Published: 20 October 2016

Discoveries on your doorstep

Come along and learn more about how the University’s research is contributing solutions to some of the most pressing challenges of today.

Discoveries on your Doorstep is a series of events shining the spotlight on pioneering work happening across Surrey and connecting researchers with the public. The first event is entitled Science Delivering Global Wellbeing on Thursday 10 November from 5.30-8.30pm at the University’s School of Veterinary Medicine.

Guest will be able to visit research exhibitions prior to talks from leading researchers from 6.15pm, followed by a Q &A session and networking. Speakers are:

  • Dr Milton Mermikides, Head of Composition in the Department of Music and Media, will discuss his Hidden Music, Sound Asleep and Bloodlines projects, a series of musical compositions derived from scientific data and collaboration.
  • Dr Michèle Birtel, from the Department of Psychology, will be presenting her research on prejudice and discrimination towards minority groups (eg on the basis of ethnicity or mental health).
  • Surrey graduate Dr Shakardokht Jafari will talk on her experiences of taking the findings of her research from academia into healthcare practice, including her work using glass beads to monitor radiotherapy doses.
  • Dr Kamalan Jeevaratnam, from the School of Veterinary Medicine, will discuss the ‘one health’ approach to his research in heart health which aims to develop predictive, therapeutic and preventative strategies that will benefit both humans and animals.

Further evenings will focus on Sustainable cities, communities, and economies’ and ‘Connecting societies and cultures’.

Register your place

To find out more about the event and to register your place, visit the Eventbrite webpage or if you have any further questions, please contact Alex Harden at

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