Public engagement

2019

Hannah Sallis. I am taking part in Creative Reactions, a collaboration between scientists and artists. The artist I have been paired with is making a digital work to represent some of my research – this is being exhibited in the North Street Gallery and at the Island.

2018

Anna Guyatt. I have been involved in the `Gene Genies’ stall at Green Man Festival.

Anna Guyatt. I was Co-organiser for the MRC Festival of Medical Research (co-designed, led and delivered three activities around genes, environment, and big data).

Zoe Reed. 1 day at Bristol Neuroscience festival in March 2018.

Zoe Reed. On the organising committee for a one day internal conference called the “Bristol Brain Research: Showcase and Networking Day” where I also chaired a session. 

Charlie Hatcher. Population health stand at Bristol Neuroscience Festival - talking with primary/secondary school children and the public about our work.

Charlie Hatcher. Went on local radio station BCfm to discuss the neuroscience festival. 

Charlie Hatcher. Was part of Creative Reactions, where I was paired with an artist who created a visual work about my project [was in Hamilton House in May in a public exhibition].

Tom Battram.ALSPAC stand at the Bristol Harbour Festival, where we discussed the cohort and encouraged previous members or eligible members of the cohort to re-join the cohort. 2018.

Tom Battram. ALSPAC stand at the FUTURES public engagement event. 2018.

Tom Battram. IEU stand at the Green Man Festival, where we had various activities displaying some of the work being conducted at the IEU.2018.

2017

Dee Knipe. As a woman in STEM I have been invited to talk about the challenges faced by female academics at Bath Spa University and at an outreach program for students.

Dee Knipe. I have mentored three female A-level students as part of an outreach program to encourage students from disadvantaged backgrounds to enter the top universities in the country (Realising potentials program). 

Dee Knipe.  ran a suicide awareness workshop at the University of Bristol Student Union.

Dee Knipe. I revisited the research participants in Sri Lanka to feedback the research outcomes of a pilot study which was conducted which utilised hair samples. This work was also covered by a national Sri Lankan newspaper.

Hannah Sallis. I was involved with the Tobacco and Alcohol Research Groups ‘Bar to the Future’ event at We The Curious (formerly @Bristol), to discuss current research into alcohol labelling with members of the public.

 

2016

Caroline Bull. Green Man and Born in Bradford festivals as part of a team called the ‘Gene genies’. Their activities involved persuading members of the public to get involved in practical experiments to teach them about genetics and epidemiology and used twitter to promote our activities. 

Caroline Bull. Member of the ALSPAC (Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children) participant advisory panel. As a study participant and a member of the young advisory panel she advises on study documentation, data collection proposals/study design and play a major role in study events such as conferences and exhibitions. This work also involves translating scientific posters into “layman’s terms” and encouraging public interaction at events.

Hannah Sallis. I was part of the ‘Gene Genies’ team which travelled to Green Man and Born in Bradford festivals. The aim of these events was to communicate scientific ideas and current research to members of the public using games and activities.

Hannah Sallis. I developed and ran an Introduction to Stata course for researchers at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

 

2015

Rebecca Richmond. I delivered a lecture on a Human Sciences undergraduate course at the University of Oxford where I have fostered links and have been invited to give further lectures in the future.

Michelle Taylor. I created a TARG blog post for the general public/research participants (2015): http://targ.blogs.ilrt.org/2015/05/21/researching-abroad-cannabis-and-decision-making-in-the-big-apple/

Michelle Taylor. I created a Guardian blog post blog post for the general public/research participants (2015): https://www.theguardian.com/science/sifting-the-evidence/2015/mar/03/is-cannabis-a-gateway-drug

Dee Knipe. Organised and ran a suicide awareness workshop at the University of Bristol Student Union.

Dee Knipe. Revisited the research participants in Sri Lanka to feedback the research outcomes of a pilot study which was conducted which utilised hair samples. This work was also covered by a national Sri Lankan newspaper. 

2014

Andrew Crawford. I am a STEM Ambassador.

Andrew Crawford. I volunteered at Brain Awareness Week in 2012, 2013 and 2014 at @Bristol.

Andrew Crawford. I am a blogger on the EUSARNAD website.

Andrew Crawford. I volunteered promoting ALSPAC at events such as Bristol half marathon and Pride.

Rebecca Richmond.  I helped to organise and implement several public engagement activities in the “Einstein’s Garden” of the Green Man festival in August 2014 on behalf of the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol. 

2013

John Kemp. I contributed to the planning meeting for the Wellcome Trust 75th anniversary, public engagement initiative.

Andrew Crawford. I was a member of the self-assessment team for the application for a SWAN (Scientific Women's Academic Network) award. We were successful in being awarded a silver SWAN award in April 2013 ensuring the School remains committed to advancing women’s careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine employment in academia. 

Vanessa Tan. I administered a press release `Cell scaffolding protein fascin-1 is highjacked by cancer`. This was issued for the paper published in BMC Medicine.

Vanessa Tan. I communicated my work to school and undergraduate visitors in Prof Adams laboratory.

Rebecca Richmond. I delivered a lecture on a Human Sciences undergraduate course at the University of Oxford where I have fostered links and have been invited to give further lectures in the future. 

 

2012

Kaitlin Wade. I was involved in the ALSPAC 21st birthday and the Research Festival in 2012.

Kaitlin Wade. I also volunteered to help pilot a new approach to teaching biology in 6th form in December 2012.

Rebecca Richmond.   I helped to gather and present data to participants of the ALSPAC study at the “Children of the 90’s Research Fest” event.

Andrew Crawford. I volunteered at the Wellcome Trust’s “In the Zone” initiative inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games (June 2012);

Andrew Crawford. I volunteered at ResearchFest held at Colston Hall for ALSPAC participants.

Andrew Crawford. I volunteered at Discover 2012 at Broadmead shopping centre (extracting DNA from kiwi fruit).

2010

Ghazaleh Fatemifar.   I presented at the University of Bristol Mini Symposium, School of Social and Community Medicine, Bristol, UK, December 2010(oral).

 

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