Policy Engagement

Research drives societal changes. Whether it’s the study of blue skies problems, the development of new technologies or understanding impacts on public health, researchers and policy-makers need to keep engaged. It is important researchers work to ensure policy makers are aware of the current evidence available, of its meaning and its shortcomings. As such, I actively try to engage with policy makers at a range of levels.

I am actively engaged with national policy makers through my work with the Royal Society of Biology in Scotland and other learned societies (see below).

As a PhD student I interned at the BBSRC on their Strategic Review of Bioimaging (see also here).

Public Engagement and Outreach

Public engagement is an important part of modern science - much of which is funded by tax-payers and public donations. As such, I am regularly involved in public lectures and events such as Cafe Scientifique meetings. I have also helped out in the organising of such events, including Pint of Science Glasgow.

Recent events include:

Involvement with Learned Societies

Learned societies provide a strong conduit for public and policy engagement as well as bringing scientific communities together. I am an active member of two learned communities: