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Public Engagement Matters in Welfare, Health and Wellbeing


​Following a successful first seminar debating the nature of public engagement we are delighted to announce a second seminar on Wednesday 13th June 2018 at Brunel University London, Room EGW003a.


 Public engagement is a vital component of the research process enriching the questions, ensuring methodological rigour and ensuring high-quality impact. Yet public engagement is complex, diverse and challenging. The aim of the 'Public Engagement Matters in Welfare, Health and Wellbeing' seminar series is to enable critical dialogue about public engagement and offer an environment for sharing best practice in public engagement work. Two one-day seminars draw together experts from Brunel University, partner UK HEIs and from non-academic audiences to debate the issues.

SEMINAR 2 focuses on 'The Potentials and Pitfalls of Doing Public Engagement'. It will focus on the identifying and addressing the challenges of doing public engagement. Drawing on the expertise of scholars working in a range of disciplines and sectors presenters will examine the potentials and pitfalls of public engagement work to examine lessons learned in various ongoing partnership projects. The Wellcome Trust Public Engagement Consultant Dr Steve Cross will be engaging us in discussions about embedding a culture of public engagement in our work.