In my role as Public Engagement Officer for the Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, I am proud to oversee and coordinate our Small Grants Scheme award. This offers 2 awards of up to £1000 for each of the 4 Departments for staff and students to run their own public engagement activities. These can be directly related to their own research projects or can be run as a stand alone activity, giving the applicants free rein to decide what scientific topic they would like to explore. This year’s successful applicants will be engaging public audiences in Ghana, Nigeria, Pakistan, Malawi, Mexico and the UK on a diverse range of health issues using creative and informative tools and you can read all about their activities in my contribution to the School’s recent blog post
The image below shows Dr Sadia Saeed, Research Fellow in the Department of Pathogen Molecular Biology who kicked off this year’s events in Pakistan with her schools-based engagement “Let’s talk about hygiene and defeat germs”.