Public Engagement in Pharmacology
Academic and research staff and graduate students participate in activities throughout the year to explain how medicines work and how the vital work being undertaken in the Department translates to a real impact on the world we live in.
The Department has a Public Engagement Committee which meets termly and includes representatives from academic, research and support staff as well as graduate students. See current membership of the committee below.
Dr Rebecca Burton, Sir Henry Dale Fellow
Dr Rebecca Capel, Postdoctoral Researcher, Burton Group
Professor Nigel Emptage, Head of Department
Naomi Gibson, MSD Public Engagement Co-ordinator
Dr Sarah Newey, Senior Research Fellow, Akerman Group
Associate Professor John Parrington
Professor Fran Platt
Dr Laurence Silpa, Postdoctoral Researcher, Russell Group
Associate Professor Paolo Tammaro
Carolyn Thackrah, Deputy Administrator (Personnel)
Dr Tim Viney, Investigator Scientist, Somogyi Group
Dr Barbara Zonta, MSc Course Director
23 February 2024
Pharmacology staff and students contributed to a special afternoon of events last week to engage 200-300 students and families on the theme of the brain organised by their school ‘Rumble Museum’. A team of ten members of our department led by Dr Lizzie Burns developed five zones of activities to engage students with different aspects of neuroscience: memory, focus, build-a-brain, illusion and microscopy.
13 December 2022
A group of researchers and students led by Dr Tim Viney visited Didcot Girls School to run a ‘hands on’ event about the brain at the school’s Science Club.