Public engagement with research

Public engagement with research describes the many ways in which researchers interact with the public. This covers a wide variety of interactions from developing research with community groups, generating discussion about your research through the creative arts, and holding workshops in schools or collaborative projects with prisons. 

Public engagement is a mutually beneficial exchange between researchers and the world which is intended to break down barriers, build up new perspectives, and influence the research question.

The public engagement with research team at St Andrews offer training and one-to-one consultations, and can help you define and evaluate your project. For more information, please contact the public engagement with research team.

Latest news

Public Engagement: From Passion to Career

Maria Larriva Hormigos is Research Assistant in neuroscience, working in the Mechanism of Behaviour Group (MOB) lead by Professor Karen Spencer. However, during...

Whispers from psychiatry's past

Rab Houston is a professor in the School of History, who researches the history of psychiatry. In recent years this has taken a public engagement focus, with Ra...