Mr John Jackson

Mr John Jackson

Head of Science Policy and Communication

Department: Science Directorate
Division: Science Directorate
Phone: +44 (0)207 9425257
Science and museum policy resources blog

Summary

I'm based in the NHM Science Directorate where I work on policy and communication. I aim to ensure that we communicate the value, interest and relevance of our science to specialist and wider audiences, securing support and collaboration. I work with NHM scientists on developing evidence and expertise to inform and engage with policy development for government and other users in areas such as biodiversity, natural resource management, genetic resources and cultural policy. I have strong interests in UK collaboration, international engagement, science in society and ethics.

Qualifications

Degrees

MSc Aquatic Resource Management, King's College London, University of London, UK, 1985 - 1986

BSc Marine Biology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, 1982 - 1985

Employment history

Academic

Research Scientist, King's College London, University of London, Monitoring and Assessment Research Centre, United Kingdom, 1987 - 1995

Non-academic

Manager, Science Advice, The Royal Society, 1995 - 1997

Other projects

Symplectic Elements
Role: Leader
Funding: Museum development

Consultancy

Guidance for the Care of Human Remains in Museums
Department fo Culture, Media and Sport
London
2005 - on going.

Partnership

Developing a Research Network to Advance 21st Century Museum Ethics in Theory and Practice
Research Centre for Museums and Galleries
University of Leicester
2011 - 2013.

Fellowships

Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Royal Geographical Society, London, 1985 - on going.

Committees

Museums Association Ethics Committee, 2004 - 2012.

Internal Positions

Trustee - National Heritage Science Forum, 2013 - on going.

Publications

Jones SE, Jago CF, Bale AJ, Chapman D, Howland RJM, Jackson J (1998) Aggregation and resuspension of suspended particulate matter at a seasonally stratified site in the southern North Sea: physical and biological controls. Continental Shelf Research, 18 (11) : 1283 - 1309. doi: 10.1016/S0278-4343(98)00044-2

Chapman D, Jackson J, Krebs F (1996) Water quality monitoring–A practical guide to the design and implementation of Freshwater Quality Studies and Monitoring Programmes, Chapter 11, In: null, null : 267 - 305.

Chemicals IROPT, Monitoring GEMS, Centre AR, Netherlands MinisterievanVolkshuisvestingROEM, Unep (1992) Chemical Pollution: A Global Overview. UNEP :

Jackson J (1992) Biological Monitoring, In: GEMS/Water Operational Guide 3rd Ed, World Health Organization : Ch - 6.

Jackson J (1992) Heavy metals and other inorganic toxic substances, In: Guidelines of Lake Management. Volume 4 - Toxic Substances Management in lakes and Reservoirs, International Lake Environment Committee/UNEP : 65 - 80.

(1991) Water quality: Progress in the implementation of the Mar del Plata Action Plan and a strategy for the 1990s. WHO/UNEP :

Chapman DV, Jackson J (1990) Bioavailability of metals associated with sludge and sewage and their transfer from planktonic organisms into marine food chains..

Brown B, Tissier M, Howard LS, Charuchinda M, Jackson JA (1986) Asynchronous deposition of dense skeletal bands in Porites lutea. Marine Biology, 93 : 83 - 89.

Jackson JA, Gladfelter EH (1985) Ultrastructural study of the tissue-skeleton interface of Acropora cervicornis over a diel cycle. Proceedings of the 5th International Coral Reef Symposium, Tahiti 2 : vol - 2.

Courses taught

Other: Museum Studies - lecture on Transparency and Transformation in the Scientific Museum
11/2013.

Guest lectures

Keynote speaker, ‘A passion for observation: the natural world and science, Qatar UK - Café Scientifique: 8/11/2013.

Invited speaker, Citizen science and the role of the museum, Open Culture 2013: Collections Trust, London, 3/7/2013.

Invited speaker, Transparency, innovation and engagement in the Natural History Museum’s Science, 2nd International Symposium of Science Museums (ISSM): 21/9/2012.

Invited speaker, Transforming engagement: science, natural history and the public, Premier Colloque International au Maroc sur les rapports Sciences-Société: "Sciences et Société, construire des rapports créatifs au Maroc": 26/6/2012.

Introduction

Summary

I'm based in the NHM Science Directorate where I work on policy and communication. I aim to ensure that we communicate the value, interest and relevance of our science to specialist and wider audiences, securing support and collaboration. I work with NHM scientists on developing evidence and expertise to inform and engage with policy development for government and other users in areas such as biodiversity, natural resource management, genetic resources and cultural policy. I have strong interests in UK collaboration, international engagement, science in society and ethics.

Qualifications

Degrees

MSc Aquatic Resource Management, King's College London, University of London, UK, 1985 - 1986

BSc Marine Biology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, 1982 - 1985

Employment history

Academic

Research Scientist, King's College London, University of London, Monitoring and Assessment Research Centre, United Kingdom, 1987 - 1995

Non-academic

Manager, Science Advice, The Royal Society, 1995 - 1997

Projects

Other projects

Symplectic Elements
Role: Leader
Funding: Museum development

Consultancy

Guidance for the Care of Human Remains in Museums
Department fo Culture, Media and Sport
London
2005 - on going.

Partnership

Developing a Research Network to Advance 21st Century Museum Ethics in Theory and Practice
Research Centre for Museums and Galleries
University of Leicester
2011 - 2013.

Professional activities

Fellowships

Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Royal Geographical Society, London, 1985 - on going.

Committees

Museums Association Ethics Committee, 2004 - 2012.

Internal Positions

Trustee - National Heritage Science Forum, 2013 - on going.

Publications

Publications

Jones SE, Jago CF, Bale AJ, Chapman D, Howland RJM, Jackson J (1998) Aggregation and resuspension of suspended particulate matter at a seasonally stratified site in the southern North Sea: physical and biological controls. Continental Shelf Research, 18 (11) : 1283 - 1309. doi: 10.1016/S0278-4343(98)00044-2

Chapman D, Jackson J, Krebs F (1996) Water quality monitoring–A practical guide to the design and implementation of Freshwater Quality Studies and Monitoring Programmes, Chapter 11, In: null, null : 267 - 305.

Chemicals IROPT, Monitoring GEMS, Centre AR, Netherlands MinisterievanVolkshuisvestingROEM, Unep (1992) Chemical Pollution: A Global Overview. UNEP :

Jackson J (1992) Biological Monitoring, In: GEMS/Water Operational Guide 3rd Ed, World Health Organization : Ch - 6.

Jackson J (1992) Heavy metals and other inorganic toxic substances, In: Guidelines of Lake Management. Volume 4 - Toxic Substances Management in lakes and Reservoirs, International Lake Environment Committee/UNEP : 65 - 80.

(1991) Water quality: Progress in the implementation of the Mar del Plata Action Plan and a strategy for the 1990s. WHO/UNEP :

Chapman DV, Jackson J (1990) Bioavailability of metals associated with sludge and sewage and their transfer from planktonic organisms into marine food chains..

Brown B, Tissier M, Howard LS, Charuchinda M, Jackson JA (1986) Asynchronous deposition of dense skeletal bands in Porites lutea. Marine Biology, 93 : 83 - 89.

Jackson JA, Gladfelter EH (1985) Ultrastructural study of the tissue-skeleton interface of Acropora cervicornis over a diel cycle. Proceedings of the 5th International Coral Reef Symposium, Tahiti 2 : vol - 2.

Teaching and students

Courses taught

Other: Museum Studies - lecture on Transparency and Transformation in the Scientific Museum
11/2013.

Impact and outreach

Guest lectures

Keynote speaker, ‘A passion for observation: the natural world and science, Qatar UK - Café Scientifique: 8/11/2013.

Invited speaker, Citizen science and the role of the museum, Open Culture 2013: Collections Trust, London, 3/7/2013.

Invited speaker, Transparency, innovation and engagement in the Natural History Museum’s Science, 2nd International Symposium of Science Museums (ISSM): 21/9/2012.

Invited speaker, Transforming engagement: science, natural history and the public, Premier Colloque International au Maroc sur les rapports Sciences-Société: "Sciences et Société, construire des rapports créatifs au Maroc": 26/6/2012.