Giulia Poerio

Giulia is responsible for the development and delivery of adult public engagement activities and special projects. Examples of projects include LifeLab (a consortium of 5 Cambridge-based research institutions seeking to bring Cambridge’s LAB’s to LIFE by highlighting the impact of research on our everyday lives) and exhibitions at the Cambridge Science Festival. Her role also focuses on increasing engagement with adult community groups, particularly audiences outside the ‘Cambridge bubble’.

Giulia joined the Institute in 2018. She holds a PhD in Psychology from the University of Sheffield and has previously worked on various research projects (e.g., the neural basis of mindwandering, the effects of imagination on well-being, and the physiology of Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response – ASMR) and public engagement activities (e.g., collaborator on the first residency in the Hub at the Wellcome Collection, activities for Sheffield’s Festival of the Mind programme, and partnership with Museums Sheffield art exhibition).