University of Dundee

Brian Cox Prize for Public Engagement

The annual Brian Cox Prize for Excellence in Public Engagement with Research recognises and rewards the School’s outstanding communicators in improving understanding of the School’s research to a wider audience. The award is named after the Dundee-born Hollywood actor Brian Cox who was Rector of the University for two terms from 2010 - 2016.

  • The award is open to any individual or groups of people working at the School of Life Sciences and covers the broad scope of Public Engagement activities.
  • These activities must have the objective of connecting with the public to allow the creation and sharing of knowledge, widen our reach and meet the needs of those we interact with, inspire participation in science and make science relevant for everyone. Not only will this allow us to enhance the public’s understanding and awareness of research performed at the School and the impact this research has on our everyday lives but allow our research to benefit from engagement with the wider community.
  • Activities could include; working with schools and teachers, working with community groups, organising or participating in public events such as demonstrations, debates and lectures or publishing & broadcasting (in any media).

All previous winners are listed in our School of Life Sciences Awards page.

Researchers in the School have also been recipients of the University-wide Stephen Fry Award for Excellence in Public Engagement with Research which was established in 2012.