Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering


Public engagement

Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering are fascinating disciplines which transform lives.

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Our research impacts so many sectors — not just healthcare, but heritage, aeronautics and security.

Our staff are passionate about promoting and explaining what we do to external audiences, and the department has an extensive public engagement programme, which includes school visits, tours of the department, engagement with events such as the Big Bang Fair, International Women in Engineering Day and initiatives such as The Brilliant Club, Pint of Science and Inspire!  

We are committed to inspiring the next generation of medical physicists and biomedical engineers, and promoting the study and career opportunities we offer to as diverse a community of potential students as possible. 


Why do we need public engagement?

Professor Clare Elwell writes on how to inspire the next generation of medical physicists, and tells the story of how an outreach event she attended aged 17 introduced her to the field and, ultimately, determined her career. Read more.


Public engagement as part of the research

Laura Tischel Training and Engagement
PhD student Laura Tischel received a Train and Engage grant to set up a project aimed at improving understanding of infant brain development among project workers and parents in a community in rural Gambia. She talks about what she learned from the experience, and why she would encourage other PhD students to take the plunge and get involved with public engagement and outreach. Read more.