Society for Endocrinology Public Engagement Award

Dr Caroline Gillett has been successfully awarded a Society for Endocrinology grant of £1000 to support the Institute of Metabolism & Systems Research’s public engagement work. Working with her colleagues in the Community Action Team the funding will enable the volunteer team to carry out activities targeting young children under 12 and their families. Exploring … Continue reading “Society for Endocrinology Public Engagement Award”

Researchers & families of neurodivergent children share experiences

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”

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?”

IMSR at CoCoMad 2022!

We are excited to be running science inspired public engagement activities at CoCoMad Community Festival this July. Research groups from the IMSR and SMQB will be running several family-friendly demos, games and hands-on activities at this year’s festival which tales place annually in Cotteridge Park. This is a large free to enter community festival with … Continue reading “IMSR at CoCoMad 2022!”

SMQB Artists in Residence call out open

The latest callout for artists interested in partnering on collaborative science, heatlth and art projects is open! There are 5 research project themes to select from ranging from leprosy through to pituitary tumours and beyond. Deadline for applications is June 9th and residencies will be begin at the end of June, kicking off with the … Continue reading “SMQB Artists in Residence call out open”

New #SMQBair blog from artist Lucy Hutchinson!

The lastest SMBQ Artist in Residence (aka #SMQBair) blog has been published, this time from artist Lucy Hutchinson. Lucy works at the cross-section of art, science and technology to explore how visual practices and storytelling are used to shape the world. The outcomes of her work often take the form of prints, publications, installation, moving … Continue reading “New #SMQBair blog from artist Lucy Hutchinson!”

Cushing’s Awareness Day

This past weekend The Pituitary Academy brought together clinicians, researchers, nurses, patients, families and carers for a patient engagement morning focused on different aspects of Cushing’s disease. It was held on Cushing’s Awareness Day (8th April) which marks the birthday of the pioneering neurosurgeon Dr. Harvey Cushing afrter whom the condition was named. The Pituitary … Continue reading “Cushing’s Awareness Day”

Purple Day on campus!

Over 40 staff, students and visitors joined epilepsy awareness events run by the SMQB on campus. Kicking this off was an enjoyable seizure first-aid training session at lunch run by Epilepsy Action lead Simon Privett. Simon is also one of SMQB’s AMIGO patient and public involvement representives and has a long history of collaborating with … Continue reading “Purple Day on campus!”