Public Engagement

We feel passionately about engaging with others about our microbiota research; discussing the impact of our resident friendly bacteria on our everyday lives, and the wider exciting world of science! We do this in a variety of ways including contributing to newspaper/magazine articles, writing blogs, giving public talks, running sessions at science festivals, teaching school children and discussing career options, and even appearing on the TV. To reach wider audiences we have been lucky enough to receive several awards/grants (Wellcome Trust, Microbiology Society and BBSRC Impact Fund), so keep an eye out for exciting future events and initiatives.

Importantly for all our PE work, many of those we have engaged with have expressed a significant change in their perceptions, and that they had engaged with the take home messages about the human gut microbiome and its role in health!