Session 6E - From inspiring a few to including and sharing with many…

Room 3.25

Panel Discussion

Sheena Cruickshank (The University of Manchester, UK); Lamiece Hassan (The University of Manchester, UK); Roger Harrison (The University of Manchester, UK); Dee-Ann Johnson (The University of Manchester, UK)

Drawing from a range of practices and disciplines across the health and biological sciences we will explore the benefits and challenges of scaling up engagement activities from small ideas or local events through to national or even international work. By drawing on three very different examples of engagement practice (citizen science, big data, and public campaigns) we will highlight work using multiple channels, processes and approaches that works with diverse audiences and stakeholders. Through interactive panel discussions we will involve the audience in considering how they can apply the lessons shared by the panel to their own public engagement practice.