Eileen was a co-investigator on The Open University’s Catalyst project. She co-ordinated the communication work package, working with Trevor Collins. Eileen worked to facilitate the development and adoption of effective practices and tools for staff, students’ and publics’ engagement with research. She was also involved in the learning and digital engagement work packages.
Eileen brought a wealth of experience to these aspects of the project, e.g. through her research where she has explored the use of tools and technologies for public engagement with research, through her contributions to science communication teaching and training programmes, and through her research into the uses of digital technologies in distance learning.