In the first Engagement@Manchester session of 2016, we will be discussing disseminating engagement and involvement projects and outputs
So you’ve been a part of a great public engagement or involvement project, but now what? How can you best share your experiences and lessons learned with others? Explore ways to disseminate through conferences, academic-type publications, open access case studies and the like, all of which serve to share learning, best practise and put the project and its participants on the public engagement map.
When and Where:
20 January 2016, 1 – 2:30pm, Simon Building, 4.05
- Dr Sam Illingworth, Science Communication, MMU. Sam discusses public engagement as an academic discipline, and gives examples of how successful outreach projects can be turned into research in their own right. He will also be providing tips on how you can successfully create impact from your own research.
- Dr Andreas Prokop, Life Sciences. The Manchester Fly Facility drives a comprehensive long-term outreach initiative promoting the importance of the fruit fly Drosophila for biomedical research to multiple audiences. Here I explain our dissemination strategies including our websites, (guest) blogs, YouTube videos, conference talks, publications in biology and teacher journals, and CPD events.
- Dr Kingsley Purdam, Senior lecturer in social research methods and statistics at the University of Manchester. He is an expert in rights, employment and regeneration and in research with hard to reach groups. He has conducted challenging social research including on behalf of the Home Office, the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Department for Work and Pension. His research has been published in a number of leading academic journals and has been cited in government, legal and media debates.
- Wendy Gallagher, Arts for Health Partnership Manager at the Whitworth Art Gallery and Manchester Museum, University of Manchester. Wendy will focus upon the benefit of working in partnership for the dissemination of public engagement, looking at creative ways to inform and share practice and research across a range of different sectors.
.Each speaker will briefly share their experiences of disseminating their public engagement work and the majority of the session will be dedicated to Q&A so please bring along your queries, questions, musings and concerns regarding how to put your public engagement work on the map and we will do our best to help.
Posted by Ceri Harrop, Public Programmes Manager | Public Programmes Team | Research and Innovation Division | Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust