Medical Sciences Divisional Office
University of Oxford
Level 3, John Radcliffe Hospital
Oxford OX3 9DU
Public Engagement Coordinator
Naomi is currently on secondment to the Social Sciences Divisional Office. Enquiries relating to Public Engagement in the Medical Sciences Division should be directed to Brian Mackenwells.
I am responsible for supporting researchers across the Medical Sciences Division to engage non-academic, primarily public, audiences with their research. This includes:
- Supporting the development of large / strategic funding proposals for Public Engagement with Research activities
- Building capacity for public engagement within the division, through the provision of training and a PER Seed Fund
- Supporting the development and delivery of Divisional engagement activities, such as European Researchers Night
Prior to taking up the post in December 2015 I was Head of Public Events at the British Academy, the UK’s National Academy for Humanities and Social Sciences where I also worked on several national public engagement projects, including the 2015 survey of Factors Affecting Researchers Engagement with the Public. I started my career working at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, planning and delivering activities and events to engage families and adults with a wide range of science topics.