Introduction to Public Engagement

Discover how to engage the public in your research area, create a lasting impression and generate impact in researcher engagement.

Session length: 2 hours

Trainer: Dr Jamie Gallagher

When: 17/11/2022 @ 13:00

Where: Online via Zoom

Researchers can provide essential information, direction and expertise to policy makers – but making your voice heard can be a challenge. How can you engage the public more effectively?

Ideal for both those new to public engagement and experienced researchers looking for a new perspective, this course is full of tips, tricks and strategies for making the most of engagement.

Introduction to Public Engagement is an interactive workshop that explores how to create the perfect public engagement tailored to your skills and subject area, helps researchers discover how to create a lasting impressions and help generate impact as you explore the research engagement landscape.

Whether you are new to engagement or looking to get new perspectives on what you can do to improve, this workshop is packed with tips, tricks and strategies for making the most of your engagement.

Following the session, you should be able to:

Understand how to turn research into a compelling narrative
Prepare high-quality engagement plans and activities
Recognise the benefits of external engagement and how to achieve them
Feel comfortable and confident with public engagement
Understand the use of evaluation for reporting and monitoring


“This was really strong training that gave good examples and opportunities for thought” – Participant, Introduction to Public Engagement

“[Jamie] was very engaging, knowledgable, and passionate” – Participant, Introduction to Public Engagement

‘I really enjoyed it. The course showed how to bring innovation to life and make it a reality.’
Dr. Thomas Cavrois-Rogacki, R&D and health manager, Otter Ferry Seafish

Where are you on your innovation journey?

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Build confidence

Identify Opportunities

Building Momentum

Innovation Processes

Tools & Frameworks

Start Applying

Accelerate Success

Specialist Support

Advanced Tools

Output Focused