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.


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


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.


Public & Patient Engagement Coordinator

Lisa is a Public & Patient Engagement Coordinator, supporting researchers with their engagement activities involving patients. She also leads on public engagement across CRUK RadNet City of London (CoL) providing advice and support for RadNet CoL researchers, enabling them to develop high quality public engagement activities. Lisa also co-ordinates the Centre’s Public and Patient Involvement Group.

Lisa is an experienced youth worker, social researcher, and public engagement professional. She gained her PhD from the University of Stirling in 2011. Her research, public engagement and support work has always been centred on inequality, understanding marginalised groups, and tackling social and public health challenges. Lisa is passionate about patient and public engagement in research and improving the lives of people affected by cancer. When she’s not working, or having fun with her twin boys, Lisa enjoys running and hunting for bargains in charity shops.

You can follow her on Twitter at @lisawhittaker02