Dr Mary Chamber
Head of Public and Community Engagement
Mary Chambers is Head of Public Engagement at OUCRU, with the aims of creating dialogue about science in local communities and integrating community perspectives into OUCRU research studies. She manages a team of PE staff in HCMC, Hanoi, Kathmandu and Jakarta.
Recent public engagement projects include science theatre shows with scripts about enteric disease, antibiotic resistance and dengue transmission – these have toured over 120 schools and been watched by over 100,000 children. The PE team runs a school engagement programme in local schools in HCMC and Hanoi, with science clubs, online science competitions and a weekly magazine page about science. Her team work to build communication capacity of local ‘front-line’ health workers and vets in Vietnam and Nepal.
Mary has a particular interest in using digital story telling techniques to understand perceptions of local research communities, and has coordinated photo-elicitation and film projects about risk in small-scale farming practices, patient’s experiences after discharge from hospital, health issues in vulnerable groups and the experiences of altitude sickness in religious pilgrims in Nepal.
Co-production and COVID-19: Digital diaries as a platform for participating in COVID-19 research
Chambers M. et al, (2021), COVID-19 and Co-production in Health and Social Care Vol 2: Volume 2: Co-production Methods and Working Together at a Distance, 105 - 112
The First 100 Days of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Control in Vietnam.
Thai PQ. et al, (2021), Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 72, e334 - e342
Effective engagement and involvement with community stakeholders in the co-production of global health research.
Tembo D. et al, (2021), BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 372
Superspreading Event of SARS-CoV-2 Infection at a Bar, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Chau NVV. et al, (2021), Emerging infectious diseases, 27
The Natural History and Transmission Potential of Asymptomatic Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Infection
Van Vinh Chau N. et al, (2020), Clinical Infectious Diseases, 71, 2679 - 2687