working on setting the record straight on some bad reporting.
Sense About Science has two mantras:
"we put science and evidence in the hands of the people"
"we're public led and expert fed"
Sense About Science is an amazing organization with loads of areas of work: from the All Trials campign with Ben Goldacre, trying to get all pharma companies to publish all of their trial data, to the new Ask for Evidence campaign, that seeks to empower everyone to hold companies and politicians to account for what they say. We do loads of behind the scenes work, putting journalists in contact with scientists, getting young scientists together and organising events.
I'll still blog about behavioural ecology, because it's awesome, but I might now throw some interesting stuff in from what I'm learning at work, e.g. cosmetics that are labelled 'hypoallergenic' don't have to go through any standardized tests!