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Come along to the first Engagement@Manchester workshop of 2016

18 Jan 2016

Explore 'Disseminating engagement and involvement projects and outputs' on 20 January (1-2.30pm) in Simon Building 4.05

So you've been a part of a great public engagement or involvement project, but now what? How can you best share your experiences and lessons learned with others? Explore ways to disseminate through conferences, academic-type publications, open access case studies and the like, all of which serve to share learning, best practise and put the project and its participants on the public engagement map.

No need to book, just drop in!


  • Dr Sam Illingworth, Science Communication, MMU. Sam discusses public engagement as an academic discipline, and gives examples of how successful outreach projects can be turned into research in their own right. He will also be providing tips on how you can successfully create impact from your own research.
  • Dr Andreas Prokop, Life Sciences. The Manchester Fly Facility drives a comprehensive long-term outreach initiative promoting the importance of the fruit fly Drosophila for biomedical research to multiple audiences. Here I explain our dissemination strategies including our websites, (guest) blogs, YouTube videos, conference talks, publications in biology and teacher journals, and CPD events.
  • Dr Kingsley Purdam, Senior Lecturer in social research methods and statistics at the University of Manchester. He is an expert in rights, employment and regeneration and in research with hard to reach groups. He has conducted challenging social research including on behalf of the Home Office, the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Department for Work and Pension. His research has been published in a number of leading academic journals and has been cited in government, legal and media debates.