University of Dundee

Dr Amy R. Cameron FHEA

Position: 
Public Engagement and Communications Officer
Address: 
School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, Dundee
Full Telephone: 
+44 (0) 1382 381023, int ext 80123
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Biography

Amy Cameron joined the School of Life Sciences as their Public Engagement and Communications Officer in September 2016. In the public engagement part of her role, Amy has worked closely with members of the School public engagement team to formalise public engagement practice and procedures in the School. This has included developing a School PE strategy that has an evaluation framework aligned to it. Amy has worked alongside PE colleagues (School and across University) and School staff and students to deliver a programme of activity which includes events in the Dundee Women’s Festival, MRC Festival of Research and Dundee Science Festival. She was a member of the School team responsible for the successful submission and award of a Gold Engage Faculty Watermark from the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) in 2017.

In the communications part of her role, Amy works closely with colleagues in the University’s Directorate of External Relations ensuring a coordinated approach across the University. She assists in sourcing interesting stories, helping develop content for publicity and marketing, ensuring a strong flow of information across the School, overseeing films requests and interviews and helping co-ordinate events. She is also responsible for the maintenance and development of content on the SLS website and manage the School’s social media accounts to generate content to varied audiences.

Amy has a background in academia as prior to joining the School, she was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the School of Medicine at the University of Dundee. Throughout her research career, Amy participated in public engagement through the development of activities and as Education and Outreach Representative on the Society for Endocrinology Public Engagement Committee. Amy remains a Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Ambassador where the aim is to create opportunities to inspire young people in these fields, something she has been involved with since 2010. 

To further enhance her practice, Amy has gained a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education in 2015 and subsequently became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. While undertaking this qualification Amy taught within the University and at the Dasman Institute in Kuwait. In 2018, Amy completed the NCCPE Engage Academy.