Communication and Engagement Manager
Following a PhD in cancer cell biology, Jan Barfoot worked as science communicator at the Institute of Cell Biology, University of Edinburgh, developing and delivering hands-on biotechnology/bioethical workshops and events. Following a secondment as project manager for the RCUK-funded outreach programme 'Researchers in Residence', Jan developed an undergraduate course in Science Communication and edited an educational booklet for teachers 'Stem cells: Science and Ethics'. Jan is now based at the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine (University of Edinburgh) where she worked as public engagement manager for OptiStem (FP7-funded stem cell research consortium) before taking up the role of Communication and Engagement Manager within EuroStemCell. She also teaches on the University of Edinburgh's MSc in Science Communication and Public Engagement.