Molly Osborn (BA, MSc)

Stakeholder Engagement and Events Manager



The Queen's Medical Research Institute
Edinburgh BioQuarter
47 Little France Crescent

Post code
EH16 4TJ


  • Mon-Fri 9:15-17:15
    **Hours may differ slightly due to home-working**


M.Sc. Science Communication and Public Engagement from the University of Edinburgh

B.A. Science, Technology, and Society (Mathematics Minor) from Vassar College, Poughkeepsie NY, USA


Responsibilities & affiliations

I am currently on a secondment from my role as IRR Public Engagement and Communications Manager (CIR).


In my previous role, I supported and facilitated public engagement, communications, and impact activities at the Centre for Inflammation Research, including, but not limited to:

  • PE consultation: offering expertise in developing, managing, and evaluating public engagement projects; assisting with public engagement grant applications
  • Science festivals: developing research-based activities and organising centre involvement in science festivals like the Edinburgh International Science Festival and the Midlothian Science Festival
  • Online engagement: engaging audiences with research on social media and  the centre's website, managing public content on the centre's website
  • Communications: producing internal newsletters, writing news articles for the centre's website, copyediting external research publications for non-expert audiences, liaising with the University Press Office
  • Training: procuring and providing training opportunities focusing on impact, evaluation, and general good practice in public engagement


Other role:

I also previously worked at National Museums Scotland, supporting the Science & Technology curatorial department.

National Museums Scotland - Department Administrator - Science & Technology

Conference details

  • Engage Conference attendee (NCCPE) - 30 Nov – 4 Dec 2020
  • NCCPE Engage Conference (NCCPE) Online – December 2021

  • ScotPEN Annual Gathering Online – 17-26 Aug 2022

  • ScotPEN Annual Gathering – May 2023

  • Project Management training (LinkedIn Learning) – June 2020
  • Meaningful Online Engagement training (Jamie Gallagher, bespoke CVS session) – 2 & 3 Nov 2020
  • Engage Conference attendee (NCCPE) - 30 Nov – 4 Dec 2020
  • Intro to Community Engagement training (NCCPE) – 21 Feb 2021
  • Secure Digital Meetings & Events (CMVM communications & engagement team) – 11 March 2021
  • How to Further Increase, Build, and Sustain PPI (Patient & Public Involvement) in Scotland (National PPI Network) – 14 April 2021
  • Grant Applications & PPI (Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility) – 6 May 2021
  • Adapting to Online Delivery of Public Engagement Activity (ScotPEN) – 31 August 2022

  • Edinburgh Managers Programme – to improve leadership and management skills – Oct 2021-March 2022

  • Science Filmmaking 3-day residential course (Blue Fire Films) - 24-26 April 2023