UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


Public Engagement

Public engagement at UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology happens across many of our research groups, departments and teams. Our researchers and educators use diverse, creative and exciting activities and techniques to communicate their ideas to all audiences.
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Spotlight on Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging

Our public engagement programme aims to empower people with neurological and psychiatric conditions to contribute to, and influence, neuroscience research, including:

  • Dear World Project; Experiencing Fatigue; Dementia Film Project; Understanding MRI; OCD and the Brain; UCL World Stroke Day Forum; OPM Collaboration; Patterns of perception; In2science.


Understanding MRI: Two animations co-created alongside research participants to explain key aspects of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

The Understanding MRI team have co-created two new animations which explain key aspects of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) – a key neuroimaging technique used by researchers at UCL’s Department of Imaging Neuroscience.

MRI scanner cartoon

New guidance on how to support young people during brain scanning co-developed with young people with epilepsy

The OPM Collaboration set out to raise the voice of young people with epilepsy. In partnership with Young Epilepsy, the project co-designed key elements of a new wearable brain scanning technology: OPM-MEG. Through the project, new insights and guidance have been published on how to better support young people with epilepsy during the brain scanning process of this emerging technology.

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New funding secures the future of social mobility programme In2Research

Global health funder Wellcome is the latest funder to support the impactful In2research programme, co-founded by In2scienceUK and Department of Imaging Neuroscience, UCL.


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Brains in a Dish 15th Oct 2022 - 14th Jan 2023

An innovative interdisciplinary project at the Cooper Gallery, Barnsley, inspired by Prof Selina Wray's pioneering research. 

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In2research took home a Silver Award in the ‘Innovation’ award at the sixth annual UK Social Mobility Awards.

The winners of the 2022 UK Social Mobility Awards (SOMOs) were announced at an Awards Fundraising Gala held at The Royal Lancaster London Hotel on Thursday 13th October.

social mobility award silver

Public Engagement Awards 2022: Celebrating the exceptional commitment to public engagement at the Department

award winners OPM group
Three awards were presented to recognise outstanding contributions to the strong culture of public engagement at UCL’s Department of Imaging Neuroscience on 7th  June 2022. 


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