Resources for Public Engagement
- Departmental Communications and Public Engagement Staff - Please contact the DPAG Academic Lead for Public Engagement, Shankar Srinivas, if you require any help with or advice on setting up a public engagement activity or would like to investigate securing funding for your activity. Do not hesitate to contact Talitha Smith, DPAG's Communications Officer, with details of your involvement in any public engagement activity so that it can be promoted in the news.
- Divisional Public Engagement Coordinator - Contact the Divisional lead on public engagement, Brian Mackenwells.
- Departmental Communications and Public Engagement Staff - Contact details for relevant staff based within MSD departments.
- MSD Public Engagement Materials Suite - The Division have recently produced a suite of materials to support public engagement, including banners and t shirts, which can be used at all kinds of events, such as science fairs or workshops. Most of the materials can be borrowed from the Medical Sciences Divisional Office in the JR, but DPAG have also been allocated 10 t-shirts available for use at public engagement events. Please contact Talitha Smith if you would like to borrow t-shirts.
- Public Engagement with Research (PER) Portal - Information on public engagement from the University of Oxford.
- PER Digest - Register for the Public Engagement with Research Digest, a monthly newsletter published by the University's PE Coordinator and intended for staff within the University for which public engagement is a key part of their role. If you would like to receive the digest, please email Luke Caunt.
- Oxford PER Conference 2018 videos: videos from the University's inaugural Public Engagement with Research Conference including the closing plenary led with UKRI and Research England.
- Oxford PER Conference 2020 Sessions & Resources: The second Oxford Public Engagement with Research Conference (a first for online) took place in July 2020 with four days of sessions featuring internal and external speakers and over 150 delegates.
- Oxford Sparks - A portal for schools and the public to engage with the wealth of exciting research taking place across the University. Contact Dr Michaela Livingstone-Banks for more information.
- National Co-Ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) - Further resources for public engagement activity.
- NCCPE Online Engagement guide - NCCPE has crowd-sourced ideas and created a guide to running meaningful online engagement events and meetings. Download the guide.
- Knowledge Exchange Concordat - eight principles for institutions to follow for effective knowledge exchange – including engagement with the public and communities.
- A guide to using virtual events to facilitate community building: event formats - This guidebook, created by staff and community members at the Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement, is intended for scientific community managers, event organisers and convenors who are looking to design engaging and inclusive virtual events.
- Training for the Medical Sciences Division - information about PER courses run specifically for MSD and MPLS researchers.
- University Public Engagement training - Other Public Engagement with Research courses within the University.
- MPLS Division PER Training - a number of free PER training courses designed for science researchers, but open to all in Oxford's research community (unless otherwise stated) including researchers, professional services staff and DPhil students; courses include ‘PER 101’, ‘Communicating your Research through story’, ‘Podcast your science’, and ‘Effective two-way engagement’.
- NCCPE: Public Engagement Professionals (PEP) Network - The PEP Network aims to support members to access CPD, peer support and the latest thinking on engagement.
- NCCPE: new 'Meaningful online engagement' online course dates: The NCCPE is offering an expanded programme of online courses for individual researchers and public engagement professionals to attend. Learn from their expert team of associates in an interactive, dynamic environment.
- A Recipe for Evaluating Citizen Science – recording & resources (SSO required) - Watch the webinar and download the first of our Evaluation Recipes to be taken step-by-step through evaluating an online citizen science project to gather evidence of outcomes and impact and how to improve activities, using an online survey. Find out how we planned and conducted the evaluation of the Planet Hunters Citizen Science project on The Zooniverse and how to adapt the methodology for your own Citizen Science project.
USeful blogs and articles
- Wellcome are taking a new, devolved approach to public engagement funding (March 2020)
- Communicating research during COVID-19 - from Paul Manners (National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement)
- SAGE illustrates the pointiest end of public engagement with science
- PER Seed Fund Spotlight - Board Games Cafe
- PER Seed Fund Spotlight - Raising awareness of whooping cough
- Blog: How to share your engagement expertise with researchers?
- Article: How citizen science initiatives in healthcare and the environment are opening up new directions in research
- NCCPE Case studies - Heart and Lung Shops
- NCCPE Case studies - None in Three
- PER in Motion - Interview with Quantum Physicist and Ballerina Dr Merritt Moore
- Exploring the impact of Planet Hunters: key findings
- Research England: details of first version of the KEF published (January 2020)
- Case study - 5 case studies from the South-East Physics Network
- Bash the Bug - Enriching Engagement-funded Citizen Science project
- Case Study - LEAP – ‘Meat your Persona’
- PER in Motion - Picturing Parkinson's project
- Case Study - Podcasting for Public Engagement: an online tutorial
- What’s Flying Tonight: using citizen science to benefit researchers and the public.