Supported through the Waterloo Foundation, SMQB researcher Dr Leandro Junges and collaborators in the CHBH (Professor Andy Bagshaw and Dr Caroline Richards) took part in a patient and public involvement discussion with families and carers responsible for children with epilepsy, ADHD and/or autism. The team shared their research to date and gathered impressions and feedback … Continue reading “Researchers & families of neurodivergent children share experiences”
Author: Caroline Gillett
Does your child have epilepsy, autism or ADHD?
Researchers at University of Birmingham are organising an event next Friday 28th April between 1-4pm in Birmingham city centre. They are interested in sharing some of their research related to epilepsy, autism and ADHD; to gather feedback/questions; and also to learn more about the lived experiences and priorities of families with a child who has one or more of these … Continue reading “Does your child have epilepsy, autism or ADHD?”
Pituitary Patient Engagement Day
In collaboration with the University Hospitals Birmingham, IMSR researchers took part in activities supporting awareness and enhanced understanding of pituitary-related health conditions. The pituitary – located at the base of the brain – is often referred to as the ‘master gland’ as it plays a key role in hormone regulation of growth and many other … Continue reading “Pituitary Patient Engagement Day”
Women’s History Month 2023
March is Women’s History Month and several IMSR researchers have been involved in activities to raise awareness of the importance of gender equity and championing women’s experiences working in science. Not only that, but IMSR also has a wealth of research in women’s health which we are always keen to highlight, especially this month! Find … Continue reading “Women’s History Month 2023”
University wins gold award for public engagement!
The University of Birmingham has recently been awarded a gold at the Engage Watermark Awards. Organised by the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE), the Award recognises the University’s public engagement work and the impact it has on a local and regional scale. The NCCPE said that the University of Birmingham had demonstrated a desire to … Continue reading “University wins gold award for public engagement!”
IMSR staff on the SfE Public Engagement Committee
Congratulations to Fiona Docherty, Postdoctoral Fellow, and Caroline Gillett, Assistant Professor for Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement, who have been accepted on to the SfE Public Engagement Committee. They will work with a team of talented colleagues from across endocrinology to review and develop the Society’s strategy for public engagement; overseeing public events, development of … Continue reading “IMSR staff on the SfE Public Engagement Committee”
Happy 2023 from IMSR!
Happy New Year to all reading this! The IMSR will be planning more activities over the next year and we hope you’ll join us by attending or getting involved. Keep an eye on our Events page or get in touch if you have ideas for a collaboration you’d like to discuss! Wishing you a happy … Continue reading “Happy 2023 from IMSR!”
Diabetes UK supporters to visit the IMSR to see diabetes research in action
November is Diabetes Awareness Month and we are pleased to be collaborating with Diabetes UK to organise a special public engagement visit to the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research (IMSR). As part of their thankathon Diabetes UK are inviting a group of volunteers and staff who go above and beyond to see diabetes research … Continue reading “Diabetes UK supporters to visit the IMSR to see diabetes research in action”
IMSR Away Day
IMSR recently hosted it’s Away Day off campus with the vast majority of staff and students linked to IMSR attending and many giving presentations about their research and roles. This highlighted just how diverse and exciting the research within the institute is. Also invited to present was IMSR’s Community and Public Engagement Manager, Caroline Gillett, … Continue reading “IMSR Away Day”
Lore + (Dis)order exhibition launches!
The Centre for Systems Modelling and Quantitative Biomedicine (SMQB) launched its sciart exhibition ‘Lore + (Dis)order’ last Friday night and approximately 200-250 people visited well into the night! Visitors explored the gallery and chatted with the artists and scientists involved in collaborating on each of the artworks. We were also really pleased to see some … Continue reading “Lore + (Dis)order exhibition launches!”