Professor Anthony Hollander
As scientists, we're sometimes viewed as another species. I'm on a bit of a mission to break down that stereotype by showing that I'm a human being.
Centre for Public Engagement
University of Bristol
Bristol, BS8 1TH
The Institute promotes interdisciplinary research, creating opportunities to generate fresh thinking at the University. It is also where Professor of Sciences and Society and champion of public engagement, Kathy Sykes, is based.
Tel: +44 (0) 117 92 89172
This office provides opportunities for potential applicants, particularly those from under-represented groups, to find out more information about the University and higher education in general.
Tel: +44 (0)117 92 88870
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I am the first point of contact for community organisations wishing to work with the University, or for staff with queries about public engagement and impact. My role includes brokering partnerships with outside organisations, running the Engaged University Steering Group and directing the public engagement programme. Before joining the University in 2008, I was Head of Public Engagement at one of the Research Councils, and my background is in genetics research.
Tel: +44 (0)117 33 18325
My role is to provide advice and support to staff and students wishing to get involved in public engagement activities. This includes helping researchers develop, evaluate and obtain resources for their projects and working with academics to articulate public engagement as part of Pathways to Impact statements and REF case studies. Before joining the Centre I managed the public engagement programme at the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and my background is in bioscience engineering.
Tel: +44 (0)117 33 18321
I manage a range of events for the CPE, including the annual Doors Open Day event and Twilight Talks.
Tel: +44 (0)117 33 18318
I look after the organisation of our large-scale public events such as the University's contribution to the Bristol Festival of Nature and Bristol Doors Open Day.
Tel: +44 (0)117 33 18315
Sacha has overall responsibility for the provision of administrative support to the Centre.
Tel: +44 (0)117 33 18313
I support the work of the Centre by producing print publications for the University’s engagement events and festivals. I write case studies for the Public Engagement Stories website; disseminate engagement opportunities via the Engagers' Digest; and am responsible for the Centre's website. I also have oversight of the Seeds of Change: growing a living history of Bristol project. My academic background is in psychology and education.
Tel: +44 (0)117 33 18324
I work for the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research to increase capacity for patient and public involvement and public engagement in pure and applied health research across disciplines. This involves developing the Patient and Public Involvement strategy and facilitating the Public Advisory Group for the Institute; designing evaluation frameworks; and working with academic, clinical and community partners on user involvement and science communication. I have previously worked in public health and health services research and knowledge exchange in health and social care. My academic background is in biology, anthropology and ethnobotany.
CPE tel: +44 (0)117 33 17131
EBI tel: +44 (0)117 95 46982
I'm coordinating an RCUK-funded project called the School-University Partnership Initiative (SUPI). The aim of this work is to build upon existing relationships with local schools, and engage school students with the cutting-edge research, enabling them to get involved themselves. Our key school partners are two Teaching School Alliances; the Cabot Learning Federation and the North Somerset Teaching School Alliance, led by Backwell School.
Tel: +44 (0)117 92 88996
I work for the SPHERE project which will develop home sensor systems to monitor the health and wellbeing of people living at home. My role is to deliver the public engagement strategy for the project.
Tel: +44 (0)117 33 18313
I work across the Centre for Public Engagement and the Public and Ceremonial Events (PACE) offices. I support a range of events, for example, Thinking Futures - the Festival which celebrates research from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law - and a variety of public events including the inaugural lecture series.
Tel: +44 (0)117 92 88127