UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering


Ideas Generation Workshop for Public Engagement

25 July 2018, 10:00 am–4:30 pm

Ideas Generation Workshop for Public Engagement

If you’re interested in public engagement but struggling to come up with ideas then come along to this one-day workshop for an opportunity to get creative about engaging the public with your research.

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UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering


G10 Seminar Room Charles Bell House 43-45 Foley Street London W1W 7TS

We'll take you through techniques for generating creative questions and ideas linked to your research before exploring how to implement these and turn ideas into real activities, linked to a dedicated funding round, support and upcoming opportunities to turn these ideas into practice. 

Co-facilitated by Dr Steve Cross and Dan Taylor, you will be joined throughout the day by a range of practitioners and professionals to help generate ideas and get things started in developing exciting ways to share your research.

Wed 25 July 2018 | 10:00 – 16:30

This is a free to attend event. To register your attendance, you must sign up via our Eventbrite Page

Speaker Biographies:

Dr Steve Cross

I’m a Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellow, an Honorary Fellow of the British Science Association, chair of the Royal Society of Biology’s Science Communication Awards, a previous winner of the Josh Award, a chair of two judging panels for the National Public Engagement Awards and an advisor to public engagement projects across Europe.

For seven years I was Head of Public Engagement at UCL, and I’ve also worked for Wellcome CollectionThe Science Museum and the Centre for Life. I was a member of the EPSRC‘s Strategic Advisory Team for Public Engagement.

Dan Taylor

I’m the Public Engagement Coordinator for UCL’s Wellcome / EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences. My role involves advising and supporting our members to engage the public with WEISS research areas, developing internal support and linking our centre to external opportunties.

In my previous role at Queen Mary University of London, I provided advice, training and funding support to staff and students across all disciplines. I co-ordinated QMUL's presence at national public engagement festivals, co-delivered the annual Festival of Communities and was one of the team awarded the first (and currently only) institutional Gold Engage Watermark for a supportive culture of public engagement.