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 staff and students 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

Mireia Bes, Public Engagement Associate

My role is to provide advice and support to staff and students 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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Ellie Cripps, Public Engagement Associate

My role is to support students and staff in the faculties of Science and Engineering who are interested in public engagement. Come and talk with me about planning public engagement activities, applying for funding, finding training and development opportunities and evaluating the impact of your engagement. I also advise staff and students on engaging with schools and coordinate the Thinking Science project.

Tel: +44 (0)117 42 84018
Email: ellie.cripps@bristol.ac.uk

Vivienne Kuh

Vivienne Kuh, Public Engagement Associate (job share)

My role is to provide advice and support to staff and students wishing to get involved in public engagement activities, working with the faculties of Arts and 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 84043 
Email: vivienne.kuh@bristol.ac.uk

Ben Meller, Public Engagement Associate (job share)

My role is to provide advice and support to staff and students wishing to get involved in public engagement activities, working with the faculties of Arts and 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

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 e.g. Festival of Nature, 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

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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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Suzi Wright, FUTURES Project Coordinator

My role involves delivering the “FUTURES: Create. Imagine. Explore.” programme as part of European Researchers’ Night for 2018 and 2019. This includes a varied programme of events with opportunities for diverse audiences in Bristol and Bath to meet and engage with researchers across the two cities. Come and talk with me about the project and how you might get involved in these events. 

Tel: +44 (0)117 42 83327

Hannah Berg, Re-Cognition Project Coordinator and SPHERE Citizen Science Officer

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 coordinating the Responsible Research and Innovation framework within this project through training, focus groups and public engagement initiatives. I also coordinate the citizen science and public engagement activities for the SPHERE project, looking for novel opportunities for the public to influence digital health research. Come and talk with me about these projects.

 

 

 

 

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

Ellie Hart

Email: ellen.hart@bristol.ac.uk

David Owen

Email: david.owen@bristol.ac.uk

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Rosa Robinson

Email: rosa.robinson@bristol.ac.uk