Public Engagement & Outreach
We may impart research impact through conveying our scientific findings to the public in an accessible, understandable manner.
In May 2022, Myself and Laura Guzmán Rincón co-created the SBIDER Podcast Hub, supported by a Royal Society Rapid Assistance in Modelling the Pandemic (RAMP) Outreach Innovation Award (UKRI Grant EP/V053507/1). We are producing two podcast series:
- SBIDER presents - researchers from the Zeeman Institute for Systems Biology and Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research group (SBIDER), based at the University of Warwick, share their research and we present recent group news;
- SBIDER Careers Podcast - exploring the career trajectories of SBIDER researchers, their collaborators and those who carry out important work that enables and supports the research being conducted.
I am a member of the Warwick Institute of Engagement Network and have contributed to a University of Warwick family day, in which a collaborative group across SBIDER and Warwick Medical School ran a set of “have a go” activities under the theme of “Outbreak - Learning how diseases spread”.
I have been a co-organiser of Databeers Warwick, a series of public engagement events around the topic of data science. These events brought together data experts from industry and academia with talks at a level accessible to a wide audience in the West Midlands.
For Pint of Science, a science festival which brings researchers to local venues to share their scientific discoveries with the public, at events in Coventry & Warwickshire I have made the following contributions:
- 2019: Event venue volunteer
- 2022: Presenter at the “Our Amazing Body” event. Delivered a talk titled “Disease detectives: how maths can help us against disease outbreaks”. For further details, visit the associated blog post.
Another method of communicating my research with the general public has been through `Behind the Paper’ type articles: