Public Engagement with Science Manager
Lucy uses engagement to create long-term impact, and supports researchers to do the same. She specialises in using creative methods to engage and listen to hard-to-reach groups in underserved and underrepresented communities. This creates meaningful experiences “on the ground” and also provides information to that can be used to advocate for and with these groups for policy change. This has ranged from art-science exhibitions, public workshop programmes, citizen assemblies, app development, volunteer programming and facilitation. Lucy also trains researchers in science communication, public engagement and equity and inclusion, to support researchers to make their science accessible.
Lucy joins us from the public health “SCAMP” research team at Imperial College London, where she was both researching, and leading the engagement and communications for the largest longitudinal cohort study globally to specifically look at the impact of mobile phones on young people’s mental and physical health.
Lucy brings her skills of creative production, equitable public and community engagement and evaluation to the role. She has developed these skills both in contracted and freelance capacities with previous organisations including: the Science Museum, the New Scientist, MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences, Imperial College London, the British Science Association, Central Saint Martins, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity; The British Science Association; The Alan Turing Institute; The People Speak and Loughborough Junction Community Farm.