Dr Fiona Wyllie
Telephone:+44 (0) 29 208 70517
Dr. Fiona Wyllie has been Innovation and Engagement Officer in the School of Biosciences at Cardiff University since 2007. Previously she was a Senior Research Fellow (1990-2006) in the School of Medicine, also at Cardiff University and was a key member of an internationally recognised Cancer Research UK funded team of cell and molecular biologists.
In her present role, Fiona is working closely with staff and students at all levels to create innovative opportunities to engage with a variety of public and community audiences and to improve the researchers' ability to do effective public engagement through recognised training schemes. A series of workshops have been developed for visiting school pupils which showcase research in the School and which involve collaborations with education support organisations and initiatives (see Case Studies and Events ). Internally, Fiona works closely with the Community Engagement Team, The Beacons for Wales and the Widening Access team to maximise the impact of these and other activities. She is a key member of the Brain Awareness committee which coordinates public engagement for the Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute and organises a number of annual events, including collaborations with local science and arts centres. Fiona is embedding and enabling public engagement activity in future bioscientists by organising dedicated outreach sessions run and involving students in all internal public engagement activities (see For Undergraduate students ).