Dr. Markus Lehmkuhl (born 1968) is a science journalist and senior researcher at Freie Universität Berlin, division Science Journalism and at Research Center Jülich. Currently he is a team leader involved in the European research project FoodRisC (weblink). Between 2008 and 2010 he was coordinator of the research project „Audio Visual Science Audiences(weblink) which is funded by the European Commission under Framework 7 (final Report published here). Additionally, he is the chief editor of the internet journal wpk-quarterly, which aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice in science journalism. He has been a team leader in various national qualitative and quantitative studies on elaboration of risk information (2000-2004, published 2006), the perception of risk by mass media (2004-2005, published 2006), science journalism in the local press (2004), and the role of interpersonal influence in risk perception and judgement (2005-2006, publication in Public Understanding of Science 2008).

He is a member of the United Nations Expert Roster located in Thailand and has developed and run workshops on teaching science journalism in the developing world. Between 2000 and 2003 he was a member of the European Network of Science Communication Teachers (ENSCOT), funded by the European Commission under Framework 5 "Raising Public Awareness of Science and Technology Programme". He has been working for five years as a TV and radio editor for two of the biggest public broadcast companies in Germany (WDR, Cologne and DLF, Cologne).

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