The Centre for Systems Modelling & Quantitative Biomedicine (SMQB) is looking for enthusiastic individuals to support us with our public engagement and involvement work.
Who are we?
AMIGO stands for our Advisory Members Involvement, Guidance and Outreach group. This is a group of public volunteers who provide advice on how our research centre can best communicate with, engage and involve the wider public and patient groups in what we do.
Our AMIGOs have a wide variety of personal and professional backgrounds and expertise, ranging from those with lived experience of disease and healthcare conditions through to those with skills in teaching, marketing or charity work, for example. We are not asking for any specific expertise other than enthusiasm to be involved. AMIGO welcomes diversity and everyone’s perspectives are welcomed and respected.
Together we share an interest in making science more accessible to other people, so that research can become more transparent, relevant and meaningful to others, particularly those that the research ultimately hopes to positively impact.
AMIGO supports us to craft and deliver public engagement and involvement activity that is useful, enjoyable and mutually beneficial to all involved. We call our group AMIGO because the group is also a valued network of allies and friends passionate about improving the quality and societal relevance of research.
Interested in getting involved?
If you are interested in joining our AMIGO group we’d love to hear from you. Get in touch so that we can find out a little bit more about you and your motivations for taking part, as well as what type of volunteering would most interest you. Please contact our Community & Public Engagement Manager, Caroline Gillett on firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘AMIGO’ in the title of your email.