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Science in the shrubbery

By Briony Fleming, on 28 May 2019

This post has been written by Dr.Hayley Pye who is a Research Associate in the Centre for Molecular Innovation. Last august; thinking ourselves well organised and ready to ‘communicate some science’, a group of friends and colleagues took ourselves off to Einstein’s Garden. Einstein’s garden is full of scientists and science stalls – all hidden […]

Make an Impression: From Conception to Realisation

By e.edem-jordjie, on 21 May 2019

This blog has been written by Edinam Edem-Jordjie, a STEP Intern with the UCL East Community Engagement Team.  (STEP) ping into place In the North Cloisters, from the 12th April until the 24th May, UCL Culture presents ‘Make an Impression: Prints from East London schools’. A new exhibition featuring 90 small scale black and white […]

Fun and games can prevent diabetes

By Briony Fleming, on 14 May 2019

This Blog has been written by Joanna Morrison, Senior Research Associate in the Institute for Global Health, and this project has taken place with funding from The Wellcome Trust, and additional support from a UCL Culture Beacon Bursary award. On February 22nd and 23rd the dusty public park of Bara Bigha in Janakpur was transformed […]

“It did mean a lot”: What public engagement with teenage mothers taught us about our research.

By Briony Fleming, on 7 May 2019

This blog has been written by Dr. Katie Harron, Senior Lecturer and Sir Henry Wellcome Fellow based in the Child Health Informatics Group. Around 20,000 babies are born to teenage mothers in England each year (about 1 in every 25 births). Teenage mothers face a number of challenges, including lower levels of education, less stable […]

INGRAINED: putting public engagement at the heart of research

By Briony Fleming and ucftge0, on 26 February 2019

This blog has been written by Dr. Gemma Moore, Head of Evaluation in UCL Culture together with Marina Chang from the Calthorpe Project. This month UCL launched its new Research Strategy; providing a vision for UCL’s research over the next ten years. I am delighted to say that public engagement features heavily in the Strategy, […]

Why the brain matters: Public Engagement in The Gambia

By Briony Fleming, on 19 February 2019

This blog has been written by Laura Katus,  PhD Student  in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychiatry Section, based in UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health. For me as a neuroscientist, there’s hardly anything more exciting than the human brain. When embarking on a PhD in a community where neuroscience thus far hadn’t been a […]

‘More than just giving information’: Public engagement and diabetes awareness in Nepal

By Briony Fleming, on 31 January 2019

This Blog has been written by Beacon Bursary awardee Joanna Morrison, for a project working with 10 artists from the Janakpur Women’s Development Centre (JWDC) in rural plains Nepal and researchers from HERD International Nepal, who are conducting research about diabetes and healthy lifestyles. On arrival in Nepal 16 years ago I was greeted with […]

Going Viral in Rheumatology – using social media to assess what patients with rare diseases think is important in medical research

By ucwetca, on 12 June 2018

In the Public Engagement Unit we often come across researchers developing new ways of having conversations with public and patient groups. I had a fantastic meeting with Dr Thomas McDonnell and Dr Chris Wincup in the UCL Department of Rheumatology, about their work using social media to speak with patients. Thomas and Chris talk about […]

Bangles and Bindhi’s: Engaging communities about child marriage in southern Nepal

By Lizzy Baddeley, on 26 January 2018

This is a guest post written by Delan Devakumar, Dinesh Deokota, Sunita Thapa, Sophiya Dulal and Joanna Morrison about their Wellcome Trust funded engagement project in Nepal. Both Delan and Joanna are health researchers at UCL focusing on Nepal. Child marriage is very common in many parts of the world. Despite being illegal in Nepal, it […]