Public Engagement

Lived Experience Group: Epilepsy

2016 -

I firmly believe that our research should be informed by the experiences and needs of people who are likely to benefit from the research.

Set-up in collaboration with Dr Jo Welsman from the Centre for Biomedical Modelling and Analysis, this group consists of members of the public with a lived experience of epilepsy, including people with an epilepsy diagnosis, carers, family, friends and specialist epilepsy nurses. It has been instrumental in priority setting for research questions and is at the heart of disseminating the epilepsy research being conducted at Exeter.

Our next event will be a public workshop on 29th March 2017 where we will showcase some of the cutting edge research being done at Exeter University and discuss how people can get involved at different stages of our research process. If you would like to join us please send me an email.

Pre-University Lecture Series for Enrichment

Jul 2015

Invited speaker to present the lecture "Chaos Theory - Blame it on the weather" as part of the Pre-University Lecture Series for Enrichment (PULSE), aimed at high school students and teachers from around Auckland, held at the University of Auckland.

Incredible Science

Jun 2015

On the mathematics stand at the Incredible Science day at Devonport Primary School, working with students to create polyhedra from post-it notes using modular origami.

Science Street Fair

Mar 2015

Helped with the mathematics stall at the Museum of Transport and Technology Science Street Fair, building fractals from business cards.

Association for Women in Sciences

Feb 2015

Invited speaker on the panel at the 2015 PhD Networking Event run by the Association for Women in Sciences New Zealand, held at AUT University.

MegaMenger

Oct - Dec 2014

Part of the team building the largest MegaMenger fractal in the world out of business cards. Started at Auckland Art Gallery over Labour day weekend and completed at the University of Auckland Department of Mathematics in time for Christmas. The Level 3 cube is on display on Level 4, building 303, City Campus, The University of Auckland.

Science Street Fair

Mar 2014

Helped with the mathematics stall at the Museum of Transport and Technology Science Street Fair, demonstrating the double pendulum and how to crochet mathematics.