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Where to find support for planning and delivering projects, getting funding or just getting your head around public engagement with research.

Lost? Want to test out ideas? Need some guidance? Whatever support you're after, the MPLS PER team can help you, or point you in the right direction.

We are a five person team providing training, support and opportunities to researchers and staff across MPLS (working closely with the Medical Sciences Division):

Dr Michaela Livingstone-BanksMichaela Livingstone-Banks

Head of Public and Community Engagement with Research

Click here to book a one-to-one slot with Michaela

Oxford Sparks Science Together
Dr Fiona Suttle

Fiona Suttle

Research Communications Coordinator

Daisy HopkinsDaisy Hopkins

Science Engagement Facilitator

Rob KeyRob Key

Research Video Producer

Rachel AshwandenRachel Ashwanden

Science Engagement Officer


Profile image of Catherine Seed

Catherine Seed

Researcher Training and Development Officer

With academic leadership from our Academic Champion for PER Prof Nick Hawes (Engineering).

We currently run and facilitate the following:

No question is too big or too small so don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team.


Before you get in touch

Have you been to one of our training sessions? You might find a course to suit what you're after.
Have you had a look at the University's Public Engagement with Research Portal?
If you're looking for an introduction to Public Engagement with Research you might find the below videos helpful.

What is Public Engagement with Research?

How to plan effective public engagement with research