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Medical Sciences Divisional Office
University of Oxford
Level 3, John Radcliffe Hospital
Oxford OX3 9DU

Naomi Gibson

Public & Policy Engagement Coordinator

I am currently on maternity leave, please contact Martin Christlieb (Public & Policy Engagement Facilitator - Interim).

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.