From healthcare to social policy or ensuring access to basic resources, scientific research at the University of Surrey is changing how we support wellbeing on a global scale.
Join us on Thursday, 10th November for the launch of Discoveries on your Doorstep, a series of events to connect local professionals with researchers at the University of Surrey. On the day, researchers from all levels will be on-hand to showcase and discuss their work on the theme of Science Delivering Global Wellbeing. We'll also be joined by a panel of invited speakers to tell us more about work across the University and take any questions.
5:30pm: Registration and research exhibitions
6:15pm: Invited talks
7:15pm: Q&A with invited speakers
7:30pm: Networking and research exhibitions
Dr Milton Mermikides
Milton Mermikides PhD, BSc is a composer, performer and producer in a wide range of styles and has collaborated with artists as diverse as Pat Martino, John Williams, Tod Machover, Steve Winwood, Tim Minchin and Brian Eno. In addition to Lecturer in Music at the University of Surrey, Milton is Professor of Jazz Guitar at the Royal College of Music and a graduate of the Berklee College of Music and London School of Economics.
Milton will discuss his Hidden Music, Sound Asleep and Bloodlines projects, a series of musical compositions derived from scientific data and collaboration.
Dr Michèle D Birtel
Michèle Birtel is a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Surrey (UK). She obtained a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Kent and a Diploma in Psychology from the University of Mannheim (Germany). Michèle specialises in relations between majority and minority groups, and the impact of social conflict on health.
Michèle will be presenting her research on prejudice and discrimination towards minority groups (e.g. on the basis of ethnicity or mental health).
Dr Kamalan Jeevaratnam
Dr. Kamalan Jeevaratnam was previously the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, Lead in Physiology at the School of Medicine, PU-RCSI based in Kuala Lumpur. As an academician, he has previously delivered anatomy and physiology lectures and practical session to both medical and veterinary students at the International Medical University, University Putra Malaysia and the University of Cambridge, UK.
Kamalan will discuss the ‘one health’ approach to his research in heart health which aims to develop predictive, therapeutic and preventative strategies that will benefit both humans and animals.
Dr Shakardokht Jafari
Dr Shakardokht Jafari is specialist in dosimetry - the monitoring of radiotherapy exposure. Shakardokht’s doctoral research project was to find an alternative to commonly-used dosimeters, overcoming both their high cost and technological limitations. She is the CTO & Founder of TrueInvivo Ltd., a company which aims to help cancer care through development of quality control tools for an accurate Radiotherapy.
Shakardokht will talk on her experiences of taking the findings of her research from academia into healthcare practice, including her work using glass beads to monitor radiotherapy doses.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Parking is availible outside the Surrey Sports Park, a short walk from the Vet School.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
If you would like to get in touch, just email Alex at email@example.com.
Who will be the invited speakers at the event?
On the day, a group of PhD students and early career researchers will be presenting aspects of their research as posters and other small demonstrations or exhibits. They will be joined by a group of invited academic researchers who will talk about their work and participate in a Q&A.