San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Public Engagement in research - How to engage
and why it is important
Prof. Sophie Scott, ICN Deputy Director
Dr Steve Cross, Head of UCL Public Engagement
Dr Patrick Lewis, Parkinson's UK Research Fellow, ION
When & Where:
Wednesday 16th October 2013
Medical Sciences 131 AV Hill Lecture Theatre
(followed by a drinks reception in G40 Seminar Room, Ground Floor Medical Sciences)
This event will focus at how scientists can engage with the public other than through the media, why is public engagement useful and important not only for the public but also for the researchers, and also why is important to engage with younger members of the public (i.e. school pupils) who will become future researchers.
Public engagement initiated from scientists themselves is of extreme importance to the public but also to the scientific groups themselves as funding bodies are more and more keen to see research scientists being proactive in communicating their data and its implications in the relevant field of study.
Each speaker will give their own account of public engagement through their own experiences and expertise.
Professor Scott is an award-winning public engagement communicator who can provide tips and ideas of how to engage with the public successfully.
Dr Cross, as head of UCL Public Engagement, can outline how UCL can help and support researchers to reach out to the public.
Dr Lewis is an enthusiastic research fellow that has a lot of experience in public engagement as well as being a STEM Ambassador.
This event is aimed at postgraduate students, MD/PhDs, postdocs as well as junior PIs.
When & Where
UCL Neuroscience Careers Network (NCN)
The UCL Neuroscience Careers Network (NCN) seeks to promote the professional development of UCL Neuroscientists. The network provides opportunities for neuroscientists to meet their peers, to share ideas, experience and initiate collaborations. It also provides a platform for careers advice and the dissemination of information regarding jobs, training and funding opportunities. The NCN is organised by a committee made up of representatives from a variety of departments under the UCL Neuroscience Domain and includes both post-doctoral researchers and PIs.