Centre for Inflammation Research

PE&C Committee 2019

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. The 2019 PE&C Committee and Subcommittee members are recorded here.

Schools PE&C Subcommittee 2019

Lead: Donald J. Davidson (Professor)


Clelia Amato (Postdoctoral researcher)

Katharin Balbirnie-Cumming (PhD student)

Matthew Burgess (Postdoctoral researcher)

Ross Dobie (Postdoctoral researcher)

Elena Dora (Research Assistant)

Rosalind Heron (Postdoctoral researcher)

Jiwon Park  (PhD student)

Maria Panagopoulou (PhD student)

Valentina Rausch (PhD student)

Susanna Riley (PhD student)

Holly Rocliffe (PhD Student)

Katie Smith (PhD student)


Science Festival PE&C Subcommittee 2019

Lead: Calum Bain (Sir Henry Dale Fellow)

Deputy: Marc Vendrell (Senior Lecturer)


Matthew Burgess (Postdoctoral researcher)

Jenna Cash (Sir Henry Dale Fellow)

Filipa Henderson Sousa (Postdoctoral Researcher)

Utsa Karmakar  (PhD student)

Olympia Kelepouri (Research Assistant)

Samanta Mariani (Postdoctoral Researcher)

Dyana Markose (PhD student)  

Ross Mills (Postdoctoral Researcher)

Eleni Papachristoforou (PhD student)                           

Omar Salem (PhD student)  

David Taggart (Postdoctoral Researcher)    

Jenny Shelley ( PhD student)     

Holly Rocliffe (PhD Student)   

Francesco Vacca (PhD Student)

Magdalena Oremek

Susanna Riley (PhD student)


CIR Away Day and Communications PE&C Subcommittee 2019

Lead: Henry McSorley (Chancellor's Fellow)


Rebecca Aucott ( Lab Manager)        

Utsa Karmakar  (PhD student)

Olympia Kelepouri (Research Assistant)

Dyana Markose (PhD student)  

Sheila Marshall (Administrative support) 

Francesco Vacca (PhD Student)

Magdalena Oremek


CIR representative for “Let’s Talk About Health” lecture Series

Lead: Ian Dransfield (Professor)


CIR PE Ambassadors 2019

To be awarded


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.


Past Committees

PE&C Committee 2018

PE&C Committee 2016 – 2018