Mhairi supports community and network building for the Berlin School of Public Engagement and Open Science, nationally and internationally. She also takes the lead in building bridges between engagement theory and practice, evidencing the value of public engagement to institutions and research individuals as well as for audiences. Originally a researcher in tropical medicine, Mhairi has held prior roles in public engagement and research culture change at the Universities of Glasgow and St Andrews. She is a founding member of the Scottish Public Engagement Network and a member of the Young Academy of Scotland.
Mhairi is a senior public engagement professional working within the research and cultural sectors. Her expertise is in strategic and creative engagement programming affecting significant culture change and stakeholder involvement, and in advising, creating and supporting PE strategy at the individual, programme, institutional, national, and international levels.