This webinar originally aired on September 24, 2020
What is outreach?
How do you do neuroscience outreach without specialist equipment or taking the contents of a lab with you?
This webinar will examine and hopefully answer these questions. We will be speaking with people who engage a variety of audiences with science and looking at some of the reasons, benefits, and challenges associated with outreach and the different ways in which you can spark a conversation about the brain.
Public Engagement manager at the MRC Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, King’s College London
Leigh Wilson is the Public Engagement manager at the MRC Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, King’s College London. She has a long-standing passion for outreach lead into the public engagement and education field. Exciting current projects include partnering with artists to build creative and arts-lead approaches to undergraduate bioscience education as well as developing several school outreach programs, which aim to build national and international partnerships and science capital in communities ranging from France to India.
Editor-in-Chief for BrainFacts.org and Reader in the MRC Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders at King’s College London.
Richard Wingate is a Reader in the MRC Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders at King’s College London. He completed his DPhil in Neurophysiology at Oxford University in 1992 with Professor Ian Thompson. He completed his Masters degree in Academic Practice in 2013 and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He was appointed Head of Anatomy at King’s College London in 2014. Richard has collaborated on a variety of public engagement projects. He was scientific advisor for the Wellcome Collection’s “Brain: the Mind as Matter” exhibition (2012) and has served on Wellcome Trust panels for Science and Art, Society (Pulse), Arts, Arts Production and the Hub selection. He is a member of the Public Education and Communication Committee of the Society for Neuroscience and sits on the advisory boards of the Old Operating Theatre Museum, London and the Science Gallery UK.
This webinar is co-sponsored by the Society for Neuroscience and American Brain Coalition.