Medical Sciences Divisional Office
University of Oxford
Level 3, John Radcliffe Hospital
Oxford OX3 9DU
Public Engagement Coordinator
Naomi Gibson is on maternity leave. Please contact 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.