Two Medical Sciences researchers are amongst the seven successful applicants to have been chosen as the 2019-20 cohort of Public Engagement with Research (PER) Leaders. More information on these important awards can be found here
Dr Katharine Owen (OCDEM, Radcliffe Department of Medicine) and Dr Sean Elias (Jenner Institute, Nuffield Department of Medicine) are two of only seven researchers to be chosen in the 2019-20 cohort of Public Engagement with Research (PER) leaders at the University of Oxford.
The PER Leadership scheme is for academics to take on a leadership role in a culture change project for their departments and faculties to enhance support for PER. The scheme is targeted at those who have a strong interest in PER, who want the opportunity to demonstrate their leadership skills within an academic environment and to explore new ways of working through facilitating change. The seven winners will each receive £5,000 to initiate PER-focused initiatives within their departments, and will participate in training from a variety of internal and external PER and leadership professionals throughout the coming year.