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 at the Core of Research

Andrew Demetrius is a part-time PhD student in the School of Art History, where he investigates the historical position and legacies of public art in new towns ...

What I've learnt from Online Public Engagement

Fran der Weduwen has played a starring role in many of our social media videos including the 'micro-organism of the day' series as part of Science Discovery...