These stories have been written by School researchers, the Public Engagement Coordinator or members of the community and chronicle some of the many ways in which we engage the public with our research.
Recipients of the 2016 small grants scheme show innovative approaches for engaging with the public
The exciting public engagement projects, taking place in the UK, Malawi, Ghana, Pakistan, Nigeria and Mexico, or the seven 2016 recipients of small grants funding for public engagement.
Infectious curiosity about infection research
Engaging with an after-hours adult audience about all things ‘contagious’ at Science Museum Lates and even experimenting with how quickly we could spread a virtual infection around the Museum.
Dancing, dialogues & data at the Bloomsbury Festival
Bringing to life tales of public health and innovative biomedical tools for children through stories dance and play with residents of our local community of Bloomsbury.
A level students go from molecules to cells to insects
Immersing A-level students in lab-based scientific research to show the real-world application of the skills and courses they have learned in school and try their hand at more advanced lab techniques.
Getting malaria? Facing the facts on world health day
Sharing our wealth of knowledge and experience in malaria diagnostics, prevention & treatment and mosquito control with parliamentarians to encourage stronger action against malaria globally.
Prestigious public engagement grants awarded to School researchers
Adam Kucharski’s collaborations with young people to conduct research on social interaction and infection in the UK. In Zimbabwe, Rashida Ferrand conducted an innovative project using drama and film to raise awareness of the challenges faced by adolescents living with HIV.
PhD student receives Queen’s Young Leaders award
Recognition of Shivani Mathur Gaiha’s inspirational and innovative arts programme about mental health that is led by young people in India and demonstrates how she is using her skills to transform lives within the community.
Inspiring healthy living at the Route 39 Academy
A school governor discusses the value of researchers engaging with young people, brining both their career path and stories in food and nutrition research to life.
Students show off their science projects at the Steven Tito Academy, Tanzania
An in-depth description of one of the first projects funded through the public engagement small grants scheme, as told by a teacher at Steven Tito Academy.
What do young people want to know about science?
Carmen Denman discusses how she learned about the interests and aspirations of young people through online engagement in ‘I’m a Scientist, get me out of here!’.
How have public health messages changed? Over to you
An exploration of how public health messaging has changed over time using film and audience-led discussion and captured through a visual representation of the central themes.