Cancer Research UK 2017 Research Engagement Award
6 July 2017
Dr Kaitlin Wade of the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit has been awarded this year’s CRUK Research Engagement Award in the category of Rising Star.
This prize was initiated by CRUK to recognise those who show extraordinary commitment to engaging the public and sparking enthusiasm and interest in cancer research. Kaitlin was nominated through her work with the Integrative Cancer Epidemiology Programme (ICEP); over the past two years she has gone to great efforts to establish multiple public engagement activities and frameworks and her relentless enthusiasm for engagement the public with MRC IEU research has been a key to many of other academic staff becoming involved.
“Public engagement is such an important part of scientific research that often gets overlooked - it's quite easy to become introverted when running analyses, writing papers and applying for specific grants but sometimes it means you lose focus of the ‘big picture’ – public engagement enables us to experience and communicate our ultimate goal of improving population health”