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 

 

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.  

 

     
   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
 
     
     

 Past Lectures in 2014 and 2015

 

 
  16 March 2015

Dr Michael Wilson,Medical Imaging



National Science Learning Centre

 
  11 June 2015:

Professor John Fisher, University of Leeds

50 active years after 50 -  medical engineering solutions for an active ageing population

Part of the York Festival of Ideas 2015.
 
 

20 March 2014:

Dr Elizabeth Parvin was part of the panel being quizzed by the

Otley Science Café audience.

 
  15 April 2014:

Professor Francis Duck

"Physicists and Physicians: Five centuries of co-operation"

York Philosophical Society’s lecture series.
 
  12 June 2014:

Professor Peter Wells:

"Seeing with Ultrasound".

Part of the York Festival of Ideas.
 
  1 November 2014:

Professor Francis Duck: The Stoney sisters: X-ray pioneers and WW1 heroines 

Thackray Museum of Medical History, Leeds
 

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. 



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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