Public engagement

Male and three females holding there hands out, smilingWe are building a research environment within which members of the public and people with lived experience of disease can contribute meaningfully and ensure that their voice is heard. If you are interested, there are lots of ways for you to become involved!

We are seeking members of the public to join our steering group and help shape our research priorities and identify the emerging projects we should support. We are looking to build a team of lay experts who will work with our students, researchers and project teams to ensure the relevance of their work to society. We are excited to build links with charities and other outreach organisation to bring our work to communities in relevant and exciting ways. To find out more please email our Community & Public Engagement Manager.

Contact our Community and Engagement Manager

Artist in Residence scheme

We are delighted to announce an exciting opportunity for an artist or creative practitioner to create a novel piece of work responding to one of six new research projects being undertaken in the first half of 2020. This is a pilot artist in residence scheme and we are therefore keen to encourage emerging, as well as more established artists to apply.

Our aim with this artist residency pilot is to involve artists and/or creative practitioners as part of our Research Incubator process, helping bring on board new perspectives and insights whilst also leading to the creation of new creative outputs that will be showcased alongside more traditional research outputs later in the year.  We are seeking applications from practitioners who are interested in responding creatively to one of the six research projects being taken forward for the Research Incubator in the first half of 2020. Creative outputs could include (but are not limited to) performance, visual art, music or screenings - we are open to proposals of all kinds. 

Further information is included in our Call Out document (PDF, 97KB) and from contacting our Community & Public Engagement Manager.


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