An opportunity to influence research as a lay representative for the HPRU Neurotoxicity theme.
The date given above is the date to register your interest by and not the date of a meeting.
The Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) at Newcastle University aims to investigate and identify chemical and radiation hazards that might have important effects on public health. The neurotoxicity theme is one of four HPRU research themes and is investigating chemicals that have (or might have) adverse effects on the function of the brain and nervous system, either after short term (acute) or long term exposure.
Current projects are investigating:
The research theme are looking for a lay participant to provide advice about their research by attendance at regular theme meetings, which are also attended by the theme's research staff.
One enthusiastic and committed person is required, willing to attend and contribute to theme meetings that usually occur every 2 months.
The person should be committed to supporting public science engagement and should be able and confident to communicate clearly. An interest in science and especially medicine or biology would be desirable.
The participant will be asked to attend theme meetings that generally occur every 2 months, consider research being done (or proposed), suggest ways of improving communication with the wider public and help with preparing any information for the public. They will also be asked to advise on appropriate topics for future study and to support the design of future research projects.
Meetings usually occur every 2 months and the project is expected to continue until the end of March 2019.
The meetings will take place in the Wolfson Building at Newcastle University.
Reasonable travel expenses will be provided.