I have carried out a huge variety of public engagement activities, both through my previous role at The Physiological Society and independently, about my own research. Here’s a flavour of what I have been involved with:
Writer and producer of a series of events putting a chimpanzee on trial to explore the ape intelligence.
Zone winner in I’m a Scientist: Get me out of here, in March 2014.
Wildcard in the FameLab Scottish regional final.
Member of Society of Biology’s ‘Commemorating Biology’ working group.
Performer and champion of the Sulawesi Macaque at the Ugly Animal Preservation Society, performances in London, and at Brighton and Cheltenham Science Festivals.
A facilitator on the Society of Biology/ SEB/ Biochemical Society Science Communication Training Day, helping early-career scientists develop their own public engagement ideas.
Chair of ‘Out of Thin Air – Surviving High Altitude’ at the Edinburgh International Science Festival in 2013.
I designed and coordinated the Extreme Physiology hands-on stands for schools and families at the 2012 Big Bang Fair and Cheltenham Science Festival.
Various radio interviews including BBC Radio Scotland and DRS2 (Switzerland).
I was a volunteer on, and contributor to, the Culture Evolves stand at the 2010 Royal Society Summer Exhibition.