Public Engagement with Research
Information and resources on Public Engagement with Research for University of Edinburgh staff and PhD researchers.
Public Engagement with Research describes the many ways we can share research with the public and listen in response. It is a two-way process that enables change and has mutual benefit. High-quality engagement can enhance the impact of research.
We support University of Edinburgh staff and PhD researchers to share their ideas, invite perspective and spark discussion with new audiences.
We do this by:
- Providing guidance on public engagement with research.
- Collaborating with Edinburgh’s Festivals.
- Curating the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the Stand Comedy Club every month.
- Developing training opportunities with the Institute for Academic Development.
- Coordinating a University-wide network of people interested in public engagement.
- Representing the University on local and national public engagement networks.
The University of Edinburgh has three Colleges that are home to our research, we co-ordinate our activities with each College Lead for Public Engagement, they are:
- Shonagh McEwan (College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)
- Hazel Lambert (College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine)
- Stuart Dunbar (College of Science and Engineering)
Public Engagement activities are supported throughout the University and underpinned by the University of Edinburgh Public Engagement Strategy.