Meet the team

We are a team of public engagement specialists, working across the University to help our researchers, academics and students build mutually beneficial and enduring relationships with communities and organisations outside the University. We offer expert advice on planning, delivering, and evaluating engagement activities, and can help you find a creative approach to your engagement that's valuable, effective and fun. We're always keen for a cuppa - get in touch with us for a chat.

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Kate Miller, Head of Public Engagement

My role is to lead the team and direct the University's approach to public engagement. Come and talk with me about culture change and strategy, our aspirations for being a civic university, how public engagement links with knowledge exchange and impact, and brokering partnerships with external organisations.

Tel: +44 (0)117 42 84054
Email: kate.miller@bristol.ac.uk

Dee Smart, Deputy Head of Public Engagement

My role is to help increase opportunities and the capacity of our researchers to engage with publics and communities. Come and talk with me about how we support major funding bids for public engagement, and our opportunities for training and professional development.

Tel: +44 (0)117 42 84078
Email: dee.smart@bristol.ac.uk

Ellie Cripps, Public Engagement Manager

My role is to deliver the University's aspiration to be a global civic university. I'm supporting the development of the Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility pillar of the University's new strategy and working on our Civic University Agreement. The Agreement will set out how the University will meet the needs and priorities of local organisations and communities. Come and talk with me about this work and how you can get involved.

Email: ellie.cripps@bristol.ac.uk

Rhys Charles, Public Engagement Associate

My role is to provide advice and support to researchers wishing to get involved in public engagement, working with the Faculty of Science. Come and talk with me about planning your public engagement activities, getting funding, and articulating engagement as a route to impact.

Email: rhys.charles@bristol.ac.uk

Mireia Bes, Public Engagement Associate

My role is to provide advice and support to researchers wishing to get involved in public engagement, working with the Faculties of Health and Life Sciences. Come and talk with me about planning your public engagement activities, getting funding, articulating engagement as a route to impact, and working with science centres.

Tel: +44 (0)117 42 84006
Email: mireia.bes@bristol.ac.uk

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Ben Meller, Public Engagement Associate

My role is to provide advice and support to researchers wishing to get involved in public engagement activities, working with the Faculty of Social Sciences. Come and talk with me about planning your public engagement activities, getting funding, articulating engagement as a route to impact, and working with museums.

Tel: +44 (0)117 42 84052
Email: ben.meller@bristol.ac.uk

Ellie Hart, Public Engagement Associate and Re-Cognition RRI Coordinator

My role is to provide advice and support to researchers wishing to get involved in public engagement activities, working with the Faculty of Arts. Come and talk with me about getting funding for public engagement, identifying who to work with and who to engage with, planning your activities, and evaluating what you do. In my other role, I lead on the Responsible Research and Innovation framework on the Re-Cognition project. We are supporting partners on the project through creative training methodologies to become more responsible researchers, reflecting on their work and its potential applications and implications in society. I am also supporting the public engagement projects. Come and talk with me about Responsible Research and Innovation and our work on this project.

Email: ellen.hart@bristol.ac.uk

Joel Morley, Public Engagement Associate

My role is to provide advice and support to researchers wishing to get involved in public engagement, working with the Faculty of Engineering. Come and talk with me about planning your public engagement activities, getting funding, and articulating engagement as a route to impact.

Diane Thorne, Projects and Events Officer

My role is to work with colleagues across the team to support our activities and projects.  Come and talk with me about public engagement events, if you need event advice such as venue information, the Connect newsletter, and our website and social media content.

Tel: +44 (0)117 42 84083
Email: diane.thorne@bristol.ac.uk

Jo Stubbs, Public Engagement Associate for the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health 

My role is to ensure that the public voice is fed into EBI research and that our activities engage the local community effectively. If your research is related to health and wellbeing, come and talk with me about presenting your engagement plans to the EBI Public Advisory Group, the public engagement opportunities and training sessions offered by the EBI, or getting help and advice on applying to grant schemes such as the Wellcome Trust's Research Enrichment - Public Engagement funding.

Email: jo.stubbs@bristol.ac.uk

Alison Rivett, Evaluation Officer 

My role is to provide guidance and support for the evaluation of public engagement and impact. Come and talk with me about evaluating your engagement activities, capturing the impact of engagement related to your research, training opportunities for evaluation and sharing good practice.

Tel: +44 (0)117 42 84072
Email: alison.rivett@bristol.ac.uk

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Hannah Berg, Re-Cognition Project Coordinator

My role is to coordinate our involvement in the Horizon 2020 project Re-Cognition which is a collaboration between 6 other countries from across Europe. I am leading on the public engagement projects, which bring artists and specific local communities together to explore sustainable futures. I am also supporting the Responsible Research and Innovation framework within this project. Come and talk with me about this project.

 

 

 

 

Our Public Engagement Affiliates and Honorary Associates

Martha Crean, Engagement Coordinator -Temple Quarter

I coordinate engagement activities for the new Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus.

Tel: +44 (0)117 42 84017
Email: martha.crean@bristol.ac.uk

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Rosa Robinson

Email: rosa.robinson@bristol.ac.uk