Caroline Gillett is the Community and Public Engagement Manager in the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research (IMSR). She manages IMSR’s Public and Patient Engagement and Involvement Strategy, including devising and delivering activities, training and events to engage diverse communities with IMSR’s highly societally relevant research portfolio.
She works directly with the IMSR research community to support their public engagement ambitions, through capacity building, mentoring and regularly collaborating on research grant bids and fellowship applications. She also works with the IMSR management team to support wider strategic initiatives, including IMSR’s strong commitment to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion and Global Engagement.
Caroline is the public engagement lead for the Wellcome Trust funded DAISy-PCOS research project, in addition to the Centre for Systems Modelling & Quantitative Medicine (SMQB), where she manages an Artist-in-Residence programme which provides an exciting platform for creative cross-disciplinary collaboration between scientists and artists. As part of sharing best practice with others, she also curates the ‘We Are IMSR’ blog.
In her previous role, Caroline delivered the University of Birmingham’s RCUK Catalyst Seed Fund (2015-17) and played an instrumental role in the University’s acquisition of the NCCPE Engage Silver Watermark Award, conferred in 2018. Caroline’s work was specifically commended within the Award report.
In 2020, Caroline joined the IMSR to pursue her goal of collaborating ever more closely with researchers and communities (including young people, lived experience groups and patients) to co-craft meaningful projects that bring greater awareness, advocacy and involvement to the world-leading biomedical research underway at Birmingham.
Social Media Accounts
We Are IMSR
Public and Patient Engagement & Involvement Blog
Twitter | Instagram: @daisypcos
SMQB Public & Patient Engagement: