Public Engagement with Research: Good Practice Exchange Event

NCCPE's Paul Manners will be speaking at the following event

22 October, 2015

Securing public engagement with research is one strategy for facilitating research impact and many Research Offices are drawing on the ideas generated by local and national initiatives to engage the public with research. How can research administrators support researchers to effectively engage the public with their research and what specialist skills are needed?

This workshop will explore a number of themes including:

  • Engaging local communities, including the arts, business and other local stakeholders in research and the outcomes of research
  • Engaging the public in the process of research design
  • Engaging the public as researchers

The workshop will be delivered via a combination of presentations, case studies and discussion. The themes of the day will reflect on:

  • The new skills that research managers and administrators might need to develop to successfully facilitate public engagement with research
  • The approaches that might be available to them

Speakers will include representatives from the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement, and the ARMA 2015 Award winners for Public Engagement and Advocacy.

By the end of the workshop, participants will:

  • Understand the ways in which the public may be engaged at different parts in the research process
  • Have heard case studies of how some research organisations are currently engaging the public in research
  • Have reflected on the skills set that research managers and administrators require to successfully facilitate public engagement with research
  • Have had the opportunity to discuss challenges and issues in relation to their own institutional practice
You can find out more about the workshop here.