Public Engagement Team

Email: peteam@leeds.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 113 343 1149

The Public Engagement with Research team offers bespoke professional advice, assistance and some resources on engaging the public with research.

  • Be Curious portfolio of engagement platforms (LIVE, LATES, READ, CREATE, WITH US!)
  • Engaged Research MS Team
  • Training opportunities including workshops on evaluation, and a ‘PE 101’ session
  • Engaged for Impact Awards
  • Funding for research development
  • Resource borrowing
  • Guidance for event planning
  • Museum and University public engagement programme
  • Information about opportunities for public engagement activities and funding
  • Support and peer review of engagement plans of research proposals
  • Mentoring and coaching scheme (Engagement Excellence)

Dr Alexa Ruppertsberg
Head of Public Engagement with Research

Email: A.C.I.Ruppertsberg@leeds.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 113 3439503

  • Provide both effective leadership and management of the Public Engagement team
  • Embed a culture of engagement, collaborative learning and experimentation
  • Lead the development of university-wide programmes for staff and students to foster
    transformative public engagement with Leeds research and teaching

Shauni Sanderson
Public Engagement Officer

Email: S.F.Sanderson@leeds.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 113 343 1149

  • Support staff skills development with respect to public engagement
  • Develop, organise, support and service public engagement networking groups and the delivery of the Engagement Excellence mentoring Scheme;
  • Engage with staff and students to develop a shared understanding of the range, diversity and value of our public (and patient) engagement activities;
  • Move forward the on-going development of high profile platforms for engagement established at the University to support researchers in their public engagement work, evaluate and report on these activities;
  • Co-ordinate and provide clerical support for the administration, evaluation and reporting of small grant schemes to support researchers in developing novel and exciting public and patient engagement projects;

Andy Guy
Digital Creative Officer

Email: a.guy@leeds.ac.uk 
Tel: +44 (0) 113 3438473

  • Develop, organise and manage the creation, editing and curation of content across our dedicated web and social media platforms
  • Engage our existing audience and grow our online following as well as our public-facing brand of digital content;
  • Responsible for ensuring content is compliant with style, privacy and accessibility requirements, keeping up to date with developments in these areas;
  • Liaise with researchers and academics to lead the development and production of engaging online content for research
  • Manage a portfolio of projects and responsible for the creative project lead of new ventures for the team;
  • Deliver coaching, training and support for staff’s skills development for creative digital content production;