North West 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 (North West)

  • Dr Helen Jopling

    I thoroughly enjoy my work as a trainee clinical scientist and am very keen to show the general public that pathology does not focus on dead bodies, but is essential to everyday life and health. I believe it is essential to the future of the profession to engage the public with pathology and the different scientific disciplines involved. I also believe it is beneficial to those within the profession to learn how to explain what they do and pass on their enthusiasm. As such, I am very keen to promote involvement in public engagement activities throughout the North West region.
    Email: Helen.Jopling@cmft.nhs.uk

  • Dr Vinita Mishra

    Pathology is considered as a back-room specialty, not only among clinicians but also by the public. When I organised events for National Pathology Week, I was motivated to make the public aware of pathology. I was quite surprised when we organised workshops and seminars for students from local schools and found a great lack of awareness of the role of pathology in healthcare. I feel that public engagement is important to highlight the role of pathology in patient care and its vital role in NHS.
    Email: vinmishra@yahoo.co.uk