Engagement and Events Officer
Helen Flett (née Braybrook) is the Engagement and Events Officer at the Centre for Stem Cell Systems.
Helen leads the development of promotional content, including the website articles, event flyers and multimedia assets, to showcase the Centre's dynamic research network. She built the Centre website and continues to develop content to keep it up to date. She also manages the Centre's Twitter account.
Helen organises activities and events that engage the Centre for Stem Cell Systems with community, research and government stakeholders, including workshops, outreach and public events.
Helen was also the Engagement and Events Officer for Stem Cells Australia, a $24 million Australian Research Council Special Research Initiative from 2017 - 2019.
See examples of her work from both initiatives below
- Article: Connecting with Stem Cell Conversations
Helen is running a new weekly online talk series 'Stem Cell Conversations' to connect researchers with the stem cell network, to share insights into latest research and how to master working from home in academia, hosted on Zoom.
- Article: UniStem 2020 - Knowledge, innovation and the never-ending journey of stem cell research
Helen managed the planning, development and execution of this event for high school students, to help them understand the science of stem cells and experience an interactive lab tour.
- At the Frontier of Tomorrow's Medicine: Helen produced 23 videos to showcase Australian stem cell research and the passionate people leading it. She is currently collaborating with academics to create a teaching resource using the videos to teach into Australian Curriculum 7-10: Science and the Australian Senior Secondary Curriculum: Biology.
- Helen assisted with the creation of accompanying stories for each video and managed an external graphic design agency.
- Article: Professor Megan Munsie features on the BBC’s Stem Cell Hard Sell.
- Article: Mapping innovation, development and applications of stem cell technologies.
- Article: Pretty little things: seeing the beauty in science.
- Article: Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research recognises pioneer in ‘omics and bioinformatics.
- Helen is currently managing and organising a public event in partnership with the City of Melbourne: Melbourne Knowledge Week.
- Helen redesigned and managed the creation of the 2017 and 2018 Stem Cells Australia Annual Reports.