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Heather Doran is the Public Engagement Manager at the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science, University of Dundee. She is the Science Editor for The Biochemist and Secretary of the Public Communication of Science and Technology Network (PCST). She was a co-host of the PCST Conference 2020 + 1.  In 2015/2016 she was awarded a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travel Fellowship on the communication of science travelling to the USA, Japan and China to explore how major research institutes and individual researchers help foster online engagement through social media. Heather began her involvement in public engagement during her PhD in Molecular Pharmacology at the University of Aberdeen when she was Editor and co-founder of Au Science Magazine.

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 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, GPR30 and ERα36 and their potential role in breast and endometrial cancers, University of Aberdeen

1 Sept 200930 Sept 2012

Award Date: 1 Jun 2013

Bachelor of Science, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry with Industrial Placement, Durham University

Award Date: 30 Jun 2008

External positions

Secretary, Public Communication of Science and Technology Network (PCST), Public Communication of Science and Technology Network

9 Jun 2021 → …

Science Editor, The Biochemist

6 Jan 2021 → …


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