Amy Cameron

Cameron, Amy


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Amy Cameron is the Public Engagement and Communications Officer at the School of Life Sciences. In the public engagement (PE) part of her role, Amy has worked closely with members of the School public engagement team to formalise public engagement practice and procedures in the School. This has included developing a School PE strategy that has an evaluation framework aligned to it. Amy has worked alongside PE colleagues (School and across University) and School staff and students to deliver a programme of activity which includes events in the Dundee Women’s Festival, MRC Festival of Research and Dundee Science Festival. She was a member of the School team responsible for the successful submission and award of a Gold Engage Faculty Watermark from the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement's (NCCPE) in 2017. In 2018, Amy completed the NCCPE Engage Academy.

In the communications part of her role, Amy works closely with colleagues in the University’s Directorate of External Relations ensuring a coordinated approach. She assists in sourcing interesting stories, develops content for publicity and marketing, ensures a strong flow of information across the School, and helps co-ordinate events. She is also responsible for the maintenance and development of content on the SLS website and manages the School’s social media accounts.


She has a background in academic research as prior to joining the School, she was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the School of Medicine Throughout her research career, Amy participated in public engagement through the development of activities and as Education and Outreach Representative on the Society for Endocrinology Public Engagement Committee. Amy remains a Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Ambassador.

To further enhance her practice, Amy has gained a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education in 2015 and subsequently became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. While undertaking this qualification Amy taught within the University and at the Dasman Institute in Kuwait.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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