Public engagement

IPEM works to raise awareness and understanding of medical physics and biomedical engineering and to encourage dialogue between our profession, patients and the public. 

Radioactivity event at the Big Bang Fair

Most of our outreach work is delivered by our members, who volunteer their own time to take part in careers fairs, hospital open days, schools talks or other events. To help them, we provide outreach advice and ready-made activities.  

We regularly contribute to national events, such as the Big Bang Fair,  and “I’m a scientist, get me out of here” which are held in March every year.

IPEM also provides schools resources and support for various key stages, as well as careers information for school pupils and university students.

If you would like to get involved with IPEM's outreach programme please contact eva@ipem.ac.uk 

 

Vacancies on the Public Engagement Panel

We currently have volunteer vacancies on the Public Engagement Panel.  If you are interested please click on the links to view the role description and application form.

The closing date for applications is 26th October 2018

Public lectures

IPEM helps to organise and support public lectures on medical physics and biomedical engineering topics. These are held around the country, in collaboration with other outreach organisations.  

 

 

15 September 2018

Dr Heather Williams, Principal Medical Physicist, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

Physics Gets to the Heart of the Matter
Hull Science Festival

 

 
 

11 September 2018

Professor Andy Beavis, Head of Radiation Physics, Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Jenny Marsden, Higher Principal Physicist, Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Dr Craig Moore, Clinical Scientist, Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Imaging a brighter future for cancer care
British Science Festival

 
 

16 June 2018

Dr Tim Adlam, Senior Engineer at Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust and Head of Mechanical Engineering at Designability, a research and development charity

Artificial Intelligence for Health

York Festival of Ideas 

 
 

5 June 2018

 

Dr Cormac McGrath, lead MRI Clinical Scientist for the Northern Ireland Regional Medical Physics Service

Child’s Eye Virtual Reality View of a Hospital Visit

 

York Festival of Ideas

 
 

23 May 2018

           

Professor Alison Noble, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oxford
Human Image Recognition, Artificial Intelligence, and Shifting Perceptions of Medical Ultrasound

           

The Peter Wells Memorial Lecture

A joint public lecture organised by IPEM, IET and IMechE

IET London: Savoy Place

 

 
  27 February 2018

Professor Anthony Barker, University of Sheffield
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation - Reaching The Parts Other Stimulators Cannot Reach

Yorkshire Philosophical Society's Lecture Series 
 
   
 Past lectures in 2017
   29 October 2017

Professor Mark Tooley, IPEM President
From AI To Big Data: Can Technology Save the NHS? 

Battle of Ideas 

The Barbican, London

 
   16 June 2017

Professor David Howard, Head of Electronic Engineering, Royal Holloway University of London
The Story of Human Speech and Hearing

York Festival of Ideas
 
   

28 February 2017


Jenny Marsden, Principal Clinical Scientist, Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals


University of York Physics Society



 
 
 Past lectures in 2016
 

 3 September 2016


Jenny Marsden,Principal Clinical Scientist, Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals

Radiotherapy Physics! Find out how scientists use X-rays to target cancer cells and cure patients

SoapboxScience Hull


 
   

8 June 2016

 

Public lecture: Professor Anthony Barker, Sheffield
York Festival of Ideas

 
   2 March 2016

Professor David Brettle

Current and future advances in Medical Physics and Engineering

Ebor Probus Club

 
 

 

12 January 2016

Professor Wendy Tindale

Devices for Dignity : Innovative medical technologies across the age spectrum

York Philosophical Society's Lecture Series
 
     

If you would like IPEM to provide a public talk on a subject related to medical physics or biomedical engineering, please contact sean@ipem.ac.uk.

 

International Days of Medical Physics and Radiology

  The International Day of Medical Physics (7 November) marks the birth of Marie Curie, 

  whilst the 

  International Day of Radiology (8 November) marks the anniversary of Roentgen’s discovery of X-rays. 




Global Clinical Engineers Day

This event, which takes place every year on the 21 October, recognises the contribution of clinical engineers.  

Every year there are a number of events and activities that take place around the world.  To see the list of activities please click here



Other activities

Our free publications for the public seek to explain the work of our members and the science that lies behind it.

We also seek to promote the work that our members do and the science behind it via the media.

IPEM supports national organisations that meet our public engagement objectives. In 2016-2017 these are: The Voice of Young Science, the Science Media Centre and the British Society for the History of Radiology.

 

 

 

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