East of England PERCs

In recent years, the College has recognised the importance of explaining its work and the work of pathologists to the wider public, through the establishment of the Public Engagement programme.

The programme has been a great success and to maintain momentum we have recruited Public Engagement Regional Coordinators (PERCs), to work with the College’s Director of Engagement and Publishing and the Public Engagement Manager, as well as their regional Council in delivering the programme successfully across the UK. The PERC role is a voluntary position and helps provide support to those organising events in their region.

Public Engagement Regional Coordinators (East of England)

  • Dr Laszlo Igali

    I am a consultant histopathologist, working in the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. I am passionate about letting everyone know about our very interesting science, and I try to find every opportunity to take pathology closer to everyone. The website I created, taking pathology to the city alongside the local school outreach activities we created here, was very successful. I would like to use my creative and IT-related talents to make the 2012 National Pathology Year as successful as the previous National Pathology Weeks.
    Email: laszlo.igali@nnuh.nhs.uk 
    Website: www.norwichpathology.org

  • Dr Michael Eden

    This role is an excellent opportunity to encourage pathologists and scientists to inform the general public about the importance of the work they do. I hope to help foster links between The Royal College of Pathologists and local schools and colleges, with the aim of introducing innovative educational resources that are particularly accessible to school and college students. This would include websites, media-rich content on portable electronic devices and downloadable podcasts, all of which could dovetail with the National Curriculum.It is my hope that this type of initiative will inspire a new generation of students to pursue a science-based career.
    Email: m.eden@nhs.net