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Latest News and Public Engagement Stories

Enriching Engagement grant set to transform public understanding of the human form

A Srinivas Group-led collaborative public engagement project has been awarded more than £188k to bring a multi-disciplinary approach to the concepts of ‘destiny’ and ‘embodiment’ to the local Oxford community.

From Cells to Systems: New animation brings physiology to life for students

Head of Department and President of The Physiological Society Professor David Paterson has been involved in developing a new animation about physiology fundamentals which launches today during Biology Week 2021.

Physiology drawings enhance our understanding of the 'Amazing Body'

Visiting academic Dr Lizzie Burns received an outreach grant from The Physiological Society to create a novel set of engaging drawings for adult colouring-in to learn about our remarkable human body. Dr Burns has collaborated with members of The Society, including DPAG's Heidi de Wet, Peter Robbins, Keith Dorrington and Andrew King, to illustrate a wide range of physiological topics.

Just over half of British Indians would take COVID vaccine

University of Oxford researchers from the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics (DPAG) and the Department of Psychiatry, in collaboration with The 1928 Institute, have published a major new study on the impact of COVID-19 on the UK’s largest BME population.

Dayne Beccano-Kelly appointed World Parkinson Coalition Science Ambassador

The World Parkinson Coalition has brought in eight new Science Ambassadors to increase outreach to researchers ahead of their next major Congress.

Natalie Connor-Robson widens access to STEM skills with In2scienceUK

OPDC Career Development Fellow Natalie Connor-Robson was first generation in her family to go to university and is now delighted to be sharing STEM career advice with students taking part in the In2scienceUK programme.

Black In Neuro Week: Dayne Beccano-Kelly on race, academia and research

Black In Neuro Week 2020 is dedicated to celebrating black excellence in neuroscience related fields. Daily social media campaigns highlight key issues and amplify the voices of the Black In Neuro community - #NeuroRacism is the focus of Tuesday 28 July. OPDC Career Development Fellow in Neurobiology Dr Dayne Beccano-Kelly has shared his experience as a black professional working in Parkinson's research in a timely article published in Parkinson's Life.

Stories of Women in Neuroscience: Dr Kerry Walker

Dr Kerry Walker is University Research Lecturer and principal investigator of the Walker group, a research team investigating how the activity of neurons in the brain gives rise to our perception of sound.

OPDC Researchers hit target for Parkinson's UK with 2.6 Challenge

Wade-Martins Lab members took part in the 2.6 challenge to raise vital funds for Parkinson's UK. Challenges included running for 2.6 miles, baking 26 cookies, 260 sit ups and 2600 steps.

Reporting on the first DPAG sponsored International Women's Day Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

An international event held on Saturday 7 March and organised by DPAG's Cristiana Vagnoni and Tai-Ying Lee aimed to increase visibility of women in academia by creating or enhancing their online presence in the form of Wikipedia profiles. A new report from the organisers shows some impressive statistics, including 160,000 views of newly edited and created articles, demonstrating a strong effort to raise the profiles of many female academics.