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Paul Riley speaking on behalf of the BHF at the Science Museum Lates event in London in 2013
Paul Riley speaking on behalf of the BHF at the Science Museum Lates event in London in 2013

Find out more about the Riley Group's public engagement here.

Paul Riley is a regular attendee at the annual Cheltenham Science Festival in June each year. He has given a number of interviews on the radio and his breakthrough work in adult heart repair has been extensively covered in the press. He has also given a number of public lectures and is involved in fund raising for the British Heart Foundation’s Mending Broken Hearts campaign.

In the Media

The heart starts to beat earlier than previously thought - Podcast for eLife, Episode 33, Produced by The Naked Scientist, Professor Paul Riley is interviewed by Chris Smith, 14th November 2016.

A baby's first heartbeat is just 16 days after conception: Breakthrough could lead to new cures for congenital disease - News article written by Mark Prigg for the Daily Mail, 11th October 2016.

Pupils find out about heart research at trip to cutting-edge Oxford centre. News Article written by Luke Sproule for the Oxford Mail, March 2016.

How the zebrafish could hold the key to heart disease cure - Article written by Danny Buckland for Raconteur, 8 October 2015.

Ground-breaking research is vital in helping to mend broken hearts - Article written by Reg Little, Oxford Times Chief Reporter for the Oxford Mail, 11th July 2015.

Hope for heart failure patients as 'pioneering' treatment helps the organ to heal itself - Article written by Sophie Borland for The Daily Mail, 25th May 2015.

Life-saving future drug could repair damage done by heart attacks, says leading scientist - Article written by Charlie Cooper for The Independent (online), 24th May 2015.

Hearts 'could be regenerated by lymphatic system' after heart attacks -  Article written by James Mcintosh at Medical News Today (online), 22nd May 2015.

Break-through research for cardiac patients - Professor Paul Riley talks to the Oxford Mail (Alex Regan) about plans for the Institute of Developmental and Regenerative Medicine and his recent research, Oxford Mail Newspaper (online and in print), 20th May 2015.

New treatment offers hope for heart attack sufferers - Professor Paul Riley gives an interview for ITV News (Alok Jha), after publishing in the journal Nature a paper entitled "Cardiac lymphatics are heterogeneous in origin and respond to injury", 20th May 2015. The research also features in this BHF animation.

Promoting the British Heart Foundation and in support for the proposed Institute of Developmental and Regenerative Medicine - Professor Paul Riley gives an interview for BBC Radio Oxford and BBC News Oxford, 15th January 2015.

Priming the heart for self-repair - Professor Paul Riley gives an interview for The Science Show (Robyn Williams), ABC Radio National, Sydney, 12 October 2013.

The Times Higher Education Debate, 27 July 2013.

Mending Broken Hearts award - Dr. Jana Koth wins the award in the 2013 Reflections of Research competition, 6 July 2013:

Cell scientists aim to rebuild hearts with reprogrammed tissue, The Guardian, 8 January 2013.

Using Stem Cells to Fix a Broken Heart. Podcast, Produced by The Naked Scientist. Professor Paul Riley is interviewed by Chris Smith, 11th June 2011.

festivals & Events

EVENTS

Grafton Primary School Visit, 1st March 2016. 10 year 6 pupils from the Grafton Primary School in London toured laboratories and meet researchers at the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) Centre of Regenerative Medicine.

FUND RAISING

IDRM potential donor visit (oral presentation / laboratory tours), 7th October 2016.

BHF potential donor visit (oral presentation / laboratory tours), 26th February 2016.

BHF potential donor visit (oral presentation / laboratory tours), 20th January 2016.

BHF potential donor visit (oral presentation / laboratory tours), 26th November 2015.

BHF potential donor visit (oral presentation / laboratory tours), 16th October 2015.

BHF potential donor visit (oral presentation / laboratory tours), 9th October 2015.

BHF potential donor visit (oral presentation / laboratory tours), 13th July 2015.

Roll out the Red BHF Fundraising Event, 10 February 2015

BHF potential donor visit (oral presentation / laboratory tours), 30th January 2015.

BHF potential donor visit (oral presentation / laboratory tours), 20 May 2014.

BHF potential donor visit (oral presentation / laboratory tours), 3 September 2013.

BHF dinner at Thomas Goode, co-hosted by Baron Rumi Verjee, 25 May 2013.

Talks to the Public

Popular Science

Regenerative Medicine - Science Society, North London Collegiate School (6th form students), 27th January 2016.

En route to Mending Broken Hearts - The Training Partnership-University of London Institute of Education (audience of 853 sixth form students), 20 November 2014.

Seeing the human heart - A public seminar, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 26 November 2013.

In whose hands do we place our trust? - BHF Balloon debate - The Future of UK Health, Drummond Gate, London, 5 September 2013.