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We worked with Dr Jaime Vera and Dr Kate Alford at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School Department of Global Health and Infection to design and develop a new website to help communities living with HIV access the latest and most useful information about memory and HIV.

South Bank & Waterloo is a neighbourhood by the River Thames in central London. It is working towards becoming greener and cleaner.

We’ve been working with Professor Kevin Lala at St Andrews University for over ten years and are excited to help support the launch of his new book and learning resources. Evolution evolving, published by Princeton University Press and co-authored with colleagues from Lund University, Stanford University, Swarthmore and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, is a new scientific view of evolution; one that challenges and expands our understanding of how evolution works.

We worked with the Genomicc team to script an animation that helps members of the public understand the science behind the study and the benefits of taking part.

Genes & Health is one of the world’s largest community-based genetics studies aimed at improving health among Pakistani and Bangladeshi people across the UK, and helping to help address some of the root causes of health inequalities.

This project with the Royal Meteorological Society led us to design a dynamic infographic that helps curriculum developers and teachers understand the importance and relationship between around 300 concepts related with climate change.

The UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology is a global leader in neuroscience, at the forefront of the mission to translate neuroscience discovery into diagnostics and treatments for patients with neurological disease

We developed a new identity for Oxford University and RAND Europe to support the launch of a new rapid evaluation centre focussed on technology-enabled remote monitoring in health and care.

We’ve been working with Dr Jackie Walumbe, an honorary post-doctoral research fellow and pain physiotherapist, whose PhD investigates the gap between current pain management practices in the NHS and the wider ‘socio-material entanglements and relational aspects of living with chronic pain’.

We’ve been working with the Association for Laboratory Medicine (previously the Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine) to help them redefine their identity and brand strategy. 

We worked with the UK Health Security Agency and St Helena Government’s Health and Social Care team to turn a comprehensive health needs assessment into a creative and supportive tool that helps people in St Helena live healthier lives.

This project builds on one of the starkest health statistics: the 15–20 year mortality gap for people living with a severe mental illness. It aims to show that integrating physical and mental health care within King‘s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust increases physical health care and reduces health inequalities for people suffering from severe mental health conditions.

We worked with NHS Glasgow and Clyde and social researchers The Lines Between to co-design a national home testing sexual health service for NHS Scotland, focussing particularly on a range of at-risk groups.

We collaborated with the communications team at UCL to develop infographics to explain the concept of translational neuroscience through physical and digital media for their new research centre opening soon in central London.

We are pleased to be continuing our long term relationship with the MPS Society, the UK’s leading society for rare, life limiting genetic conditions. 

We worked with Alison Finch, a cancer nurse and assistant chief nurse for research at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, to help her to communicate her PhD research that explored how young people and carers experienced ambulatory care as part of their cancer treatment.

We’ve been working with Qrypt, the leading quantum-secure encryption technologists, to help communicate how their unique technology eliminates the long term risks associated with today’s encryption systems.

We’ve been working with Joanna Crocker at the National Institute of Health and Care Research (NIHR) Oxford Biomedical Research Centre and a multi-stakeholder advisory group to visualise and communicate the complex relationships between different research topics in the world of health and care.

We worked with Dr Sara Calderón-Larrañaga and the Centre for Primary Care and Mental Health at Queen Mary’s University to communicate how social prescribing has been used in a large research project carried out with people at risk from type 2 diabetes who live in disadvantaged communities in Tower Hamlets, London.

We developed this project with Jackie Walumbe, a doctoral research fellow in primary care health sciences and physiotherapist working in pain services, whose PhD investigates the gap between current pain management practices in the NHS and the wider ‘socio-material entanglements and relational aspects of living with chronic pain’.

We worked with a team of public health experts in the UK Health Security Agency and officials from the Bermudan government to turn a comprehensive health needs assessment into a friendly and supportive communication for people in prison in Bermuda.

We’ve developed two guides to help patients and clinicians get the most from online physiotherapy sessions.

Remote consultations have played an important role during the covid pandemic and will continue to be key in supporting the NHS recovery and into the future.

The MPS Society is a wonderful charity whose staff, trustees and members work together to improve the lives of people who have been affected by rare genetic diseases caused by deficiencies in lysosomal enzymes.

We are working with the Cultural Evolution Society to help communicate research on how human and other animal cultures evolve, and how this impacts on our futures at a time when our cultural activities are causing rapid and drastic, social and physical changes.

We were invited by the Intelligent Mobility Design Centre at the Royal College of Art to design a publication for their research project aimed at highlighting the diverse opportunity for new mobility solutions

The Centre for Healthcare Innovation Research (CHIR) helps spread innovation within health and social care. They came to us to help clarify their purpose and communicate the importance of their work. Through this work we have helped them to communicate their expertise and attract new audiences and opportunities for collaboration.

Just over a year before Covid-19 struck, we collaborated with clinical specialists, nurses and cleaning staff at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust to reimagine hand hygiene messaging for hospital staff across their five hospital sites. According to an audit carried out by the Trust, it achieved a doubling of awareness and hand cleaning rates.

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We were awarded Wellcome Trust funding as part of a UCL public engagement project to communicate new research by UCL’s Dept of Medical Physics and Bioengineering, researching medical applications of near-infrared spectroscopy.

Our Future Towns is an ongoing project developed with people across the country to reimagine how they can engage with the challenges of community place-making and transport planning.

We’ve been working with the University of Oxford and Plymouth University, together with patients and practice staff in Plymouth, to develop online and physical resources that will help patients get the most from the range of remote support tools that they can use to connect with their primary care support teams.

Would you connect your brain to the internet? In the not too distant future you might be able to. But how is that even possible? We have been collaborating with the Next Generation Neural Interface (NGNI) team at Imperial College to help them to communicate their research to a wider audience at this year’s Royal Society Summer Science.

We have developed a suite of guidance resources with The University of Oxford and Barts NHS Trust to help patients and clinicians with conducting video consultations.

Dunhill Medical Trust (DMT) is an established charity, who for over thirty years has been helping UK academic and clinical researchers to understand and treat age-related diseases and frailty as well as support improved care in the community.

We were invited by Sue Walker and her team at the University of Reading’s Department of Typography & Graphic Communication to help design slideshows and worksheets for primary school children, teachers and parents.

The Winton Centre was set up on the basis that everyone has a right to balanced evidence on issues important to them; evidence presented in a transparent way, to inform but not persuade.

Sexual Health in Plymouth (SHiP) is a partnership of organisations working together to deliver integrated sexual health, HIV, contraception and abortion services for Plymouth, East Cornwall and South West Devon.

The MPS Society has been transforming the lives of those affected by MPS, Fabry and related diseases for over 40 years. We're delighted to be helping them to share their knowledge, empathy and understanding with people affected by these rare genetic diseases.

Sexual Health in Plymouth (SHiP) is a partnership of organisations working together to deliver integrated sexual health, HIV, contraception and abortion services for Plymouth, East Cornwall and South West Devon.

Sexual Health in Plymouth (SHiP) is a partnership of organisations working together to deliver integrated sexual health, HIV, contraception and abortion services for Plymouth, East Cornwall and South West Devon.

Extending on our design work for the international research program, Extended Evolutionary Synthesis (EES), we have collaborated with the same team to create the Niche Construction website. 

The World Health Organisation estimates that air pollution kills seven million people every year, making it the fourth highest cause of death in the world and responsible for around one in ten early deaths.

Did you know that people with pacemakers and other devices are fifty times less likely to be offered a scan than people who don’t have one? This project helps to dispel the myths around pacemakers and MRIs and provides patients and clinicians with easy to understand information to transform their knowledge and the decisions that are made.

We edited and designed this printed publication to communicate UCL’s Institute of Immunity and Transplantation’s (IIT’s) progress in developing revolutionary new treatments for conditions such as cancer, HIV and diabetes.

Beat Bad Bugs is our winning competition entry developed to improve knowledge and understanding of antimicrobial resistance within a community pharmacy space.

The medicines management programme seeks to improve medicine disposal at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust hospitals.

In 2016 the John Templeton Foundation awarded a grant of £5.7m to an international team of researchers from eight of the world’s leading universities to work on a three-year integrative research program focusing on the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis (EES).

We have been working with Dr Al Edwards, Dr Partha Ray and Dr Sarah Needs and their team at the University of Reading’s Schools of Pharmacy and Agriculture to understand and develop a rugged, self-contained prototype testing kit designed for vets to conduct vital microbiology tests for Indian dairy farmers without needing a lab.

We worked with Rosie Riley from the Centre for Environmental Policy at Imperial College to understand how we can use behaviour change and public engagement as a way to build cities that are healthier, fairer, more inclusive and more sustainable places to live.

Our winning competition entry, Beat Bad Bugs was use to apply for funding awarded by the University of Reading’s GCRF Strategic Fund as a partnership.

We are working with Dr Jaime Vera Rojas at Brighton and Sussex Medical School and a team from the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) to develop a new service that aims to help young people in Zambia access safe HIV self-testing kits through digital vending machines with the aim of reducing the number of youngsters who have HIV without knowing their status.

We collaborated with The Centre for Urban Mental Health at the University of Amsterdam to help communicate the value of social cohesion and togetherness for young people, with funding from the Wellcome Trust.

Working alongside NHS Cancer Vanguard, UCLH and London Cancer, we created six videos to explain medical procedures to new or potential cancer patients and their carers.

UCL Department of Security and Crime Science invited us to develop resources to communicate information about its teaching and ongoing research programme.

Cracking Science inspires and challenges students to see science in their everyday lives through exciting shows that build on everyday ideas with fun, fiery and even explosive demonstrations.

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (ICHT) engaged us to design communication materials and guidelines for clinical staff to help them with pain management and ensure their patients receive appropriate treatment.

‘Marie Neurath: picturing science’ is part of an AHRC-funded project aimed at finding new audiences for the approach to science communication taken by Marie Neurath and her team at the Isotype Institute between the late 1940s and early 1970s.

Emerging Minds is a research network based at the University of Reading that aims to reduce the prevalence of mental ill health experienced by children and young people.

Commissioned by Eleanor Palmer School‘s Head Teacher Kate Frood, we created this dinosaur graphic as artwork for a ‘steel weave lace fence’ constructed by Dutch agency Structiv.

We produce regular printed publications including Annual Reports for ELIXIR, based at Wellcome Genome Campus in Hinxton, Cambridgeshire. Elixir manages and safeguards data generated by publicly funded research.

We created this series of illustrated storyboards for workshops run by Nuffield Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford.

Dune is a technical healthcare consultancy which explores, develops and uses evidence alongside an understanding of human behaviour to optimise interactions between patient, health system policy, professionals and pharmaceutical companies.

We designed a series of logos to be used across Spoonful of Sugar’s key areas of research.

The Institution of Environmental Sciences produces four editions of its journal Environmental Scientist each year. They commissioned us to design a selection of covers.

We were commissioned by medicines adherence company Spoonful of Sugar to develop a printed suite of materials and digital outputs for Type 2 Diabetes patients to help them make the most of their medication.

As part of our work with UCL business company, Spoonful of Sugar, we created animated gifs showing patient’s adherence to medicine.

Following a presentation by Anne Odling-Smee at SCI:COM 2015, we were commissioned to redesign the ongoing visual identity alongside marketing material and the website for the 2016 conference.

We worked with researchers Chih-Chun Chen and Nathan Crilly from University of Cambridge’s Department of Engineering, to help transform their new research report into an engaging and accessible online document.

The University of Oxford’s project iHope (International Collaboration to Harmonise Outcomes for Pre-Eclampsia) aims to improve pre-eclampsia research.

We worked with UCL Public and Cultural Engagement to produce design outcomes to publicise the completion of 64 public engagement projects funded by the EPSRC between 2014–2016.

Following our 2014 redesign of the UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation website, we were invited to re-design the UCL Division of Infection and Immunity website in 2017.

We worked alongside the Wellcome Trust to produce a new visual identity for the Africa Centre for Population Health in Eastern South Africa.

Design Science re-branded the UCL spin-out company Spoonful of Sugar(SoS) in 2016.

Working with Professor Oona Campbell from the Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, we created a flow chart out of raw data showing women’s pathways for seeking treatment for abortion in Brazil.

Random walks is a playful and interactive learning tool to help young audiences understand scientific ideas through visualisation and to trigger their curiosity about scientific research.

Working from an in-depth academic paper published in Physical Review Letters, we produced this short video to communicate the research to non-specialist audiences.

Following our design workshops in March 2014, we were commissioned by Patrick Wilson, Head of Communications at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, to redesign the School’s research poster templates.

Commissioned by UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation, we produced large scale graphic panels displayed with interactive exhibits, publicity materials including poster, flyers, invites and adverts, and slide presentations for the researchers speaking at the event.

Following our redesign of UCL’s Institute of Immunity and Transplantation website, we were commissioned to redesign the waiting room, logo and signage for the Katharine Dormandy Haemophilia and Thrombosis Centre to mark its 50th anniversary.

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These guides were commissioned and funded by the British Science Association, the Royal Academy of Engineering and Wellcome Trust as part of a portfolio of activities to help researchers engage the public.

We were supported by the British Library to produce a new edition of Litmus Paper for Cheltenham Science Festival – a daily, printed publication summarising news, reviews and research stories associated with each day of the Festival.