Meet the team

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, the Engaged University Steering Group, how public engagement links with knowledge exchange and impact, and brokering partnerships with external organisations.

Tel: +44 (0)117 33 18321
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 public engagement in the taught curriculum, major funding bids for public engagement, and our opportunities for training and professional development.

Tel: +44 (0)117 33 18324
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 33 18315
Email: mireia.bes@bristol.ac.uk

Ellie Cripps, Public Engagement Associate

Ellie Cripps CPE team SUPIMy role is to provide advice and support to staff and students wishing to get involved in public engagement, working with the faculties of Science and Engineering. Come and talk with me about planning your public engagement activities, getting funding, articulating engagement as a route to impact, and working with schools.

Tel: +44 (0)117 92 88996
Email: ellie.cripps@bristol.ac.uk

Vivienne Kuh, Public Engagement Associate

Vivienne KuhMy 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 33 88382
Email: vivienne.kuh@bristol.ac.uk

Diane Thorne, Projects and Events Officer

Diane ThorneMy role is to work with colleagues across the team to support our activities and projects.  Come and talk with me about our Engage conference, our Engagement Bites series of lunchtime talks, the What's On newsletter, and our website and social media content.

Tel: +44 (0)117 33 18318
Email: diane.thorne@bristol.ac.uk

Ben Meller, Public Engagement Associate: SPHERE

My role is to deliver the public engagement strategy for the SPHERE project.  Come and talk with me about the project which will develop home sensor systems to monitor the health and wellbeing of people living at home. 

Tel: +44 (0)117 33 18325
Email: ben.meller@bristol.ac.uk

Didier Laval, 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. Come and talk with me about the EBI's public engagement programme, developing engagement plans related to EBI funded research, training for EBI researchers, and applying for the Wellcome Trust's Provision for Public Engagement grant scheme.

Tel: +44 (0)117 33 17730
Email: didier.laval@bristol.ac.uk

Ellie Shipman, Fun Palaces Ambassador

My role is to coordinate Bristol’s involvement in Fun Palaces - a global campaign for culture at the heart of all community, encouraging locally-led arts and science events over an annual weekend of action every October. Hosted by the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute and the Public Engagement team, come and talk with me about getting involved in these events, the national Action Research programme, and how to promote collaboration and co-creation between researchers and local community groups, residents and partners.

Email: ellie.shipman@bristol.ac.uk

Alison Rivett, Evaluation Officer

Alison staff imageMy 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 33 17131
Email: alison.rivett@bristol.ac.uk

Hannah Tweddell, Engaged Learning Coordinator

Image of Hannah TweddellMy role is to establish community based learning projects for students. Come and talk with me about building engagement into the the taught curriculum, identifying community partners who have a research need that could be met by a student’s dissertation project, and how we can support the relationship with the community partner.

Tel: +44 (0)117 33 18313
Email: hannah.tweddell@bristol.ac.uk

Amy Walsh, Bristol Green Capital Partnership Liaison Officer

My role involves work with Bristol Green Capital Partnership and its member organisations to provide opportunities for students to engage with the City.  Come and talk with me about the possibilities for students to get involved in research projects, volunteering and internships.  

Tel: +44 (0)117 33 18324
Email: amy.walsh@bristol.ac.uk

Martha Crean, PERFORM Coordinator

My role is the UK coordinator for PERFORM, a Horizon 2020 project in collaboration with organisations in France and Spain. The project's aims are to develop young people's conceptions and awareness of scientists and scientific research, and to encourage scientists and science teachers to consider the purpose, values, and production of scientific knowledge. Come and talk with me about the project, how you might be able to be involved and how we can explore these concepts through the creation of performances.

Tel: +44 (0)117 33 17016
Email: martha.crean@bristol.ac.uk

Fiona Hyland, Engagement Programme Manager - Temple Quarter

My role is to coordinate the engagement programme for the Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus in order to ensure that the new campus delivers life-changing opportunities to communities and individuals across the city of Bristol.  Come and talk with me about what our plans are for Temple Quarter and how we plan to engage with all our stakeholders.

Tel: +44 (0)117 92 88342
Email: fiona.hyland@bristol.ac.uk

Affiliated Members

Will Hunter, MRC IEU Engagement and Communications Associate 

Will Hunter‌My role is to work closely with the researchers at the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit and coordinate projects and communications channels that bring their research to life in creative and playful ways. I sit with the Public Engagement team to make sure our work aligns. Come and talk with me about varied programme of engagement throughout the year, training for IEU researchers, developing relationships between artists and scientists, and how to think creatively about your research.

Tel: +44 (0)117 33 10097
Email: will.hunter@bristol.ac.uk‌