SCI:COM co-founder, Alex Boyd works is Public Engagement Project Manager at UCD Research. Over her career she has developed novel approaches to engaging audience and publics. Inspired by the Alda Centre for Communicating Science, she worked with Dr Niamh Shaw and Dr Simon Elliott to develop a training programme using theatre and improvisation skills. Connect2Communicate was supported by the SFI Discover programme and trained hundreds of professionals working in academia and research around Ireland. She is passionate about imbedding a culture of public engagement in Irish higher education. Since 2011she has partnered with national funding agencies, industry, cultural institutions, civic and civil society organisation and national media on multiple public engagement projects.
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