Congratulations to our Communications Officer, Kailey Nolan who has been awarded the UCL Provost's Public Engagement Award in the Professional Services category!
Kailey joined winners, nominees and guests from across UCL and their community partners at the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for an event celebrating the breadth and diversity of public engagement activity at UCL.
The Provost's Awards for Public Engagement recognises the fantastic work that UCL's staff and students are doing to open up research and teaching at UCL to the wider world by engaging with communities. The panel were impressed by Kailey's commitment to embedding public engagement within scientific research.
The panel were impressed by Kailey's commitment to embedding public engagement within scientific research. They noted her ability to develop new, interactive formats that challenge and engage.
In particular, they commended the 'Llama Outbreak' experience- a simulated public health emergency Kailey led at the Greenman Festival, as part of her role at i-sense EPSRC IRC. The panel also noted the efforts Kailey has made as part of her equality and diversity roles: opening up an important discussion on intersectionality across multiple audiences and running a high-profile, national app competition that served to highlight and empower women and girls to become leaders in STEM.