Tissue Repair Postgraduate Training Programme

Susanna Riley wins CIR Public Engagement Award 2021

Tissue Repair PhD student Susanna Riley receives award for her contributions to the communication of science.

Susanna Riley and Jennifer Shelley are the joint winners of the Centre for Inflammation Research (CIR) 2021 Trainee Award for Excellence in Public Engagement for their contributions to a variety of CIR initiatives.

Susanna, a Tissue Repair PhD student in the Gram Hansen Lab at CIR, is recognised for setting up and contributing to a local STEM Club at Niddrie Mill Primary School using the British Science Association's CREST Awards. This initiative has developed into a long-term community project with significant impact. Susanna also contributed to Dundee Science Centre's Home Learning Programme with an activity about DNA and genetics, providing accessible resources for enriching children’s lockdown teaching experience.

Through their involvement with the CIR's Public Engagement committees, Susanna and Jennifer have both clearly demonstrated their public engagement skills and delivered engagement activities with dedication and enthusiasm. Congratulations to both for their well-deserved award!