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Dr Katy Petherick

Post:Public Engagement Coordinator (Life Sciences (Professional Services))

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 678937
International:+44 1273 678937
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I started my current position in September 2015. Prior to this I worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Dundee, where I also helped coordinate engagement activities, including representing the MRC Unit at the Dundee Science Festival. I have experience in a range of Public Engagement activities, including organising independent events, leading workshops for Curiosity Hub and working with Cancer Research UK. I am also familiar with overseeing mass participation events, having managed components of Race For Life events during the 2014 and 2015 seasons.


I am responsible for developing the Public Engagement Strategy for the School of Life Sciences. I look for and promote engagement opportunities, generate content for activities, support funding applications and generally oversee School Public Engagement activities.