Judith regularly works as a Facilitator with the Theatre of Debate, during National Science and Engineering Week.
Run by the Y-Touring theatre company and funded by the Wellcome Trust, this initiative use drama and debate to engage teenage audiences in an informed discussion around the outcomes of the latest scientific research.
Judith’s role is to help students see the importance of the issues in question, and to facilitate conversation between students and the experts:
2014 – Hungry, a drama exploring the issues thrown up around childhood obesity, choice and privilege. At the Stratford Picture House.
2013 – Stunted Trees and Broken Bridges, a debate about ethical, social and legal issues that arise for all of us, out of the development and impact of ‘novel neurotechnologies’. At the Oxford Phoenix Picturehouse, with Dr Jonathan Webb (Neuroscience, University of Oxford) and Dr Roi Cohen Kadosh (Wellcome Trust).
2012 – DayGlo, an exploration of the issues raised by advances in pharmacogenetics and genetic testing. At the Cambridge Picturehouse with Dr Isabel Christie (Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging, UCL).
2011 – Mind the Gap, a debate about the importance of brain research for the enrichment of human life and understanding of diseases and disorders of the nervous system. At the Stratford Picture House, with Prof Martin Bobrow (Dept of Medical Genetics, Cambridge University).