New Understanding MRI project launched

A new co-creation project to develop an animation with research participants has launched.

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Our Programme

The Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging has a strong culture of public engagement where it is embedded within the Centre’s practice.

Our Strategy is to embed meaningful public engagement into the work of the Centre, as a tool for research success rather than an ‘add on’.

Our vision is that our world leading researchers will use their skills and experience to readily engage and empower people with neurological and psychiatric conditions to contribute to and influence our research and that of other neuroscientists across the UK.

Below are some of the projects we are currently running to work towards achieving that vision.

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    UCL World Stroke Day Forum

    An annual forum bringing together stroke survivors with researchers, clinicians and charities across the UK.

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    In2research

    Promoting diversity in STEM through mentorship and support

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    Experiencing Fatigue

    Experiencing Fatigue' is a collaborative arts and research project involving stroke survivors, neuroscientists and artist Sofie Layton.

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News

  • Understanding MRI: Reflections from the Team
    05-08-2021

    Understanding MRI: Reflections from the Team

    In 2020, members of the Physics, Imaging Support, qMAP-PD and PLORAS teams from across the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging (WCHN) came together to deliver a multi-disciplinary public engagement project, Understanding MRI. Together with volunteers who participate in the Centre’s research, they co-created an animation to explain a core aspect of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

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  • Centre awarded funding for new project exploring teenagers’ sense of self
    29-07-2021

    Centre awarded funding for new project exploring teenagers’ sense of self

    PhD student Madeleine Moses-Payne will work on an upcoming public engagement project in collaboration with creative collective EMERGE(ncy) PARTY. It will be funded by the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging’s Public Engagement Innovation Fund and supported by a National Lottery Project Grant, using public funding by Arts Council England.

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  • Understanding MRI: A co-creation project to develop an animation with research participants
    12-07-2021

    Understanding MRI: A co-creation project to develop an animation with research participants

    Throughout the last year, members of the Physics, Imaging Support, qMAP-PD and PLORAS teams from across the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging (WCHN) joined forces co-create an animation to explain a core aspect of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

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Awards

  • Understanding MRI – Outstanding Public Engagement Project 2021
    24-06-2021

    Understanding MRI – Outstanding Public Engagement Project 2021

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  • Emma Holmes – Excellence in Public Engagement 2021
    24-06-2021

    Emma Holmes – Excellence in Public Engagement 2021

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  • Stephanie Mellor – Rising Star in Public Engagement 2021
    24-06-2021

    Stephanie Mellor – Rising Star in Public Engagement 2021

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Our Team

The public engagement team supports all the Centre’s engagement projects.
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Cassandra Hugill

Public Engagement Manager

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Joanne Thomas

Public Engagement Coordinator

Charlotte Hartley

Charlotte Hartley

Science Communication Officer

Partners

We are privileged to work with a host of organisations to help make our projects a reality. Click on a logo below to learn about how we are working with each of our partners.