Jean Balchin

Scientific Communications Officer

  • Row Fogo Centre for Research into Ageing and the Brain

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As a science communications officer, I play a key role in sharing, amplifying, and celebrating the research generated by the Row Fogo Centre for Research into Ageing and the Brain. I assist researchers and staff in effectively communicating their work to broader audiences. I develop strategies for outreach and recruitment from diverse communities and manage social media, branding, and news stories associated with the centre's trials and studies.

Prior to my role here, I worked in science communications and trial recruitment for the Clinical Trials Unit at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Research at the University of Oxford. I took the lead on communications for major primary care trials such as PANORAMIC and PRINCIPLE. I also have worked in communications and events for The Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities (TORCH) and the Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust.


BA (Hons) English Literature and History of Art

MSt Oxon English Language and Literature

MSt Oxon Global and Imperial History (in progress)

Rhodes Scholarship 2018