Public Engagement in the School of Science and Engineering

We are committed to public engagement as part of University’s Public Engagement Strategy

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As a University, our mission is to transform lives locally and globally, through the creation, sharing and application of knowledge. Our world is a fascinating place. Examples of ground breaking science, technology, engineering and mathematics are all around us. 

Our team of staff and students are dedicated to creating a culture of curiosity, creativity and confidence throughout communities across Scotland, creating events, programmes and experiences that help us all understand a little bit more about the world around us.

Because when people come together, great things can happen.


Outer Space | Inner Space is an award winning collaboration between the School of Life Sciences‘ Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression and the School of Science and Engineering‘s discipline of Computing with Leisure and Culture Dundee. It brings together an interdisciplinary group of scientists with one of Dundee’s iconic landmarks, the Mills Observatory – Britain’s first purpose-built public observatory in order to develop an adaptable, accessible exploration space and activities under the theme of “Ways of Seeing” the invisible universe.

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Press Release

Top crime writers who have devised countless gruesome killings will guess whodunit when an interactive theatre piece co-developed at the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science (LRCFS) makes its online debut next week.

Published on 16 July 2020

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Earlier this year, the Bits & Bones exhibition was a student organised event to showcase their range of artwork and talents, and provide the public with an introduction to the fields of Medical and Forensic Art

Published on 26 June 2020

Get in touch

We would love to hear from you. Get in touch with Margi and Rolf at or contact us:

Director of Public Engagement & Outreach for the School of Science and Engineering Margi Vilnay
Deputy Director  Rolf Black
Public Engagement Discipline Leads
Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification Seaneen McDougall
Computing Rolf Black
Civil Engineering Jonathan Knappett
Biomedical Engineering Keith Johnston
Mechanical Engineering Keith Johnston
Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science

Heather Doran

Rolf Black

Mathematics Alexander Russell
Physics Paul Campbell
Graduate Apprenticeships Wayne Paul


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Gold Engage Watermark

Our Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science (LRCFS) was awarded a Gold watermark in Public Engagement from the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Enagement in 2019.

LRCFS works with all sectors and practitioners from the crime scene to the court room, as well as the public within schools, libraries, science centres, community groups, at science, book and arts festivals, and through a citizens’ jury, bringing engagement into the heart of the research and all of the Centre’s activities.