Public Engagement

June 2017: Kirsty was one of five psychologists in the UK chosen to participate in ‘I’m a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here’ (a Wellcome Trust sponsored public engagement competition). The aim of the competition was to give young people the opportunity to talk to professionals from a variety of STEM disciplines, with children from schools all over the UK having the opportunity to learn about life as a scientist.

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December 2016: Kirsty participated in the Dundee University heat of ‘FameLab’; a national science public engagement competition.


November 2016: Community Café Science. On the basis of her talk presented at Café Science ‘Understanding Teenage Mental Health’, Kirsty was invited by the Café Science team to give a similar talk (for their new community initiative) to parents of high school children in the local area.

November 2015: Dundee Science Festival: Presentation on Perception and Inclusion on behalf of the Social Dimensions of Health Institute (St Andrews University and University of Dundee).


May 2015: TEDxDundee: Interactive Session entitled ‘Health in Groups’ with Dr Juliet Wakefield (Nottingham Trent) and Tamara Butler (University of Queensland).


May 2015: University of Dundee/Fife Council: Presented my research as part of a health intervention to encourage exercise in the community.

April 2015-ongoing: STEM Ambassador for North East of Scotland.

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2014-2015: University of Dundee: Presenter at Open Day for further education students.

2013-2014: Employed as Lift Off Learning Skills Tutor for secondary school students for the government’s Schools for Higher Education Scheme.

2013: University of Dundee: Speaker at University of Dundee Open Days for prospective Psychology students.

2013: University of Dundee: Assisted in ‘Engage’ event run by College of Arts and Social Sciences to introduce primary school children to science.


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