Dr Mary Chambers
Head of Public and Community Engagement
Mary Chambers is Head of Public Engagement at OUCRU, with the aims of creating dialogue about science in local communities and integrating community perspectives into OUCRU research studies. She manages a team of PE staff in HCMC, Hanoi, Kathmandu and Jakarta.
Recent public engagement projects include science theatre shows with scripts about enteric disease, antibiotic resistance and dengue transmission – these have toured over 120 schools and been watched by over 100,000 children. The PE team runs a school engagement programme in local schools in HCMC and Hanoi, with science clubs, online science competitions and a weekly magazine page about science. Her team work to build communication capacity of local ‘front-line’ health workers and vets in Vietnam and Nepal.
Mary has a particular interest in using digital story telling techniques to understand perceptions of local research communities, and has coordinated photo-elicitation and film projects about risk in small-scale farming practices, patient’s experiences after discharge from hospital, health issues in vulnerable groups and the experiences of altitude sickness in religious pilgrims in Nepal.
A network of empirical ethics teams embedded in research programmes across multiple sites: opportunities and challenges in contributing to COVID-19 research and responses
Ngwenya N. et al, (2023)
A study on biomedical researchers' perspectives on public engagement in Southeast Asia.
Tran Dong Thai H. et al, (2023), Wellcome open research, 8
A study on biomedical researchers’ perspectives on public engagement in Southeast Asia
Tran Dong Thai H. et al, (2023)
Exploring attitudes to research involving human subjects among Vietnamese university students: establishing a prospective longitudinal mixed-methods student cohort at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City
Pham -Tram V. et al, (2023)
Indonesian healthcare professionals' experiences in rural and urban settings during the first wave of COVID-19: A qualitative study.
Sutrisni IA. et al, (2023), PloS one, 18