The research area of stem cells and regenerative medicine is moving fast and often people are interested in finding out more about the work we do.
CRM houses a small team of dedicated public engagement and communication specialists. Together with partners such as SSERC, patient organisations, research councils and museums the team organises activities for key audiences including teachers, patients, policymakers, journalists and other interested publics.
- Prof Clare Blackburn - Professor of Tissue Stem Cell Biology, academic lead for public engagement, and project coordinator for EuroStemCell
- Dr Robin Morton – CRM Science communication manager
- Dr Jan Barfoot - Public engagement manager EuroStemCell
- Katia Hervy - Project manager ThymiStem
- Anna Couturier - Digital communications manager EuroStemCell
- Amanda Waite - Translation manager EuroStemCell
- Dr Cathy Southworth - Public engagement manager Humen and ThymiStem
- Hamer Dodds – CRM Artist in residence
We are one of Europe’s leading outreach programmes in stem cells and regenerative medicine. Our researchers and public engagement specialists have been involved in organising more than 150 events for patients and health care professionals, school visits, music and science festivals as well as CPD accredited workshops for teachers and much more.
Additionally if you want to learn more about stem cells and regenerative medicine, the history and some of the ethical issues in this field, also check out the introduction into stem cells and regenerative medicine pages.
As part of our ‘Hope Beyond Hype’ projects, partly funded by the Scottish Government’s talking science program, we found ourselves very busy in 2013-2015. We went to many music and sports-realted festivals including ‘T in the park’, Wickerman, Greenman Festival and ice hockey world championships, Melrose 7 and the Loch Ness marathon and festival of running. We also went to remote areas for patient and local community events and provided CPD training sessions and free resources for secondary school teachers as part of Wellcome Trust funded 'Regenerate!' project.