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INGRAINED: putting public engagement at the heart of research

Briony Fleming and ucftge026 February 2019

This blog has been written by Dr. Gemma Moore, Head of Evaluation in UCL Culture together with Marina Chang from the Calthorpe Project. This month UCL launched its new Research Strategy; providing a vision for UCL’s research over the next ten years. I am delighted to say that public engagement features heavily in the Strategy, […]

Why the brain matters: Public Engagement in The Gambia

Briony Fleming19 February 2019

This blog has been written by Laura Katus,  PhD Student  in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychiatry Section, based in UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health. For me as a neuroscientist, there’s hardly anything more exciting than the human brain. When embarking on a PhD in a community where neuroscience thus far hadn’t been a […]

‘More than just giving information’: Public engagement and diabetes awareness in Nepal

Briony Fleming31 January 2019

This Blog has been written by Beacon Bursary awardee Joanna Morrison, for a project working with 10 artists from the Janakpur Women’s Development Centre (JWDC) in rural plains Nepal and researchers from HERD International Nepal, who are conducting research about diabetes and healthy lifestyles. On arrival in Nepal 16 years ago I was greeted with […]

Going Viral in Rheumatology – using social media to assess what patients with rare diseases think is important in medical research

ucwetca12 June 2018

In the Public Engagement Unit we often come across researchers developing new ways of having conversations with public and patient groups. I had a fantastic meeting with Dr Thomas McDonnell and Dr Chris Wincup in the UCL Department of Rheumatology, about their work using social media to speak with patients. Thomas and Chris talk about […]

Bangles and Bindhi’s: Engaging communities about child marriage in southern Nepal

Lizzy Baddeley26 January 2018

This is a guest post written by Delan Devakumar, Dinesh Deokota, Sunita Thapa, Sophiya Dulal and Joanna Morrison about their Wellcome Trust funded engagement project in Nepal. Both Delan and Joanna are health researchers at UCL focusing on Nepal. Child marriage is very common in many parts of the world. Despite being illegal in Nepal, it […]