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 expertise. It also improves how our research is translated, making sure that our work is informed and accepted by those that 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 Public Engagement Coordinator to support staff in embedding this practice throughout research. These pages will be updated regularly with information and news for the public, staff and students.
For enquiries relating to WEISS Public Engagement please contact Dan Taylor (WEISS Public Engagement Coordinator)
We have a range of resources and opportunities for WEISS members, from guides to training and opportunities, which we're always developing and working on. All staff and students can access these through the centre's intranet pages.
In April 2019 Science of Surgery welcomed over 300 members of the public to explore research at WEISS. It gave our members the chance to practice science communication and an opportunity to reach out to local community organisations.