Podcast: Dr Julie Barnett – Brunel University
In this interview, Dr Julie Barnett, reader in healthcare research at Brunel University, talks about her work in the FoodRisC project developing the Vizzata tool (originally known as EnGauge). She explains what the tool can be used for and the impact it could have for policy makers and communicators.
About Dr Julie Barnett
Dr Barnett was involved in developing the initial proposal for FoodRisC when she was part of the University of Surrey. Her research interests lie in risk perception and risk communication, including developing models of the public and incorporating their perspectives in the development of policy, practice and technology.
She has been working on a tool which will be used to investigate the questions and concerns of the general public about food risk issues. This tool also measures the way people interact with the information; their information seeking behaviours and how these relate to the concerns they have expressed.