Faculty of Medical Sciences

Staff Profile

Dr Pauline Addis

Faculty Research Impact Officer



I graduated from Newcastle University in the summer of 2012 with a PhD in equine biomechanics. One of the most enjoyable parts of my PhD was discussing my work, both with peers at conferences, and with the general public at events such as Bright Club. This then led me to move into public engagement and impact of research. I began by helping to prepare two case studies for the recent REF within the School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering. I then moved over to the Faculty of Medical Sciences where I lead a team in preparing over 30 impact case studies, all of which scored at least 3*. This was a chance not only to discuss fascinating, cutting-edge research, but also to help promote the impact of this work beyond academia. I'm now involved in taking the idea of research impact forward, not just for the next REF but for wider applications.

I'm very interested in how research reaches beyond academia, within the wider field of public engagement, and will talk at length to anyone who's interested about how academic research has an effect on every day life. If you have an interest in the impact of research, please come and talk to me! 


2012 PhD Equine biomechanics from Newcastle University

2007 MSc (merit, Dodson & Horrell trophy for top student) in Equine Science from UWE Hartpury College

2003 BSc (Hons, 2:1) in Equine Science from Imperial College at Wye 

Informal interests 

Outside of work, I ride my own horse every day and compete regularly, take part in the odd triathlon and enjoy making a mess in my kitchen.