Public Engagement Strategy
"Public engagement describes the myriad of ways in which the activity and benefits of higher education and research can be shared with the public. Engagement is by definition a two-way process, involving interaction and listening, with the goal of generating mutual benefit."
-National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE).
WIN Public Engagement Strategy
WIN public engagement activities are guided by our Public Engagement Strategy, which you can read at the bottom of this page. Please contact WIN's public engagement officer, Hanna Smyth, if you need an accessible version of this document.
In January 2023 we developed an Action Plan to further develop our public engagement over the next few years, as part of our application for the Engage Watermark accreditation scheme (National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement). You can download the Action Plan here. Please contact WIN's public engagement officer, Hanna Smyth, if you need an accessible version of this document.
WIN Public engagement academic leads
WIN has five Academic Leads, who each share strategic oversight of one of WIN's public engagement programmes with the WIN Public Engagement Manager, and steer the scientific direction of activity in their programme. The Academic Leads also help to encourage other groups or individual researchers to be involved in public engagement.
- Academic Lead for Partnerships: Stuart Clare
- Academic Lead for Primary Schools: Saad Jbabdi
- Academic Lead for Secondary Schools: Holly Bridge
- Academic Lead for Patient and Public Involvement: Sana Suri
- Academic Lead for Building Capacity: Ludovica Griffanti
WIN Public Engagement governance
The WIN Public Engagement Steering Committee is comprised of the centre Director, the five Academic Leads, the Public Engagement Manager, and the Public Engagement Officer. It meets four times per year. The WIN Public Engagement External Advisory Board is comprised of representatives from various public audiences WIN engages with. It meets once every two years.