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Dr Andrew Doherty

Public engagement

Public engagement forms a large part of my remit. Over the years I have been heavily involved in Brain Awareness week and the biennial BristolNeuroscience Festival, as well as events set up as part of Science and Engineering week and the autumn British Association meetings. I have made a many visits to local schools to talk about memory and the brain, doing hands-on activities with people of all ages to engage and excite them about neuroscience. I designed and maintained the web site for the Centre for Synaptic Plasticity, including Brain Basics, a site primarily designed for a general audience. I produced a project (Sciberbrain) in collaboration with the University of Cardiff and the Biochemical Society, to produce teaching and learning materials for GCSE science projects that can be used for work further to the national curriculum.