Public Engagement

I am involved in a number of outreach activities with children and young people.   A selection of these activities is listed below. Here is a short  video on my outreach work.

Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (DCN) Lab exhibit, Lancashire Science Festival

Role: Lead organiser 

Date: 30th June-3rd July 2016 

Audience: 13,000 festival visitors of all ages

‘Hard Feelings: The Science of Emotion’: public engagement exhibit, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Festival of Social Sciences, Museum of Science and Industry

Role: co-organiser with Dr. Lander

Date: 14th November 2015 

Audience: 400 visitors (children and families)

Widening Participation Work Experience Scheme, University of Manchester

Role: Speaker/presenter

Date: 28th July 2015

Audience: 25 students aged 16-18

 

British Science week workshops, University of Manchester 

Role: Assistant to lead organiser

Date: 18th March 2015

Audience: +150 secondary school pupils

 

What do Psychological Scientists do? University of Manchester Outreach event

Role: co-organiser

Date: 11th March 2015

Audience: +200 secondary school pupils

 

 ‘Year 9’ Masterclasses, ‘Learn with US’ Outreach Scheme, Southampton University

Role: Psychology Masterclass organiser

Date: 27-29th November 2013

Audience: 20 13-year-old students from local schools and their teachers. 

 

Southampton Neuroscience Group exhibit at Science Day

Role: co-organiser

Date: 13th March 2013

Audience: approx. 500 visitors (children and families)

 

Roadshow exhibit at the Cheltenham Science Festival

Role: Lead organiser of the ‘Brain and Rewards’ exhibit.

Date: 12 – 17th June 2012

Audience: approx. 10,000 visitors of all ages of which approx. 3,500 visited our exhibit

 

Roadshow exhibit at the INTECH Science Centre and Planetarium, Winchester, UK.

Role: Lead organiser of the ‘Brain and Rewards’ exhibit

Date: 30th May 2012

Audience: 200 children and young people from local schools

 

 ‘Year 10’ Challenge workshops, University of Southampton ‘Learn with US’ Outreach Programme

This is a scheme working in partnership with schools and colleges to raise students’ aspirations and improve students’ academic attainment and self-confidence.

Role: Lead organiser of the Psychology workshops

Date: 26th April 2012

Audience: 50 14-15 year old students from local schools and their teachers. 

 

Roadshow exhibit at the Thomas Hardye School, Dorchester, Dorset, UK.

Role: Lead organiser of the Psychology exhibit

Date: 25th April 2012

Audience: 15 14-16- year-old students

 

Exhibit at the Big Bang Fair in the context of the University of Southampton Roadshow, a University-wide scheme promoting public engagement in various venues across the UK.

Role: Lead organiser of the Psychology exhibit

Date: 27th March 2012

Audience: 300 under 16 year-olds from local schools and their teachers.

 

Southampton Neuroscience Group (SoNG) exhibit at the University of Southampton Science and Engineering Day

Role: co-organiser

Date: 10th March 2012

Audience: 3000 visitors of which approx. 600 visited SoNG exhibits

 

Southampton Neuroscience Group 2nd Annual Outreach Event, Southampton, UK.

Role: co-organiser

Date: 17th November 2011

Audience: approx. 200 representatives of industry and schools