Dr Cathy Southworth (BEd(Hons) MSc PhD FHEA)

Community Science Engagement Manager, Edinburgh BioQuarter and Teaching Fellow

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Cathy works in the public engagement of science, bringing together her training and experience of her early career days in science education and science research. She enjoys the creativity the work provides and the stimulation of the University environment.

She currently leads the development of the community science engagement programme at Edinburgh Bioquarter, expanded from the community engagement project she initiated and developed at The Centre For Regenerative Medicine. She also teaches on The MSC Science communication and Public Engagement and is an international senior consultant in public engagement at The University of Copenhagen.


Responsibilities & affiliations

Full Member of the General Teaching Council of Scotland

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Postgraduate teaching

MSc Science Communication and Public Engagement

2021 CMVM Staff Recognition Award for Community Engagement Winner

2020 SBS Staff Recognition Award for Engagement and Impact Winner

2019 UK Rolls Royce Science Prize  and Eden Award Winners- Partnership with Castleview Primary School

2018 Edinburgh University Sustainability Awards - Community Engagement Winner

2018 Centre For Regenerative Medicine @ 10 awards - Outreach

2017 Centre for Regenerative Medicine Outstanding Achievement Award (Community Engagement)