Dr Caroline Gillett


Research Engagement Officer (Public Engagement with Research)

Strategic Planning Office

Contact details

124 Aston Webb

Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
0121 414 7007
c.d.t.gillett@bham.ac.uk


Biography

Previously Caroline served as Public Engagement Coordinator delivering the externally facing Think Corner science pop-up shop project (funded through Wellcome and the EPSRC). Caroline’s own research background is in Psychology. She has completed MRes and PhD degrees in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University (MRC/ESRC funded). Caroline has also spent significant time volunteering, interning and working in the arts carrying out liaison, production and programme coordinator roles, including involvement in the delivery of interdisciplinary festivals.

Roles and Responsibilities

Caroline is the University’s Public Engagement with Research (PER) Officer, a post funded through the RCUK Catalyst Seed Fund (2015-16). Situated within the Research Planning team she works to support activities related to PER with the aim of moving towards greater understanding and delivery of research quality, impact and visibility (for REF but also more broadly). The focus of her work is specifically on creating momentum for culture change around public engagement with research to ensure such activity is better embedded and recognized within the University’s policies, procedures and practices. She is also a key member of the Public Engagement with Research Committee (PERC) and the module leader for PGCARMS Public Engagement for Postgraduates Graduate School course.