SOAS University of London


Public engagement as a a pathway to Impact

Heather Lusardi

Date: 19 February 2018Time: 1:00 PM

Finishes: 19 February 2018Time: 3:00 PM

Venue: 21/22 Russell Square Room: MEET 22 RS T102

Type of Event: Training

Note: Internal event not open to external attendees.

Workshop Aims.

To learn about public engagement in research and how it can constitute a pathway to impact


Specific Objectives. 

In this workshop we will be looking at public engagement as an objective in itself and as a means to achieve impact. We will explain the difference between public engagement and dissemination of research.  We will be looking at ways in which public engagement can contribute to generate impact as well as how to gather evidence of impact from public engagement activities. We will also discuss public engagement in research at SOAS at what resources are available at SOAS to support Academics interested in delivering public engagement activates.

About the Facilitator: 

Heather Lusardi is the Senior Project Manager, National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement. Heather is responsible for the development and delivery of key NCCPE products and services, including our professional development programme and events programme. A political scientist by training, Heather previously managed the Developmental Leadership Program (DLP), an international research initiative based at the University of Birmingham. Her work included research on leadership and the politics of development, leading on policy engagement, and embedding collaborative research processes into all aspects of the program. 

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Organiser: Silvia Guizzardi

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