Consultation on foresight review on the public understanding of risk

How could developments in the area of public understanding of risk improve outcomes for individuals and society - to enable better decisions for a safer world?

Download: Draft foresight review on the public understanding of risk

The area of the public understanding of risk and communication of science is not as developed in Asia compared with the UK and USA – and the culture, attitude, and role of science are also different in Asian society. The Lloyd’s Register Foundation Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk (LRFI) seeks to lead critical research on the understanding of risk and to change the risk communication landscape in Asia. 

The LRFI, set up last year by the Foundation and the National University of Singapore, aims to achieve: increased public understanding of risk in everyday situations, increased evidence-based public policy making and decision making, increased informed public dialogue around risk, and increase in trust. 

Consultation on foresight review

As part of this work, the foresight review examines how developments in the area of public understanding of risk might improve outcomes for individuals and society, to enable better decisions for a safer world in line with the Foundation’s charitable mission. It provides both an overview of the current state of knowledge and recommendations for promising directions for the nascent Institute so that it can achieve maximum impact in line with the Foundation’s charitable aims.

As the final stage in the development of this report, we are seeking your opinion and insights on the various topics explored. Your input will not only help us to produce a most informative and compelling report, but it will also go towards LRFI’s mission to achieve the greatest societal impact in the area of risk research and communication. 

Send in your comments

Latest 20 June: This consultation is now closed. Thank you to everyone who took part.

Dr Julian Tang (julian.tang@nus.edu.sg) and Ms Yilian Wu (dprwyl@nus.edu.sg

Download: Draft foresight review on the public understanding of risk