Beltane Fellow award for Dr Anne Pawsey

Congratulations to Dr Anne Pawsey who has been awarded as ambassador for her public engagement work.

Beltane Fellows are researchers who have been selected to act as ambassadors for public engagement.  Anne works as an Impact Acceleration Associate in the School of Physics and Astronomy.  Her research is in the field of soft matter physics, or the ‘physics of things that are squishy’, and she has been doing public engagement activities for a number of years.

During their Fellowship, Fellows work on a specific public engagement activity and act as local advocates for public engagement.  Anne plans to use her fellowship to connect with artists about the soft matter physics properties of materials they use, such as paint and clay, and by co-developing demonstrations and engagement activities.  She will also share her expertise with physics colleagues and support others to think strategically about their public engagement endeavours.