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Festival of doctoral research: Public engagement pop-up

Wednesday 27 June 10:30 until 12:00
The Gardner Tower, ACCA
Part of the series: Festival of Doctoral Research

Come along to our pop-up public engagement event to learn how some of our early career researchers are actively engaging the public in their research. Doctoral researchers who have received funding through the Doctoral School's Researcher Development Programme will demonstrate the activities they have used at festivals, in schools and public spaces to excite and inspire the public about their research.

The Public Engagement Fund was piloted this academic year to encourage doctoral and early career researchers interested in delivering public engagement activity. This year, with a modest budget, we funded a dozen public engagement projects.

This is a drop-in event between 10.30am-12.00pm, where fuelled by coffee and cake, you can also explore the Research Image Exhibition, and vote for your people's choice!

Please book a place below so that we can ensure we have enough coffee and cake on the day.

Come along to meet and find out more about the work of:

  • Aleksandra Herman (School of Psychology) - Alexsandra will be demonstrating the app she has developed to investigate drinking habits in adolescence and early childhood
  • Ciaran Fairhurst (School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences) - Ciaran will be demonstrating a model of the James Webb Space Telescope’s Near Infrared Camera which simulates how astronomers search for the most distant galaxies in the universe
  • Dr Marie-Fabrice Gasasira Uwamahoro (School of Life Sciences) - Marie will be demonstrating activities she has used with secondary school students to increase knowledge of the steps underlying genetic diseases development
  • Dr Samantha Furfari (School of Life Sciences) - Samantha will be showcasing activities from her 'colours in chemistry' series which shows how colours are useful in chemistry in vastly different ways
  • Sonali Mohapatra (School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences) - Sonali will be repeating her soapbox science talk of 2017 on gravity and blackholes: linking fantasy and reality
  • Tunde Alabi-Hundeyin (School of Media, Film and Music) - Tunde will be exhibiting his photo exhibition of the positive images of and by deprived children photographed during his fieldwork. Tunde's research investigates the visual objectification of vulnerable children from the Global South as victims of poverty, war, and ill health by international NGOs

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By: Laura Chapman
Last updated: Monday, 11 June 2018