CTN recognises the importance of outreach activities and the benefits of public engagement for researchers' career development. We actively communicate with the wider community to improve the quality of our research and innovation.
Wellcome Trust: "How we engage the public"
- 2023 Research Excellence Development Awards (REDA) funded by Faculty of Medical School, Newcastle University.
Selected outreach events and lectures:
- 2024 Holmes Memorial Lecture: Lecture 1: Humans: Can you learn to train your brain? (17 January, 2024)
- Scent & Science Festival 2023 (1 July, 2023, Featherstone Castle at Haltwhistle, UK, FMS Research Excellence FMS Research Excellence Development Awards (REDA) funded public engagement event)
- "Gene, Brain and Behaviour: Power of Prediction and Autism Spectrum Disorders" Enrichment Seminars in Psychology, Newcastle University (March 2021)
- BBC Radio 3: Music Matters: Music in the Time of Our Lives (17-18 March, 2017)
- Meet the Neuroscientist: Great Exhibition of the North (Great North Museum, 24 August, 2018)
- Brain Awareness Week: Palace of Science (Wylam Brewery, 12 March, 2019)
- European Researchers Night: Supported by the European Commission as a part of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions, funded under the Horizon 2020 programme (Great North Museum, 28 September 2018)
- "Rhythmic Brain. How rhythms can help our perception and learning?": Joseph Cowen Lifelong Learning Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. (June 2017)
- "Music, Language, Syntax? Sequence Learning and Neurological Disorders": Joseph Cowen Lifelong Learning Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. (Dec 2016)
- "Rhythms of your brain. Keys to train your brain through sounds": Joseph Cowen Lifelong Learning Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. (January 2016)
- "Is Music Just for Us? Searching for the origins of musicality through neural symphony": Joseph Cowen Lifelong Learning Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. (May - June 2016)
- "Interaction between cortical responses and natural sounds in the primate auditory system using MRI-guided electrophysiology'': Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Magdeburg, Germany (June 2013)
- "Human Brain Function and Behaviour": Kyoto University, Graduate School of Engineering, Japan. Neuroscience, Mental Health (Summer course, 2013)
- The work in 2017 was selected in the Biggest Media - PLOS Biology in the Media in 2017 with over 12,000 views and also featured in Scientific American: The Brain Has Its Own “Autofill” Function for Speech. The neural version of a texting app anticipates what comes next when we hear speech
- Newcastle University Press release: What’s coming next? Scientists identify how the brain predicts speech