Public engagement is a very important part of InLab’s work. Keeping abreast the public and relevant stakeholders with scientific developments in the area of human development (including genetics and psychology) is crucial to InLab’s aim to contribute to society at large. InLab provides to its members science dissemination training (public speaking and conference presentation) from members of the English Bar, who are highly regarded for their skills in this areas. InLab cooperates with TAGC – The Accessible Genetics Consortium, in disseminating knowledge in the areas of genomics, and works with TAGC towards improved ethical guidelines, policy and laws in order to ensure positive use of genomic findings.
High contributors from a number of disciplines participated and exchanged ideas. Contributors included Geneticists, Policymakers / Civil Servants, Lawyers, Educationalists, Ethicists and Economists – Tom McBride, Kathryn Asbury, Kaili Rimfeld, Jo Casebourne, Robert Plomin, Yulia Kovas, Tim Leunig, Daniel Benjamin, Kevan Collins, Lindsey Macmillan, Nick Pearce, Nic Timpson, Omar Khan. Read more…
The workshop addressed the question (and related matters): whether, when and how we should apply findings in behavioural genetics to improving early intervention in school education.
The Workshop was organised and put together by Kathryn Asbury, Tom McBride and their team. Read more…
TEDx talk: Nature-Nurture: How do we know?
Yulia Kovas, the world’s leading expert in the field of cognitive psychology, Ph.D., lecturer at the Department of psychology, the Goldsmiths University of London, UK.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organised events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organised TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organised.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations).
In 2018-20, InLab received Erasmus+ Learning Mobility Grant for 60 staff and students at Goldsmiths, University of London.