Public Engagement

Public Engagement


Oliver was a regular contributor to the Royal Veterinary College's schools outreach program, including the 'RVC on Tour' and the BSc (Bioveterinary Sciences) Open Day for school children.

He also volunteers for British Society for Immunology public engagement activities (e.g. The Secret Life of Snot at the Big Bang Fair, ExCel Centre, London).

Communication of Scientific Issues

He passionately believes in the importance of clear communication of scientific issues to the greater public and his research was featured in a recent podcast ('RVC 50') and RVC Annual Research Highlights event. He has lectured to veterinarians and veterinary nurses in the UK, USA and Asia – both general practitioners and specialists.

Oliver's paper on the haematological phenotypes of different dog breeds, published in PLOS ONE, has been featured in a recent Press Release - RVC study provides large-scale analysis of blood cells in dog breeds. This work not only has immediate implications for canine medical practice, but also has far-reaching ramifications for our understanding of the genetic determinants of blood cells in health. This paper has been downloaded over 50 times from Oliver's ResearchGate page.