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Public Engagement

Two-way dialogue with public and patient groups provides opportunities for mutual learning and ensures that we are tackling the clinical challenges that matter most.

Research at the Wellcome / EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences (WEISS) aims to determine health outcomes for current and future patients around the world, enabling better applied, cutting edge research to reach patients faster.

Effective public engagement allows us to do this by broadening, exchanging, and testing knowledge and experience. It also improves how our research is translated, making sure that our work is informed and accepted by those it effects.

This is why public engagement forms an integral part of the WEISS identity. It's one of our three core aims, with a dedicated strategy and Public Engagement Manager to support staff in embedding this practice throughout research.

Find out more about what we do using the links below, or for direct enquiries please contact Dan Taylor, WEISS Public Engagement Manager

Past Projects

WEISS at the Science Museum Lates
WEISS works across a wide range of public engagement activities, from patient advisory groups and co-produced patient events to national festivals and schools workshops.while we can't provide summaries of them all, read about a selection of past projects here.

Public Engagement Strategy

Staff Resources
Learn more about the dedicated public engagement strategy that directs our work at the centre. It was developed in consulation with our members and is overseen by an advisory board with experience of research, patient involvement and public engagement.