Revealing Research supports the University of Dundee's staff and students to maximise the social impact of our research and practice.

Jon Urch and Shabnam Wasim have over fifteen years experience in public and community engagement. We work as a central hub for all public engagement activities in the University. We are proud to be part of the Public Engagement and Major Events team in External Relations.

Whether you are a student, staff member, community leader or member of the public, and are interested in ways to get engage with the University of Dundee please contact Jon and Shabnam using the details below.

You can also follow us on Twitter at RevealsResearch.

Dr Jon Urch

Senior Public Engagement Officer

A photograph showing Jon Urch. Copyright Janice Aitken. Contact Us at Public Engagement at the University of Dundee.


Telephone: (+44) 1382 386669 / Ext: 86669

Biography: I was bitten by the public engagement bug when I took part in the nationwide 'Sharing Science' project as a postdoc researcher. Discussing my research with adults and children in science centres gave me new perspectives and renewed enthusiasm for my work.

I enjoy bringing research to life in a way that speaks to each unique audience. In my role I work with cutting-edge research and new audiences, from local communities to the Scottish Parliament.

I've been given opportunities to create new events, such as the World's first Women in Science Festival, and established Bright Club Dundee as the city's best comedy club. I'm currently focussing on developing the University's public engagement strategy and embedding public engagement in everything we do.


Shabnam Wasim

Public Engagement Officer

Shabnam Wasim


Telephone: (+44) 1382 386660 / Ext: 86660

Biography: With a background in Anatomy and Human Identification, I understand the importance for researchers and academics to engage with the community. I support them to showcase their work and to discuss current topical issues with public audiences.

I promote the excellence of research across the University through Public Engagement festivals and events. I lead on the University's Community Engagement programme, to build and support links between the University and local communities.


Contact Our Office

You can also contact Jon or Shabnam if you have any questions about public engagement at the University of Dundee via:


Visit our office: Room G9 on the Ground Floor of the Tower Building.

Postal address: Public Engagement and Major Events Office, Room G9, Tower Building, University of Dundee, DD1 4HN.