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Heather Doran is the Public Engagement Manager at the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science, University of Dundee. She is a member of the Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) committee and the Local Organising Committee for the PCST Conference 2020. 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.

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social media Social Sciences
science Social Sciences
best practice Social Sciences
conversation Social Sciences
Japan Social Sciences
China Social Sciences
society Social Sciences
application of science Social Sciences

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Research Output 2018 2019

  • 3 Other contribution
  • 2 Poster
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Communication and Engagement Jargon

Doran, H., 21 May 2019, 1 p. Dundee : University of Dundee.

Research output: Other contribution

Open Access

Co-created, collaborative research disrupting the forensic science ecosystem

Doran, H. & Nic Daeid, N., 11 Oct 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Open Access
application of science

Creating meaningful engagement via social media

Doran, H., 29 Dec 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

social media
best practice
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Is this public engagement with research?

Doran, H., 25 Oct 2018, Dundee : University of Dundee.

Research output: Other contribution

Open Access

What Works? Engaging the Public Through Social Media

Doran, H., Burdett, H., Butterworth, L., Crawford, T., Cenci, W., Chipampe, N-J., Crossland, J., Day, N., Grant, M., Heber-Smith, K., Hong, A., Kalra, R., Livingstone-Banks, M., McLusky, S., Miles, S., Owen, D., Reed, M., Stewart, M. & Wright, C., Nov 2018, 25 p. National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement.

Research output: Other contribution

Open Access
social media


Gold Engage Watermark for Public Engagement

Niamh Nic Daeid (Recipient), Michael Marra (Recipient), Heather Doran (Recipient), Roy Mudie (Recipient), Oluwasesan Adegoke (Recipient), Joyce Klu (Recipient), Emma Comrie (Recipient), Christian Cole (Recipient), Herve Menard (Recipient), Lucina Hackman (Recipient), Alexander Gray (Recipient), Magda Barros (Recipient), Lorna Dennison-Wilkins (Recipient), Veronika Dzetkulicová (Recipient), Virginie Galais (Recipient), Andrew Houston (Recipient), Keith Inman (Recipient), Aga Kuffel (Recipient), Oceane Laisney (Recipient), Catarina Sobreira (Recipient), Sean Yu (Recipient), Micol Zuppello (Recipient), Simon-Lewis Menzies (Recipient), Laura Daly (Recipient), Marj Davis (Recipient), Paul McFadyen (Recipient) & Loic De Carvalho (Recipient), 4 Dec 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

science and technology
scientific committee

Activities 2018 2019

Bio Dundee 2019 - Sole Searching Citizen Science

Heather Doran (Contributor), Roy Mudie (Contributor)
21 May 201922 May 2019

Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - festival/exhibition

PechaKucha at the 2Moons Literary Festival Dundee

Heather Doran (Speaker)
27 Mar 2019

Activity: Other activity typesSchools engagement

Dundee Science Festival Science Adventures Day

Andrew Houston (Organiser), Heather Doran (Organiser)
15 Oct 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesFestival/Exhibition

Lochee Family Day at Ancrum Road Primary School

Heather Doran (Contributor), Roy Mudie (Contributor)
2 Apr 2019

Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - festival/exhibition

Three Act Robbery - Festival of the Future

Heather Doran (Organiser), Catarina Sobreira (Host), Sunpatch Benjavongkulchai (Organiser), Caitlyn Norman (Organiser), Katie Larner (Organiser), Magda Barros (Organiser), Andrew Houston (Organiser), Andrew Brandon (Organiser), Aga Kuffel (Organiser), Valentina Panci (Organiser), Laura Daly (Organiser), Veronika Dzetkulicová (Organiser), Micol Zuppello (Organiser), Roy Mudie (Organiser)
19 Oct 2019

Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - festival/exhibition


Press / Media

Crime Cafe Dundee 2019

Heather Doran, Lucina Hackman, Alexander Gray, Herve Menard & Niamh Nic Daeid


2 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Other

Sole Searching Forensic Footwear Prints Citizen Science Project

Niamh Nic Daeid & Heather Doran


4 items of Media coverage, 1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Research