UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering


Science Showcase 2022

10 June 2022

Five minutes to talk about your research to a group of people who aren’t familiar with it – can it be done? That’s what our Impact Fellows have been doing this year with the Science Showcase.

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Hosted by podcaster and comedian, Steve Cross, the ‘Science Showcase’ is a relaxed public event aimed at showcasing the great research our Fellows have been conducting.

The IHE Impact Fellowship was launched in October 2020 and since then has helped two cohorts of researchers develop their engagement skills and build a network beyond university walls. The Impact Fellows have received bespoke training sessions and advice from science impact and communication experts such as the UCL Co-Production Collective, the Policy Impact Unit, and UCL Engagement. Over the course of the programme, our Fellows explore ideas explore ideas like how to measure their impact, how to engage new voices, values of co-production, how to engage with policymakers, how to communicate their research to different audiences, how to work with community groups and patients.

The ’Science Showcase’ is a culmination of all the engagement training our Fellows have received. The Showcase challenges our Fellows to communicate their research and its impact to an audience who isn’t familiar with healthcare jargon and language. Apart from becoming more confident in presenting and speaking, it also helps our Fellows question what is ‘understandable’ and what is interesting to the general public.

The Showcase was split into two days. You can watch recordings of each session below.

Day 1: Thursday 12 May

Uzair Hakim: UCL Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering

Hend Abdelhakim, UCL School of Pharmacy

Oriol Roche i Morgo, UCL Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering

Nattawan Utoomprukporn, UCL Ear Institute

Azadeh Shariati, UCL Mechanical Engineering

Shoba Poduval, UCL Primary Care and Population Health

Nour Allahham UCL School of Pharmacy

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Day 2: Tuesday 17 May 2022

Ken Li, UCL Institute of Health Informatics

Sarah Needleman, UCL Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering

Maitrei Kohli, UCL Centre for Medical Image Computing (CMIC)

Lizzie Powell, UCL Centre for Medical Image Computing (CMIC)

David Ruttenberg, UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience

Ben Miller, London Centre for Nanotechnology

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