Centre for Inflammation Research

CIR Public Engagement Committees

Public Engagement & Communications from the Centre are mainly delivered through a committee structure, which allows staff and students to work collaboratively, share experience, celebrate their achievements and discuss strategy. As we move towards more collaborative working across the Institute for Regeneration and Repair (IRR), membership of the committees has changed to reflect this. Current PE&C Committee and Subcommittee members are recorded here.

IRR PE&C Committee 2021

Co-Chairs:

Elaine Emmerson (RCUK/UKRI Innovation Fellow and Chancellor’s Fellow, IRR and CRM Academic Lead for Public Engagement)

Donald J. Davidson (Chair of Host Defence & Inflammation Biology, CIR Academic Lead for Public Engagement)

Rebecca Aucott (CIR Laboratory Manager and GDPR Champion)

Calum Bain (Sir Henry Dale Fellow, CIR) -  until August 2021

Paul Fitch (Centre Manager, CIR)

Samanta Mariani (Chancellor’s Fellow & John Goldman Fellow) - from September 2021

Robin Morton (Communications Manager, CRM)

Molly Osborn (Public Engagement & Communications Manager, CIR) - from July 2021

Ellie Roger (IRR Communication & Engagement Officer) - until August 2021

Cathy Southworth (BioQuarter Community Engagement Manager)

Lana Woolford (Public Engagement & Communications Officer, CIR) - until May 2021

 

Schools PE&C Subcommittee 2021

Staff and students from across IRR are welcome to join our PE&C subcommittees.

 

Lead: Donald J. Davidson (Chair of Host Defence & Inflammation Biology, Academic Lead for Public Engagement)

Clelia Amato (Postdoctoral Researcher) - until Nov 2021

Katharin Balbirnie-Cumming (PhD student) - until Nov 2021

Matthew Burgess (Postdoctoral Researcher)

Ross Dobie (Postdoctoral Researcher) - until Nov 2021

Elena Sutherland (Research Assistant)

Broc Drury (Research Assistant)

Rosalind Heron (Postdoctoral Researcher)

Shonna Johnston (Research Technician)

Molly Osborn (Public Engagement & Communications Manager) - from July 2021

Jiwon Park  (PhD student) - until Nov 2021

Susanna Riley (PhD student)

Sofia Sintoris (PhD student)

Katie Smith (PhD student)

Lana Woolford (PE&C Officer) - until May 2021

Amanda Johnson (MScR CRM) - from Oct 2021

Abigail Elliot - from Oct 2021

Carla Suciu (Translational Healthcare Technologies PE&C Officer) - from Oct 2021

Chengcan Yao (Reader) - from Oct 2021

 

Science Festival PE&C Subcommittee 2021

Staff and students from across IRR are welcome to join our PE&C subcommittees.

Current Committee Members:

Lead - Samanta Mariani (Chancellor’s Fellow & John Goldman Fellow) - from August 2021

Claire Adams (PhD Student)

Calum Bain (Sir Henry Dale Fellow) - Previous Subcommittee Lead - until August 2021

Justyna Binkowska (PhD Student)

Emma Cairns (PhD Student)

Marilena Candela (Postdoctoral Research Fellow)

Anu Fernando (PhD Student)

Lena Fischer (Postdoctoral Researcher)

Erin Gaughan (Clinical Research Fellow / PhD Student)

Rosalind Heron (Senior Research Fellow)

Maria Jimenez Ramos (PhD Student)

Amanda Johnson (MScR Student)

Lilian Koppensteiner (Research Assistant)

Maria Marques (Postdoctoral Research Fellow)

Rachel Martin (PhD Student)

Laura McCulloch (Sir Henry Dale Fellow)

Ornella Morana (Postdoctoral Research Fellow)

Richard O'Connor (Postdoctoral Researcher)

Molly Osborn (Public Engagement & Communications Manager) - from July 2021

Eleni Papachristoforou (PhD student)

Pranvera Sadiku (Research Fellow)

Omar Salem (PhD Student) 

Sofia Sintoris (PhD Student)

Carla Suciu (THT Public Engagement & Communications Officer)

Wouter T'Jonck (Postdoctoral Research Fellow)

Darren Wisniewski (Postdoctoral Research Associate)

 

Previous 2021 Committee Members

Monika Gostic (Postdoctoral Researcher) - until Nov 2021

Utsa Karmakar  (PhD student) - until Nov 2021

Dyana Markose (PhD student) - until Nov 2021

Ross Mills (Postdoctoral Researcher) - until Nov 2021

Isaac Shaw (Postdoctoral Researcher) - until Nov 2021

Jenny Shelley ( PhD student) - until Nov 2021

Lana Woolford (PE&C Officer) - until May 2021

 

Subcommittees member remit

  • Members will be actively involved in developing PE activities, resources and events, as well as having the opportunity to volunteer at events.
  • Members will be formally acknowledged in these roles on the CIR website.
  • PE&C Training will be offered.
  • Subcommittee aim to meet approximately 4 times per year,  and develop with activities between meetings.
  • Subcommittee will have rotating Lead role.
  • Leads of the subcommittees will be combined to make up the main PE&C Committee, meeting 1 – 2 time per year.
  • Annual Prizes will be awarded for the best PE&C by trainees.

 

 CIR Public Engagement volunteers

  • Volunteers will be notified when a PE event is occurring for which participation is requested and offered the chance to take part.
  • PE&C Training will be offered.
  • Those undertaking training and at least one event will get formal “Public Engagement Ambassador” status on the CIR website.

 

Want to become a member?

If you are a student or member of staff in the Centre for Inflammation Research and would like to join in, please see 'How to get involved in Public Engagement'.

Past Committees

PE&C Committee 2020

PE&C Committee 2019

PE&C Committee 2018

PE&C Committee 2016 – 2018