Science communication and public engagement
Science communication and public engagement are important aspects of any successful researchers portfolio and Dr Paxton is very keen to introduce her research to the public. She is a previous winner in the Health Zone of "I'm a Scientist.....get me out of here!" (http://imascientist.org.uk/) competition where she was given a £500 grant to use to communicate science to the wider community.
View the winners blog report here
Her winnings were dedicated to providing a collection of anatomy teaching materials for school children - "Dr Paxton's Brilliant Body Box!" . With the Body Box, Dr Paxton hopes to build relationships with local schools and provide free school visits to help inspire the next generation of anatomists and tissue engineers! To discuss a school visit in the Edinburgh area, please contact Dr Paxton giving details of the school, age group and subject area required.
Dr Paxton's STEMNET profile can be found here