Meet the team

The public engagement team provide (i) training, (ii) support and guidance to help deliver public engagement events, (iii) opportunities to get involved, (iv) advice on funding and can (v) signpost to relevant resources or networks.

Alice
Taylor-Gee

Public Engagement Manager

Alice Taylor-Gee has been working in public engagement since 2002 and is currently the Public Engagement Manager for the Wellcome/EPSRC Centre for Medical Engineering at King’s College London. She leads the PE team and is responsible for developing and delivering the public & patient engagement strategy and programme of activity and is working to embed public engagement within the research culture.

Alice has previously worked at UCL and the British Science Association, developing strong links with universities, charities, learned societies, cultural institutes and the media.  She has a Masters in Chemistry and was a member of Questacon’s Science Circus, gaining a Post Graduate Diploma in Science Communication from the Australian National University. In her spare time, she enjoys running and watching live sport.

You can follow her on Twitter at @alicetg

Bella
Spencer

Public & Patient Engagement Coordinator

Bella is a King’s alumna! She studied neuroscience and is passionate about engaging new audiences with science using creativity. Prior to joining the public engagement team, she spent time at the Science Museum, London, and the Centre for Neuroregeneration at Edinburgh University. In her spare time she makes films, edits her online Zine, and has planned a series of events and exhibitions for Science Gallery London as a Young Leader.

Bella is a Public & Patient Engagement Coordinator, supporting researchers with their engagement activities involving patients.
You can follow her on Twitter at @Bella9Spencer

Deanne
Naula

Community Engagement Officer

Deanne Naula is the Community Engagement Officer for the Wellcome/EPSRC Centre for Medical Engineering and is also supporting the Mithras programme. She is responsible for building partnerships between the Centre, its projects and King’s local communities in Lambeth and Southwark. She works with research scientists, students and professional services staff across the School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences to support engagement and collaboration with local community partners, helping to shape the research and mutually benefit those participating and beyond.

Deanne has over 20 years’ experience developing and delivering educational and community engagement programmes with a diverse range of audiences. She has moved to Higher Education from the Cultural sector, working at institutions including the Science Museum and the Museum of London.

Aish
Mishra

Aish

Public Engagement Officer

aishwarya.mishra@kcl.ac.uk

Aish is the incoming Public Engagement Officer for the Centre for Doctoral Training in Smart Medical Imaging. He is a finishing PhD student at the Smart Imaging CDT where he is completing a PhD in Imaging Chemistry alongside pursuing his passion for Public Engagement with the CDT, School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences and beyond.

He has been involved in various public and patient engagement initiatives including the Great Exhibition Road festival, New Scientist Live, I’m a Scientist, STEM ambassador London and more where he spent time talking about the role of imaging in cancer medicine development and raising awareness about the lack of representation in science and academia.

To know more about him and his varied interests outside science, you can follow him on Twitter @Aish