Maja Horst is Professor of Science Communication and Head of Department of Media, Cognition and Communication at University of Copenhagen. Her research is focused on public understanding of science, social responsibility of science, management and communication of research. She has published widely, including in Public Understanding of Science, Science Communication and Social Studies of Science. In 2016 she published the book Science Communication: Culture, Identity and Citizenship co-authored with Sarah R Davies.
Maja Horst has also been experimenting with interactive science communication installations inviting citizens to discuss the social responsibility of emerging scientific fields, such as stem cell research and synthetic biology. For this she was awarded the Danish Science Minister’s Communication Prize in 2009. Since 2014 she has been a member of the Danish Science and Innovation Policy Council, which advices the Danish minister and parliament.